Child Molester Set For Release After Claiming Gender Transition Reduced Threat

Sandy Malone

The Iowa Attorney General's Office dismissed the petition to have Joseph Smith committed after he became "Josie Smith."

Jasper County, IA – A man convicted of sex crimes is no longer considered a threat now that he has decided to become a woman, so authorities are releasing him into the public.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office initially sought to have 23-year-old Joseph Matthew Smith committed indefinitely to the Cherokee Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders (CCUSO), the Des Moines Register reported.

A report by state expert Dr. Jeffrey Davis said that Smith molested as many as 15 boys and girls between the ages of one and 13 years old before he was caught, convicted, and sentenced to prison in December of 2015.

Dr. Davis said in his report that Smith was likely to commit more sex crimes within five years if he was released because he was under 25, he had never had a real long-term relationship, and his victims were of both genders, according to the Des Moines Register.

“Mr. Smith has not had an intimate relationship,” Dr. Davis wrote in the report. “His sexual encounters appear to have primarily involved molestation, including his own molestation by multiple perpetrators, or his victimization of others.”

The doctor’s report recommended that Smith be confined to CCUSO for an indefinite period of time.

But in November of 2019, the Storm Lake Times reported that “Joe Smith” had started using feminine pronouns and had become “Josie Smith.”

Smith initially asked to “get started on transgender classification” in October of 2017 and is now “undergoing medical treatment that is needed prior to [Smith] potentially undergoing gender reassignment surgery,” the Des Moines Register reported.

And now that Smith has spent two years at the Newton Correctional Facility becoming a woman, the state is less concerned about him re-offending and being a sex offender.

Court records showed that the Iowa attorney general on Jan. 9 dismissed the application for Smith’s commitment to CCUSO, the Des Moines Register reported.

Lynn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general, wouldn’t explain the reason the state dismissed the request for commitment but said “an offender’s hormone levels are an important part of substantiating an offender’s likelihood of recidivism.”

Former clinical director of CCUSO Dr. Tracy Thomas, a forensic psychologist, said that the state must “essentially prove an offender has a chance offending greater than 51% for the rest of his life” in order to get a civil commitment, the Des Moines Register reported.

“From an evaluator’s standpoint, our recommendation is based on whether someone is more than likely to re-offend,” Thomas explained. “Between 5 percent and 15 percent of sex offenders re-offend, so it takes an extraordinarily high burden to prove someone has a 51 percent chance.”

He said that its much harder to prove a sex offender will offend again when he significantly lowers his hormone levels by transitioning to another gender, the Des Moines Register reported.

Thomas also said that there are no female offenders in CCUSO.

Hicks cautioned the public not to get worked up over Smith’s pending release into the community because “Josie” will be required to comply with sex-offender registration requirements the same as any other offender, the Des Moines Register reported.

“Josie Smith will be subject to strict sex-offender reporting required of those who commit the crimes she did,” the attorney general’s spokesman said. “She’ll be subject to supervision for the rest of her life.”

Hicks said it was the first time the Attorney General’s Office has run into his problem, the Des Moines Register reported.

“We don’t believe we have evidence sufficient to prove Josie Smith has a significant chance of reoffending,” Hicks said.

Smith was transferred to the Sioux City Residential Treatment Facility for transitional release on Jan. 13, the Des Moines Register reported.

The sex offender’s actual release date from that facility has not been announced.

Comments (42)
Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Put your hair in pigtails and you're good to go.......f'd up sh#t!

No. 1-30
LEO0301
LEO0301

Maybe one of the victims family members will resolve the issue for all of us.

Thawes1024
Thawes1024

What a load of shit! This monster should even be still breathing. Hopefully that will be fixed soon before he re-offends. And it will happen.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

And, guess who paid for his medical Bill's, us, the taxpayers I bet

whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

He's Only 23 yrs. old!! His Brain isn't totally developed yet!! Damn...........

rambo4ca
rambo4ca

Once a Chester always a Chester hard to believe that corrections department paid for his trans stuff way to go Iowa

Schick56
Schick56

All on the taxpayers dime. What a great fucking world we live in. Maybe somebody will cut his nuts off. There ya go Josie!!!!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

It doesn't say he will get the gender reassignment surgery at the expense of the taxpayer. However if they cut his dick off and feed him female hormones, it will still cost the taxpayers less than keeping him at some nuthouse indefinitely, YES! I would rather him get his dick cut off and the lack of testosterone will definitely lower his sex drive. Far better than a bunch of liberal shrinks letting him out after 2 years of what they call "therapy" to ravage some more kids.

Rdhdkid
Rdhdkid

Death penalty when he re-offends, which will be soon. Put a GPS tracker on him before he's turned loose.

Scattered
Scattered

I CANNOT wrap my head around this. Not only will he reoffend what about all his victims that he already did rape? For Gods sakes a one year old? He doesnt have to pay for that? We have NO justice system anymore. Its gone. I feel so sorry for the LEO's that have to see what humans are capable of and they work so hard only to have these freaks let out. Its sad whats happening to this country and somebody needs to stop this run away train. God help us all!

Brandi Steele
Brandi Steele

Who's to say he's only doing this to get out, then will stop taking hormones? Either by his own choice, or because once he's out, he can't afford them! Smh

lwils
lwils

What about his initial sentence? He raped/ molested at least 15 people. He was only caught 5 years ago. He sentence had to be longer than 5 years. The state better start saving up for all the law suits they're going to have when this guy starts again. This is not someone who should ever be trusted back in society.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So he can molest 15 kids & only needs to serve 2 years before she gets released?

Sounds like we need justice reform.... She deserves a bullet to the back of the head

Mama1959
Mama1959

No it's not going to reduce the threat, he'll just molest kids under a different name.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I hope “she” doesn’t end up teaching anywhere

bryantrent
bryantrent

BS

cnaquin57
cnaquin57

Disgusting piece of shit, one bullet between the eyes!!

DR226
DR226

He offended both sexes, so the AG thinks changing HIS gender he won't offend again. Such an injustice to families of his previous victims, letting him out so early. Sorry to you all for the "both sexes" comment, we know there's at least 20 Genders. LOL

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

Lgbtq+ the alphabet people add the + to the end of this because very soon they will add P for pedophiles and tell everyone that is a sickness that should be accepted then when the sheep believe that load they will add B for bestiality and so on....their is no bottom to this until you are living in the new sodom and gomora. This POS should be locked up for life, castrated, or taken off the board.

Mikey G
Mikey G

“We don’t believe we have evidence sufficient to prove Josie Smith has a significant chance of reoffending,” Hicks said.

I’m sorry but just because there’s a lack of evidence FOR something doesn’t mean it’s a positive evidence FOR something.

Caffeine king51
Caffeine king51

That SUBHUMAN life form should have already been exterminated.

wallywoo3
wallywoo3

Are they going to cut off "HER" hands too along with "HIS" privates????? IT can still touch children if they don't....THIS POS WACK-JOB WILL REOFFEND!!!!

Njaz
Njaz

Ugly man. Uglier woman.
And that's just on the outside.
Inside...well, I don't want to see

RB2207
RB2207

I give it 6 months and there will be another article on BLM that he/she has molested another child.

Chevelle70
Chevelle70

“From an evaluator’s standpoint, our recommendation is based on whether someone is more than likely to re-offend,” Thomas explained. “Between 5 percent and 15 percent of sex offenders re-offend, so it takes an extraordinarily high burden to prove someone has a 51 percent chance.”
First of all, the 5-15% recidivism rate is BS. It is most certainly higher.
Second of all, he has already reoffended 14 times, so he is already a 100% risk.
This story is just nauseating.

Gammapat
Gammapat

There is only one reason why I can think that the state of Iowa would do this. If they commit this “person” they will then be required financially to pay for the entire sex change operation. This way they can follow him until he looks like he is going to do something and then throw his ass back in jail and lose the key

BDV123
BDV123

So wrong! This wasn’t a hormonal defect it’s a mental defect. Not saying this kid wasn’t abused all his life and that’s how he got this was but he has no Morals!
What prevents him from switching from one hormone back to testosterone or reversing the process? He apparently still has his male genitalia?
What prevents him from focusing on young defenseless boys not that he identifies as a girl?
This is an example of our Psyc World and a very bad one! Experiment? We don’t know so let him go and we will watch him?
I think Psyc involved in these types cases should be held accountable for their patients follow ups and follow through! Repeat offender and they should be held to more than just an insurance claim! They should be Responsible snd lose everything to the next person offended against! Might change some get rich schemes or Ego Trips of writing a book!

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Now that his pic is out there, maybe someone will finish his 'transition', with a rusty straight razor.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

That piece of shit should be injected with a lethal dose. Hopefully when he gets out, street justice will be served.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Three questions 1) Who’s paying for the operation for him to change to a woman to who’s paying for the operation for him to change to a woman 2) Did he have the operation yet
3) Did they cut off his dick if not his ass needs to stay in jail aside from that he committed the crime so. He stays in jail I don’t give a damn and now he thinks he’s going to be a woman bullshit stop playing these games and stop allowing them to play the game


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