When Kevin was 12 years old, his school’s principal caught him and his 10 year old friend sexually experimenting in the boy’s bathroom.
Kevin says it was consensual, that he wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, but Kevin was branded as a Level Two sex offender. His name and photo went up on Lewis County’s sex offender website.
“When I go to school they would harass me, I got assaulted. They call me chi-mo [child molester], they would call me a baby raper, they would call me horrific names. ‘I don’t deserve to be alive,’ I got told that so many times and that’s pretty hard.”