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Published: September 06, 2012 | | 151277 clicks | 138 comments
Alabama Department of Public Safety and Alabama Bureau of Investigations provides registration information for criminal sex offenders per the Community Notification Act - Act 99-572 (HB 425).
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Posted by jl (not registered) on Nov 02, 2006 08:35 AM

Washington county al did not register a convicted sexual offender for over five years. He registered in 2000 but washington county did not send the information on so he could be registered. I started asking questions about why he was not registered on Monday 10/30/06 and by 11/01/06 he had went to the sheriff,'s office to register. When I ask on monday why he was nnot registered the only anwser I received was "I don't know". I called the Attorney General's office and reported that he was not registed and when they started making phone calls,all at once the guy registered.I feel someone in the washington county sheriff's office did not want the guy on the sexual offenders list and when I started making noise they called him but as far as I know did not arrest him for not reporting for the years 2001-2005.I did find out after talking to alot of people in law enforcement that washington county sheriff's office does not follow up on sex offenders and this has been known for a long time.This sex offender was arrested in 2003. for sexual abuse on a 16 year old and the charge was dropped by the DA and still he did not register and no one in sheriff's dept checked He was on probation in washington county at the time for his prior sexual crime. The sheriff knows this man so why did he go for six years without making the alabama sexual offenders register. The only person who was concerned about this guy not being registered was Chief Harkless in Millry, Al. I feel if you know the right people in washington county, Al you don't have to register. The parent's in Washington County should be worried.

Posted by Nathaniel Farahkhan (not registered) on Dec 12, 2006 05:41 AM

If Alabama has the toughest sex affenders law why am I having such a hard time finding Julius F* AKA JJ on any of your sites?

Posted by Nate (not registered) on Jan 04, 2007 06:42 AM

My concern is still as before why is the state of Alabama letting these sex offenders like JJ run the streets without a lease on them? The Governor stated that Alabama would have the toughest sex offender law in the country, but when I look for sex offenders like JJ I have to look at several sites before I can find them. ( It took me a month to find JJ) Oh and don't let me forget that the address JJ provided the people in the neighborhood said they don't know the young guy and they don't think he lives in there neighborhood

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 16, 2007 11:48 AM

Youtful Offender should not be given to sexual offenders. My 10 year old daughter is currently in the custody of her father and her step brother is a asexual offender. it was very difficult to present his status to the judge because he waqs given "youthful offender" status. His name should be platered all over every sexual offender registry Alabama has. He was convicted of second dgree rape but does no have to register as an offender. I am climbing on board for tougher sentecing of sexual offenders. Let the drug addicts go they are killing themselves. Keep the sexual offenders they are killing our children!!!!!!!

Posted by Jamaal (not registered) on Mar 30, 2007 06:15 PM

I agree with several post already submitted on this topic. I have also seached this site for the sex offender Julius Farahkhan aka JJ to no avail. Which means either, no one reads the posts of concerned citizens and hurt families, or someone scans them and ignores them. Probablity leads me to believe this disregard to fix the JJ error is not an isolated case. Therefore infamous criminals like JJ are lurking the streets, unbeknownst to families that use this very website as a safety precation before sending thier daughters out to jump rope. People like JJ are stricken with a sickness that has no cure. It is not a matter of if, but when he will commit another crime against a child. A crime that this website may have prevented.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 09, 2007 01:12 PM

I have to say that Washington County Alabama is like its own little world. They make there own rules and go by them. It's all a matter of who you know. If You know the right people you then have the right connections! There has been a few times that I'm very aware of that Deputies have not done there jobs. They run into people who they know have warrents and they let them go. I feel like someone needs to come in and see what is going on in this little community. There is no telling who is getting away with what in this county.

Posted by Hexgirl on Apr 10, 2007 08:17 PM

I think no matter what State you live in, they are not harsh enough with these offenders. I have been in court where people whom write bad checks for example get longer years then if a offender offenders a child. I have seen in court where the offender violates his pro... and he just gets extra time re-added back on, not prision time. I have seen all this from being a mother whos had a son molested, and lived in and of court for over a year. I also know the State will say anything to the family of the vic... but when it comes down to the final day of the sentenceing everything that was said is not true on what happens to the offender. My sons offender got 7 year prision time 85% of that 7 year sentence will be searved, and life preditor, He will re-enter our society one day in hopes too them that he will not due this re-peat offending again. My son has a life long sentence, the question is why does'nt he? I am angered they have all these rights, and laws named after people but have yet to really use this to help the vic... out. I'll never forget being told that they will find a prision for my sons offender that fits him, because not to many inmates take to child molesters, and they have too put their safety first, which means not send him too a hard core prision. The whole time I am thinking who was really the vic... my son or the offender? The state told me that when my son's offender took the plea, he needed some time too get things in order, the State gave him that time he needed(1 Month) mean while my son has lived a hell for over a year, and not once did the State help, I am the reason my son got therpy, and everything emotional he needed, I am not complaining, but you hear them say they do what they can too help children who are molested, but in all honesty they do not, but from what I have seen they do, do what they can for the offender. I"ll never understand, or like that, And I hate reading things on the sites from offenders who wine about how their life is ruined, and they can not find a place too live, or find a good job, what about the life of the child you took their spirt from? You have a second chance at least at trying too live in the society my son and other peoples children do not get that second chance of what you have taken away, I have no pitty, or feelings for you if I had it my way I would galdly give all my tax paying dollars too keep the offenders behind bars. (Tammy) HEXGIRL

Posted by Joe (not registered) on May 07, 2007 06:08 PM

Alabama Attorney General - AGOVA - Victim Service Officers

The new Sheriff in Washington Co.is very prejudicial and caters to his old 'cronie's. Recently I went to visit with a relative to see if we could work out a family problem. This person was very drunk, didn't want any part of solving a problem, just being part of the problem. She asked me to leave and as I did so immediately she pushed me down. This caused a serious abrasion to my hand. After leaving, I later went to her 85 year old Mother's house, her daughter, ***** showed up even there, more drunk. Her Mother invited me in but the ?60? year old daughter spoke, not allowing her Mother to speak and was abusive to her Mother. She wouldn't let her Mother talk with me, so out of respect & fear for her Mother, I left the premises. Mrs. **** was clearly frightened The next sober day ***** went to her friend the Sheriff and filed NOT a Sheriff's Complaint was but two Complaints for Trespassing and Harassment. This was a Wednesday 5/10/07 On FRIDAY PM he sent 2 deputy cars to arrest me. I asked FOR WHAT? They would not tell me and wouldn't tell me who filed the charges. Nor were any Rights read to me.Also a NEW RULE that if you are put in Jail on Friday night that you can't make bail until Monday morning The Sheriff is also acting like Judge and Jury. I filed both a Sheriff's complaint againt the Sheriff's friend (***** **** *****) and a General Misdemeanor. Sheriff Stringer has NOT not yet served this to her and it has been over 2 weeks!How can he get away with over-punishment to those who aren't friends when it hasn't gone to court? This is NOT his role. Please advise me to someone who will advocate for me in this situation and who will inform the Sheriff that this is not appropriate behavior on his behalf. I have NEVER been arrested before and this was not warranted at all.Someone at the State level needs to know about this Sheriff. He scares me and could set me or anyone up unfairly for anything he wants. Please help. This County needs it now.

Posted by girl (not registered) on May 24, 2007 09:04 PM

I understand that we want tougher laws for sex offenders. They should keep them in prison. But what happens when you know someone that was accused and you know they did not do anything, and would never hurt a child? I have a friend that was pushed into a plea bargain, because the da wanted to make some money and so did the sorry lawyer. This case was over a child custody battle. And then my friend ended up a sex offender. I think that the law enforcement and investigators should look into these sitations a little closer. Sometimes a woman lies!!! Dont get me wrong, just because my friend is innocent doesnt mean that I think that all sex offenders are innocent. I think they should hang the bad people who hurt women and children. But lets not just assumed that someone is a sex offender untill we have heard their story, then decide if we believe them or not. I know my friend is not guilty!!! And now he is branded a monster the rest of his life because of our so called judicial system. Unless, he can figure out a way to pardon himself from this nightmare!!!

Posted by man (not registered) on Jun 01, 2007 05:12 AM

Girl, you are completely right. It seems innocent until proven guilty is not the standard any more for people accused of being a sexual offender. The system has been taken from being so lite on people who are guilty that they have turned the process into a no win situation for people accused now even if they did not commit the crime. The person accused has to prove their not guilty instead of the DA having to prove they are.

Posted by Hexgirl on Jun 22, 2007 09:18 PM

the true offenders don;t pay, the ones who should not be labled do. Whats wrong with this picture?

Posted by Debora (not registered) on Jul 18, 2007 08:03 PM

I am looking for offender Ralph King. He was charged in Texas and from what I understand is now in Montgomery Alabama. Why isn't listed?

Posted by r (not registered) on Jul 31, 2007 03:36 PM

My husband's sister accused not only my husband, but his brother and fahter. She was and still is a spoiled brat. My husband did nothing to her. My husband was 18 at the time, just out of school, working very hard at his job to support his dying father and trying to help his mom stay afloat with all the bills. His dad died, his brother got out of the charges with the help from his girlfriend and her family. They didn't charge my husband for 4 years!! When they finally did, they told him to accept this plea..or go to jail for 10 years. He accepted the plea of registering for 10 years..and on probabtion for 3. They basically took a scared, innocent young man and shoved him around, and told him things to scare him. He did fight for as long as he could, but his finances ran out, so that's why he accepted the plea. That all happened in Gerogia...now we live in Alabama..and find out that he has to register for LIFE..when he was 2 years away from being done registering. We have two boys, and he works very hard and is loved by his whole family (noone talks to the sister who said all this..coincidence.I don't think so..noone speaks of or about her unless it's something nasty to say)

Now we can't find a decent house, or have our neighbors not afraid of us. I feel like a recluse because I feel like I have to protect MY children from the neighbors. So now we have to live in a run down trailer when we can afford SO MUCH BETTER for our boys. How is that justice? who's the real victim in this case? Some of you who are judging should take a giant leap back and live in my husband's shoes for a day. Over half of offenders did nothing to their victim, but because they are women and shed a few tears....they got what they wanted.



By the way..my husband was a great kid...never in any trouble...no fights..a good teenager..no tickets never in trouble with the law..and hasn't been since.



I hope our boys turn out to be like their father..a great, loving and caring and generous man.

Posted by Oldtimer on Aug 01, 2007 07:34 AM

Do tell this story to your senators and reps in washington. They are the ones who started all of this registration nonsense. Write them with your story.

Posted by D (not registered) on Aug 03, 2007 04:02 PM

society is out of control with this witch hunt on sex offenders. 98% of all sex crimes are committ against children are someone they all ready no, not someone a list. Only 3% of all sex offenders commit new sex crimes. in most cases these registor do nothing more to ruin more lives. The most wonderful man i know is on alabama sex offender list and i know first hand the trouble is causes himself and his family. this crime was over 20 years ago, he plead quilt long before these registor we in place or even heard of, he's a christian man that placed his life in Gods hands, he's paid his debt to society with a quite lenght prison sentence. The pressure of these register has forced him to divorce, lose jobs, lose friends and not able to live any type of normal life. Luckly he has a very supportive family that encourges and supports him. but there are many sex offenders that aren't so lucky, where do you think they end up?



If you really believe that these sex offender registor are helping saving the lives of innocent children you are wrong. There is a 98% chance if your child is a victim of a sex crime it will be by someone YOU already know....



these register should be for law enforcement only, not for society to sit and judge those that have already paid they debt for there crime.

Posted by Taz (not registered) on Aug 08, 2007 01:20 PM

If you are looking for Ralph K* he commited suicide in July whin another person came forward.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Sep 07, 2007 01:45 AM

Chilton County is letting sex affenders loose before they even put them in jail. I know of a man who sexally molested 4 young cheerleaders, He pled guilty,but the judge didnt even give him a day. and he is not on the reg. either. I also see that Alabama counties are releasing these sex offenders most of the time the day they are conficted. Whats wrong with our laws that we are't protecting our children from these people.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 17, 2007 10:28 PM

Where can I fing the laws that govern a registered sex offender in the state of Alabama. I have a ex-daughten in law that has recently gotten engaged to a registered sex offender and I have 3 grandchildren.

Posted by Oldtimer on Sep 18, 2007 01:01 PM

alabama laws: check out:

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/142980.htm

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 02, 2007 02:05 PM

Once someone is arrested in Alabama on charges of 1st degree sodomy and another charge "How long can they keep him without seeing a judge or being appointed a lawyer?'

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 02, 2007 06:48 PM

alabama oct 2. (IMO) I should think if he was "charged", the state is pretty sure he violated local law. If they are keeping him in jail, it may have to do with the "other charges" you mention. He may be a danger to society or himself at this time.

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 02, 2007 06:50 PM

stacy: was the crime reported? did it go to trial? Was he charged? If the answer is yes, (IMO) you should consult your state laws on registration and see if he should be registering. If he should be, consult your local police.

Posted by big vern (not registered) on Oct 13, 2007 12:12 PM

when a person is falsely accused the person that accused them should be put in jail.if a adult or a minor

Posted by skymcmill (not registered) on Oct 13, 2007 06:31 PM

I think it is a shame that innocennt people who are falsely accused get treated worse than murders. Accused sex offenders even with very minor ofenses can not live in peace or with any dignity in the state of alabama. Someone I know was accused of a sex offense just to destroy his parental rights and his whole life has been destroyed because of it. His health is very bad at the age of 48. He's been in bad health for the last 5 years. He was charge with this over 10 years ago and yet there is no way to make it go away. Does anyone think about the mentala and physical trauma this situation puts on an individual and his whole family and friends. Someone neds to upgrade our judiicial system and soon.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 22, 2007 04:05 PM

I live in Billingsley, AL. There is a man named Hunter H* who moved in right behind us, less than I'd say 1000 feet from our home. He's lived there for a few years now. He was charged with 2nd Degree Rape. I just turned 18 in June and I have a younger brother. The sherriff's department isn't "required" to let you know if one moves in. They can post it in the office. But I live 15 miles from the city limits where the department is. The only reason we found out is because a lady that had lived in the same town as him when the crime was commited. I think there are laws prohibiting them from living within a certain distance from minors, aren't there?

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 23, 2007 04:13 PM

You will have to check with your state offender laws. In most cases offenders can live anywhere they want.

Posted by Hex on Oct 24, 2007 09:14 AM

Sexual Offenders can live anywhere they want too, but They are supposed to let you know when one moves in your neighborhood, by Law. Unless the Offender lives a certain distance away that is within the Laws of not having to report, due to the fact the State feels your in no harm. I think you can check that out if you go to the police dept. Good luck. Hex

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 04, 2007 04:33 PM

If Alabama is so strict with sex offender laws, why is the abuser of my 14 year old son not in prison? She pled guilty to rape 2nd as a youthful offender and was placed on probation for 3 years. It's been less than a year and she has already violated her probation by failing to report to her probation officer for 3 months and failing to register as a sex offender....and the worst part is the judge told her he was going to give her another chance! WHY? Because it was a female abusing a male? She was 19 and he was 14. I personally know of an identical case where it was a 19 year old male that abused a 14 year old female and that male is still sitting in jail. The same judge that gave the female abuser of my son another chance is the same judge that refuses to let the 19 year old male out of jail. It's completely unfair.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 13, 2007 11:46 PM

I have read several comments and don't agree with any. I have read where a woman states that sex offenders should hang, and anyone that hurts a child or woman. Oops lets stop there! Men get hurt as well! Also I thought we lived in a society that was cultured and educated. Yes I believe that it is morally wrong that activity to take place. I have children. But I also educate my children about bad people. Men and women! Also I feel to use the blanket comment that all sex offenders should hang, burn or just kept in prison is wrong! People due change, may be not violent repeat offenders. But is it so hard to treat each case differently? If back in the 60's we were able to put a monkey in space then we should be able to have a more civilized way of handling sex offense. I feel it is injust to treat everyone the same. Take the young black boy in georgia that was convicted of consensual oral sex with his girl friend. Hmmm! What happened to our society? Unfortunately thats what some teenagers do!

Posted by Concerned (not registered) on Nov 16, 2007 10:28 AM

In the case I think we should ask ourselves, what would Jesus do?

While I believe a person should be punished for a crime I do NOT believe in scarlet letters aka sex offender registries. They protect noone if the truth be known. If a person is really a predator they should be in prison period but mistakes are made by both people and the justice system and to punish a one time sex offender to life on a registry with practically no way of obtaining gainful employment is cruel and unusual punishment. We are setting them up to fail. Let's use our brains and not our emotions and rethink this.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 24, 2007 01:34 PM

If you believe the cycle of molestation, the law should institutionalize victims as future offenders in order to finally break the cycle. Otherwise the registry should be seen by juries, if not the law, as a hunting license and basis for jury nullification. Cast the first stone!!! Foam Foam Foam growl chew on foot.



Really the point is that unsupervised kids (i.e. parents) are as much to blame as sex offenders. The world has never been a safe place. Kids used to have one parent on watch. And things still happened. We just didn't report to dark events worldwide before.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 01, 2007 04:03 PM

I am searching for my ex-boyfriend Corey G. Holladay who was "falsely" accused of some sort of sexual misconduct towards a relative of his. I have searched all over the net & still have not found him. why?

Posted by 1maddude (not registered) on Jan 11, 2008 06:50 PM

Help Please! my x-wife's father is a registered sex offender and she continues to take my 12 year old daughter around him. She was molested for years by him and has forgiven him for this. I don't care if she foregives him or not he just got out of jail for harassing a juvenile. Do I have a case to get custody of my daughter? We share custody now please help, Thanks

Posted by Hex on Jan 12, 2008 08:17 AM

Contact your local police Dept, explain too them your situation, and see what thay rec... you do for the best intrest of your daughter. I was molested by my father, and I hate the s.o.b. , and my four children do not know him, but anyways, do it now, and see where you stand!!! Trust me, HEX

Posted by Hex on Jan 12, 2008 08:44 AM

This has really hit home for me, and I feel bad, so also try the abuse hotline number, It may be diffrent since your not in FLorida, try your court house rep... and ask who you can be connected too about this, do what ever you can. But also know every State has their own rules, laws, etc... but if he is not supposed to be around children period, and your ex is taking them there, that's not good, but also beaware that if your children say hes been o.k. with them, and nothing has happened to them in his care, reg. or not they have nothing to go on, and your ex, may still be able to take them to see him. It sounds sick, but the way the State works is that as wll, I hope you have better luck then i have had with that. Also contact your local Children and Familys Det.. , Health Dept, What ever it takes, you sound like your wanting to try to help your family, so do what it takes, even go to a lawyer get advise on what you can do is all else fails with the others I have listed for you to try. If in fact your ex did not report the abuse, then that may be a problem too. I do wish you luck, and keep trying, but if nothing gets done, your a good father and you did what you could to protect your children. In case something does happen keep a folser of listed names called days times, etc... and that way if (I wish not honestly) your child may get hurt at least you can show the judge what all you did to try to prevent that from happening to them, but overall always keep oopen talks with your children, and let them know they can come to you about anything, and if they have that trust with you, they will, My son taught me that, when he told on my EX-brother for molesting him. HEX

Posted by Brad (not registered) on Jan 15, 2008 10:52 PM

People that say the states aren't hard enough on offenders have no friggin idea. I won't go into the offense, but I will say I was 18, and she was 16 when I was convicted. I was 16 when I started seeing her. That was over 20 years ago now. Guess what, I havnt been perfect, but I don't go around messing with young kids, and raping women. But I have to register and be placed online with my face plastered on every offender site the government can find to put it on. THAT IS AGAINST MY CIVIL RIGHTS I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY SAYS. I have not been convicted of any crime in that 20 years, with the exception of a misdemeanor failure to verify my address as a SEX OFFENDER. I have a 8 year old daughter and many who both my wife and I cherish, and is happy beyond our beliefs, and I have to tell our neighbors who have children also that I am a sex offender registered in there community. That affects my child also. I have never had a dui or ever hurt a child in my life. But I have to tell everyone I am around that has kids, and innadvertantly everyone I work with also. That is hell. I had someone sending around papers on me with my pic saying I am a pervert. That is wrong. I am a survivor of sexual abuse by my father. SURVIVOR. I had to endure that hell as a child and now this hell as an adult. I am not the only one. There are thousands of people that are being persecuted unduely. I am married, I am employed, I with the help of my wife own my own home, pay my taxes, and the police that will take my freedom if I dont do what the people I vote for say. It shouldnt be straight across the board. GET REAL PEOPLE. Save the children by changing society. Jesus.

Posted by Hex on Jan 16, 2008 05:45 PM

I have been throught the States, and have learned alot good, and bad. They are not hard enough on the (TRUE) Preditors, and Offenders out there, (FACTUAL) But on the ones I have seen first hand who should not be labled Offenders, Or Preditors are the ones whom are teenagers, having sex, and the parent gets madd. I think it's wrong for the judge to even lable the young man a name, or women if it's both agreed upon. And why is it always the guys I have seen more labled? makes no since to me. HEX

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 19, 2008 09:18 PM

The postings on this site is not complete. I feel the blame is local enforcement in small towns such as Grove Hill Alabama in which pesonal relationships get in the way of officers fulfilling their duties in making sure known sex offenders are registered. It is sad when you call to report a sex offender and you are told my an officer of the law that he knows the person personally and refuses to investigate. This actually happen and I believe it is the reason the sex offender I know is not registered. I guess it does not matter when it is my child or your child but what do you think would happen if it was his child. We must demand that registered sex offenders are listed, it may save a child's life! Grove Hill Alabama you need to get your act together, do your job, get the sex offenders registered or the destroyed life of a child will be on your hands.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 19, 2008 09:21 PM

Why is E. D* of Grove Hill Alabama not on this site? He pled guilty to molesting his step daughter.

Posted by Samantha Lowery (not registered) on Mar 14, 2008 11:53 PM

There are several names that are not one this web page that should be like a T. F* from Crenshaw County he molested my 4 year old niece and he registered there in December and I would like to know why his face is not plastered all over her his sorry behind only had to spend 6 months behind bars for a lifetime of agony and pain to a handicap child. He should have been Casturated and hung by his balls personally!! I really wish you would put this pigs picture on here with his address so everyone will know what he has done to my niece. I will continue to look for it. I was told he did register on like 12/26/07 something like that in Crenshaw county. I just hope and pray he messes up and I am there to dial 911 to catch him slippin and nail him to the wall. What goes around comes around.

Posted by What? (not registered) on Mar 16, 2008 04:35 AM

J. G* is a registered sex offender in Talladega County but is a stripper. Why is that not a violation? It just seems to me that he should stay away from anything deviant and stripping is surely not okay for those who have a history like his.

Posted by concerned parent (not registered) on Mar 29, 2008 01:50 PM

what can you do? when alabama had sex offender in jail was not supposed to let him out but did it was in newspaper that they let him out was not supposed to did not let victim know also let him out did not tell victim of parole hearing did not let victim know again that he was being released also sheriff never put any flyers leting people know he was a sex offender living near children where he was not supposed to be. what do you do when it was your childs rights violated

Posted by Whatever (not registered) on Apr 05, 2008 03:07 PM

I think that you need to really know someone before you can cast judgment on them. I know someone that is very close to me. He is 36 now, but when he was 25, he got really intoxicated and blacked out. He stood on his porch thinking that it was the bathroom and he pissed of the side of it and a 16 girl saw this occur. He was charged with indecent exposure and now he has to register the rest of his life. He had gotten accepted to a big university and that was the reason for the partying that night. He had never been arrested before nor since the episode occured.

The reason for this is I believe in the registration, but I also believe that every case should be delt with on an individual bases. This has ruined his life. It will never be the same ever. I understand that he should have been punished and I totally agree with that, but not like this. Now that I have said all of this, that someone that I am referring to is me. Nothing has been the same since. If there were sexual intent behind it, then of course I could understand the registration. It was a stupid mistake made by a young person with no sexual intent whatsoever. Now, my life is over.

Think about that

Posted by AverageJoe (not registered) on Apr 06, 2008 11:35 PM

Frankly I'm sick and tired of this registery. While I'm all for the authorities keeping an eye on those who break the law, I also think that if you have a registery for one "class" of criminal then you should do the same for all criminals. Why not have a registry for murderers? Thieves? Gang members? Drug Dealers? Normal Rapists?



To segregate a single class of offender and have them held to a standard beyond that which other offenders are held to should not be allowed in my opinion. Either open registeries for all offenders no matter what crime they did so that every neighbor, relative, co-worker and friend knows what they have done in their past, or have no registeries at all.



Granted what these people have done deserves punishment and they deserve to be watched, but they need to be watched by the authorities NOT the general public at large.



Posted by crm (not registered) on Apr 07, 2008 02:03 AM

To "Whatever" -yours is obviously one of those cases where justice is truly blind. I hear stories like this all the time and it is not you....it is the justice system. It is corrupt and all about keeping the money flowing. If they(prosecutors and judges) don't keep charging people, their livelihood will be over. It is a sad case when peoples lives are ruined for the almighty dollar, but that is what is happening. This whole registry was started for the right reasons but it too has fallen prey to the Federally funded programs, the more people on the list the more money the state receives. They don't care who is on it, just that the numbers support the funding. SAD but true.

Posted by Lynn (not registered) on Apr 08, 2008 10:58 AM

The Alabama governor, who stood by Beth Holloway against the corruption and injustice in Aruba, NEEDS TO STAND BY BECCA MCEVOY and her family. I may be a "Yank" but I think the saying down south is "GIT IR DONE".

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 28, 2008 11:05 AM

I am a 43 year old successful female. (I am a survivor) I was reg. molested by my much older cousin at age 6/7 (oral sex) for around 1 year, and by my half bro for a 1- 1/2 following. (6 years older) I was so young that I didn't know what sex was. So I didn't realize that my half brother actually raped me one time (that I remember), until I was practically grown. I still remember how I felt, the emotional & physical pain, the silent SCREAMS of HELP ME!!! Somebody help me!! He sneaked into my bed, late one night, and was on top of me by the time I knew what was going on. I was so afraid to tell my parents, and yes I was raised in a home with 2 loving parents. // I though it was my fault, I felt so awful and guilty. //For all of you that are so concerned about what the system does to the sexual offender, what about me!! I have spent a lifetime trying to heal. It was only in the past 10 years that I have been able to get a great amount of healing through the power of the Holy Spirit. I am so much better today, but I still hurt. There are times that I still cry, such as this moment now. I can not just get over it, put it all behind me, because when someone violates and rapes your spirit it becomes a part of you. // I grew up with no self worth, I hated myself and had regular thoughts of suicide. These things I took into my adulthood. In the past 3 years I have been able to turn self hate and other problems, stemming from the experience, over the God and He has delivered me from a lifetime of undeserving burdens. I still have bad memories, but it's different now. I still cry, but I don't hate them. Not to get religious on anyone, but I want to remind you that God can and will forgive those that have and are sexual predators, if they ask for forgiveness and leave their wicked ways behind them. But all through the Bible there were groups of people and great men of God that sinned and their sins were forgiven, but there was always a price to pay. They were not able to commit horrible sins and just walk away as if nothing ever happened. So for all those criminals that have been caught and can not get past the "scarlet letter", you made your bed, now lie in it!!!



I will say that I do feel differently about those people that are say 18 and slept with their 16 year old girlfriend and paid the price. I think that the system needs to reconsider a few areas on how it is handled.

Posted by Oldtimer on Apr 29, 2008 08:32 AM

Sometimes it is the "victimized" that are ones who over and over become the victim again. I am glad you have found a way to deal with this past experience. You are not alone with this. What you describe has been going on (incest) in families since and before Christ. It can mess your perception of the world up. However, as noted by many others, most sexual offense is done within the family or by a close family member or friend. Your example is one of many. I sometimes think what is going on with the registry is really the "venting" of abuse kept silent for so many years because it involved family members. IMHO sexual abuse if a form of "control" and can appear in any family and when put into the light, will be seen most everywhere. That doesn't make it ok, but you should not feel alone with this issue.

Posted by annonymousmom (not registered) on Apr 29, 2008 03:21 PM

If u do the affense, let the affense done to you! All u sick ***** need to be taken into the desert with a stick and see how it feels!! Once someone is prayed upon, they NEVER forget it and desrtoys a huge part of their life, I know from experience, and I would LOVE to get my own revenge because I dont think 4, 6, 10 yrs is enough time! How about life with torture at least castration!

Posted by Craig (not registered) on May 14, 2008 01:34 PM

Yeah since Alabama has such tuff sexual offender laws, which are mean spirited, and vindictive, and the nation as a whole is going over board on the sexual offender crap, then why has New York failed to make Mike Tyson register as a sex offender? I guess money talks. America the double standard nation.

Posted by Craig (not registered) on May 14, 2008 01:42 PM

HEXGIRL...you are just another self righteous vindictive mean sprited woman that don't know what you are talking about. Many people that are required to register are not even real sexual offenders, but were threatened by DA's to plea bargain for crimes they never commited. Alot of these little old girls are very loose little girls, an dnot very many of them innocent. wise up!

Posted by SOCO1 on May 27, 2008 04:26 PM

craig.. sorry to burst your bubble here, but I dont think YOU know what your talking about. The law is the law and if you broke it, you have to suffer the consequences. You dont know everyones criminal history the way law enforcement does and not every sex offender is going to tell you the truth about the crime they committed. I know a lot of people think that its not fair for a person to have to register for the rest of their lives because of a mistake, like the girl lying about her age. But think of it this way.. most states 16 is the legal age. If the victim was under the age of 16, and the offender is between the age of 18-21, the victim can be charged as a youthful offender and only have to register for 10 years and it is not public knowledge. Youthful offenders still have to register but they have no restrictions other than notifications. This gives them a second chance. Now if the offender was over 21, then they are old enough and smart enough to understand what the law is and what the consequences of their actions would be. I think the law is pretty lenient on sex offenders considering a lot of them dont even comply with the sex offender laws. They skip state and avoid registration. All I can say is .. stupid hurts.

Posted by SOCO1 on May 27, 2008 04:29 PM

wanted to fix a statement in my post .. i said the victim can be charged with youthful offender.. i meant the offender can be charged as a youthful offender. Thanks :)

Posted by Deborah (not registered) on Jun 03, 2008 10:03 PM

A prosecuted sexual offender (E. L. Jordan) sentenced in Bay County FL and recently released (12/07) has moved to Theodore, AL per court records. He is not showing up on your records. My question is why? I want to make sure he is where he states he is.

Posted by SOCO1 on Jun 09, 2008 08:28 AM

He has to come in a register. What happends is this: He has to tell the police/sheriffs dept. where he resides that he is planning on moving. Those departments notify us in Alabama. IF he actually moves to Alabama and IF he actually comes in to the police/sheriffs dept. to register with us, then he would show up on the registry. Otherwise it is investigated and if we find him residing here, we sign a warrant on him, and pick him up for a class C felony. If for some reason he decides to cheat us and move somewhere else, I hope he gets stopped for a traffic violation and he gets caught. He was still registered when he got out of prison so he is in the system and it will always show up when his drivers license is checked.

Posted by SOCO1 on Jun 09, 2008 08:36 AM

http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/offenderSearchNav.do - There is an E. L. Jordon on this website from Bay County, Is this the same Jordon?

Posted by None (not registered) on Jun 16, 2008 09:24 PM

Young girls like to lie about their age, the parents let them run off and have sex, many men fall victim to this, and end up as sex offenders. Please make sure you read the full charge before you judge, also "rape II" isn't rape, its consensual sex with some one under age. Not someone doing it against your will. When i was 14 or 15 if a an older women would of had sex with me, it would of been so awesome

Posted by concerned (not registered) on Jun 21, 2008 02:01 AM

My story did not take place in Alabama, but I feel the need to tell it any way. My brother lived in Baton Rouge, he HAD a nine year old son who walked to school. Two men who lived close by kept trying to get him to come into their house. When this was reported to the police, they were told that these two men had to make a threatning comment. Needless to say, Cook was taken off the street, raped, and shot with a double barreled shot gun at close range. When Cook didn't show up at his friends home and it was reported to the police, it took them twenty minutes to find out where he was at, but by then it was to late. To make it even worse, Cookes father was in Germany, and had to get an emergency leave to come home. This incident could have ended differently if someone had listened. A sexual preditor is a sexual preditor, they need to be in prison, not down the street from children. It's a shame the society has come this far down, a child is precious, their childhood should not be shaddered by someone like this.

Posted by Oldtimer on Jun 21, 2008 09:16 AM

I'm confused. Your brother had a 9 yr old son and lived in Baton Rouge, but the father had to come home from Germany? Can you refer to a newspaper story about this incident? You make the police out to be idiots (IMO) what were they not told to help prevent this crime?

Posted by somebody (not registered) on Jun 26, 2008 02:41 PM

most people have no idea about sex offender laws and the general public always feel like the laws should be harder on offenders. that is partly right. if someone is convicted of a serious offence, he should get more prison time. if you want to know if a sex offender lives near you go look that neighbors record up on your own. you dont care if a thief lives next door? what about a nice man convicted of murder? is it the governments job to tell you about your neighbors. do people ever change? who are you to know the facts about each person details to everyones cases or is every sex offender and crime the same? i believe in harsher sentences for these crimes and many people should never be let out of prison. i am even in favor for the just denied death penalty laws for certain offenders. the people that decide these things know the facts about the case. i believe in registering after release with the local law enforcement and dna banks for every offender, but i also believe people in america have the god given freedom to live where they want to. work where they want if given a job. i believe felons should have the right to vote after a number of years after release. if you want tougher laws then get tougher sentencing and leave people alone once they have done their time, unless they do another crime.

Posted by Hex on Jun 27, 2008 10:18 PM

CRAIG,

IF YOU READ MY POST RIGHT YOU WOULD SEE THAT NOT ALL SEX OFFENDERS ARE JUST THAT. YES IT DOES DEPEND ON THE SITUATION OF WHAT HAPPENED, BUT IF YOU ARE A ADULT, AND THIS IS A CHILD LIKE MY SON WAS, YOU, OR THAT PERSON SHOULD BE PUT AWAY.

Posted by Deborah (not registered) on Jun 28, 2008 06:53 PM

In response concerning E.L. J* out of Florida. I did look him up on the FL website listed above and yes that is him. Hopefully, he will register or get caught soon. Thank you for replying.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jun 29, 2008 12:35 AM

why should any one have to be a regeisterd sex offender for something as little as touching a girls breast in an act of restraining her from giving him oral sex he didnt want ( no fore play ) i know a guy one of the niceiest guys you will ever meet was charge with 2nd degree sexaual abuse which is a misdomenor and he has to regeister i think they should just may the felons be the ones that have to regeister

Posted by concerned wife (not registered) on Jun 29, 2008 03:42 AM

I can relate to so many of these stories, I have two disabeled sons and found the most incredible man I have ever met. This man is a great father to my sons but was falsly accused of a sex offense. I was told about the accusations on our first date and I believed him immediately. He had to report to Shelby county for two years then was talked into taking a plea or the threat of ten years in jail hung over his head. He had to serve 6 months then he got out and was told he could live with us. It turned out he could not and was arrested. He got out but has been harrased since then being arrested every time they want to pick on him. I love my husband and believe in him 100 %. Since my youngest son is only 14 we can't live together till he is 18. This makes for a very hard marriage. We are struggling to keep two households afloat for the next four years till my son is18. I believe in my husband and will stand by him. I will believe till the day I die that he was falsly accused. Tell me this why are sex offenders treated worse than mass murders? I truely believe if they are guilty they should pay, but lets make sure they are guilty. Everyone deserves a second chance and the benifit of the doubt. I hate living with no power no water and in a dumppy trailer but because my husband was falsly accused, this is what I am driven to. The injustice that is being done to my children and my husband is unfair. We should get together and try to make a differience. I love my husband and will be by him always...... S.S.W

Posted by Oldtimer on Jun 29, 2008 09:29 AM

Deborah: If you looked him up on the Florida Website, then he IS registered. Get on with your own life and let go.

Posted by dixie_t on Aug 05, 2008 08:50 PM

Hey Joe - or anybody in Washington Co. Alabama - I am very interested in pursuing several lawsuits against the Sheriff's Dept. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Posted by bamalady (not registered) on Aug 06, 2008 08:17 PM

What is the web address to see if someone is on the list for the state of alabama as sex offender? a person I know will be released in a few months and I want to know where he is living. I want to make sure he will be on the list. I would like to know if the state has it's own web site. And when he is released will he automactically be posted? Is there a county site and a state site? and will he be posted on both? any info will be greatly appreicated.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 07, 2008 07:25 PM

My child has been mollested, the police know who did it but why can they not put him in jail? Why do they have to wait until she tells DHR. She has told the police 4 times the same story, told her pediatrician the same story and picked his picture out of a line up. What is this world coming to. Please make sure when you drop your child off at a child care facility that no one public can enter the building. No one from the public should be able to enter a place where children are being kept.

Posted by Oldtimer on Aug 08, 2008 09:18 AM

bamalady: Yes, your state has a site. Go to your states name.gov or do a search. I think the national registry now allows you to look up a person or will send you to your state's registry. Web search should find you the national registry. GO to:

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/registry.htm

Posted by ex wife of sex offender (not registered) on Aug 18, 2008 02:01 PM

easy people.....please do anything you can to stop this witch hunt called "register" for sex offenders. It is crazy, it does nothing to protect you or your children. It is fact that less than 3% of people on the register ever re-offend...no joke, less than 3%, the people you need to look at and be worried about are those NOT on the register, your husbands, your sons, your friends, not the stranger than has already paid their price to society for there crime. If we keep on with this "register" i promise you it will not be long before other register start showing up, like the meth register in Tennessee, Or would you like to have a drug user register, a drunk register, a baptist register, a gambler register etc? come on people think about it, if these people are really a threat to you and your family why are they allowed to live in the public like you and I......it is crazy and if you use the good a little common sense you all would know that.



This register does nothing more than ruin families, distory friendships and cause these humans to withdraw from society to the point they have no life at all, and as a god fearing women i belive it is wrong to put these men and women out there for us to even be having this board ....



God Bless you and may he forgive you



Denise

Posted by Fatimah Jones (not registered) on Aug 21, 2008 09:51 PM

I was very concern about the Julius XXnot being registerd as a sex offender myself. I have recently found him because he has assaulted another young girl. I don't know the age, but it doesn't matter. Some of you women who have husbands that are registerd sex offenders believe that they are good people and maybe they are but they have a sickness that only God can fix. Just because he hasn't sexually assaulted you, doesn't mean that he hasn't done it before. I strongly agree that we as women can get away with some things that men can't get away with. Trust me, if there is a man out there that has been wrongly accused, his accuser will suffer at the hand of the Father. They won't go unpunished for the lies that they have told. I pray for all the accused who are innocent and pray for the ones who are not. I know you must say to yourself, how can you pray for someone who has done something so horrible. Well if I don't, then who. I know what it feels like to be taken advantange of and no one believes you. So take that into consideration when you think that these men are so innocent. We as women put on blinders. The only advice that I can give to women who have children, (because sex offenders does not discriminate when it comes to a prey), is to talk to your child and look for sudden changes in their behavior. Teach them not to talk to stranger or strange family members, because most sexual abuse starts with a family member and as hard as we don't want to believe that can happen, it will. Keep your children safe and yourself as well. God Bless.

Posted by a victom (not registered) on Aug 23, 2008 08:34 PM

you know i think alabama is messed up now dont grt mer wrong i think sex offenderd should rot in hell but i allso agree that they can change at least some can . the person who did this to me has not hurt anyone sence 1992 he went to jail and served his time now alabama is adding charges to this man that are bogest they say im the new victom and its not true he was convicted of a misdmeaner back then and alabama gave him a new charge as a felon not right

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Aug 27, 2008 02:20 PM

I know exactly how you feel about your child being molested and it hurts, especially when it is up to a child care facility to watch over your child and this happens. I am going through the same thing with my child. What city/county do you live in? I wonder if it happened at the same place as my child?

Posted by saveachild (not registered) on Aug 29, 2008 09:31 AM

Earnest C. D* of Grove Hill Alabama is a convicted sex offender and he is not listed. Grove Hill and Jackson AL does not follow up to ensure offenders are listed. This man married a women with daughters and when she died he remarried and guess what... this women has a daughter. Does anyone in Clarke County care that there are unregistered sex offenders?

Posted by Frank (not registered) on Aug 29, 2008 05:06 PM

My child has been mollested, the police know who did it but why can they not put him in jail? Why do they have to wait until she tells DHR. She has told the police 4 times the same story, told her pediatrician the same story and picked his picture out of a line up. What is this world coming to. Please make sure when you drop your child off at a child care facility that no one public can enter the building. No one from the public should be able to enter a place where children are being kept.



The reason nothing is being done for you is they are too busy harassing the people on the registry and putting them in jail and ruining their families on heresay. Soon everyone will be a sex offender. I am sorry I don't know a single man who has not peed in the woods. If I say I saw you pee in the woods you are a sex offender until you pull out your penis cam tapes and prove that it was not your penis that was exposed in the woods. Oh, yeah if you think you can video tape your home to protect yourself from false allegations DCF will say in court that this violate your shildren's rights to privacy. Umm, last I heard my children do not have rights to privacy. Funny, how they argue that then turn arround and post the childs home on the sex offender registry and go door to door handing our flies saying the father is a sex offender (even though it is not a sex conviction). Who violated the children's rights the father who video tapes his hime to protect them from false assustions of the DCF who goes door to door telling the kids friends and shool mate the father is a sex offender. Even when sex was no part of the conviction. Might as well call the DUI guy a sex offender too and go door to door. I mean he might kill your kids. But the guy who went to Walmart in GA and lived in NC 10 mies from home needs to be ruined for life! Smart tax dollars at work. Can the children who are injured by the system sue the system for the damage done?

Posted by Lena12 on Aug 31, 2008 12:11 PM

Why, does mobile county police let sex offenders loose into the world. Knowing they will do it again. When people who do or smoke drugs have to pay more time in jail?

Posted by ks (not registered) on Sep 01, 2008 08:29 AM

I was molested by an uncle when I was 8 yrs old..it went on for years because of the threats(god would punish me, it was my fault, nobody would believe me, my family would die etc..) I finally lost my fear and told when he threatened my little sister. I blamed myself for a long time until one day I realized it wasn't my fault and God wouldn't punish me. I learned to forgive because he is ill to do that but I will never forget. I feel everything happens for a reason and God does not give you anything you can't handle. over 20 yrs later I met a man and we got engaged. had a fight with so called friends, next day he is accused of molesting their daughter. Supposedly happened in 2005 I have been with him since Jan. 2005. Get to trial and they say they don't need a specific date or even year. The plea bargain was 10yrs state prison. We feel if you are innocent you do not take a plea bargain you fight. Jury had him guilty before the trial even started. I was at jury selection and saw their reaction when charges were read. They made it sound like it was for years when it was supposedly one night. I feel I was molested to help fight for this mans innocents. I know for a fact you can remember days times what you were wearing i even remember what was on t.v yet she didnt even know what year, season if she was in or out of school. He DID NOT! do anything yet he is torn away from his children and family and now facing 20yrs. and has to register for life. The megans law review board said he shouldnt be in jail let alone on the list. Innocent people are sent to prison all the time and someone needs to fight for their rights. The guilty ones are who should be punished. He is facing more time than the person that murdered his brother got. Maybe someday we will have less judgemental on the jury. State trooper was questioned as to if he was pressuring or trying to persuade him to say he did it and the trooper took the 5th and did not have to answer..hows that for justice

Posted by ks (not registered) on Sep 01, 2008 08:32 AM

one more thing...if they ever admit to falsely accusing there is nothing we can do to counter sue for slander or anything. At a group therapy session a girl broke down and admitted she lied about everything and the guy is still in prison because they said it was dr. patient confidentially and couldn't tell him.

Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Sep 11, 2008 12:18 PM

ALABAMA IS NOT FAIR TO RELEASE SEX OFFENDERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR SENTENCES AND WERE SENTENCED UNDER THE OLD LAWS THAT WERE IN EXISTANCE AT THE TIME OF THEIR ALLEGED CRIMES. RELEASED SEX OFFENDERS ARE HAVING TO HAVE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SEX OFFENDERS PUT ON THEIR DRIVERS LICENSE AND CARRY CARDS. THIS IS NOT FAIR WHEN THEY TRY TO GET A JOB AND HAVE TO GIVE A COPY OF LICENSE TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER AND THEY DON'T GET THE JOB BECAUSE OF THIS FACT. DO YOU WANT AS TAX PAYERS TO HAVE TO SUPPORT UNEMPLOYED SEX OFFENDERS ? I DON'T

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Sep 15, 2008 02:46 PM

I think the sex offender system is F-up. My childs father was 21 when I got pregnant at 15 and he has to register as a sex offender. He had asked me to marry him a few times and wanted to see his little girl grow up. But because I was 15 I now have to raise my little girl on my own. And I'm sure a lot of single mothers know how hard that is. I never wanted that for him!!! The state deffentintly needs to rethink there system. There holding this man who never abused, raped or hurt me in anyway at the same standard as someon who rapes little girls and brutallty attacks women. How just is that??

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 17, 2008 07:25 AM

The age of consent on Alabama is 16 years old. The father to your child was 21 and you were 15. I agree that there is a problem here. It is not the system. You were a child having an adult relationship with and adult. Now if he was maybe 17 years old then I could see where having to register, as a sexual offender for the rest of his life would not be fair. If, that is, the sex was consensual. However, I find it hard to see what a 21 year old man would want with a 15 year old girl. I am in full agreement with him having charges against him for that. At 15 years old, a teenager is not mentally responsible to agree to sex with a 21-year-old. I believe that in any situation like that the older person, be it male or female, should be charged

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 19, 2008 11:19 PM

How can Alabama let a sex offender work for the State of Alabama? One of them works in weights and measurements or something like that. He goes around checking scales at quarries and mines. He lives in Chilton County.

Posted by i hate chld molesters (not registered) on Sep 29, 2008 02:57 PM

My child was molested in Sylacauga and there was not enough evidence because she had no tears, scratches, he wore gloves and she did not want to tell the Palmers Place about him because she said they made her feel stupid.So he is still walking the streets.

Be aware of who is watching your kids when you at work. Even registered day care/camp facility's can still make mistakes of who they let walk in there doors.

Posted by Oldtimer on Sep 30, 2008 11:13 AM

If he does it once, and has no treatment, he will most likely do it again.(IMO) Try to keep an eye on him.

Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Oct 02, 2008 06:26 PM

IN YODAYS SOCIETY WE HAVE THESE CRAZY LAWS THAT SINGLE OUT RELEASED SEX OFFENDERS WHO HAVE DONE THEIR TIME. THIS IS NOT RIGHT. WHEN A PERSON HAS PAID HIS OR HER DEBT TO SOCIETY THEY SHOULD BE FREE. NOT TAGGED LIKE ANIMALS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE LAWS THAT REQUIRE SEX OFFENDERS TO REGISTER THE DO IT ACROSS THE BOARD WITH DRUNKS, DRUG ADDICTS, ETC.

Posted by Plump (not registered) on Oct 09, 2008 02:55 PM

Alot of you have great valid points that I agree with and some I do not. My main concern is I have a cousin who is only 16 the only thing he did wrong was have sex with someone who was 15 who consented but since Alabama law states the age you can have consented sex with and had been for awhile but her parents wanted to press charges so now he is a registered sex offender. Which his recored prevents him from furthering his education. Totally not fair. So what should we do about this nothing I guess. I always remember when I was a child or teenager. I got pregnant at 15 and had my baby at 16 my boyfriend was 17 he could have got in trouble. But when i had my baby I was 16 able to make my own decisions. So my mother could not press charges. She was mad at him but I choose to sleep with him.

Posted by bw (not registered) on Oct 17, 2008 10:16 PM

I JUST WANTED TO INFORM THE WORLD OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN MY LIFE. FIRST OFF ALL Im a registered sex offender at the age of 20 i had a sexual relation with a sixteen year old girl of Oct of 1992 an still paying for it , I just got married about two weeks ago an have found out that Im going tobe a daddy an feel very blessed! but feel lost at the same time because my employer, a big warehouse disturbution center in alabame decide to fire me because of past mistake an Im 37 years old now trying make alife for my wife and child but unable to because of people have nothing better to do in there owen lifes always want to find falt in someone elses.

Posted by mikeysmom on Oct 22, 2008 10:19 AM

I have a child that lives in Cullman Alabama with his father. I am in Virginia. His father KENNITH W* was arrested last week for the rape of a 10 year old girl. They have DNA on him. He has already been released on bond til his trial and is back living with MY son. No one called me and I only found out because I have family that lives there.I want to find out if I have the right to bring him to live with me.I still have the same rights with my son as he does. We have joint costudy of him. There has to be something that I can do. How could they let him be around a child after they have proof he has ruined someone elses babies life. I sent a officer out to check on him and was told all is safe. I was told to file for temp costudy for now. But I have other children here with me and I dont have money to fly back and forth to go to court more than once. I am a very worried mother here and feel I have no rights because he has hid our son from me before and there was nothing I could do. Can someone PLEASE let me know what I should do to get my son here with me and away from that sick minded man.

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 22, 2008 09:06 PM

mikeysmom: (IMO) I suggest you find and talk to an attorney, quick. Sometimes you can get free information and costs on the first visit. Or, maybe someone here has been through this. Good luck with it.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 22, 2008 11:26 PM

I'm wondering why is it that the 19yr old father of Sarah Palin's 16 yr old daughter hasn't been arrested and forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. I heard that it has no barring on weather or not someone presses charges, it is against the law for a guy to have sex with a girl under the age of 18yrs old. It was made public on TV when the family landed at some airport somewhere and the news guy was naming each one and gave their ages. He needs to have his life ruined like alot of guys who have done the same thing. What is wrong is the guy or man who is having sex with the 2-13 yr old little girls and boys and knowing there ages.

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 24, 2008 08:28 PM

You are being told he was 19. You see, in some cases, if the man is 19 and there is three years in age between them, it may not be considered rape. Im not sure what the law was, but in my opinion, you will never see justice for those who have money or lead the population. The law for movie stars is different than the guy who lives on the other side of the tracks. OUR press, should push to find the truth and expose this rape. (IMO) Remember Legislator Foley? He was on the committee to make these registry laws. He walked and was proclaimed innocent.....on and on...

Posted by jc (not registered) on Oct 30, 2008 05:35 PM

Yes, we need to make sex offenders accountable, but the current laws in Alabama have created a situation where it is near impossible to get a job and the children are harrassed, sometimes in danger when vandalism occurs at their home. The drivers license law where the SEX OFFENDER is printed in large,bright letters. Imagine the embarrassment it cause children when they are with a parent writing a check or cashing a check or anything else where a license is seen. Many summer camps require a copy of the parent's license. Now what is that law suppose to acheive?

Posted by pissed off parent (not registered) on Nov 14, 2008 01:21 PM

Be glad they have to register.. i just recently went through a rape by a man who was molesting my children and i didnt know about it... i dont think you people who mess with kids get a tough enough sentence... i think they should do whatever you done to them kids 100 times fold... Im just a pissed off parent and its bs that you can have sex with a child under 10 and get 5 yrs .. you ought to sit behind bars life with no parole.... so why dont all of you so called sex offenders who messed with poor helpless children do your self a favor and shut the heck up

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 04, 2008 10:47 AM

Have a question - my husband was recently arrested for 3 different charges. 1- Having explicited conversation with a minor (and said he would meet her, but he was just doing it for fun to lead her on. He said he have no intention to see her) 2- recieved and distributed child porno. 3- recieved and send picture of child porno to a minor. This minor is a sting by a police officer. we have two children under age of 5. he plead guilty. His sentencing is coming up soon. I dont know how long he has to serve. Anyone know about registered sex offender? How will it affect his own kids? I m serious considering of leaving him. I am going to wait tilafter sentencing.

Posted by Oldtimer on Dec 05, 2008 08:33 AM

Dec4, anon: This is only an opinion: I believe you are just at the beginning of this hellish mess. Offenders in denial often deny all actions. ie: "kidding" Your husband has a problem and needs treatment in order to face his problem. It IS his problem and he finally has been caught. Your staying with him is a tough decision. He has broken his trust with you and you may never get that back. However, if there is strong love between you two, this is a plus for a relationship. I would suggest a little bit of therapist work with your kids, who are the ones really crushed with this. Not fair, but they too can work through this with proper help. The registry may be used by fellow teenagers to hurt your children and embarrass them; open them up to ridicule for their father's behavior. The registry punishes families , not just the offender. Keep your eyes open for this and good luck with it.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Dec 05, 2008 09:12 PM

Where to began. Well Im a labaled sex offender. Labaled by my opion. I agree that we as human beings must protect our children in every possible way. Im a father of 3 myself and if any would hurt them no law could help them. I scrached the cerfice thou, i was week and received some terrible pictures. It started with me being addicted to pornograph. I m wrong for my actions and lost everything because of it, I blame noone but me for I will be the one standing before God. My question to you, the concern citizan, is when well you stop punishing me. I hate myself everyday because the law reminds me of my past mistakes. Thanks for the opprotunity to say this

Posted by whitelion (not registered) on Dec 05, 2008 11:03 PM

I have been reading the posts and decided to add my two cents. live in Geneva County Alabama, and the sex laws in this state really suck. I know of a eleven year old girl, and a twelve year old girl that was raped by a sixteen year old boy in our town. The law was more worried about the boy then they were the girls. The parents of the youngest girl was harrassed about dropping charges, for this boy needed to be able to have a life. What about the little girls?? They don't deserve to have alife it looks like. Long story short, the boy was let off the hook, the parents could do nothing about it. The rape was a little violent, there were threats involved. I do know the parents did try and do something and was told the they could find nothing out cause of the boys age, he had to be protected. The law never once thought about these girls, I know for a fact the eleven year old never got help. Alabama says they protect children from sex offenders yeah right. One more thing on this case, the parents had gone to the law a year prior to the rape, and told them this boy was hounding this little girl. Can you believe nothing ever happened to this monster?? All because his father works on the fire dept.Yep good state we live in, and we can really trust the law.,

Posted by godsmissionary (not registered) on Dec 06, 2008 06:54 PM

THese offenders wouldnt be on the list if they hadnt done something wrong or even allowed themself to be put in that situation to be accused!The laws need to be tougher and all should have to serve their whole prison time! you cant go around molesting children and claim its ruined your life.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 10, 2008 09:53 PM

What is a child? The law says under 16. Children start exploring their bodies as early as two years old. I had a friend in school that was 12 years old and very sexually active, and all the guys in the neighborhood knew it. Had her body actually matured enough at this time? Yes! Sexual intercourse is a natural thing in life. These young men and women need to know how to protect themselves from STD's and pregnacy. This is where our focus should be, and not by ruining the lives of young men and women by incarcerating them for nothing more than an act of nature. Tru

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 19, 2008 05:37 PM

I am a female sex offender according to this state. I was in a marital dispute when him and his family accused me of molesting his niece. I had no way to fight this and it went on for two years. I had never been arrested till all this happened. The court appointed lawyer told me I needed to plead down from the sodomy charge they gave me at first to something lesser so I wouldn't have to serve much time if I lost the trial at the higher charge. I knew nothing about the law then and still don't. I served 2 years and 1 month because of that. The lawyer said I had a pretty good chance at probation if I did that. I was so confused I didn't know which end was up so to speak. Now I have been out of prison for over a year and I have to register and report as a sex offender all my life. I do not think it is fair for something I did not do. Now I am seeing another man and would eventually like to get married to him but I do not want this hanging over our heads the rest of our lives. Does anyone know what I can doe to get my record erased where I don't have to register anymore?

Posted by JW (not registered) on Dec 30, 2008 08:16 PM

I'm stunned to see that my nine year old grand daughters' rapist is not registered!

Posted by dwbaldeagle (not registered) on Jan 15, 2009 03:55 AM

i'am sorry for all of the people who has to register. if there not guilty. and

allso i think there names should be removed after ten years. unless there

was proff of a sex crime. because people do lie. and if it is proven that a person lies. they should allso halfe to register. and let there picture be posted all over the world. and why dont people released on murder charges halfe to register.

Posted by Derek (not registered) on Jan 21, 2009 05:27 PM

This comment is to craig. First of all there is no legal age for accusations. When a person has been accused in the state of Alabama and a accusation has been made you are judicually arrested on the accusation of another. By law there does not have to be an ivestigation. You are prosecuted or asked to take a plea deal based on the nature of the offence and accusation that has been brought before the court. As a registerd offender of an incident that occured over twenty years ago I can understand both elements involved. After I was accused at age sixteen of Attempting to commit sodomy 1st degree that involved a seven year boy who saw me and my fifteen year old girl friend having sex. One year after the sexual incident had taken place the now 8 year old came forward and told his parents and authorities what he had seen, but all the while she and I did not even know this child had seen us. I refused to give the authorities my girlfriends name or involve her what so ever so I took the plea of Attempting to Commit Sodomy 1st and was sentenced to 2 years in jail. See I touched no one except my girlfriend at the time, but some twenty years later I had to regiter as a sex offender. Was that fair maybe not, but every day I continue with God's grace and help to press forward and harbor no anger at the system. Do I feel the system should be tweeked ? Sure. But we as a people are the only way that can happen. Amen!

Posted by interested in this matter! (not registered) on Feb 04, 2009 06:41 PM

a man that was once accused of child molestation in washington county was released and it was never recorded that this happened WHY? this man later murdered my sister he is now in prison,but why wasnt he ever charged for the sex offenses he comitted ?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 09, 2009 01:56 PM

AFTER READING SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON SEX OFFENDERS I HAVE TO SAY THIS! PPL DONT REALIZE HOW EASY IT IS TO BECOME A SEX OFFENDER IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA! I AM FRIENDS WITH A FEMALE THAT BECAME A SEX OFFENDER BC SHE TOOK AN HONEST SHOWER WITH HER 3 CHILDREN WHO WERE ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 6 AT THE TIME! THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS PUT ON HER BY SOMEONE ELSE AND SHE COULD NOT GET OUT OF IT! I KNOW HER VERY WELL AND KNOW SHE WOULD NEVER HARM A CHILD! SHE BECAME A VICTIM OF THE SYSTEM AND NOW HAS TO LIVE WITH THIS LABEL FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE AND CAREER IS SHOT TO HELL~ NOW DONT GET ME WRONG THERE ARE SOME SICK PPL OUT THERE THAT ARE ACTUALLY DOING THINGS TO KIDS THAT THESE LAWS SHOULD APPLY TO! BUT HERE AGAIN NOT ALL SEX OFFENDERS ARE REALLY SEX OFFENDERS SOME LIKE MY FRIEND BECOME VICTIMS OF THE SYSTEM AND IN TURN ARE REALLY TREATED UNFAIRLY! IN MY OPINION THESE LAWS SHOULD BE REVISED AND SHOULD BE PUT ON A SCALE AND SEX OFFENDERS SHOULD BE PUT AT A RATING AND THE HIGHER THE RATING THE MORE LAWS THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW! BECAUSE FOR THE PPL THAT HAVE JUST BECAME VICTIMS OF THE SYSTEM IT MAKES LIFE REALLY HARD FOR THEM THAT REALLY DIDNT COMMIT A CRIME AND HAVE ALREADY DONE THEIR TIME FOR IT! IF A SEX OFFENDER IS THAT BIG OF A THREAT TO SOCIETY WHY EVEN LET THEM OUT OF PRISON IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 09, 2009 03:31 PM

I believe it is wrong for a sex offender to have spent 10 years in prision and 6 years out should have to register for Life, and he should be able to work in the state of Alabma. And the sex offender laws should not control the places where he/she works even though it is at night.

Posted by innocent (not registered) on Feb 09, 2009 04:39 PM

One item which has not been addressed on this site is the devastation created by mere malicious gossip. I was a drunk fro several years before I sobered up. During that time, I probably pissed a few people off by just being wild & out of control. Well, I sobered up 20 yrs ago and now I am an employed, law-abiding, church-going, taxpaying citizen. But guess what? Somebody decided to trash me by starting a rumor that I was a molester. So now, everywhere I go, somebody is watching me or looking down their nose at me. Every time a good deal comes up, it gets shot out from under me. Every time I make a new friend or move into a new neighborhood, everything is fine -- for a while. Then, one day, my new friend or new neighbor no longer want to talk to me. They start avoiding me like the plague. This goes on everywhere: work, church, social clubs -- you name it. Yes, I know it could be worse. But here we have rumor & gossip made up out of thin air. There is no accuser and no one says anything to my face, but the subtle harrassement goes on and on. How do you deal with something like that?

Posted by dale (not registered) on Feb 21, 2009 03:49 AM

i was raised by my parents to stick up for yourself if something happens, unless i was the one at fault. if i was at fault they told me to apologize and accept reasonable punishment. i am a sex offender that got convicted of indecent exposure in the state of kansas. i accepted my punishment cause i deserved it. however i deserved to be punished for what i did and nothing more. exposing yourself is not the same as child rape. point being, if your being harassed, dont run and hide or cry or moan about it. stick up for yourself. but do it in a mature manner. this goes for sex offenders who are being harassed as well. stick up for yourself. if you run and hide then their winning. im not saying start a fight or something ridiculous. let them know that you cant be messed with and you cannot and will not tolerate false accusations

Posted by Oldtimer on Feb 21, 2009 10:15 AM

Dale: and what about the two men shot at night, inside their own homes in Maine by a vigilante? Or, the man stabbed in the back "for kicks" said the teenage slayers. They confessed that they used the "internet registry" to find their victim...then they cut off his head and lit him on fire. No chance to take a stance or stand up for ones self, there. What about those who have worked for years in a company and are fired because they have been seen on the registry...or, those who have been forced to move from their long time home?

The problem is, that the LAW is being used as a tool to punish and harass registrants. This may make the person raped by their father or uncle or brother feel better twenty years later, but it also allows the public to turn away from the real issues in our society and to work on proper ways to solve them.

Posted by jewell (not registered) on Feb 23, 2009 07:44 PM

Hear is a senario for all of you what if you were lied to by an underage girl and she admitted in court she lied and now you have had to register for 10 years in another state and you are finished registering and you move to alabama and they say now you have to register for 20 more years. How is making a mistake like that the same as itentionally going after an under aged girl. why is the punishment the same? and why does Alabama get to punish you agian once you have served the 10 years. there should be catagories for offenders and if there was no intent to harm any one and it was very common problem of girls liing about there age that should be explained to any one who just sees your name and that you are an offender. Every one wants to ruin someones life over that. Just think as a parent if you have a son and that senerio happens to him is that fair?

Posted by LL (not registered) on Mar 04, 2009 09:55 AM

If the event took place in 1 county, but the offender lives in another co now, does he register in Both counties, all AL counties, or just the one which he resides?

Posted by rhonda (not registered) on Mar 04, 2009 08:11 PM

while I agree that REAL sex offenders should be punished,my family is going through pure tragedy.My husband is now serving time for talking to someone on the internet that wasn't a child but in fact a police officer preying on men.My husband was enticed into the conversation and due to the 'nature' of that conversation several indictments were handed down that weren't even FACT based .Most of the charges were dismissed but one was not and that one charge made him agree to plea guilty becasuse he was told that if it went to trial the jury wouldn't care that there was never a child involved that they would find him guilty anyway so he DID plead guilty and now because he has to register as a sex offender I have to either sell my home that we have lived in and raised our children in or live without my husband of nineteen years ! This is not right or justice at all. my husband only talked to someone he Never would have if they hadn't contacted him first and now our lives are ruined forever.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 05, 2009 12:17 PM

My daughter was molested by her father (my ex-husband) from the age of 8-15. We are going for the maximum prison sentence for him. Should he make it out and not die in prison, then yes, I think he should have to report EVERY aspect of his life for the REST of his life. There is no "I'm sorry" for sexual abuse. Because while you may be sorry, that child has to deal with that for the rest of their lives. So it's only fair that the sick pervert responsible for all the pain should deal with it for the rest of his.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 07, 2009 01:43 AM

I believe that people should not judge sex offenders when you hear that they are LABELED that untill you find out what they done,,,,,,,My husband is a sex offender because when he was 18 he told the truth in court that he slept with his 17 year old girlfriend and the girlfriend said that she wanted it more than he did. and guess what ..THEY SAY THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE WHATEVER.. if he would have lied he would not be living this life where everybody looks down on him and us...SO WORD OF ADVICE FIND OUT WHAT THEY DONE BECAUSE NOT ALL SEX OFFENDER ARE BAD!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT IT IS THE BAD ONES THAT MAKE IT HARD FOR MY HUSBAND... THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME POST THIS....

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 07, 2009 01:58 AM

yOU NEED TO KNOW THE NATURE OF THE OFFENCE BEFORE YOU GO JUMPING TO THINKING ALL SEX OFFENDERS ARE BAD. THERE IS ALOT THAT IS VICTIMS OF THE SYSTEM OF ALABAMA AND MY HUSBAND IS ONE OF THEM. HE WAS 18 AND HE HAD HONEST SEX WITH HIS 17 YEAR OLD GIRLFRIEND AND HER DADDY GOT MAD AND THERE IT IS...... NOW HE SUFFERS FOR BEING A VICTIM OF THE SYSTEM... THERE WAS NO VICTIM IN THIS CASE BUT MY HUSBAND......SO DON'T LOOK AT ALL SEX OFFENDERS TO BE BAD......FIND OUT WHAT IT IS ABOUT FIRST

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 17, 2009 04:39 PM

Alabama needs to update some of the pictures on the registry. There should be access on this site to mapping where they live too. I don't want to go walking alone around the neighborhood with convicted rapists living nearby. I also don't want my child being at risk. We shouldn't have to live in fear of these criminals.

There has to be a way to keep better check of these individuals. It's not being unfair to want to stay safe. A sex offender has lost all their rights once they have violated the rights of innocent and in most cases helpless victims. There is a reason they are called predators.

Predators prey on victims they are sure won't be able to fight back. We have to take that mindset of predation out of them. I want every sex offender to know that my child will not be a victim and I will do everything and anything to make sure that my child will never be a victim to the digusting acts of these people.

Posted by Oldtimer on Mar 18, 2009 08:15 AM

hey alabama update: What in the world were you afraid of before the registry? "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." Eight years ago, you never feared these people...why now? Because of the sensationalism portrayed by television divas, I am sure. I suppose you would just "die", if you knew your neighbor (not sex offender) killed someone ten years ago. NO ONE is without sin in this world.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 20, 2009 08:31 PM

I was sexually molested several years ago by a minister, I keep seeing all the news about the catholic church, mine was the Church of God,and am wondering if I could pursue a lawsuit against the church. do I have a case?

Posted by Oldtimer on Mar 22, 2009 10:07 AM

march20,anon: The question is also if the minister was charged? To let him continue to offend is of more concern. As for your suit, that decision is to be made by your chosen attorney. Many attorneys will give you one free session to discuss if you have a "case". Ask if it can be free, first.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 23, 2009 08:57 PM

I would like to know how to get to the Alabama sex offender list[display all]free of charge. All the stuff I try tells me I need to pay for it. I am looking to see if my childs offender is on there. I would like to see a list and picture of all. He was sentenced to 10 yrs. And still in jail in the county. This has been since Feb. of this yr. Can someone please help me and tell me where I need to go and see if he is registered. And showing up on the site. I've been told they won't show up until they are released from prison. I just want to know if he is registered. I want to see his name for myself. Thanks to whomever can help me. He lives in Alabama and she lives in Tennessee.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 24, 2009 08:54 PM

I would like someone to please tell me how to get to the site of sex offenders in Colbert County[Alabama]. I need to see if a sex offender has registered. I go to where I think I need to go and it tells me nothing or I go to another site and it tells me I need to pay for it, when it says its free. Could someone please help me and tell me where to look for free. thanks to who can help me.

Posted by Oldtimer on Mar 26, 2009 11:55 AM

3-24 anon: try--http://community.dps.alabama.gov/Pages/wfSexOffenderSearch.aspx

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 29, 2009 11:10 AM

I been to that site oldtimer and the name I'm looking for is not showing up. I was told he already registered and I don't understand why it's not.

Cause hes in jail on his way to the pen. I see where he's at now. But I want to see his name on registry. If I could get a phone number ,I would call. I called the county sheriffs dept. where he was at and they told me he was registered and they sent it to where it needed to go. It's been since Feb. this year. If there's somewhere else I need to go please let me know. Thanks again for your help. I was also told it won't show until he is released. but there's some showing up thats still in jail.

Posted by Oldtimer on Mar 30, 2009 09:04 PM

anon,march29: It may be your state's policy not to list the offender while he/she is incarcerated. They may then register just prior to release and you will see the name, then, in order to warn the community that the offender is out there.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 06, 2009 03:59 PM

my g-son was tried as a youthful offender, but because he turned 21 in jail, his picture is plastered all over the internet, and flyers are mailed out on him. according to his phycology reports he is not a sex offender, but the state of alabama refused to consider this.he has to register every 6 mos, , he has to have work place approved by sherrif office. we have to live in approved areas. oh and there was never any physcial evidence that he did anything. and Iowa is toughest on S.O.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 06, 2009 04:13 PM

SOME SO CALLED SEX OFFENDERS ARE VICTIMS TOO!

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 18, 2009 12:17 AM

i've read a few commentsabout people saying that they "know" that their friend or family member is innocent. they probably think so because they seem to be nice people. i can say from experience that you can't judge by that. some of the nicest people are sex offenders. they have a problem. at the time they dont think they are hurting anyone. i thought i was a great judge of character until i found out that my husband had beem molesting my 12 yr old daughter for almost 2 yrs right under my nose. the gulit i feel is overwhelming. i feel like i shouldve been able to feel that something was going on. when i look back, there were some things that were definite red flags but i couldnt believe that my husband was capable of sexually molesting his own stepdaughter. his family and friends believe him and probably think that my daughter is making it up. it is so hard because not only do we have to deal with what he's done, now we look like troublemakers and liars. it so hard. my daughter is in counseling now and gets so depressed so contemplates suicide. without God's grace and mercy i think i would've had a nervous breakdown. the trial starts this fall. he'salready been charged and arrested. to make matters worse, we have a 1 yr old together. so i'm trying to protect him from him also by only allowing him supervised visitation. its a mess. its not fair that we are looked at like we did something wrong.

Posted by Oldtimer on May 18, 2009 05:58 PM

anon, may 18th: I am sorry for your hardship at this time. Yes, it appears to be a mess, at this time. I think and hope that after the trial and some therapy for your daughter, things will improve. Give her all the support you can and let her know it is not her fault, as the child. The adult is responsible for this mess. (IMHO) Also , make sure law enforcement is not "using and manipulating" your daughter, just to get what they want. In my opinion, it appears you are going through the process, ok. I wish you luck with this sad event and hope your daughter soon realizes that she is the "victim" and not the guilty party in this situation.

Posted by chsm (not registered) on Jun 01, 2009 12:36 PM

I was wondering if anyone out there knows how I can get a copy of an old flyer???

Posted by Holly (not registered) on Jun 19, 2009 10:05 AM

Real sex offenders that hurt children need to be put away never to be seen again! It makes me sick the thought of someone hurting an innocent life.

Posted by new to alabama (not registered) on Jun 21, 2009 08:06 AM

I moved to alabama to get away from the city i've been raising my daughter since she was nine. i was accused of sexual assault in the first. by penatration by finger lol. i was young my son was 3 months old now 22 the system scared me into taking a plea told my my son will be about 3 when i get out instead of a teenager. so i did when out meet a woman got married had a daughter and raised her 2 children which her son wanted my last name . i know i'm a good man and father. one day the county calls my job and tells them to fire me wrongfully. i'm told i can live anywhere or work were i want , this happened over 20 yrs ago. there are sick real sick people out there , if society continues to put pressure on these sick individuals they will hurt ur children and women . can't pressure me didn't do it. wouldn't hurt a fly unless it tried to hurt me ,my friends or family i made alot of great friends here in alabama . i hurt alot because of this but not gonna let it stop being a hard working man and loving father . there's alot more to me i'm 45 this happened over 20 yrs ago i just want to be left alone to live my life . do you know what happened 20yrs ago? i do believe the system show look at who is who?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 23, 2009 01:55 PM

I do agree that the sexual offender laws are strict. I think our courts are wasting time by prosectuing 16 year old boys for having sex with their 14-15 year old girlfriends. However, I do think that for the most part, there is not any state that has strict enough laws for sexual offenders. The lady that posted about her father being rehabilitated and that she was the only one he had molested????? Get real!!! You are the only one that will talk about it. I was molested by my uncle many years ago. When I finally started talking about it, different female family members started saying "me too". Forgiveness is great...just don't leave your father alone with any children. Better to be safe than sorry.

Posted by victorious (not registered) on Jul 21, 2009 11:23 PM

As for the girl or 15 with a 21 year old man, totally wrong he did no better, you, however like alot of young ladies who are really searching just to be loved, to fill a void, to be comforted, are being taken advantage of these guys. The only complete why to fill that void of a father's love is jesus in your life, Father God is Your real Daddy, even though some girls have experienced a dad on earth, their real dad is Father God. Having said that, the fact still remains that it is natural to love and to want to be loved. Its not right to be taken advantage of in any way!!! Rape is Rape!!! Now, to the one who says they have done their time, have they? The only way that is done is true REPENTANCE/FORGIVENESS! Remorse is sorry you got caught, repentance is truely knowing, understanding the damage, the harm, the wrongness of what you have done, and to turn away from that. When one commits such evil acts to another, they have severely hurt one, not just physically, mentally, and emotionally, they harmed everyone and anyone who is related and/or in contact with, and then those who know those, and themselve, their family, children and others they know. If you don't understand? Let me elaborate, one persons actions affects many others, and that is in many things, however kidnapping (which comes in many forms), rape, and sodomony is vicious,vile,evil. For those who judge the victim or the victimizer, God help You, there is a difference between judging and looking at someone for who they are, know thy enemy. For the one who said unfair, need to label an addict, etc.., please!!! Come on now have you ever had an unjust thought or deed and just never got caught or found (YOU THINK)? The vilest of sinner can be set free. A scratch is a scratch, a cut is a cut, and some are deeper than others. You can shot youself in the foot, and wish/sorry that you did, its still going to hurt, and will be a process of healing. Justice does prevail! One will answer for what one does. Personally, have witnessed justiced, and in some cases still await justice as speaking of it in human terms, or could be said as civilizations as we know it, however The Father sees all, and all will answer to Him. Cases of addictions as in alchol or drugs, theft, etc..., OF COURSE HARM IN MANY WAYS AND MANY PEOPLE! The cases of such, from personally dealing with those who did or do, have witnessed them over coming, and out of those usually it was alchol seems to be the hardest for those to overcome, could be its legal, making it easier to obtain, however for the molesters, and rapist, perverts, they that have truely regret, want to stop their perverse thoughts, the perversion, lust is the most repetive. These people have testified that the drugs or other substance abuse they may have had is nothing compared. God forbid it should happen to you, or that someone you would know might have or would commit such an act. Someone has to step up, step in, to protect those unaware of these people, to prevent such vile acts against one, the notification of these ones, was not, and is not to intended to leach, oust, or to invade upon those, it was, and is intended to prevent the victimizer from harming oneselve and others. There are now so many way civil action laws to protect, defend, and the victimizer, than there is to protect, defend, help them victim of such crimes. Do your research and check your source of information before you make an opinion or statement. If one truely has overcome anything, and someone puts it back in their face and they can honestly respond without selfdefense mode (anger/upset), and can truely say I once was that and now I'm not, then that one has overcome. Lust of money and lust sexually, lust of this world (materialistic), is strong for alot of people, however there is a way out----- the answer, the way is JESUS. God said to obey his laws, PERIOD! and to respect and mans laws. Please understand this is not to condem you, nor those who committed just crimes, it is to awake you to the reality of situations one may be unaware of.

Posted by victorious (not registered) on Jul 22, 2009 04:36 PM

how long does it take for you to post comment

Posted by on Jul 23, 2009 09:41 AM

To: "victorious"

Most comments are screened the same day, if they have no bad language and pass the comment filters.

Posted by riseandshine (not registered) on Aug 13, 2009 10:57 PM

in Jefferson county alabama, j.b.is listed with his address as that of the county jail. However, he is not listed on the jail website and the jail says he is not there. Also, the county website lists him as being compliant. How can he be compliant when you dont know where he is? In December he was listed as living in StClair county. But, he was residing in the center point/Pinson area. And then he was in jail for domestic violence on Dec. 13, arrested in Pinson. He certainly isnt in compliance if he is out there in the wrong county offending again.

I was at the bingo place in Pinson when he was arrested by the U.S. Marshalls in September 2009. Some years ago, he committed rape and attempted murder and NEVER EVER registered as a sex offender all those years. How can that be? All theses sexoffenders who DO comply for 20 years and here is a guy who lived free for 20 years. How would all these other COMPLIANT offenders react to that news. He is violent and can be charming one minute and Ive seen him turn in a second, and threaten to kill someone. Where is this man? Is he in stclair or pinson? He is not in the county jai where you say he is.

Posted by female 44 (not registered) on Aug 14, 2009 05:27 PM

I am posting this question to anyone that might help my friend. He was dating a woman who accused him of sodomy at the time they were leaving together and planning on getting married. He started a job out of state and wanted her to move in with him but she refused and accused him of sodomizing her. Before the trial this woman disappears and the only case they have is her statement to the police it was never brought to anyone's attention that this woman had a history of accusing men of sex crimes when she didn't get her way. Does my friend have a legal leg to stsnd on? they talked him into pleading guilty and he has done his time but cannot go on with his life because of this injustice. Can anyone help him?

Posted by Sick of the sickness (not registered) on Aug 28, 2009 10:59 PM

I feel that this sickness should be managed better. They should have to wear an identifying bracelet and post a sign in their front yard that they are a sex offender. The public deserves to be aware of these type of sick people. We need to keep our children safe especially around the homes we provide for them. They really need to lock up those that are convicted and admit to having this problem they can't get out of their head. They can be safe and keep our world safe.

Posted by Concerned (not registered) on Sep 06, 2009 05:52 PM

I think that more need to be done to classify a Sex Offender. In some states, indecent exposure is considered a sex crime. This is no stupid it isn't funny. One guy I know in another state peed outside by a dumpster after getting drunk and he is now on the list.

If you are going to make someone pay for live, then you need to make sure that you are convicting them correctly.

Posted by nicholas (not registered) on Sep 15, 2009 06:47 PM

My wife and I are married we have three children. In 1997 I was arrested for haveing sex with my wife. I was 17 and she was fifteen. In michigan They have taken my life away. I was just a kid. Now I have to suffer longer then some people who kill other people. Now thirty I have to deal with child protection services going to my kids school and questioning them rather I have touched them or not. What is even worse is that the teachers at the school warn parents not to let their kids come to my house because I am a sex offender. SO now my kids can't have any friends either. I am in pain because I am hurting my family and there is nothing I can do about it. If I stay with them they could have more problems. I have moved 5 times in three years because of people worrying that I will do something to there kids. But if I leave How will my kids live without there daddy. I love them so much. But how can I protect them when I am made a public target. I know there is very sick people out there who need help! And some who are so messed up they shoulden't live. But when my family and I where down in flordia during a hurricane I coulden't be with my family. I had to go into prison!! I keep reaching for god for help but every time I get close to him more things happen. I sat in jail for 48 hours because my kids was ridding a bike and hit the metal bar in the middle and brused her private. They drug me from work and questioned me about her bruse between her legs. What can I do? How can I be the father I need to be to my kids. I can't go to football games or parent teacher conf. or plays my kids are in. All because I had sex with my girlfriend when I was 17. In many states I would not even be a sex offender. but in this state I am nailed on a cross.

Posted by sickofit (not registered) on Sep 19, 2009 11:15 AM

I know someone right now who IS a convicted sex offender. He went 20 years without registering by moving around the country. He got caught in Alabama a few years ago and now has to register. SINCE he was MADE to register, within 10 days he violated those registration laws... and didnt get caught. He did get picked up on another charge and went to jail. When he got out, and was made to register, he registered his address, and proceeded to stay at another address within 200ft of day cares and schools. He has threatened violence to those who oppose his actions and his breaking the law. The sheriff's dept has been contacted numerous times and they still havent done anything to him. It is just unfair that he is allowed to do his own thing. Other men, who had a conviction 20 years ago, are just trying to comply and live the best they can. He does whatever he wants. He didnt comply in St. Clair county and isnt complying now in Jefferson.

He tells people that he really didnt do anything. That the laws are for bad people. The young guys who were 16 with their 14 year old girlfriend should NOT be penalized unless they are going to penalize the girl TOO. But this man compares himself to those kind of cases. He brutally raped and attempted to murder his victim. He was 30 and she was 49 and it was his childrens' grandmother. How sick is that? Anyway, he tells everyone that it was just one of those things that you do when you are young and foolish. He is very violent even still. I heard him throw his girlfriend recently. As I said, he threatened us if we turned him in.(though we did anyway) He covers over his anger with a charming, soft-spoken demeaner. He doesnt belong on the streets and is dangerous to anyone around him when he explodes.

The thing is, the sheriffs dept has been contacted and they have done NOTHING. Non-compliance is non-compliance!!! He registered and for 14 days never even went to his registered address. Then, he went there long enough to "check in" with his proabtion officer and to say, " Yeah, I'm here. I have been here all along. I just keep missing you!!" and SHE believed him. This guy is on probation and has already broken the conditions of that probation.

I wonder, too, why a law enforcement agent woulnt ask for PROOF of where someone has been instead of taking the convicts word for it!!! The guy is registered at a motel and didnt pay for 2 weeks. Pretty obvious that he wasnt living there.

It is sad tto me that young men who were with a younger girlfriend are being treated like this man is. HE IS A RAPIST and he is only trying to "beat" the law instead of complying.
I know I would help in any way I could to put this type of man in jail, but I would afraid that the law enforcement would eventually fink me out. And this man is dangerous. I have seen him even recently. He hangs out around Roebuck and the Y. He rides the MAX bus around town. Who knows who his next girl will be? Be aware of the man next to you on the bus, ladies.

Posted by Safari (not registered) on Sep 21, 2009 01:33 PM

What has happened to Calhoun County? They had a sex offender not registered and they let him go back to Michigan and then return to Alabama. He registered when he returned to Alabama and then he moved. He is still living in Calhoun county but he is no longer registered as a sex offender. He is associating with a convicted criminal who he even went to the county jail and picked up when she was released. He may even be letting this criminal live with him. These people don't deserve to be out in society, they need to be behind bars. Where are the strict laws that Alabama claims they have for sex offenders? They are allowed to continue breaking the law and all they get is a slap on the wrist. Wake up Alabama and put the criminals behind bars. Quit giving them more rights than a good citizen.

Posted by justme (not registered) on Sep 21, 2009 06:59 PM

Here is a note to anyone who wants to get results!
If your DA that handled the case won't help, or can't help, call the Attorney General's office (The Attorney General's Office encourages you to call and speak with someone to assist you at 334-242-7300, (http://www.ago.state.al.us/contact.cfm) and ALSO go to the Governor's Office , aka call them. If you start making a fuss outta these things they have no OPTION BUT TO LISTEN! I could not get answers from my DA as to were a certin offender was, so what did I do, I called the Governor's Office, raised hell, I then called the Attorney General's office and raised hell, I finally got some answers as to where the offender is, but now I'm going to the FBI, and I'm going after the STATE. 1, he's out, 2 he's not on any sites saying that he's an offender, but he is registered, but has been out for MONTHS now. RAISE HELL PEOPLE! WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE INFORMED ABOUT THESE THINGS! IF A SEX OFFENDER IS WALKING THE STREETS FREE - WE ALL ARE IN HARMS WAY! Get a weapon, PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! AND RAISE HELL - Don't just sit down and take this crap, I'm not. Maybe I'm the only one pissed off enough to actually DO SOMETHING, but if WE ALL DID THE STATE WILL HAVE TO LISTEN AND DO SOMETHING! If you want any more info, or if u want to talk to me personaly plz contact me at :

fighting4justiceinal@yahoo.com

Posted by BJA (not registered) on Sep 21, 2009 08:08 PM

I THINK IF SOMEONE CAN COMMIT ANY TYPE OF VIOLENCE ON A PERSON,OR ON A CHILD. THEY DESERVE TO ROT IN PRISON WHY TAKE THE CHANCE AND RELAESE THEM TO HURT SOMEONE ELSE. NORMAL PEOPLE DONT DO THESE THINGS SO IF A PERSON CAN MURDER RAPE MOLEST OR TORTURE THEY SHOULD BE PUT AWAY IF THEY DO IT ONCE THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN.

Posted by stampede (not registered) on Sep 25, 2009 02:51 AM

To all the people quoting your statistics--if only 3% of registered sex offenders are reoffending... then doesn't that mean the registry is working? the police can't be everywhere so if there is someone in my neighborhood who might be a threat to my child I want to know. If you are so sick that you think molesting a small child is ok then I think a registry is least that should happen to you.

Posted by Oldtimer on Sep 25, 2009 09:36 PM

stampede: the three percent was a Dept of Justice 1994 statistic, I believe. The study was done prior to the registry. The argument put forth by many is that the registry gives people a false sense of security... where they think it is working but the reality is that it fails in many respects. It sure looks good, and brings in the cash for local police, but does not deal with the real problems or causes of abuse. You DO understand that sexual abuse continues to happen and NOT necessarily by those on the registry all the time? Usually, most common in the family or by someone the family knows.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 18, 2009 10:45 PM

I am interessted in locating some cases in the state of Alabama that were TRULY wrongfully convicted of a sexual crime on a child. They DO exist! I can't believe that they receive a life sentence rather they're guilty or not! You can place a "child molester" and a Child murderer in the same neighborhood, and the the murderer is not required to let his neighbors know! I have dealt with a few of these cases first hand, and am trying to provide a feature story on life sentences for wrongfully convicted sex offenders of children. According to Alabama Law, taking an innocent picture of your baby in their first bath, is NOW child pornography and one can be convicted! Cases must be open to court documentation or at least providing your evidence of not guilty. THanks. Will check back in a few days.

Posted by AL Citizens for Change (not registered) on Nov 04, 2009 12:47 AM

For anyone who feel the current legislation is too all encompassing and broad, there is a national organization for change that has formed called reformsexoffenderslaws.org I am the State of Alabama representative and would like to speak to any Alabamians who are interested in helping the fight for change. Please visit the website where you can get my direct email and contact info. Thank you.

AL Citizens for Change

Posted by Anon (not registered) on Nov 10, 2009 12:37 PM

So, I have read alot of compelling circumstances and for the victims and their families I feel sorrow. But, there is also the other side of the coin. The side of my brother, he's 37 years old and married a woman when we has 18 who brought him 2 beautiful children. However, while she was pregnant with their first child, she developed a drug problem. He tried and tried to get her help. After many failed attempts, he decided to leave. She however, would have none of it, so she concocted a plan with her neighbor to get my brother in trouble. She had her then, 15 yr old, tell the police that my brother had "kissed" her inappropriately. The fact was my brother hugged her in front of her family and hugged her family because they had been supporting him or so he thought. The next thing he knows he is sitting in jail and used every penny he had saved trying to fight the charge. Unfortunately, when he ran out of money, he ran out of his good defense attorney as well. So he decided after a year and a half to take the plea so he could get out of jail and see his daughter.He now has to register as a sex offender. Is this right?! Do we really allow this type of judicial manipulation to occur? Yes.. yes we do. It's a sad state.

Posted by Disgusted (not registered) on Nov 15, 2009 12:48 AM

I can't help it...I'm disgusted beyond words because of some of these posts. I agree with some and not with others. I think some people are too ignorant about this issue and shouldn't be posting at all! I'm certainly sad for those who are wrongly accused. But I also don't feel sorry AT ALL for the guilty ones who whine about the punishment being too harsh. My daughter was molested by her father (my husband at the time) when she was 8 years old. After 2 long years of waiting and him roaming free (and dating other women with daughters) the court date finally came. He signed a plea and then they sent him home (for 2 months) until the actual sentencing. How can they get a paper signed by a man, saying he did molest a child, and then send him home??? My daughter will have a hard time for the rest of her life because of him. Why should a molester get a prison sentence and then not still have to live with what he has done? My daughter has a life sentence (which wasn't her choice!), and so should he! She will be in counseling for a really long time. She has had trouble in school for the past 2 years and she's behind now and struggling. She will no doubt have trouble in future relationships with men (although I pray she doesn't). Not only will she suffer for this, but so will her brothers. If people were to find out, parents wouldn't want their daughters dating my sons because they believe this is an inherited thing. And if a child molester moved into my neighborhood, OF COURSE I would want to know! I have children running around! And someone also mentioned it's a result of parents not supervising as they should. I disagree! Child molesters usually seem to be people we feel we can trust. My ex-husband was adored by all. When I found out about what he had done, I was devastated! All of my family and friends were also devastated and naturally, we all questioned our own judgment. This man was nice looking, kind to all, had a great reputation, never had been in trouble in school or at work, etc. NO ONE would have believed such a thing! But when my daughter came to me, I knew she would never lie about such a thing and I supported her. From everything I've read, there is no rehabilitation. It's an illness without a cure. This was in the state of Alabama and he is being sentenced to 20 years in prison with no chance of parole. After reading some of these other stories, I now see that indeed justice was proven.

Posted by talkofAL (not registered) on Feb 05, 2010 10:12 AM

The lists are NOT kept up to date and, most time, the address shown for the s.o. is not correct. There is a sex offender on trial today and I can guarantee you, he will walk. He was concvicted in 1988 for raping a grandmother and has NEVER registered in 20 years. When he was finally caught, he went to prison for 3 months and then AL doc let him out with NO address. He was caught again and I bet they will let him out, and he will do it again. What a waste of court time. WHy can the courts not see that this man will just not COMPLY?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 07, 2011 10:57 AM

My uncle is in jail now because of his stupidity with not registering in AL. He was convicted 10 yrs ago, in Louisiana, with a charge of child pornography (a pic of a naked minor was found in his vehicle that ironically enough he had JUST purchased from her father). He served his time and complied with probation. He moved to AL when Katrina hit. He was due to get out of jail yesterday, but was told because there was a foster family in the neighborhood, he could not live at my Grandmother's address. I have searched all morning for that "law" and have found nothing more than he can't live within 2000 ft of a school or where children congregate. If this is indeed a law that he can't live near a foster family, could someone point me in the right direction to see it for myself? Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 22, 2011 04:39 PM

OMG are you seriously thinking that it's "ok" that he had a picture of a Naked minor in his car just because it was just "recently purchased"?? What is wrong with you? Both him and that poor girl's father are absolutely SICK. I wish there was a way to keep them away from children period. People like that just need to sit in jail and stay away from kids forever.

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