allows citizens to share information they have about criminal sex offenders,
exchange resource links and post comments in a social style community. Daily
updates with links to state and county government sex offender registries,
sheriff's offices and news of sex crimes and related prosecution.
Posted by Florida (not registered) on Sep 29, 2005 08:55 AM
Only a sex offender would ask what child has been helped by posting names and pictures. Everyone else knows it helps
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 08, 2005 08:24 PM
A criminal can never be reformed. They are damaged beyond repair amd should not be readmitted into society!!! That's how I feel about sex offenders!!! If there is a sex offender in the neighborhood, they should be removed from it by the people, not just the police!!!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 10, 2005 08:33 AM
I DON'T NEED PROOF THAT PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS WORK OR DON'T WORK. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEY LIVE, I HAVE A CHILD TO PROTECT. WITH THIS SITE, WE HAVE FOUND ONE THAT LIVES 35 FEET FROM US. THANK GOD FOR THESE SITES AND PICTURES. IT IS ALSO A WAY FOR SINGLE PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT WHO THEY ARE DATING BEFORE BRINGING THEM INTO THE HOME WITH THEIR CHILDREN. I ALSO PRINT OUT PICTURES OF MY NEIGHBOR WHO IS AN OFFENDER FOR MY NEW NEIGHBORS TO BE SAFE WITH THEIR CHILDREN. IT DOES NOT HURT TO BE SAFE!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 10, 2005 03:46 PM
I don't want my children around pedophiles or SO's either. Someone made the comment that they kindly print pictures of a local SO for their neighbors in order to keep them safe.
I don't know about anyone else, but there are many people I that I suspect may be dangerous to my children. They include:
Anyone who uses drugs, or has used drugs in the past
Anyone who has ever been convicted of drunk driving
People with a promiscuous nature or practice
People who smoke cigarettes
People who use curse words
People who could expose my children to violence or sex on television
People who have a poor employment history who could therefore influence my childen to be lazy
People who have been convicted of ANY crime
People who are not polite
People who have committed adultery
I think it is very, very important that we protect or children from all of those people who could be dangerous to them. If you fit any of the criteria on my list, or know someone who does, please post your picture here. I would like to print it out and give it to my neighbors. Our children must be protected.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 11, 2005 03:06 PM
The best protection you can give your children is to be a parent!!!
Over and over again we see cases where nothing would have happened to begin with if the child involved had a real parent, instead of these lazy no account people that just let their children run wild and put the parenting on the people down the street!!!
Posted by worried mother (not registered) on Oct 11, 2005 09:52 PM
you can agree or disagree all you want with the listing of SO's and SP's pictures and adresses on sites like these, but for me it is all I have to be capable of protecting my children from them is by going on and showing my children there pics and how to handle themselves, if one should near them . especially since this state refuses to vanquish my childrens parental rights, give me a restraing order,or anything else without me paying allkinds of high dollar court fees I can't afford but yet they claim I'm not in poverty levels to get free help, and the worst part of it is the SO,SP in my situation gets away without even supporting the kids through child support
Posted by p (not registered) on Oct 22, 2005 03:43 PM
i like the coment about what that guys said about the various people he doesnt want his kids to be exposed to. I found the lst part even more funnier when he stated that if you or anyone u know fit the description, you should put their pic on the web so we all can be safe from them. lloll
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 29, 2005 11:47 AM
In my opinion, a sexual predator is someone who preys on innocent little children, and just because someone "smokes cigarettes, uses curse words, is not polite, has a poor employment history and commits adultry, does NOT make them a sexual predator. I smoke cigarettes, and sometimes I use curse words, and I can assure you that I am NOT a sexual predator. The person who made up this "hard to live up to list" must be perfect. Anyone who drinks, or curses does not mean they attack children. Lets keep it real. We aren't talking about being polite, or past drug use. Past, mean past. I think you are condemning everybody who does what you think isn't a christian way of living.
Posted by Concerned Citizen (not registered) on Oct 30, 2005 10:12 AM
I made the "hard to live up to list" to make a point. The SO registries DO NOT only include people who are dangerous to children; they include ALL people convicted of a sexual offense. I don't think that people who are not offenders are therefore "OK" to be around my kids. I honestly wouldn't send my kids over to someone's house if that person is a smoker who will smoke around my kids. It is dangerous to their health. I also wouldn't want my kids around someone who would curse in front of them. I smoked for many years before I had kids. It isn't about being "christian." Smoking is a bad example and bad for their health. I quit when I had kids. That is what parents are supposed to do. Of course we don't want our kids around sexual predators, but there are alot of bad things we shouldn't have our kids around, we have to start at home.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 30, 2005 10:15 AM
PS--you said that "past means past" for past drug use. The same could be said for "past" criminal conviction. I am "keeping it real." I am not defending sex offenders. I am just saying that most of the things on my list have been committed by all of us. But we don't want their to be a "list" if we could possibly be on it, do we?
Posted by Anon-y-mouse (not registered) on Oct 30, 2005 11:56 AM
All the predators and sexual offendors knew the rules-they knew what they were doing was wrong - they made the choice and now they have to live with those consequences for the rest of their lives.
The obvious exception is the high school kids who get caught being high school kids and end up with a label that ruins thir lives!!!
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Oct 30, 2005 09:27 PM
I NEED HELP! PLEASE HELP! I just looked on the florida's sex offender's website and saw my child's grandfather on it. (MY ex husbands dad) My ex husband now lives with his dad who is a sex offender. My ex kept it a secret from me. I talked to the sex offenders probation officer and she said the sex offender is not allowed to be around anyone under the age of 18 because he molested his 11 year old step daughter. But in the court order it states he is allowed to be around his 7 year old grandson and that is my son!!!!!!!!! I can't afford a lawyer and dont know what I can do. My son is supposed to visit them for thanksgiving vacation in a couple of weeks. I just found this out a couple of days ago. Does anyone know or have any advice on what my rights as a mother are? I thought sex offenders have no rights with children, family or not. If you are a lawyer please give me any advice you may have.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 09, 2005 11:10 AM
Has anyone EVER made a comment while they were totally under the influnce of alcohol that they would have never said otherwise? It was New Year's Eve 1995 at 2 A.M. in my home. There was no touching and no exposure, but I made a comment to a 15 yr. old female about oral. My wife and daughter were in the house at the time and it was to my daughter's friend. I apologized to her the next day when I was told what I had said and immediately sought treatment. The "victim" was OK with it but my daughter wasn't. I have been a registered sex offender for 10 years and have lost good jobs because of it.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 09, 2005 10:18 PM
To anonymous (New Year's Eve incident): Of course people have done/said stupid things while intoxicated. Nobody is going to admit it, though, unless they get caught. If all you did was say something stupid and didn't touch the girl, I don't even understand why you were prosecuted at the tax payer's expense. However, if you know that is how you behave when you are drunk, you shouldn't be drinking.
Now watch this: a whole bunch of folks are going to post that you brought this on yourself, that is what you get, pedophile, etc.
I think if anyone had a son convicted of what this guy is talking about, they wouldn't want him on the registry. But I have found that is what it actually takes. Nobody cares about my son, or yours, it has to happen to them personally. Then it is a whole different story.
Posted by Registered S/O (not registered) on Nov 10, 2005 07:07 AM
Replying to NEED HELP>>>>
I am the registered S/O who wrote about making the comment.
I suggest that you speak with the Probation Officer again and tell her what is going on. If she says that he is not allowed to have any contact with any child under 18 then go with her. Tell your ex-husband what you know and that you forbid your son to visit. I don't know how he got a court order but does it say that it must be a supervised visit? You do have rights, again I say, get with the Probation Officer!
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Nov 11, 2005 07:58 PM
Is there a list of different places where asex offender may pick a place to live?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 12, 2005 03:44 PM
I think that every person who is convicted of a sexual abuse charge should be put in jail for the rest of thier lives no one that was sexually molested should never have to worry about seeing the person who hurt them faces again
Posted by rkelly (not registered) on Nov 23, 2005 01:46 PM
we all have A RIGHT... to know if a perp is living on our streets with our childen playing outside! its all about our kids being safe!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 05, 2005 10:47 PM
Florida is creating so much hysteria over the deaths of two precious angels it is ludicrous. What society, the media, the legislature and Governor Bush need to remember is that the TWO persons who allegedly murdered these two children are not every sex offender in the Nation. The U.S. Dept. of Justice released a report in November 2003 stating the recidivism rate is 5.3% for sex offenders. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/rsorp94.htm This rate is lower than any other crime.....just maybe you guys that are out to get the sex offenders..let's just say it might be a good idea for you to seek some proffesional help..there are meds for the hysteria lol
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 25, 2005 09:49 AM
I lost a bookmarked link to a great (free) site that has an HTML map of sex offenders by zip code. The dots are color coded depending on the crime committed. Clicking on the dot brings up the rap sheet and mug shot. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Posted by victim in crime (not registered) on Dec 30, 2005 04:01 PM
I was the victim in a so called sex crime. I was 15 and had permission to date a 21 year old guy that was a family friend. We had consensual sex. When my parents found out, my mom flipped. It was totally my idea, and I wanted to have sex. My boy friend ended up getting a dishonorable discharge from the army (2 months from his normal discharge date), he spent 1 year in jail and some time on probation. When I turned 18 I went to court and had the no contact order lifted, and we started dating again. We ended up getting married and having a baby. We're happy and have been in love since I was 15. We were run out of our house in Deltona by the media and police. We now live on a farm in the country. Not every case is the same. I was the victim, and I'm now being punished for a decision that we both made. We had no idea that was we were doing were illegal! There's a story behind every case.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jan 06, 2006 07:45 AM
I also believe that other criminals should be put on these lists. Drug dealers who sell drugs to children. Many young children are selling their bodies on the street to buy drugs. Drug addicted parents are selling their kids bodies for the same reason, and some drug dealers are trading drugs for sex with children. and drunk drivers. They kill dozens of children every year. Where is the uproar? Where is the Histeria? Where are the politicians? Where are the police? Where are the notification lists?
please create a free account it will help manage the comments better when you post.
Posted by anon. (not registered) on Jan 15, 2006 03:50 PM
As a rehabilitated sex offender, I find these postings interesting. First of all, many of you want S/O to have their pictures plastered on the internet, and yet I see no photos of any of you. Whats the problem? Would it bother you to be seen? My face is on the internet!
Second, In my case, I plead guilty to one charge I never even committed, to save my "victim" from further harm. Therefore, there was no court case, just my sentencing. The plea bargain then, now forces me in the catagory of "violent sexual offender". There was no violence, ever, in my case.
Now, I must register every three months and pay a yearly fine and be printed and pay for a passport photo, etc.
One must consider how difficult it is for ANY crimnal to start his/her life over after jail. Since incarceration, I have held political office, developed several art programs for the community, taught the elderly to use computers, and spent thousands of free hrs on community service.
I got out of jail in 1984! 23years later, this foolishness hits me.
There needs to be a way that one can prove he/she is rehabilitated while at the same time, keeping an eye on those who might possibly re offend.
This law discriminates. It protects no one. No one can tell me how it protects their children one iota. Between reporting, offenders walk down the street with you and your family. Are you expected to memorize who the S/O all are?
Does this make your child safer from those who might babysit them or live next door? The babysitter might be someone who hast killed their own child? Child Killers are not required to register. The woman who taped her child's face causing the kids death is not on this registry. The man who killed a family in rage is not on this registry. The woman who drowned her three children in a car, is not on the registry....nor the one who dumped them off a bridge.
There must be a better way to study all of this for public safety.
To those of you who choose to throw stones: maybe someday, you will get caught for your crimes. For, I have never met a soul without guilt/sin.
"Living in Fear, Is only Half Living"
Posted by Dale (not registered) on Jan 31, 2006 02:48 PM
It is well known that sex offender registries do nothing to protect children. Sex offender registers are a ploy for government officials to get re-elected. If sex offenders are going to be singled out for public shame, then all offenders of all types needs to be publicied in the same way.
Posted by samantha (not registered) on Feb 17, 2006 01:23 AM
I agree with what most of you are saying but my baby's father is a sex offender, only because he slept with a younger girl when he was 19. He could have got the same charge for me when we started dating. He is a very good guy and also a great father and SOs are different than SPs. Most of the people convicted of a minor sex offense such as lewd and lascivious battery which most of their cases are consensual sex with girlfriends who are younger. and you can be an SO under the age of 18, if the "victim" is more than 36 months younger. I just wanted to let you know that all people convicted of a sex crime are not really criminals and do not deserve their title.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 03, 2006 12:10 PM
it scares me because i se people i know on here..
Posted by Randy Clark (not registered) on Apr 18, 2006 06:30 PM
The bastard who married my ex-wife and molested my three daughters is in this registry. I appreciate the information and picture of him.
Posted by x/s/o (not registered) on Apr 20, 2006 09:40 AM
Please keep in mind that two men were researched and killed in Washington State, due to these registries.
Two men killed in Maine due to these registries.
Homes burnt down in Washington researched from registries
NJ Man mistakenly thought to be registrant beaten nearly to death.
There are other ways to do the registry that don't require inciting vigilantism.
There has to be a better way.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 29, 2006 07:11 PM
WELL....so many opinions...I live about 10 miles from Mark Lunsford. (Jessica's dad) That was all too close to home for me. That bastard Couey.....lets just say the best thing for him would be general population!!! My views are this...for the SP's out there, you should be hung. You have a mental illness that NOTHING can cure, you should never come into contact with the public again. As for the reformed SP or SO on here making comments....REFORMED???? yeah right! I still wouldn't let you anywhere near my kids! There are only few instances of 21 year old guys & 17 y/o girls. I agree they need to reform that part of the law as needed per situation. I thank god for the Sex offenders site, it makes you very aware of the people living by you. As for the SP's killed by neighbors in the community....more power to the neightbors.....if I had 1 living next door, I would make their life pure hell until they moved or came to my house and blow them away. Damn right they should live in fear! Should have never done it in the 1st place. Their are some weird people out there and today EVERYONE is a potential SO or SP. Male or Female....Debra Lafave, what a joke, they should have put her in prison with the rest of them. Parenting is the best thing we can do for our kids! Always, always know when and where and check up on your kids. Its unfortunate that kids can't go out and play like they use to, but then again thats how I was a victim of an SO. TALK to your kids!!! TEACH your kids!!! WATCH your kids!!! LOVE your kids!!! I think they could change a part of the site, everyone should be listed on here, whether your SO or SP, they just need to provide more info on the charges....that would take care of the statuatory rape incidences and make you more aware of what your potential SO or SP neighbor is into.....Male, Female, age they were, and age kid was....when and where it happened....it would really be nice to know more information!!!!!!!! Then the innocent are protected so to speak! And the truly guilty should be exploited!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 30, 2006 01:21 PM
I want to know how the Florida Corrections Systems can let men who are sex offenders just coming out of jail move into a house right next to a family full of little girls. How does that protect our children. And not to mention a brand new schoolalready in the works to open and these sex offenders who prey on children are aloud to just move on in right in the middle of it all.
Posted by x/s/o (not registered) on Jun 01, 2006 10:13 AM
to the may 29th posting: You seem to be full of hate and rage. This cannot be good for your own mental health.
In my state, all of the cases of Sexual Abuse in the last year, were committed by people NOT on the registry. Parents must be told that this registry does NOT protect their children. Maybe it is time to find real solutions to this problem, eh?
And yes, 24 years have elapsed since my abuse, with no re-abuse. Therapy DOES work for some offenders. Especially, if they were victims once, themselves. ie: "abuse leads to abuse"
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 09, 2006 08:01 PM
Are you in Florida & wondering what happened to a certain pedophile who molested you in the 1950s?
Posted by Re. Lady Athena (not registered) on Jun 10, 2006 05:38 PM
The only problem with pictures of the sex offenders is people who take justice into thier own hands and go out, find the registered offenders, and kill them. As for themnever being reformed, granted the number is low, but there are some who have finally realized that what they have is a disease that they will always have to be tkaing care of.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 18, 2006 10:27 AM
In almost any media article you read about person who commit sexual offenses, there is an interesting perspective. Take the context of the article and replace the word(s) "Sex Offender" or "Pedophile" with the word "Jew" and you have pre-WWII political rethoric. It won't be long and the states will begin to build concsentration camps and light the ovens.
I'm pro criminal justice when it comes to protecting our children, but parents need to be held responsible as well. Sex offenders & their crimes need to be addressed. The Sex Offender registries are not bad, just as most criminal justice issues, without uniformity. Most of the confusion is created by fear, misunderstanding and the dam politicans egar for election/re-election.
Think about it, what is the reason behind all this? Why, the sudden epidemic about sexual crimes...to think that Sodom & Gormorrah was bargained with between Lot and God....his wife turned to stone, then he commits incest with his two daughters.....Hello.....my point being it's time for a reality check. My question would be what is causing this, and how do we fix it....perhaps chemical blindness...you can't hurt, what you can't see.
Ok back to the drawing board...still working on the ovens!
Posted by Concerned Northener (not registered) on Jun 19, 2006 05:55 PM
I moved to Orlando from Chicago over a year ago and have been dating a registered sex offender...not a registered sex predator, there is a difference. I was understandably taken back by this news however I am not ashamed nor do I feel the Florida Laws regarding sex offenders is very logical.
Upon learning his story and legal classification I took it upon myself to do research on the subject by contacting various different agencies, articles on the internet, watching television broadcasts, reading the entire FDLE Sexual Predators and Offenders Handbook, and speaking with other floridians. I was astonished to find out that some registrants, lord knows how many, have done nothing sexually motivated or sexually related what so ever. What I mean is some registrants are on here under the Lewd and lascivious acts of exhibition in front of a minor or an adult. Unfortunately by Florida law this qualifies as peeing in a public place in the presence of someone unwittingly, participating in sexual acts in your own fenced backyard, being seen skinny dipping in your private jacuzzi, and being seen participating in a sexual act in your car.
So while I think that a sexual predator or a sexual offender can be dangerous and should be under some sort of supervision, I do not think that my next door neighbors who are married and upon occassion make out naked in their hot tub are a danger to society or the neighborhood children. More importnatly this law would mean by it's very defintion a mother nursing her child in public could be seen by someone and then prosecuted for their interpretatiion of this act.
I really feel that there are real threats out there and the laws need to be concerned with those people not someon who was out at a boat race and was so drunk that they peed out in the open.
You must be a really proud parent. But to answer your question, doesn't advertising work. Companies spend billions of dollars on adverstising, good or bad it works! So yes, notifications do work.
Too bad you didn't spend more time with your RSO when he needed notification of his father being with him growing up! Perhaps you could have been a father of a NPP (non perverted person) instead!
SAVE OUR KIDS!
fatherofRSO on September 21, 2005 at 09:13 pm
Where is the proof that public notification has saved one child?
Posted by NO PITY (not registered) on Jul 10, 2006 09:42 PM
I don't agree with this crap about the man/woman 21 or older dating a teenager...FIND SOMEONE YOUR OWN AGE!!! I don't know what makes these people so desperate that they need to date a child....If you don't think the charges are fair, then stay away from kids.... I have NO pity on any of these people on this website.. You pay for what you do!!! I am a mother of a teenage daughter and I can't imagine some older man trying to date her.. It would be his last.......... That is unexceptable behavior.. The most of these men on here are OLD..They should know better... They just need to make life impossibe for these people to live.. Maybe they would just end up killing thereselves...Please go ahead..Do us a favor.....
Posted by To GASafeKids (not registered) on Jul 25, 2006 10:55 PM
What a nasty thing to say to a parent. You have no idea what kind of parent this guy is, or why his son turned out the way he did. I wonder how your kids will turn out!
Posted by Believer (not registered) on Jul 27, 2006 12:59 AM
I have so much sympathy and compassion for a young child that has been mentally or physically abused.I have read all of the comments and I have found that the most important has been left out. To trust in our one true living GOD and to believe on our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Posted by hmm. (not registered) on Aug 05, 2006 05:19 PM
When you violate some else's right, its only fair you should loose some of your own. These people have a very slim chance of ever going back into society and coexist without molesting someone again. They are smart and sneeky and need to be locked up for good if you ask me~~~
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 09, 2006 09:26 AM
As a survivor of years of sexual abuse, I can tell you that a victim only gets to relive the shame, pain, and embarrassment every time the perp is portrayed. I agree that there should be some severe punishment attatched to such crimes. The victim NEVER gets better, they become more secretive and tend to hybernate believing that they have some how caused this happening. The Legal System needs to be able to chemically casterate such perps. Not by removing their genitals but by removing their urge to have sex. But having said that, people need to know and understand that it is not the act of sex itself that the perps enjoy, it's the act of power and control. Jail is not enough. A few years for the perp and a lifetime for the victim. So yes keep posting the pic's of the perp's alert the public and continue to embarrass and shame the perps. Because the victim's will continue to survive in society, they have not had the priviledge of choice. The perp did and made their's.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 11, 2006 02:43 PM
I believe in restricting the rights of sex offenders. But not at the expense of innocent family members, especially children. Because of my husbands picture on the web, my children can't play in their front yard. My daughter can't ride the school bus without being called a molester. Their father doesn't participate in any of their activities. Explain that to children. You have no right to violate my privacy and put my children's life at risk.
Posted by JD Three (not registered) on Aug 24, 2006 11:47 PM
Public notification won't help the fact that most so called "molestations" are committed by a sneaky uncle, brother or close family member... highly publicized cases (stranger-danger) far more infrequent as any other stat (murders-assults-robberies) so all of you "fear mongers" that lose sleep at night wondering if a friendly neighbor is going to pop your kids cherry, rather than just being a truely nice person that happens to enjoy kids (non sexually of course) get over it-get a damn life people, and mind your own house and stop wondering whats going on in mine.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Aug 24, 2006 11:56 PM
I understand everyone wanting to protect their children and I understand anger. What I don't understand is the judgement that sex offenders are incapable of changing. Obviously there is not a Christian view here. Let anyone who is without sin cast the first stone. Does Jesus love sex offenders any less. Are they less forgiven, even less than a murderer. Perhaps if our system changed people instead of locking them up with no means to change. There are Christian prisons in other countries that are changing lives. They have less repeat offenders of any crimes. There are differant degrees and circumstances, there are more that never offend again than do offend. Most of this is media hipe. The percentage of those that murder are even fewer. People need to truly get the facts. Pornagraphy is an epidemic in this country, so is sex. When that changes so will these types of offences. We all need to look to God more and less to judgement and sex. A sin is a sin...I guess most of you have made saint hood
Posted by none (not registered) on Aug 25, 2006 12:16 AM
What the H**l are all of YOU doing here... get your kicks reading this stuff... who's the perverts here... get a damn life!!!!
Posted by Me (not registered) on Aug 25, 2006 12:31 AM
Admin makes good sense... I might add what good are photos? I may be an offender too but, due to the fire I'm horribly disfigured, I'd be glad to post a pic here... but.
I propose the solution as to how to "Identify' THE AVERGE" sex offender that you may pass on the street, as tho they were a normal-outstanding feloow citizen on this Atlantis (garden of Eden as it may be) it's simple my friends! put a damn bar-code on their foreheads!!! mark the as the beast, a scarlet letter so that all may see, and stone them as they pass! Yes friends... you think the JEWS were scorned by wearing the Yellow arm band, and having a number tatoo on their forearms... better yet, just burn their house, like they did mine and leave them without a face!!!! theres your solution for all the fear-mongers.
The answer is parent your own kids, supervise their internet use, talk to the other parents before allowing your kids to play with theirs... above all get a life and don't burn any ex-offeders... PLEASE!
Posted by Hotmama (not registered) on Aug 25, 2006 02:39 AM
make them juvenile sex offenders before 1997 register cause it isn't fair to let them get off scot free without being known for raping young girls when they were tried as an adult.
get rid of them nasty sex offenders cause all they will do is target more kids and they will not stop and make them juveniles that were tried as adults before 1997 cause they are just like the others and they shouldn't get any special privileges
Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Aug 26, 2006 03:39 PM
THESE SEX OFFENDERS KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG!!! OTHERWISE THEY WOULN'T SNEAK AROUND TO DO IT!! THEY ARE NO SICKER THAN A THIEF OR MURDERER. THEY STEAL SOMETHING FROM INNOCENT CHILDREN WITH NO CONCIENCE. "IF YOU DANCE... SOONER OR LATER YOU HAVE TO PAY THE FIDDLIER!!! " TO THINK ABOUT IT IS BAD ENOUGH...BUT THEY CAN STOP THEMSELVES. I DON'T BELIEVE THEY ARE SICK...JUST EVIL AND DISGUSTING PEOPLE WHO WANT AN EXCUSE TO ACT THAT WAY.
Posted by Predator Panic Article (not registered) on Aug 29, 2006 06:30 PM
Educate yourself on this issue:
The US Bureau of Justice study done in 1994 claims just five percent of sex offenders were arrested for another crime. A 2003 study found that within 3 years 3.3 percent of released child molesters were arrested again....The D.O. J. found that sex offenders were in fact less likey to reoffend than other crimnals. Rearrest rate of other crimnals? 25 percent.
So why all the hysteria? Misinformation fueled by the news media, Benjamin Radford claims. Read his article: Predator Panic: A closer look. I believe you can find it on a search of the internet.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 14, 2006 11:21 PM
I want to live safe knowing my child is protected from anyone who might be a bad influence, especially from religious fundametalists. jews, muslims and republican chistians. Please post your picture here so I can keep my children safe from you.
Posted by lord necron (not registered) on Sep 16, 2006 02:41 PM
in the 1980s it was the SRA hysteria(satanic ritual abuse)
well that turned out to be a big lie.
then there was the mcmarten preschool scandal.
another lie. someone made a lot of money from these lies.
Someone is making money from sex offender hysteria.
America is a nation of brain dead sheep.
and it is the fate of all sheep to be butchered.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 19, 2006 08:24 PM
I, a RSO, could not care less about what everyone thinks about my listing. They do not know the story, and most do not care. I took my plea after 10 years of legal battles for a crime that was alleged over 12 years prior with no evidence other than a "victim statement". I simply ran out of money trying to fight. In most states an accusation is usually a conviction when it comes to a sexual crime.
I agree with the one poster that as many childrens' lives are ruined by drug pushers, domestic abuse, alcohol related incidents and other poor decicions. These people KNOW what they are doing too and yet there is not a registry for them is there? Shouldn't everyone be informed that there is a twice convicted DUI driver in your neighborhood, a drug seller, or a family accused of abuse? Most of these people do their crime "sneakily" too.
A lot of people think that alcoholics cant be reformed, just as they think of SO's and yet they are still allowed to drive after a period of time without bumper stickers or a web site.
One could go on and on. Is it worth arguing over? No. Is any one person correct? No. Is the current law fair? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on which side of the decision you are on. When your next speeding ticket makes you wear an embroidered license plate on all of your clothes or a sign on your car your opinion may change, or maybe not. You knew what you were doing when you put your foot on that accelerator. God knows, my great-grandfather knew what he was doing when he married my great-grandmother when she was 13. He was 19. After 75 years of marriage and 13 kids, no one called him a pervert.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 21, 2006 02:37 AM
I just registered, because I have to do a paper on 'Should the law be able to publicise sex-offenders' I'm reading this because I want other peoples veiws on the matter.
I'm writing a paper for a university...and i'm only 14
I just wanted to reply to all those people that said that sex-offenders should be put on death-row, or hung.
I disagree with them, I don't think they should be hung or put on death-row, I think they SHOULD be put in jail for a while, so they can be someone's bitch to see how it feels, maybe they'll stop.
Sex-offenders mostly only make that mistake once or none at all... it's sex-predators that should be put on death-row, there is a difference, sex-offenders are the ones that only made the mistake once or none, it could've been a lewd comment or just a drunken mistake.
Sex-predators on the other hand are vile people who go looking for young and innocent people to prey on, they should be the ones that go into jail and be someone's bitch more than the sex-offenders.
My dad isn't one, but he's been charged, because of some affection towards my cousin, he didn't do anything gross, I was right there when it all purposely happened.
That doesn't mean I don't love my cousin any less, just it didn't happen, I would've told my mom, and she in turn would've kicked his ass and kicked him out of the house faster than you can say, 'he did it'
There is a BIG difference to sex-offenders and sex-predators.
But I kinda do approve of the pictures, because they can live with the shame, but murderers and sex-offenders are VERY different, first off, murderers kill and rape most likely. While sex-offenders only did something that probably wasn't supposed to be sexual in the first place.
Such as this man that lives close by, when my mom was a kid, he raped and molested her, she's still scarred from it, he's payed his dues, he has a bad leg, I see him sometimes hobbling along the road, he's not a sex-predator/offender anymore.
People can reform.
I'm trying to reform myself, I cut sometimes, not much, i only have a few, but I still do it, I'm trying to stop, esprecially since my mom knows now, she's been trying to keep me happy, it's not my family life that I have depression over, it's just plain life, nothing more.
That's all I've got to say for now.
Posted by Mike B (not registered) on Sep 28, 2006 10:30 PM
ANYONE who defends a sexual preditor or tries to defend their actions, or explain the behavior away is just plain STUPID.
STUPID and deviant themselves.
I do like the people who try to say that if we were more "Christian" we'd be more helpful, loving, and understanding of sexual perverts and child molesters. Well, I for one being a Christian man must confess that I am weak on this matter. I don't pretend to be perfect, I don't know what Jesus would do, I only know that if ANYONE touches my kids I would STONE them to death! Just like in the good Old Testament.
God bless you parents! Keep your eyes and ears sharp!
Posted by Mike B (not registered) on Sep 28, 2006 10:46 PM
TO: The RSO with the sob story.
Tough crap. How many other kids did you fondle before you got caught? Don't cry about how other criminals are just as bad as or worse than you. As far as I'm concerned you ALL GET OFF TOO EASY. If a drunk driver kills someone, it SHOULD be 2nd-3rd degree murder. If a drug dealer sells to a minor, that person SHOULD be locked up for 50 years. Build more prisons, raise my taxes to pay for it I'll gladly pay as long as YOU SUFFER LIKE YOUR VICTIMS SUFFERED, LIKE YOUR VICTIMS FAMILY SUFFERED, LIKE YOUR VICTIMS FUTURE SUFFERED, LIKE YOUR VICTIMS FRIENDS SUFFERED, LIKE YOUR VICTIMS DREAMS SUFFERED.
Oh, was that not politically correct?
I vote for whoever is the hardest on criminals! BECAUSE TO ME, YOU'RE ALL THE SAME.
Posted by RSO (not registered) on Oct 01, 2006 02:56 AM
Huh. Mike B. You make my point - many times over.
Sob story? If it made you sob why are you so angry?
You could care less about my (or anyone's) story - you only care about your opinion. And honestly, I could care less who you vote for or your opinion. I did though, search a few sites and didn't see you (or Mike B)rooting there for lifetime listings and notifications for other offenders. Methinks thou protest too much (or too little considering your other opinions).
Funny, you do mention the Christan aspect - it is strange that Christians are supposed to follow the New Testament and let the Father judge and absolve sins based on their acceptance of Him, yet you go for the Old Testament Laws and want to participate in the maiming, instead of praying for the person. Thats pretty sick too. Even sicker to publish it.
Nowhere in my post did I defend anyone. Nor did I condone any type of assault. In fact I even stated that the law may be fair - or it may not be. I just pointed out the imbalance in the attitudes and punishment of crimes that are just as dangerous and ruin just as many lives.
Yet you automatically assume in reading my post, about me, a person you do not know - an allegation exists - wrong must've been done - someone should suffer - how many times before - again validating another point I made.
What should happen to LM (a minor)who retracted her story "mom made me lie" after the conviction and life sentence of her "molester"? Yes, he was finally released after eight years with the condition he register? And she wasnt prosecuted. He was financially ruined - psychologically damaged and socially outcast. She gets to go on with life. Would you stone her? (Oh! I will be more appropos - lobotomize her, so she cant do this again?) Better yet! - tattoo "I lie about sex crimes" on her forehead - cut out her tongue? How about her mother? I bet in your short-sight she is absolved because she came clean - or she was young.
His family suffered, his friends suffered, his children suffer, HE SUFFERS.
WAS THAT NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT?
I WILL VOTE FOR WHOEVER OUTLAWS IDIOTS beacuse you are all the same.
There are two sides to everything is what I was saying - and it is not true that only one side can be "right".
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 01, 2006 02:33 PM
I am a RSO - I am also a parent of five beautiful children. First - my "crime" didn't involve anything more than getting out of my shower in my own home while a 13 year old neighbor was in my bedroom and he saw me for 10 seconds when I got out - I served 5 years for "attempted solicitation" for that - I would VOLUNTEER to become incarcerated for the remainder of my life if the LE agencies would agree to lock up every single sex offender as well. My position is that if someone is not deemed a threat to society - that is we allow them to continue to live in our society and not lock them up under our civil commitment mechanisms - then we MUST allow them to do so in a normal fashion that allows them the ability to build a healthy life (UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT). I believe that the only real solution that will allow a balanced solution is a) incarcerate us all or b) surgically implanted GPS monitoring chips in ALL RSO's. I am also a proponent of Megan's Laws. I DO NOT support legislation that serves NO purpose but to further humiliate those of us who made mistakes but now are trying to rebuild our lives without hurting anyone else. My state has one such law that requires RSO's to have an indication on our driver's license that states we are a SO - this serves NOT ONE purpose to further the protection of our children. Laws like this are a powder-keg - by continuing to humiliate RSO's we simply force them into a life of hopelessness and dispair. That is NOT healthy - and such individuals are FAR more likely to lash out like a caged animal in retaliation. I know that in time many RSO's will snap. When I was going through my SO Treatment Program after my release from prison I even heard many rumblings from frustrated RSO's who were finding it impossible to find housing and/or jobs that they felt they should just hijack a school bus and kill everyone on board - they felt that would wake people up. This is the type of reaction a caged animal would have. I believe we must create a balanced solution. If someone is a deemed a threat then lock them up - if they aren't then find a way to monitor their daily activities for high-risk behavior (GPS) and let them live a normal life...
Posted by Tok Long (not registered) on Oct 01, 2006 08:13 PM
I am a 22 year-old registered S/O. When I was 20, I got overly drunk with some buddies and had to take a leak, so I did my business in a deserted alleyway around 2AM and was caught by the police. Because of this, I had to register as a sex-offender, as I was cited with "indecent exposure". Just last year, a local kid went missing (turned out to be a runaway), and my house was vandalized and my car totaled by what turned out to be neighbors and friends of the missing boy's father.
Where is the justice in this? Because I decided to take a pee at 2AM in a deserted alley, am I thrown into the same group as sickos that rape and kill 8 year-old children?
These sex offender laws are skewed and make more victims than they save. I beat the system, however -- all it took was moving out of the country!
Why do we tend to accept one form of crime into our nieghborhoods and toss another out so angrily. We have murderers released everyday from our prisons and they have to live somewhere and of course it is in our nieghborhoods with our children, how do we know what they are capable of next? To me someone that could take anothers life could do just about any thing else to another person be it man, woman or child and thier is no re-form in our prisons, so often they come out worse than when they went in. Drug dealers are released every day, where do they live... in our nieghborhoods with our children playing outside. We all know that drugs are on the inside of our prisons as well as outside so they have come out just as bad as when they went in and they have had no re-form. They can put our children up to selling drugs, doing drugs, drive by shootings in our nieghborhoods but we seem to turn a blind eye to these crimminals and can live with them without regitrys or knowing if they live next door or not. But let someone piss in an alleyway or get out of a shower accidentally and thier life is ruined. We want to run them out of the nieghborhoods and possibly off the face of the earth even put them on an island somewhere. While the guy or gal two doors down just sold a crack rock to a 14 yr old. And a convicted murderer lives upstairs, but you just got that SO evicted across the road so now you think you are safe and so are your kids. How as a society have we become so bitter! I by no means uphold SO because I am a victim, but we have to stop punishing these men an women as though they all have done violent atrosities to children. A lot of these men are victims of CRY rape cases where girls got caught by parents or they just got mad because things didn't go thier way. Some are merely accusations and finances played a big role where a court appointed attorney will have them cop pleas to a crime that should have been taken to court and fought and won but instead it is easier to do the latter. People we need to get informed before we start pointing fingers, judge not lest you be judged. This registry does not state the facts correctly it makes even the least violent ones look just as bad as the most violent ones. I have another post on here as to how the registry should inform people I hope everyone takes the time to look it up on the KY Registry.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 02, 2006 08:53 PM
I would like to see the number of child killed by a drunk driver compared to the number killed by a sex offender. I think that if sex offenders are to be registered so should drunk drivers, murderers, drug trafficers, and all other convicted felons. Probably the reason they will not do that is becuase it would effect many of the law makers relatives. Lets face it, murders can kill and get out of jail and practically no monitoring is done. Something is wrong with this picture.
Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Oct 03, 2006 02:00 PM
I DON'T THINK SO'S SHOULD HAVE TO REGISTER AND PUT THEIR PICTURES ONLINE. WHY NOT HAVE PICTURES AND ONLINE REGISTERATION FOR MURDERS THEY ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS TO OUR KIDS MAYBE MORE SO. SOME PEOPLE WHO GET STUCK WITH THIS CHARGE ARE ACTUALLY INNOCENT! WHAT ABOUT THEM? ANYBODY IS VUNERABLE TO GET CHARGERD WITH THIS CRIME ALL ANYBODY HAS TO DO IS JUST GIVE ALLEGATIONS THAT IS IT. THEN YOUR DONE FOR. THINK ABOUT IT!
Posted by x/s/o (not registered) on Oct 03, 2006 08:45 PM
Well, now , Florida. It seems in the story put out by Public TV, that the Miami Herald knew that Congressman Foley was sending his emails to underage males for more than two months before this story broke. They kept it private because Foley provided information to the newspaper. Nice. Foley was the chairman for the committee writing most of the registry law. OK, people. Lets see if HE is on the registry for anything like internet solicitations. I guess the TV show "To Catch a PReditor" should try catching our legislators for a change! Lets understand this problem and work to educate and fix it, rather than promote all of this silly fake "safety"
legislation that rakes in the bucks for those making money off this registry.
Posted by hard to imagine (not registered) on Oct 07, 2006 01:22 AM
I am outraged at the Foley situation. I think if there is evidence he did anything with underage pages jail time is what he should get. I am even more outraged that the Republican apoligists like Rush Limbaugh can go on the air waves and say this could have been pranksters and not real. I think the FCC should investigate his comments that downplay what could be a crime in this country to support a political party. His comments by the way are on his website for all to see.
Posted by Reality (not registered) on Oct 09, 2006 10:17 PM
I found this site by accident - my, my, my - it is truly interesting how
we as a society have advanced in technology, and so many many other
things, yet we are still as ignorant, superstitious, etc. as the dark ages.
There have always been pedophiles in our society - always.
Yet some of these comments here remind me of a mob who becomes
blind and acts only on "bloodlust."
It is so human nature to judge so quickly - based on what we hear, or are told.
My family lives a life that is harassed, exploited, etc. all because of a
family member and ex-wife who mentally, emotionally, and yes, physically
threatened a daughter to punish and control another's life. Now, MY daughter
will never live a normal life because of this and she doesn't even know yet.
For all of those who sound so judgemental, angry, and hate filled - you
should watch the old movie called " The Lottery" - you would love it.
And you will never understand the true meaning of it.
All of you who believe
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 12, 2006 07:26 AM
I am currently a registered sex offender. When I was 22 I went out with a girl who was not honest about her age, she turned out to be only 14. I plead gulity to Attempted Lewd act and now for the for the rest of my life I must be lumped in with child molesters. If you don't believe that this mistake can land you in this kind of trouble, ask a lawyer of look up the statutes in your state. It happens to many young men. Sex offenders and pedophiles are not the same thing.
Just a little FYI on the list, most people are not aware of.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Oct 15, 2006 10:23 AM
I have read some of the comments on this site some of them are good and some are just plain ridiculous. so here is one for ya to think about.
I am a mother of two children between the ages of 2 and 8(boy and girl). I date a registered sex offender who the state says can not be around my children. ok so this is the rule ( even though his so called victim was consentual but 16 and whose own mother was ok and even helped her daughter get with him.) I also live next door to a man who was a pastor in a church who is a registered sexual predator. This is a man who used god to stand behind and get to the children of the church he was convicted of sodamising and molesting litle boys and girls between the ages of 4 thru 8 years old and our lovely state says he can be around my children and live not even a hundred feet away and in order for me to get a restraing order for him to stay away he has to enter my home he can stand in his yard and stare at my home and children follow us around and the police say this is ok nothing they can do about it he has even put a video recorder in his yard ( supposedly to protect himself from vengful neighbors ) or is it to record my children for his own pleasure at a later time. I feel the laws definatly need to be redefined where is my childrens protection. which one do my children realy need to be protected from the man who follows us around the yard and reads newspapers from his trunk or the man who will help to buy my children toys, clothes and food. based on some other comments on this page i am sure i will get some negative feedback on my choice of a partner but it is ok i just wanted some of you to see just what these laws actually protect...my opinion they protect nothing. It is the parents awareness that protect the children.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 16, 2006 11:35 PM
We shouldn' t have to look these guys up. If they're known offenders why are they on our streets? They should be locked up and not let out. They serve lesser sentences than a dug conviction...where is the "justice" in this system? Keep them off our streets and away from our children!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 17, 2006 03:22 PM
Who cares about sex offenders? What about other crimes such as drug possession, distributing, dwi, buglary and the such? Why can't everyone be registered? Wouldn't you like to know if your neighbor bounced a check in the past?
WOW, I am always amazed when I read these types of forums. First let?s address the issue of SO vs. SP, the truth is that here in Florida, as I expect as in other states, there is no difference. I have a sexual predator that we monitor that was convicted of have sex with two 15 year old females. Then, I have a SO who was convicted of L/L on a child under 16. Problem is that the SO confessed to me that he had molested over 60 children. Now, who is the bad guy?
As for a crime here in Florida not having a sexual component, I will tell you that is bull. For a person to be listed on the website, he/she must be convicted of a crime which is enumerated in statute. Every statute is sexual in nature. In fact, if a person is convicted of ?False Imprisonment? and there is no sexual component, they would not be required to register. As for the individuals who are convicted of crimes that they did not commit, think about what you just said! I can tell you, I don?t care what someone said about me, I would never plea out to something I didn?t do, unless I?m trying to hide something else. As for the individuals who just took a pee at 2am in an alley, what are you pissing in the alley for anyway? And why would you plea out to a lewd act for an exposure charge and exposure in the presence of an adult is not a registering offense. So, there must have been a child out at 2am.
Now, what I see here is that we have forgotten why there is a registry and community notification (web page). The truth is offenders register, just like any convicted felon, so that law enforcement can have the information that might assist them in a case that may be related to an offender. As for has the web save a child? I can give you numerous cases where the web has been used to identify SO?s and SP?s who were trying to victimize a child. Let?s stop bashing the registry and web page, IT WORKS.
Posted by onetheronebitethedust (not registered) on Oct 25, 2006 12:15 PM
As a victim of many years of molestation i totally oposee child molestation; i am not a pedophile i got arrested for lewd act in a "public" (with a man older than me and he was the one who asked to see it and i just gave him a little peek) place a adult bookstore now im mark for life i think this law can be unfair and bogus there's need to be a diferienciation between these situations and molesting childrens people make mistakes and ignorance can destroy one's people life foreever now im facing the end of my life as i know it fot irresponsability,ignorance and bogus laws
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 27, 2006 06:46 PM
I don't diagree with posting pics and info of predators....but what upsets me is that those that made mistakes as a teen , sleeping with a girl 2 years younger..he 19...her 17...and the parents were aware of the situation and let him live in the house and let it continue untill they got mad at him for another reason and decided to use that againist him proscuted and served 5 years for having a teen age relationship and has to suffer for the rest of his life...the laws and the sex offenders list should single these people out it makes them look as guilty as someone molesting a child .
Posted by x/s/o (not registered) on Nov 06, 2006 10:26 AM
The registry works? I recently attended a government meeting held on this topic in which the law enforcement agencies were informed that the statistics show the registry does not work. That in fact, it takes money away from agencies that help prevent abuse. Even he department of Justice studies will say that a good job, safe home and enviornment lowers the probability of the offender reoffending. Those who say this registry is working are on the side getting DOJ funds and grants. It again comes down to the buck.
another thought: Why don't we hear any more on Foley? Is he on the FLA registry yet? He was the chairman on the committee that pushed the registry. One law for all???
Posted by confused (not registered) on Nov 26, 2006 02:53 PM
Well, it will soon be Dec. and I have not heard a word about Sen. Foley. Is he on the register, yet? Anyone know what is happening with the investigation?
THIS is why the register is not working. Are your children safe from the powerful and protected? I think not.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 26, 2006 06:07 PM
All sexual offenders in the state of florida have to register yet not all sexual offenders have sexually offended a child or children. Not all sexual offenders are predators either. Other than it is the law of florida, why do non- predatory sexual offenders have to register? Can anyone answer that question?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 16, 2006 05:27 PM
Let me ask two questions. At any time during your teenage years, did you participate in any kind of sexual acts? Did you "cop a feel" from your girlfriend? If you did, under the laws of Florida, YOU are a sex offender. You just didn't get caught.
I know of a person who is now a RSO because he solicited a prostitute on the internet. This girl was advertising on a Yahoo website. After about a month into her "escorting career", she was busted. She was a runaway teenager trying to make money to survive. There were about 10 other men arrested for soliciting this girl. She faced no charges and walked away like nothing happened. Is this fair? I don't think that it is.
Posted by Angry Dad! (not registered) on Dec 21, 2006 10:24 PM
My son was 14 when he slept with the 14 yr daughter of a police officer. He spent 4yrs in jail and is now on probation for 2 more. Labeled as a Sexual Predator, This is nothing but a violaton of human rights. We are destroying our own youth. ShouldÂ´nt she be in jail too? What are we doing to our kids? DidnÂ´t we go through all that when we were growing up?
I don't know what state you live in, but here in Florida we don't register or post juveniles... YET. Because of the Adam Walsh act, any juvenile age 14 or old who is convicted of a violent sex crime will be required to register. In every state...
Posted by Little Girl Lost and Found (not registered) on Dec 26, 2006 09:39 AM
For years I was molested and raped by someone who was like a father to me. My godfather. He was active in church and his community. My earliest memories of what he did to me started at around the age of 2. I use to wish for death. It lasted until I was around 12. I threatened him, he did not care. After thoughts of suicide and trying to get someone to hear me I was tired of him an life. Where were the adults in my life? They all dropped the ball. I hated old men because of HIM. When I was 14 I had a boy who was my friend and he knew everything. I shared with him every detail. I decided to have sex with him of my own free will. I knew what the consequences could be but I thought beter him touching me than some old nasty man. This 14 year old did not rape me or molest me I was willing to be with him. Don't understand that then let me explain it to you. I would rather have been with that boy of my own free will than have an old man touch me everyday. Kids do things when no one wants to really hear the truth. My friend was not a sexuel predator. He was the only one who helped save my life. If two 14 year olds have sex you charge the boy you charge the girl. It should not matter if daddy is a cop or not. She might have a reason for why she chose to have sex with that boy. Adults who do this are the lowest form of life to me and I have NO SYMPATHY. If you rape a child you should pay. If you rape any one you should pay. Don't expect me to disagree that the senator be in the same catergory. He is the worst of all.He is the one who will get away with it. Just like the one who tortured me. I will never have a normal life. I will never trust a system that plays the game of how importatant are you in this world. I feel sorry for the 14 year old boy who had sex with the 14 year old girl. Her fathers position is why he got charged. My godfathers is why he did not. Therapy was no help. I could not stop thinking that everyone was out to hurt my children. I found myself because I had to do for me what no one else would when I was little. My abuser passed away of a heart attack while watching television. I never got what I should have , but I don't need it any more. That boy who I gave myself to at 14 we have four children and two grandchildren. He still holds my hand when I feel lost. I will say a prayer for all the children.
Posted by Keitha Gassett (not registered) on Dec 28, 2006 01:28 PM
This was written by a women who definitly has issues. IF you think these things will add up to someone molesting your child I suggest you get some serious counseling....I have children and love them very much enough to where I worry about them playing outside but this is a little extreme!!!!
I don't want my children around pedophiles or SO's either. Someone made the comment that they kindly print pictures of a local SO for their neighbors in order to keep them safe.
I don't know about anyone else, but there are many people I that I suspect may be dangerous to my children. They include:
Anyone who uses drugs, or has used drugs in the past
Anyone who has ever been convicted of drunk driving
People with a promiscuous nature or practice
People who smoke cigarettes
People who use curse words
People who could expose my children to violence or sex on television
People who have a poor employment history who could therefore influence my childen to be lazy
People who have been convicted of ANY crime
People who are not polite
People who have committed adultery
I think it is very, very important that we protect or children from all of those people who could be dangerous to them. If you fit any of the criteria on my list, or know someone who does, please post your picture here. I would like to print it out and give it to my neighbors. Our children must be protected.
Posted by Ken (not registered) on Dec 29, 2006 10:49 AM
Our country is on a crazed witchhunt again. It sure deflects interest from the real problems of social injustice, wage inequality,etc.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 29, 2006 04:28 PM
I think that anyone who ever hurts a child should be taken out and killed. I could never imagine what I would feel if anyone EVER hurt my daughter. It just isn't right. I think it's worse to hurt a child then to hurt an adult. A child can't even defend themselves. For those who try and stand up for SOs, you'll rot in hell with them. There is no making what they did ok. I don't care what it was! There is never any excuse for hurting a child, EVER. This is one thing that I stand firmly on, if someone ever hurt my child I would kill them, plain and simple. The police better find the person who hurts her first because if I find him/her the police never would.
Posted by Connie (not registered) on Dec 31, 2006 04:36 AM
To the person who posted that people who were ever convicted of drunk driving are a danger to their kids and if they smoke and on and on!! Where are you from? I had a DUI about 12 year ago and I smoke and I am no danger to children !!! That is the most ludicrous post I think I have ever read!! And you will post a persons picture well come clean with the board and put up your own pic in your community cause NO ONE is without SIN!!! And I know that at some point in your life you have done what you claim is a danger to your children!! A liar could pose a danger then too if all you posted could but let me guess..I bet you never told a lie in your life either!! Don't throw stones when you live in a glass house too!! How stupid!!
Posted by givemeabreak (not registered) on Jan 02, 2007 10:06 AM
Isn't the post above for Dec 29th a potential murderer? Shouldn't we have him on a registry of some kind? To quote him: "..I would kill them, plain and simple. The police better find the person who hurts her first because if I find him/her the police never would."
I am a victim of sexual molestation and I am thankful for sites like this. I am grown and have two children of my own and if there is a s/o in my area i want to know and it doesnt even have to be some one who has just hurt a child but I want to know for my own safety also and I think that I sould have that right. But what really pisses me off about some of the comments I have read is that I am reading things that make no sence or that seem to be wrote by some kind of idiot...if you molest or make a sexual comment to a child then you are damaging that child. I know this first hand and even a stupid drunkin comment from a grown man or woman is distructive to that child and it is something that the child will NEVER get over. If you say or do something then you have to suffer the consequences of that. If you are over the age of 18 you should know better then to say or do something that will hurt a child. even if that person is 16 or 17it is still against the law and you need to think about the consequences, even if they seem stupid by you.
Posted by yabut (not registered) on Jan 08, 2007 06:40 PM
Bresie: The problem is, that in many states people who have committed these crimes have already gone to prison, gotten out and started their own families, gotten job (which is not easy for a felon) and lived for years peacefully in their community. Now they are repunished (a violation of the law) by having their lives and families turned upsidedown. So many here claim this is for the children. What about the child who is ridiculed at school because his/her parent is listed on the internet after 20 years living peacefully in the community? I know of s/o,s who have lost entire businesses with employees due to the stigma being put on them years after they paid their dues to society. "Good", you say? What about the family? They are punished, also. Im sorry, but the answer is that this is the PARENTS responsibily of being aware and educating their child what to look out for. All statistics point to the fact that the best way to stop reoffense, is to allow the s/o to enter the community in a safe and secure enviornment, so that they can restart their lives. Statistically, those NOT allowed this opportunity, tend to reoffend. These are Department of Justice funded studies. Psychotherapy is a good thing. When court mandated, it can make a difference.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jan 16, 2007 06:26 AM
as a registered sex offender in new hampshire i am totally terified about being on the list when i was 19 i was dating a girl for almost 6 months i moved in with her mother and her about 2 months of dating the girl had a job ,didnt go to school, and drove a car , her mother allowed us to sleep in the same bed i thought she was 17 at the time we satrted dating and while we were dating her mother celibrated her daughters 18th b-day while things didnt work out and when i broke up w/ the girl because a friend of a friend told me she was only 13 i flipped and ended the realationship 3 days later her mother called me to have luch and talk , she said that if i didnt take her daughter back she was going to the police , i told her to do what she had to do cause i was not going to be dating a child, so i got arrested on numerous counts of felonious sexual assult and had bail of $31,000 and went to court and because the laws say that there is no mistake of age law i was found guilty and went to jail and had 2 years intensive couseling and probation now i am married for 6 years and have 2 sons ages 5 and 4 and i am on the list and have to register twice a year and have to do so for the rest of my life , and come to find out i am not the only guy that her and her mother have done this to there is 1 in california, and 2 others here in new hampshire so i ask you now who is the sex offender ? dont get me wrong i do assume full responsibillity for what i did but , it would never have happened if i had known the truth
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 16, 2007 08:19 AM
People also don't understand the list very well. There are 3 different types of people on the list. First, yes there are the offenders/predators we want to be warned about. Second, the young individuals that were stupid and dated a person a few years younger parents got angry and had them arrested they are now pinned for life as a "bad person" and last, there is the ones who made one stupid mistake and now they are paying for it, and they are not a danger to anyone, they are accused because some person was angry at them. Many of the individuals on the site are not hardened criminals. Someone yells rape or whatever and boom they are pinned forever with the burden of being a sexual violator. I know this first hand my boyfriend is facing this everyday. He has custody of his little boy, he was a cop and screwed up by having sex with a woman he knew and she got angry because it did not go any further between them. Now everyday he has to worry about the new laws passed and not being able to go to see his son at school or being able to live where he wants. His "crime" was committed 13 years ago and he still has to deal with the issues.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 16, 2007 08:41 AM
First of all what ever happened to "do the crime do the time"? Unless you were sentenced to life in prison, the date of your release your time is up! Not only that but I thought only God could could judge?
My husband is a registered sex offender for a girl he dated who lied about her age and four years later called our house to apoligize for lying to him and to police. I asked her if she realized the damage she had caused, not only to my husband, but to me and our children. Her answer was no.
I live in fear everyday, not only for my husband but for myself and my children. I am afraid to let my sons have friends over in the fear that their parents will make accusations and then my husband be taken away from my children and I. My husband is a skilled painter and cannot find work because up until two years ago he had to register but it was not public knowledge for his "crime" and now it is and his picture is plastered on the internet for the whole world to see.
I agree the laws need to change...protect the children? What about the children of the sex offenders, who is going to protect them from the society that we live in where at one time we shunned the colored and the Jews because of their skin color or their religious beliefs? Now the government wants to pretty much put the scarlett letter on sex offenders and group us all into concentration camps? Where is the justice in that? What ever happened to our rights to privacy?
I think it is our jobs as parents to protect our children, to make them aware that "bad" things can and do happen and that there are ways to prevent it. The registry was created for the poilce departments to moniter, not for the vigilanties and those out to get the offenders and their families.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 21, 2007 07:53 PM
What is unpleasant about the court system and offender registry is it does not take into account individual cases. Judges should have discretion in sentencing, rather than mandatory registry for statute violation.
Posted by Curious (not registered) on Jan 24, 2007 08:32 AM
Does anyone out there know the Florida law as to who gets posted on the SOR? Specifically, isn't there a cut-off date for SOs who commited their crimes before some date? Or is everyone listed regardless of the date of conviction? Just curious.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 24, 2007 08:41 AM
Just overheard a heated discussion about a class-action law suit concerning RSO who should not be on the registry. Even if the "law" changes and they are removed, does that "restore" their rights that have been trampled on? Who is going to pay for the damages that have been done to them? I don't want to pay for it because of the media hype and the witch hunt the public has been having a feeding frenzy on.
It is okay to have the site, but set some better guidelines as to who is registered. Someone pissing in an alley at 2 AM should not be there!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 28, 2007 11:08 PM
It's about time someone brought a class action law suit. don't get me wrong there are those who need to be on a registery, but not everyone accused is guilty. There needs to be some serious distinction between the charges. I also believe that if we as a state are going to register, that everyone who has ever committed a crime be on here. That drug dealer that gave that child crack, that child abuser whose child died or that murder as well as a theif, I feel that if one specific group is targeted they all should be. Afterall, it is suppose to be
Posted by interested (not registered) on Jan 30, 2007 01:40 PM
i seen that someone mentioned a class action lawsuit, i know several people interested in adding their names, if anyone can tell me where they heard about it that would be great, these people just want their names removed from the registery they are not interested in money. I agree that I do not want to pay for other people's witch hunts. This registery is good for some but not everyone should be on here.
Posted by SABRINA (not registered) on Jan 30, 2007 06:01 PM
I DON'T MIND MY NAME BEING ON THE FORUM BECAUSE I AM NOT A COWARD OR A CRIMINAL. THE LIST IS COMPRISED UP OF PEOPLE THAT WERE LIED TO ABOUT SOMEONE'S AGE AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM. AMAZINGLY ENOUGH THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE GIVING OTHERS AID'S INTENTIONALLY BUT THEY AREN'T ON ANY LIST. WE HAVE MURDER'S THAT ARE RELEASED FROM PRISON EVERY DAY AND THEIR IS NO LIST. I HAVE A FRIEND THAT IS ON THE LIST BECAUSE HE WAS EIGHTEEN AND HIS UNDERAGED GIRLFRIEND HAD SEX. THEY LATER GOT MARRIED, BUT GUESS WHAT NO ONE CARES ABOUT THAT. THEY CARE ABOUT JUDGING WITHOUT KNOWING ALL THE FACTS. IT IS A GOOD THING THAT GOD KNOWS THE HEART. I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN AND IT IS MY HUSBAND AND MY RESPONSIBILTY TO KEEP THEM SAFE. I WAS RAPED BY A MAN THAT WASN'T LISTED. THOSE ARE THE CREEPS THAT HAVE TO BE WATCHED.
Posted by linda (not registered) on Feb 01, 2007 05:08 PM
post their photo's. they lose the rights as a human being when they hurt a child. i know they never change and should be marked any way possable for parents to protect their children. if you don't think so, your an offender.
Posted by Kathy (not registered) on Feb 02, 2007 10:37 AM
Why not put pilots who drop bombs and missles out of jets on the list, they have hurt children. Were does it end?
Posted by Benjamin (not registered) on Feb 05, 2007 06:57 PM
Everyone at some point in their life has screwed up and always regrets it down the road. Just because someone is registered doesn't mean they are harmful people. For instance, I have a younger brother who is a registered sex offender. When he was 10 years old him and our cousin were being curious and played doctor on one another. When our cousin got scared and told our aunt she decided to call the police. Police came and took him away like usual and into the court system it went. He was convicted of sexual molestation and placed as a sexual offender. Well, 11 years later my brother can't go to college to better himself, can't find a apartment to live in, and can't operate as a normal citizen in today's society. ALL BECAUSE THEY WERE CURIOUS!!! With this in mind all you people who believe the system works think again. There are innocent people suffering because of these laws and exposing them doesn't do any justice. You have to truly spend time with someone before you can form an opinion of them. Like the person stated above, if sex offenders have to show themselves so should murderers, thieves, and every other criminal. How would society operate then????
Posted by fl1968 (not registered) on Feb 06, 2007 08:59 PM
when is everybody that hasa sexual convition of any type and the families that support them going to unite and go head to head with the legislatores to challenge the laws that restrict us as to where we can live and where we can work...ect, ect... everyone talks about the restrictions that are placed on us...who is willing to join togather as a united front to oppose the people who hate us. as a united front SO much more can be done so the we a human beings can start to live our lives becasue we have paid our debts to society and our constitutional rights are being voilated on so very many levels. for those interested here is a group trying to do some good. email@example.com please join us in the good fight!
This is in reghuards to the comment made that we need to start being parents, First off I am a mother of four beautiful children, whom I love and will protect, and yes there are some parents who do not take care of the children they way that I feel should but that still does not give no-one the right no matter how we parent our children to sexually abuse our children, nor is it the parents fault if that should happen, unless they know, and do not report it to the proper org... out there to help put the S.O. away, to protect their child. I don't care how hard you parent sometimes things can happen you are unaware of, and it has nothing to do with the paresnting skills of some parents. I know because my 9 year old was molested by someone we once trusted which was by his uncle, someone I never would have thought would ever hurt none on my children, and once trusted. Does that make me a bad parent because it happened? NO!!! It makes me more aware that it not only can happen outside the world, as well as in our own home, or by a family member. Which by the way I did press chargers on, and after a year of fighting through the court systems, he has a sentenceing coming up soon, he will only get 7 years of prision time, and be reg... as a preditor for life, but too me thats not good enough even if he was at one time in relation to me as a step brother, my son has this pain to live with for the rest of his life, and had to grow way before his time, and this S.O. only has time. where is my sons right as the victim? I have no pity on any comments someone makes that has abused a child, or are feeling the system is ti hard because it messes up their life when out of prision, I think they are to easy on you S.O.'S and you all need some cheese with that wine, yes ppeople make mistakes but to hurt a child you should live in a society where people don't want you around. You will never understand the damage it does too the child as well as to the family unless you have had it happen. So in all honesty before people can pin point to the parents being at fault, or lazy, thats not true in some cases.
Posted by Kathy (not registered) on Feb 09, 2007 08:08 AM
I beleive that predators are a danger to children, but not all are preditors. Some are like what the many people have commented mistakes that some people have made and regret what they have done, payed there debt to society and just want to get on and live productive lives. I think alot of the problem in todays society is woman are now proffesionals 1st mothers 2nd worshipers of money and careers. So what do we do we legeslate laws to take the place of (Mothers responsabilities) so that now the goverment takes the responsability and paints with there broad brush even to take away judicial discretion a core ingrediant to our judicial system!!!! Why not brand RSO on all of them or was it the star of David. Sound familiar were are we going as a society?
Posted by whereitsreallyat (not registered) on Feb 09, 2007 09:23 AM
"The most notable characteristic of a fascist country is the separation and persecution or denial of equality to a specific segment of the population based upon superficial qualities or belief systems.
Simply stated, a fascist government always has one class of citizens that is considered superior (good) to another (bad)..."--L Lewis
Posted by myth and fact (not registered) on Feb 09, 2007 07:23 PM
This is a link to myths and facts of sex offenders compiled by Dept of Justice:
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 11, 2007 09:39 AM
I guess there are dangerous people registered as SOs. I am not. Never was, and never will be a pedophile. But I did make a serious mistake in 1983. And I paid the price for it. Accepted the responsibility and punishment on many levels. Was happy to have the chance to go on with my life. Started over in 1987 with 10 year probation and counseling. Started a business which became very successful. Remarried and have a daughter. In 1997 I was put on the registry 3 months before my probation ended, and my life slowing went down hill. I am still financially well off, but my business is over. My daughter has had problems dealing with children bothering her, and people think I must be a menace to society. The hysteria and ignorance of the average person is amazing and can be seen on this sight. Maybe some day they will realize that they must at least analyse and review peoples lives within a reasonable time limit so they may be taken off the list. I am still thankful to live in this country and have what happiness that I still have. But there must be some just way to protect the rights of people like me who are not a danger to anyone and who have led positive and good lives after making a mistake and paying for it.
I think that we all need to remember the reason that there is a registry. A small framed 5 year with dark hair, was abducted by a sex offender who lived across the street. That beautiful 5 year old child was sexually molested, killed and dumped like a sack of garbage in a park. The mother of this child, imaginably distraught said Âhad I known that this individual lived next door, I would have taken more precautionsÂ As for those individuals who make the statements ÂHe/she did their time in prison, they should be allowed to move on with their lifeÂ or ÂHe/she made a mistake, paid the debt to society and should be allowed to live their lifeÂ BullÂ
If most of you knew what you were talking about this thread would be half this size. I work with sex offenders every day. If you think that an offender who molests a child can just turn it off, youÂre crazy. If you think that looking at a registry, you can tell which offender will victimize a child again, youÂre crazy. Are there a number... hundreds... of offenders on the site who probably should not be, the answer is yes. But who is going to make that decision. The cost to put together a board to analyze these offenders prior to being placed on the registry would be extreme. We just arrested a sex offender who was stalking an elderly female. His crime was that he molested his two daughters (7 and 9) years old. The female was over 55 years of age. If I could share the evidence that was recovered in this offenders residence it would make every one of you sick. Now this individuals crimes were committed over 10 years ago. He has no other convictions since that time. Per most of you he should not be required to register or be placed on the web. What a shame that would have been since it was obvious that this individual would have raped or killed this elderly female. How was he caught, because he was required to registerÂ
Trust me I have numerous cases just like this which support having a registry. As far as the class action suit, I would not put my money on that horse. The registry has been attacked on numerous occasions and each time the registry has won. Look at Alaska vs Doe.
Posted by To worker (not registered) on Feb 23, 2007 07:44 PM
The problem with the registry, is that there are those under the new laws of today who realize (or should) that when they break the law, they will be punished to the full extent. If you molest a minor today, you should be punished by todays law. Where the problem lies, is that people who have paid for their crimes against society years ago, are being punished by the new laws of today. Studies show that the longer an offender is in the community, the less chance of offending. Studies show that the more secure the offenders home and job, reoffense drops almost to zero. Offenders of the most severe nature like you describe above are now hiding. Some states report thousands of offenders now missing. Those who started new jobs, reentered the community are now losing their jobs, businesses and in many cases families. So why is this done? It is not for public safety. NO ONE has yet proved the registry effective. In my state, all but one of those arrested for sexual misconduct is/has not been on the registry. This is all about Money. There are companies making money selling states software to do registries or track registrants. The new law proposed to use more leg locators is big business. "Bonus money" will be paid to states using them to help with the cost. When states pass legislation, money is increased to their police divisions or public safety departments. Yes, court cases have been lost when people try to claim this is punishment or double jeapardy. Then again, the courts in my state have been told not to hear cases or appeals. When did this all happen last in the US? When people were frightend after Pearl Harbor and Japanese were put in camps..."for public safety". If in the case you describe, the woman knew the man next door was a molester (on a registry): How would that have changed things? She would have moved? She would have made HIM move? Would that help anyone? Would he move next door to somone who does not look at the registry? We need to look at this program with a critical eye. The society needs to be educated on the pathology of an offender so that they can identify the characteristics. Sure, the kidnapper or killer should be removed from the public, but the guy who has started his own family, gotten work and helps in his community should be left alone! The police should know who is is and where he resides and that is it.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 24, 2007 03:03 AM
I am a RSO from Michigan and would like to thank Connie Brooks for her comments. She speaks the truth. Only ignorant people think our legal system actually allows for due process or real findings of fact or truth. With all the hysteria and sensationalism these types of accusations have caused it's nearly impossible to get a fair trial in this country. I would like some of you close minded, up tight, bible thumping idiots to get accused of anything and see how well you fair against a false accusation. How much money and influence do you have? If you think you would fight it to the end and go to trial because your innocent while being financially ruined, losing your house and job, and being incarcerated while awaiting trial then your a stronger person than most. Or would you do what most middle class or mainly poor (and probably minority) people MUST do, take a plea bargain just to get it over with and survive somehow! That's exactly what you dumb white asses would do. Let me inform the truly ignorant of you that a judge can say and do anything they want to you with out fear of any recorse. You have to have enormous amounts of money to influence any appeals court and it would take years to even get heard! Any idiot knows a judge will always tell a defendant to take a plea bargain because it will cost time and money for a trial, so just give up and take your punishment like a good sheep. I defied a judge and spent my life savings to go to trial and boy did he make me pay. It didn't phase anyone when the judge reapeatedly threatened me with prison if I went to trial and lost. Are they supposed to do that? I guess so, this is America afterall. I was convicted in a complete railroading example of a trial where I was allowed no defense against an accusor who repeatedly lied to the police and had a histroy of crying wolf and admitting it! But hey a judge has absolute power to make a trial look any way he wants and a bunch of rich isolated white houswives did their civic duty, because hey I was charged so I must have done it, right? People don't get convicted unless they are guilty, not in America, right? When a rich white woman wants to accuse a poor arab-american who speaks english to well he has no chance. This country is racist and full of stupid dumbasses who think they have the same voice as the people in power. You are being controlled like sheep by simple divide by color and economics and conquer and control tactics.
Posted by Douglas (not registered) on Mar 03, 2007 12:38 PM
I have never seen a country who is more afraid of thier own sexuality than USA. United States is nothing but a big control place where the most importat thing is to have equal or more than what your neighbor has. It is a screwed up materialistic place with screwed up people running it. USA is nothing more than a very large JAIL with idiots who are only interested in thier own GREED operating it. I hate the USA and have tried to become a citizen of other countries with no luck. I want nothing more than to lose my USA citizenship and leave this horrible control place.
Posted by Florida Brains (not registered) on Mar 05, 2007 03:51 PM
The register is not working the way it should, florida now has over 100 homeless RSOs that they cannot keep track of because they cannot find a place to live. This seems dangerous to me. How about the fact that most RSOs are unemployed and have to much time oh there hands and probably really depressed and likely to do something stupid again. How about the fact that most of them now refuse to take a plea and causing the victim to go through a horrible process and perhaps just getting off without penalty because they refuse to deal with the results of a plea. If they do a study and compare all the states, they will see that Florida SO laws are just not smart. Yes, they are the most strict laws which i'm sure helped someone get elected, but they are far from being the most effective laws. I can go on and on about the bad effects of the current laws in place, they will give the public a false sense of security. But who really cares anyway besides the RSO and the persson trying to get elected and pretending to make a difference. Florida has always been known for making really stupid decisions and then having to say oops and fixing them after seeing the mess they have caused. The smart RSOs leave the state and then your left with the really stupid trailer park trash that is going to reoffend no matter where you put there picture.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 06, 2007 03:56 PM
This reply is to Douglas. This world is what people make of it. I may not agree with somethings that are going on, but I make sure that the rights that I have, I exercise. I don't keep up the the "Jones's" because that is just materialistic things that don't last. What matters most is how I treat others and how they treat me. If you are so interested in keeping up with the neighbors, and are able to place your comment on the internet at 12 noon time, you have too much time on your hands. Get a job. Better yet, find another country that will be BETTER than this one. Become a citizen, because apparently, your not worth the United States of America, to carry your sorry butt financially or any other way.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 07, 2007 05:15 PM
To the person taht commented on 'paying' to see these offenders/predators. Just go here: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/pages/neighborhoodSearch/Search_Neighborhood_Advanced.jsp and then type in your address and you can 'see' if they live near. I pray that they don't. But you might be 'very' surprised. I was.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 07, 2007 07:04 PM
I probably have the broadest view on this subject. I was molested by two men when I was a child. my father and a family friend. my sister was raped and my father went to prison for it. I am also a registered sexual predetor. I molested my six year old niece when I was eighteen. I don't know what I believe about the registry or the pictures on them. This is what I do know.
1.What I experianced as a child was horrible.
2.What my father did to my sister was horrible.
3.What I did to my niece was horrible.
4.The internet registry would not have stopped any of it.
I truley beleive that if a man or woman wants to hurt a child, than no registy, picture or 1,000 foot law will stop them. These things provide a false feeling of security.
If all the money and effort that these programs inncure were used to prevent new crimes against children instead of further punishing those who have already been caught a real difference could be made to help protect those we love.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 07, 2007 11:25 PM
I would like to know why we cannot ban a sexual preditor/offender from living in our gated community
Posted by Common Sense (not registered) on Mar 08, 2007 05:02 PM
I'm glad to see that more and more people are opening their eyes and ears to the SO topic. It's coming to a boiling point and the laws in this country will change soon to reflect individual behaviors and judge each person accordingly.
Risk Assessment Level or Tiers. Not everything that the registry posts on their site is accurate anyway ( most times ), however; many people just see what they see and don't know the facts of that case that resulted in their conviction.
Posted by Common Sense (not registered) on Mar 08, 2007 05:10 PM
Anyone who feels that " ALL S.O. " should be isolated from the world is in my opinion, using poor judgment. Don't get me wrong, likely 99% of offenders did "something" to land them where they are but the fact remains that SO have the lowest recidivism rate than that of any other criminal. But theirs is the most cowardly. Bottom line.. TO ALL PARENTS: Pay attention to your children and their behaviors as well AND Most importantly don't leave your child's welfare and security up to the law. Take responsibility yourself for your kids or don't have any at all.
Posted by Ka'li Anjuli' (not registered) on Mar 08, 2007 06:09 PM
Let me first say I am a law enforcement agent and a therapist.... that said and out the way... SOR's are not helpful if they include every person on earth. I mean the SOR's have people on there that were 16 at the time! Who had a picture of their FELLOW teenage gf/bf mooning. You have people on the SRO who were 19 an kissed a 14 yr old and are on that list! I mean how can you "protect" your children if they SRO's are cluttered with "harmless" people? You can't remember every face! Let's get serious here I have never met an offender who comitted a non-family/non-friend crime in THEIR neighborhood. They are gonna travel outside for that. Futhermore, we know that over 70% of sex offenders are YOUR husbands, brothers, uncles, fathers, friends, ect. the SRO doesn't help you to be a better parent whom is actually PARENTING their child.
Futhermore, when you create a stigma so huge, how do you expect this population to come back into society and become productive to take care of their families so WE don't have to pay for it. Whether it be welfare fot the family, or kids thatturn rebellious against law and otrder, or offenders who get so frustrated that they turn to a life of other crimes or re-offend. Now, tell me how that helps your child.
Posted by Stacy (not registered) on Mar 09, 2007 05:58 PM
I believe that EVERY person who has been PROVEN guilty of molesting a child should have to spend the rest of their life behind bars!! They should never be able to breath frest air again, as far as I am concerned.....I mean I have actually seen on these different offender sites for the state that I live in, that some of these sick minded individuals have spent as little as 3 months in jail!! That is ridiculous! There are people who shoplift that get harsher punishments then that! It is unreal!
Posted by cheyennebrave (not registered) on Mar 12, 2007 03:42 PM
All sexual offenders/preditors need to wear a floresent green vest at all time, Be issued a auto licence tag Floresent green and post a 4'x4' sign on the front lawn...................................................................................................
Posted by x s. o. (not registered) on Mar 12, 2007 07:07 PM
I know of offenders that have helped society and re established themselves within the community quite successfully. They have given time and money helping their community. What a waste it would be to just throw away these people. One thing great about America, is that once you have paid your dues to the court and society for your errors, you can rebuild your life and once again, become a productive member of society. Lets remember the statement: "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." For all of us humans are guilty of something,eh?
to the person who typed in at 3:46p.m. I agree on protecting your children I am too a mother of four, I am a good mother and love my children, and there are alot of people I too do not want them around. But what all you labled honey is most of what some people may do or have done, and too say that you feel their in danger by these people are some what understanding but funny as well. I smoke ciggeretts, and thats it, I am not in dangering no one but myself, and I am not a bad person because I choose to do so, and either are some others that may do the same. I think you are living in a leave it to beaver world which this is not, and I feel your protectiveness will cause your children to rebeal one day.
This is in reguards to the person who typed in on march 8th 2007 at 5:10p.m. THEIR ARE SO MANY PARENTS OUT THERE THAT ARE THINKING THE SAME THING I AM NOW, YOUR COMMENT SUCKS TO BE POLITE ABOUT IT. NOW SPEAKING FOR MYSELF AS A MOTHER WHO HAD A SON MOLESTED, ALL THE SO'S NEED TO VANISH, AND BE PUT ON ISLANDS, AND LEFT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO LIVE LIFE WITH A NEW WAY OF LIVING IT BECAUSE AFTER WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND SEEN MY SON GO THROUGH BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM, I HAVE NO FEELINGS TOWARDS ANY ONE WHOM HURTS A CHILD, AND IS ALLOWED BACK OUT WITHIN TIME. AND AS FAR AS TAKING RESPONSIBLITY AS A PARENT, OR DON'T HAVE CHILDREN SOMETIMES NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU PARENT THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT TO YOUR CHILDREN, AND SOMETIMES ITS DONE BY A FAMILY MEMBER YOU ONCE TRUSTED WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL, AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE WHO TYPE THINGS IN SUCH AS YOURSELF REALLY NEED NOT TO MAKE COMMENTS IN-REGUARDS TO ALL PARENTS BECAUSE THEIR ARE SOME OUT THERE WHO REALLY CARE, AND CAN NOT HELP THE SITUATION THAT WAS HANDED TO THEM. I THINK YOU SHOULD PROBLEY TYPE ON A DIFFRENT SIGHT BECAUSE ALL HUMANS WITH A HEART WHO CARE AND HAVE HAD CHILDREN MOLSTED BY SOMEONE OR A FAMILY MEMBER WOULD WANT THE SO'S VANISHED, BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO FEEL THEY NEEED A SECOND CHANCE IN OUR SOCIETY NEED THEIR HEAD EXAMS, BEACUSE IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, AND ITS NOT .99 PERCENT ITS MORE LIKE A .100 PERCENT.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 16, 2007 07:05 PM
There are nasty and need to get a life.
they need to get away from our children and move out to the middle of nowere.
they have no right being out of jail were they need to stay.
Posted by x and survivor (not registered) on Mar 16, 2007 08:06 PM
It is obvious that you have been terribly hurt, somehow in the past. You project alot of anger. Might I suggest you go to the Dept. Of Justice website and look this information on sex offenders up and do some reading on the subject? From D.O. J. statistics:
"Of the 9,691 male sex offenders released from prisons in 15 States in 1994, 5.3% were rearrested for a new sex crime within 3 years of release."
This is in reguards to I must have alot of anger. Yes I do and after seeing and going through the State for over a year and watching where my son stood, and how much the State was not there for my son, and more in favor for the sexual abuser, I am not a happy person. As far as research Thank you so much for shareing your comment on what you have studied on, but in light of what I have researched and studied as well, until there is a day that once a true sexual abuser is locked behind bars and not let to be let out for our society to yes, take a chance to see if they have changed and will not hurt again it will always be 100 percent in my eyes. And when I say a Child Molester I mean someone whom molestes a child, not someone whom was wrongfully accused.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 22, 2007 12:39 AM
Let's say we do what most of you want with those on the SO registry. Let's lock them up forever or put them on an island or execute them all. Here is the problem with that idea.
1.The DoJ reported 3.5% of those sex offenders released were RECONVICTED for another sex crime, within 3 years, following their release.
2.Accordingly, in 1994 victims reported 432,750 incidents. In 1994 3.5% of sex offenders released from prison (those who had previously committed one or more sex offenses) committed another sex offense (recidivated within 3-years of release).
3.The math: (100% - 3.5% = 96.5%) 96.5% of 432,750 = 417,603 committed by someone other than a former sex offender released from prison.
96.5% of all new sex offenses are committed by someone who is not on the registry or has ever been convicted of a sex offense.
Posted by Jazz (not registered) on Mar 22, 2007 12:44 AM
Wow. I canÂt believe I read all of that. One thing seemed to be constant, however. Comment after comment made several good points, and all of these would be ignored by posts with the same knee-jerk rhetoric, over and over.
I agree, CHILD MOLESTERS, should feel the full wrath of the law. A child molester, of course being someone who violently or through coercion sexually abuses a CHILD. But where do you draw the line? 40 year old who has sex with an 8 year old? Definitely. 19 year old with a 17 year old girl friend? Nope. 25 year old and a 16 year old? A little more in the gray, depends on the situation. Yes, child molesters need to be punished, but as many have pointed out on this page, not everyone on that list falls into this category.
ÂWell, they still should have known better..Â is the response. Such a lazy and dismissive answer to someone who is paying for the rest of their life for a single, stupid mistake.
One poster said it would be too costly to spend money and resources sorting the dangerous from the misguided. To which I say. ÂSO?Â ItÂs better to ruin a thousand peopleÂs lives because we donÂt want to spend the money to sort out the hundred real predators? ThatÂs madness! ThatÂs like putting all men convicted of any kind of homicide to death because we donÂt want to spend the money to determine whoÂs a serial killer, and who shot someone breaking into their house. ItÂs a dangerous slippery slope to just assume the worst in people, rather then giving them a fare shake just to save money. If you are going to build such a far reaching government program, DO IT RIGHT.
Posted by Jazz (not registered) on Mar 22, 2007 12:44 AM
Oh yea, To all the ÂALL YOU CRIMINALS ARE ALL THE SAME, YOU SHOULD ALL DIE!!Â types. ItÂs easy to take that attitude with nameless, faceless people you see on a website or hear about in the news. To elevate yourselves in your minds above the ÂcriminalsÂ of the world. But as so many examples have been posted here, peopleÂs run ins with the law require a context to be evaluated. You can talk about Âno exceptionsÂ now, but what happens one day, when fate throws you in the lawÂs path? You accidentally hit someone with your car, or shoot an intruder breaking into your house. What then? ÂOh, well the law will see IÂm not a cold hearted murder or anything.Â You think. But thatÂs the same thing the 19 year old with the 17 year old girlfriend thought. And look where he ended up. YouÂre dealing with an over burdened system, that doesnÂt have time to look at someone as an individual. What makes you think the State Attorney will see you any different from the rest of those ÂCriminalsÂ when youÂre in court fighting for your freedom?
Another interesting fact to consider: The good people who make mistakes are MORE likely to be punished more harshly by the system. For when they get in trouble, their good nature leads them to cooperate fully with the police, even going as far as to confess their wrongdoings at times. Thus handing the state all the evidence they need. A true criminal knows what he does is wrong. He covers his tracks and doesnÂt cooperate with police. Thus the state will have a harder time putting him away.
I find it strange that people take the time to do the math, and try to use their giftedness to show points of numbers who sexually abuses children. I only use one number and it will always be 100 percent in my eyes not because i am a hurt mother, but because of the truth i have seen in the court systems, and the studying i have done to be able to say that. I feel once you hurt a child no matter how much therpy you get in prision, once your out your prone to do it again. I do not mean the ones falsely accused, I mean the ones who truely have sex with a child. It should have never happened and by letting them out again it's like takeing them to a candy store and saying no candy. I understand you all have your own thoughts on things, and thats why the way the world is today is. Alot of people can also make comments, I used to be one, (truely) until it happens to a child in your home, Family, or friends you have no clue the inner feelings someone has no matter how much your math seems right, or go to this web sight or that. I have had people agree with me, and not, but my point of doing this sight is to make people out there understand their not alone, and no matter what comments you make its o.k. thats your thoughts, but I still think they should be either on a island, or left in jail let our tax paying money at least go to something good. (KEEPING THOSE SO'S IN PRISION)
Posted by Jazz (not registered) on Mar 22, 2007 12:45 AM
Sorry, one more thing. Do you people see where the registration system is heading? The definition of a sex offender loosens every time a Politian wants to make a mark. Say a lawmaker wants to score points with the anti-pornography crowd. Boom! Now selling pornography outside of certain zoned areas is a sex crime. And it just goes form there. Thus more and more people in the world are going to end up with this label. This will eventually result in either A: You will log in and see over 100 dots in a 5 mile radius from you, and become more paranoid or B) (and far worse), the system will lose all meaning. It will come to a point where everyone knows at least one person whoÂs on the list for some minor or dumb reason for another, and begin to not take the list as seriously, thus not taking the REAL predators on that list seriously. And all itÂll take is for one celebrity or person with a lot of public sway to end up on the list to do some serious damage to itÂs credibility.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 23, 2007 03:00 PM
I don't think people know half the offenders out there, and being one is SICK!SICK!SICK! I have never reported how my brother sexually abuse me for years when I was a young girl...I am paying for it 22 years later as my life is upside down...I almost wish to turn him in now because the hurt and ongoing emotional problems and social issues that I suffer from daily are in themselves the very reason this link is here, it's so bad that I couldn't face it, still can't, in order to save someone else from his wrath...I battle with that every day too. I prey for every person that is conflicted with sexual abuse from their past or present and cannot fight the judgemental issues of society which imprison them...maybe someone could develop a website where all children can access from school to learn about sexual abuse and how to stop it, we need to encourage young children to report this crime so they can get help.
I find it strange that people take the time to do the math, and try to use their giftedness to show points of numbers who sexually abuses children. I only use one number and it will always be 100 percent in my eyes not because i am a hurt mother, but because of the truth i have seen in the court systems, and the studying i have done to be able to say that. I feel once you hurt a child no matter how much therpy you get in prision, once your out your prone to do it again. I do not mean the ones falsely accused, I mean the ones who truely have sex with a child. It should have never happened and by letting them out again it's like takeing them to a candy store and saying no candy. I understand you all have your own thoughts on things, and thats why the way the world is today is. Alot of people can also make comments, I used to be one, (truely) until it happens to a child in your home, Family, or friends you have no clue the inner feelings someone has no matter how much your math seems right, or go to this web sight or that. I have had people agree with me, and not, but my point of doing this sight is to make people out there understand their not alone, and no matter what comments you make its o.k. thats your thoughts, but I still think they should be either on a island, or left in jail let our tax paying money at least go to something good. (KEEPING THOSE SO'S IN PRISION)
Posted by huh? (not registered) on Mar 24, 2007 01:06 PM
The math, above, is done by YOUR government. The ones who put the registry together and pay states to implement it. These are the facts found by investigations and studies they have done. It is fact, rather than fear based accusations.
Posted by Hexgirl (not registered) on Mar 25, 2007 07:53 PM
That explains why the world is filled with these sex offenders that still prey on our children with THE GOVERMENT DOING THE MATH now I can understand, it's easyer for them to make us feel as if we are safe but then question why this keeps happening to our children? THAT ADDS UP WELL.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 25, 2007 07:57 PM
THE MATH IS DONE BY OUR GOVERMENT NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY THE MATH IS WRONG!!!
Posted by Hexgirl (not registered) on Mar 25, 2007 08:12 PM
no wounder now everything makes since THE GOVERMENT is doing the math, your right thats based on fact not someone makeing a comment.It explains why their math is so wrong, because in their eyes everythings right.
Posted by ONE BAD AZZ SEX OFFENDER !!! (not registered) on Mar 26, 2007 03:39 AM
I"M A SEX OFFENDER BECAUSE A BITCH LIED TO ME ABOUT HER AGE!!
DO YOU THINK I AM A SEX OFFENDER?
I CAN"T TAKE MY KIDS TO A PARK
DCF GET CALLED ON ME EVERY MONTH BECAUSE I NOW HAVE 2 KIDS.
IT"S TO THE POINT WHERE I WILL BE KICKING MY KIDS OUT ON THE STREET & LIVING MY LIFE WITHOUT DCF !!
Posted by ONE BAD AZZ SEX OFFENDER (not registered) on Mar 26, 2007 03:41 AM
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE YOUR NEIGHBOR?
A GUY THAT IS 23 WHO HAD A G/F WHO SAID SHE WAS 18 BUT WAS 16
A GUY THAT IS 23 & BEATS HIS g/f AND HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF AGRIVATED BATTERY??????
Posted by Hexgirl (not registered) on Mar 26, 2007 10:29 AM
This is in reguards to the( BAD ASS SEX OFFENDER) First off I would have choosen not to have the man whom choose to beat his wife or girlfriend, because its not your fault a female lied to you in reguards to her age because alot of the time alot of the young girls look older then what they really are, and if your truely telling the truth your in a sadd situation not only for yourself but your children. SECOND if you were to present yourself in a mature kindly manner on the bad situation your in because of what she did I am sure people would be more likely to agree or understand your situation better. BUT comeing off as number one your name you carry, and how you spoke in reguards to your children and what your feelings sre of doing because of the situation your in, its not the childrens fault for mistakes made on her or your part I say your because honestly your whole outlook pisses me off, and the way you present your comment to the public to read, SO I would rather not live near either one of you, not because of the sadd situation your in by a female, but by your low life standards and comments made, especially how your on line name is. And this is coming from a mother having a son avused but in a whole diffrent situation, and outcome.
Posted by Angry Offender (not registered) on Mar 26, 2007 03:01 PM
Everyone here that is worried about the safety of their families should read the content at http://angryoffender.com/ and understand how modern sex offender law is endangering children more while promising to make them safer.
Also, in response to the knee-jerk people who have no real argument or points, only hatred and rage (HEXGIRL is a repeat offender), you are the types of people that are allowing this country to fall into ruin. Rather than understand something, you choose to fear it and push it away. Knowledge is power, friends. If you ignore the danger of the existence of sex offender registration et al, you put your own children in peril. The registries don't protect your kids, idiots. Being a good parent is the only thing that will protect your kids, and bad things will happen to some no matter what kind of "protections" are in place. Just look at Megan Kanka. "Megan's Law" would not have saved Megan, and there's tons of discussion on just that.
Posted by Hexgirl (not registered) on Apr 02, 2007 09:23 PM
Let me tell you a few things Angrey offender, I number one am a mother who has lived a hell for the past year because of what a preditor did to my son, I have lived in and out of court rooms, been lyed to by the state, and ater a year this sob is in prision where he belongs, not as long as he should be but he is there. Number two the only idiot I see is you, and your comments, No matter how hard you parent, things can happen but thats where the Laws and the State and the Goverment needs to be there to help which from exp... they have yet to do, They have Laws named after people for reasons that should be, but most of the time before they use their names to help our children out it's almost too late for that Law to take in place. And yes I am angrey, I am angrey at the Laws for not being harder, and I am angrey at people like you who have an open mouth, but not a open mind. I will state this until you have walked in someone shoes who was molested, and been through the couts, and their systems they have, DO NOT COME ON HERE ACTING LIKE YOUR SMART ASS COMMENT GIVES A DAME IN SOME PEOPLES EYES this is the worst thing any child could go through, but I am sure your aware of that since your labled an ANGREY OFFENDER, GO ON ANOTHER WEB SIGHT, THIS IS FOR PEOPLE TO HELP ONE ANOTHER AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WE CAN DO TO KEEP PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF FROM MAKEING COMMENTS ON SIGHTS YOUR NOT LIKED ON.
Posted by H.T. (not registered) on Apr 02, 2007 09:38 PM
I agree with Hex Girl she makes alot of since, and she is careing towards the falesly accused, and the non. I think the person who typed in that she is a repeat off. Needs to lay off. Her son has been through a hard time, Really how un-called for was that. She is right people like you should type elsewhere. these sights are not made for Angrey Off.
Posted by Anonymout (not registered) on Apr 03, 2007 03:20 PM
They should never get realeased. They are evil bad people. Blah Blah Blah.
Its all about classification people. I am considered a sexual offender because of something that happened with a younger girl when I was 18. I'm 28 Now, married. Still on the list. So If you were to run my license it would say Sex Offender, same as if you ran that Cuey guys license, yet we are worlds apart. Classifications. Its not all black and white, and it certainly is not fair. Just wait till your friend, son, or daughter gets into a situation and has to live with the Sexual Offender title. See how you feel then.
Posted by Hexgirl (Tammy) (not registered) on Apr 03, 2007 03:46 PM
Why is your sight taking so long to allow us to comment on things ingnorant people are saying, I have been waiting to long for my comment to be posted to the angrey offender who accused me of being one myself, that really pisses me off at this person especially since my son was a victium of molestation, and I am a parent who cares enough to try to make laws harsher so you do not get comments from idits such as this one.
If you register and confirm your account, your comment will be posted instant, when you post anonymous we have to screen each comment for spam, ads, bots, bad words, etc... Please register a username.
Posted by Hexgirl (not registered) on Apr 04, 2007 05:17 PM
Thanks for your imput back, I am glad you take the time to read the comments we as the people type.
Posted by J.T (not registered) on Apr 05, 2007 09:13 PM
TO THE ANGREY OFFENDER, HAVE YOU NOT READ WHAT HAPPENED TO HEXGIRLS SON? YOU REALLY SHOW LACK OF JUDGEMENT ON YOUR COMMENT ON HER BEING AN REPEAT OFFENDER, NOT ONLY IS THAT WRONG AND SICK TO STATE BUT THATS NOT CALLED FOR, i AM NOT THE ONE WHOM WROTE THAT INREGUARDS TOO HEXGIRL, BUT I AM SORRY THAT SOMEONE THAT STUPID WOULD CALL YOU THAT ESPECIALLY SINCE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH DO NOT LET OTHER OPINIONS KEEP YOU FROM TYPEING ON THIS SIGHT IF IT BOTHERED YOU, ALOT OF COMMENTS YOU MAKE I REALLY CAN AGREE WITH, AND LOOK FORWARD TO READING. STUPID ANGREY OFFEDNDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just wanted to say Thank You to a J.T. I am not like you stated a Repeat Offender, never was, or will be, I am a mother whose son was molested by someone he trusted. I will continue to read, and type on this sight, I enjoy reading others comments, and outlooks on things, as well as their diffrent thoughts. But people that type in such as this person did, it's o.k. I said enough, and I am o.k. with that (In Reff... To What He Stated Above..... That I responded Too Back In Return....) But again Thank You!!!
I wanted to add in if anyone in FLorida that Lives in the Brevard County area knows a J* M* D* who lived in the Rockledge area, with his mom and step father, he is a child molester, he is in prision for what he admitted too doing. Please if you have shildren and ever were around him, or knew of anyone around him be carefull, he will not stay forever in prison, so when he is released, watch your children, and never ever forget this persons name. He is a very sick, and mentally ill person. Tammy (HEXGIRL)
Posted by Madd (not registered) on Apr 10, 2007 08:31 PM
Thank you we will, too bad he did not get life for what he did too your son. hopefully they will have a sign posted in his front yard saying preditor, or better yet tatoo it on his forehead.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 15, 2007 10:11 AM
All these child molesters should be medically casterated. That will stop that. Casterate a stallion or billy goat & they have no intrest in sex.
Posted by x/so (not registered) on Apr 17, 2007 07:48 PM
You say the offender is in prison. You say he is sick and mentally ill. Now why do you think without treatment, he wouldn't continue his behavior?
You see, THAT is why we need to start programs to treat the offender to prevent further offenses. Education is important, also. Your children will never be safe. The poor young adults at the Virginia U. found out that they weren't safe. The registry does not make anyone safer....only the education of your children will do that.
Posted by MASPAO (not registered) on Apr 19, 2007 07:38 PM
i agree with the comment hexgirl made towards the tax payers should not be expected to pay for the offenders mistakes, and yes they should not be allowed out of prision either. compareing the killings in virg do not compare with a child molester, or what type of therpy they get. which would not be the same type of course. i have read alot of comments on this sight and others, but i think hexgirl really understands and is well educated on her knowledge of an offender, or someone abused sexzually. please think before you type comments sometimes things you say on here effect others to where they have to type on someones behafe, which i can not say enough on abusers, they all should be sentenced to death, and not ever let out.
Posted by counclor (not registered) on Apr 19, 2007 07:49 PM
it's nice we have a sight like this to read peoples thoughts, and ideas, but what does the virg. killings have too do as a example of someone being molested? and why should I pay for a pervert to get therpy when he'll redue it anyway when he is out.? that should not be a tax payer's resp... honestly! hexgirl, do not let what others say neg,,, affect you, you are what makes this sight fun to read... and make sure you know your son was very brave.
I propose a way where we can truly watch criminals all serious criminals without putting them under house arrest. And I believe it is within our technology of today to do it. Right now as far as I know leg monitors only work at home within maybe 100 foot thereby putting criminals under house arrest. What I would be supportive of is a gps device which could track your moves thoughout the entire day and alert probation of any restricted areas. Right now during working hours leg monitors are not effective because their being used its only at night when the crimainal is restricted and children are at home in there beds, thats no good. A computer program could cause an alert we have a simular device in my work vehicle which will page my boss if im speeding and keeps track of everywhere the vehicle goes and automatically makes a report.
The offender could have a list of activities he likes to do and it could be approved by probation. Further driving neighborhoods, walking roads/ schools/ day care etc. could be a big red flag and the offender knowing he was being monitored would be more likely to stay on path and out of trouble. I think this is something that could have some real meat to it as long as the program doesnt become a way of abuse. Like Gun control so much needed but so much fear of abuse I fear abuse dont put Hilter in charge.
Or even better yet something that would probably make you think the mark of the beast. As far as technology goes I dont think were there yet but here goes. Every person have a chip put into their body. A computer system which if a crime occured it could track movement in that area chips/persons identified could be located and questioned. Now just think everyone knowing they could be tracked their crime would be discovered. Would they still do it? Would this type of control be what is really needed? Is it the "MARK OF THE BEAST"?
Speaking of Gun Control Lets put the NRA in charge of it so it wouldnt be abused. Something really really serious like a drivers license, a tag, a title all ran through like a credit card and no license no ammo/ no gun powder or reloading equipment. No gun sold without a title or owned and it must have a tag. I'm talking Gun Control with teeth but all the good citizens would have one
Posted by: Outwiththetrash on August 08, 2006 at 09:36 am
When you violate some else's right, its only fair you should loose some of your own. These people have a very slim chance of ever going back into society and coexist without molesting someone again. They are smart and sneeky and need to be locked up for good if you ask me~~~
Really?? Were is the proof to back this claim?? When I talk about this and any other subject, I try my best to find out the FACTS before sounding like a politician running for re-election.
Posted by x/so (not registered) on Apr 21, 2007 05:13 PM
hexgirl: We cannot "pretend" on this issue. Fact: the offender will get out of jail. Now do you want him released fixed by therapy or do you want him released ,depressed no job, no where to live and angry? Thus, possibly reoffend? YOU CANT say you want him to stay there for life, because it is "Reality" at this time, that it just doesn't happen in most cases.
So we should continue not fixing them and releasing them to be around your kids in the wal mart bathroom? (for they are free to move around)
As a side note, the Dept of Justice claims of all crimes, the statistics show the LOWEST reoffense is done by the sex offender. (2.5 % reoffend, I believe. So, chances are the guy on the registry is NOT the one who will go after your son)
x/so, I believe this is the info you and any others that are searching for the TRUTH in this matter:
It is important to understand that I do not in any way condone or excuse abuse of any form, especially of a sexual nature; all abuse is intolerable. I do not make excuses for former offenders or their offense
Posted by AJ (not registered) on Apr 22, 2007 06:03 PM
These sex offender registries and proximity laws ( where a SO can live) are the product of "emotional thinking" and not rational thinking. If a SO really wanted to hurt a child, do you really believe that a 2,000 foot living barrier would actually stop him?? SO need treatment!!!
Think of a society where you could know every minute of the day if you wanted to exactly where your kid was. Where anyone who committed a crime would most definitely be caught. A place where there would be no where, when , why, how. I know what I'm saying sounds like a fantacy world but I believe it could be possible with technology and the willingness to have an electronic implant. People say that No No way I have a right to privacy. Well one nuclear bomb sat down on New York or Atlanta you name it could kill millions all it would take is a few terrorist with a warhead. Or say your child was missing scared out of your wits what would you give to know exactly where he was and who he was with? We can launch a missle tract it's every move and land it in a ten foot diameter spot. If every person had some sort of device inside there body and going to the store and buying food had to reveal this device to say pay for there food or whatever they'd scan the implant. I know it would be terrible for us to do this but just look at the benifits of what a system like this could have. If everyone knew they could be tracked if a crime occurred how much safer and how much would crime go away? Who would be willing to allow a device like that to be put into your child so you'd know exactly where he was? Or how many would let sex offenders have this device put in them? Well if only sex offenders received it what about the ones we dont know about? What freedoms are we willing to give up to end crime? This should be up to the people the majority rules.
IN REGUARDS TO THE COMMENT MADE ABOVE IN REF.. TO ME. FACT, HE MOLESTED MY SON, REALTIY, DO NOT WANT HIM OUT OF PRISION, FACT, THERPY WILL NOT HELP HIM, HE WILL DO THIS AGAIN, (NOT TO MY SON), FACT, YES HE WILL RE-ENTER SOCIETY SOMEDAY AND JUST BECAUSE I FEEL HE NEEDS TO STAY IN JAIL FOR LIFE FOR WHAT HE DID TOO MY SON, I KNOW WILL NOT HAPPEN,AND YES HE WILL RECEIVE TAX MONEY PAID THERPY TOO TRY TO OVERCOME HIS SICKNESS, AND OFFENDER WAYS. MY WANTS, AND NEEDS FOR THIS PREDITOR WILL NOT HAPPEN I KNOW THAT, BUT I WILL NOT CHANGE MY FEELINGS, OR THOUGHTS ON WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN, NO MATTER HOW YOU DO THE MATH, IT WILL NEVER ADD UP RIGHT IN A PARENTS EYES UNLESS THEY ARE KEPT IN PRISION AND YES FOR LIFE. fACT, UNLESS YOU HAVE WALKED IN SOMEONE SHOES YOU CAN AND WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE PAIN AND SUFFERING NOT ONLY THE CHILD WILL GO THROUGH BUT THE FAMILY AS WELL. fACT, I COULD CARE LESS ON YOUR FEELINGS WHICH IS JUST THAT, BECAUSE I HAVE NO CARE, OR THOUGHT OF TRYING TO HELP THIS SON OF A BITCH RECOVER FROM WHAT HE DID TOO MY SON, BECAUSE I FEEL HIS PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE LIFE LONG, JUST AS THE PAIN HE CAUSED MY SON. NOTHING YOU OR ANYONE WHOM DEFENDS, OR THINKS THEY DESEARVE WHAT YOU STATED ABOVE I WILL EVER AGREE WITH, UNLESS ITS DEATH, OR LIFE LONG SENTENCE, WHICH IS A FACT. SO I AM NOT THE ONE WHO NEEDS TO SEE THE LIGHT, OR RESEARCH MY FEELINGS, BECAUSE I KNOW HOW I FEEL, AND I KNOW THE FACT ON WHAT HIS FUTURE HOLDS, SO DO NOT GIVE ME A LINE OF BULL BECAUSE THATS WHAT IT IS (HONESTLY) GO GIVE YOUR COMMENTS TO SOMEONE WHOM AGREES WITH YOU, BECAUSE THATS SOMETHING I WILL, AND COULD NEVER DO. TAMMY (HEXGIRL
IN REGUARDS TOO THE MAN WHO THINKS HE KNOWS IT ALL ABOVE ME. WHAT ARE YOU A ASSHOLE OR SOMETHING? YOU CAN THINK ANY WAY YOU WOULD LIKE, JUST AS I CAN. THE FACT IS YOU THINK YOUR KING TO MR. KNOW IT ALL, AND YOU COME ON THIS SIGHT AS IF WHAT YOU STATE IS FACT, AND YOUR SO EDUCATED, LET ME GIVE YOU A FEW POINTERS, NUMBER ONE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF THATS WHY THE WORLD IS SHALLOW, AND NON- HELPFULL WHEN IT COMES TO OFFENDERS. SECOND, I KNOW WHAT MY SON WENT THROUGH, AND HOW THE STATE WORKS,( FACT.) THIRD, I KNOW THERPY WILL NOT HELP THIS PERVERT (FACT) I WILL NEVER WANT ANYTHING MORE THEN FOR TRUE OFFENDERS TOO STAY BEHIND BARS (MY FEELINGS) THE REALITY IS THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN, THEREFORE HE WILL GET THERPY, BUT I DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE WITH TAX PAYERS HAVING TOO DO SO. WHY DO I WANT TOO PAY FOR THESE JERKS TOO GET BETTER, WHEN THEY TAKE THE INNOCENCE AWAY FROM CHILDREN, HONESTLY THE VIC... HAVE NO RIGHTS, JUST LIFE LONG DAMAGE. BUT SOMEONE LIKE YOU COULD NOT UNDERSTAND BECAUSE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE, EXCEPT TOO MAKE SMARTASS REMARKS, AND QUESTION PEOPLE DUE TO YOUR PERSONAL GAIN, OF ASSHOLEISUM. I AM SURE YOU'LL HAVE A NICE COMMENT, SO UNTIL WE CHAT AGAIN.
Posted by MASP (not registered) on Apr 23, 2007 07:32 PM
TOO THE MAN WITH THE SUN GLASSES: YOU ARE ONE OF THE RUDEST JERKS I HAVE EVER READ FROM ON THIS SIGHT. HEXGIRL YOU GO I WOULD NOT PUT UP WITH HIS COMMENTS EITHER. HE HAS NO CLUE WHAT THIS SIGHTS ABOUT DOES HE? YOU GO GIRFRIEND.
Posted by CJ (not registered) on Apr 23, 2007 07:36 PM
HEXGIRL : I REALLY ADMIRE WHAT YOU TYPE ON THIS SIGHT, AND HOW YOU SEE SIDES FROM ALL THE DIFFRENT ANGLES. I AM SORRY YOU HAVE JERKS LIKE THE ONE WHO KEEPS RIDEING YOUR BUTT, THINKING HE KNOWS IT ALL ON, AND TRYING TOO ACT LIKE A MACHO IDIT. I FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU DO THEY SHOULD BE LOCKED UP AND THE KEY THROW AWAY, AND HOW DEAR THIS SUN GLASS MAN LAUGH IT OFF, HE REALLY MUST BE A REFORMED OFFENDER AS YOU STATED ABOVE. I AGREE 100 PERSCENT WITH EVERY COMMENT YOU HAVE MADE ON THIS SIGHT. HEXGIRL YOU ARE WHAT A GOOD MOTHER IS, AND DOES, IGNORE MR. MOODY!
Posted by CLR (not registered) on Apr 23, 2007 07:37 PM
HEXGIRL YOU GO ON WITH YOUR BUSS. AND YOU KEEP TELLING YOUR THOUGHTS.
Posted by amazed and agast (not registered) on Apr 23, 2007 08:06 PM
Hexgirl...I'm sure you can get your point across without reference to someone's rear end. Or, can't you? You are not the only one who has had to deal with the "system". But please try not to be so defensive when someone suggests you take a different perspective on this issue. Or that you or all of us , should read up on the finding of studies done on this problem. There are all kinds of folks imputing information here.
Posted by CT (not registered) on Apr 23, 2007 09:25 PM
TO THE MAN WHO KEEPS THINKING HE KNOWS EVERYTHING, YOUR COMMENTS ARE GETTING OLD, HARSH, AND UN HEART FELT. PEOPLE LIKE YOU DO NOT NEED TO READ OR TYPE ON SIGHTS SUCH AS THIS ONE. YOU HAVE NO HEART, NO SOUL, NO SPIRT. YOU ARE A JERK TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD BEEN MOLESTED, AND THEIR FAMILYS. PLEASE STOP WRIGHTING ON THIS SIGHT YOU ARE MAKING PEOPLE SICK AND IF NOT THEY WILL BE SOON. ENOUGH OF YOUR DUMD KNOWLEDGE IT MAKES NO SENCE TO NOONE BUT YOUR SELF, EVERYONE WHOS BEEN IN A OFFENDER SITUUATION THINKS THE SAME FOR EXAMLE LIKE HEXGIRL, OR MOM. YOU MUST HOLD ALOT OF ANGER INSIDE TO EXPRESS SELFISH TYPINGS AS YOU SO. PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF HEARING YOUR REMARKS GET HELP DUDE.
I would like to get your opinion of what you think about some sort of tracking device being put into your body in order to stop crime. I know it sounds far fetched to think people would be willing to do it. Seems like most people would say yes to criminals no to good citizens but for it to work everyone would have to agree or those we dont know about yet there's a problem. Actually this type of device would probably work better for murderers/rapest/theives/abduction than for child molestors because until someone knows there has been a crime it still could not help. I believe there is many more children out there unwilling to be exposed to the shame of others knowing I it happened to me as a child and I hid it and counted myself at fault at only 5 years old. I guess you think these ideas are rediculous but at least it would really help if it were allowed, more so than most of these laws there using now.
Posted by LEGAL ASST.... (not registered) on Apr 24, 2007 08:51 AM
HEXGIRL: I WOULD LIKE TO START OFF BY SAYING I THINK WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT THE STATE, AND HOW THEY HANDLE OFFENDERS IN THE COURT OF LAW ARE EXCATLEY WHAT YOU SAY. I THINK THEY NEED HARSHER PUNISHMENTS, AND UNFORT... IT DOES NOT HAPPEN. THE TRUE RELAITY IS UNTIL SOMEONE MAKES A DIFFRENCE IN THE STATES EYES AND THE LEGAL SYSTEMS, HARSHER PUNISHMENTS WILL NOT HAPPEN, BUT YOU HAVE THE DRIVE TO DO WOUNDERS WITH YOUR STORY, AND PUSHING FOR HARSHER THINGS IN THE LAWS EYES TO HAPPEN. I ADMIRE ANY PERSON WHO FIGHTS WITH THE LEGAL SYSTEMS, AND TRYS TO MAKE A DIFFRENCE FOR OTHERS, AS WELL AS THEIR OWN CHILDREN. I HAVE READ ALOT OF YOUR COMMENTS, AND THEY ARE HONESTLY ALL FACTUAL, NOT FEELINGS OF A ANGREY PERSON. AND SOME ARE FEELINGS WHICH IN RETURN IS NORMAL. I FEEL THE SUNGLASS MAN, AND THE PERSON WHO STATED TO TO TRY DIFFRENT APPROACHES, OR STAY OFF THEIR BUTTS, OR NOT GET SO OFFENCIVE, NEED TOO HAVE A REALITY CHECK, THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PARENTS WHOM HAVE HAD THEIR CHILDS INNOCENCE TAKEN AWAY, AND THE LEGAL SYSTEMS FAILED THEM. YOU PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HEXGIRLS COMMENTS ARE TRUE, AND FACTUAL UNLESS YOU HAVE PROBLEMS BECAUSE YOUR ARE-FORMED OFFENDER YOURSELFS? IF SO MORE POWER TOO YOU, BUT STAY OFF HER BUTT AS THE ONE MADE THE COMMENT ABOVE A FEW LINES, YOU PEOPLE NEED TO SIT IN COURT ROOMS AND SEE THE TRUTH UNFOLD YOURSELF, YOU WOULD BE AMAZED, AND ANGERED, AT WHAT THE JUSTICE DOES, AND DOES NOT DO FOR OUR AMERCIANS IN TODAYS SOCIETY. HEXGIRL YOU CONTINUE ON YOUR PATH AND I HOPE YOU FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS BECAUSE SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ON THIS SIGHT ARE NARROW MINDED PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMENTS THAT ARE USELESS, AND WRONG TRUTHFULLY. PEOPLE DO TYPE ON THIS SIGHT AND EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT ON THEIR THOUGHTS, BUT SO DOES HEXGIRL AT LEAST SHES HONEST WITH HER FEELINGS, AND TRUTHFULLNESS, SO ALL YOU HATERS EITHER STOP READING HER COMMENTS IF THEY BOTHER YOU THAT MUCH, OR GET USED TO THE FACT HER EDUCATION ON THE OFFENDERS, AND PREDITOR KNOWLEDGE IS FACT, AND GET OVER IT. TAKE IT FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE LEGAL TALK ON THIS SIGHT TO LOOK LIKE YOU ARE A MR. KNOW IT ALL LIKE MR. SUNGLASSES, HIS WORDS ARE USELESS, AND UNTRUE, SOMETIMES THE ONES WHO HAS BEEN THERE, AND SPEAK THE TRUHT FROM THE HEARTS ARE THE ONES WHOM KNOW. REMEMBER THAT. HEXGIRL KEEP WRIGHTING, YOU ARE WHAT IT WILL TAKE IN OUR SOCIETY TO HOPEFULLY MAKE A DIFFRENCE ONE DAY. THANK YOU, AND GOOD LUCK!
Posted by COUN.. (not registered) on Apr 24, 2007 09:01 AM
ALL THESE PEOPLE PUTTING INPUT ON HEXGIRLS FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS NEED TO PUT THEM SELVES IN HER SHOES FOR A MINUTE YES OTHERS MAKE COMMENTS ON THIS SIGHT BUT HEXGIRLS IS HEARTFELT, AND MAKES SINCE UNLIKE THE ONE WHOS LABLED GOD SOMETHING, AND THE ONE WHOS UPSET BECAUSE OTHERS MAKE COMMENTS GET OVER IT, IF YOU WERE SMART AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AS HEXGIRLS IS ON THIS SUBJECT NOT BY CHOICE MIND YOU YOU MIGHT LOOK AT IT DIFFRENTLY NOW WOULD YOU? LEAVE HEXGIRL ALONE, I THINK SHE IS VERY SMART, AND CAREING TOWARDS OTHERS. I LOVE READING HER COMMENTS, AND I THINK HER SON WAS BRAVE, HE MUST GET THAT FROMT HE MOTHER. GOOD LUCK HEXGIRL, YOU GO AND TRY TO MAKE ADIFFRENCE IN THIS WORLD SOMEONE NEEDS TOO, ITS FACT THAT THESE HATERS OF YOUR WILL NOT. YOU ALL ARE MEAN RUDE JUDGEMENTAL PEOPLE YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELFS, ON HEXGIRLS SITUATION, YOU PEOPLE ARE WHY THIS CONTINUES TO HAPPEN HEARTLESS, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE THE BALLS, AND KNOWLEDGE TO CONFRONT PREDITORS BUT PROTECT THEM BY THINKING THERPY WILL HELP. SORRY FOR YOU ALL BUT IT WON'T THEY WILL RE-OFFEND IN TIME, AND BY NOT HAVING HARDER LAWS IS WHY AND THE KEY AS HEXGIRL STATES THROW AWAY AS IT SHOULD BE. THESE CHILDREN DO NOT GET A SECOND CHANCE WHY SHOULD THESE PERVERTS? HEXGIRL I COMMINED YOU, YOUR THOUGHTS, ANS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. CONTINUE TO TYPE AND IGNORE THESE PEOPLE WHO Are brainless. someone whom followsa your comments with a smile, anfd a tear.
in reguards to amazed and a,: THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS I WILL TRY TO KEEP WHAT YOU STATE IN MIND FOR FUTHER COMMENTS I MAKE. BUT THEN AGAIN YOUR RIGHT PEOPLE TYPE ON THIS SIGHT AND HAVE DIFFRENT COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS ON MOLESTATION, AND OFFENDERS, AND LAST TIME I CHECKED I WAS ONE OF THEM, AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES TOO STAY UP SOMEONES ASS TO HELP THEM SEE THE LIGHT AS MY GOOD FRIENDS THE SUNGLASS MAN WOULD SAY, I MAY NOT COME ACROSS TO WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR ,BUT EITHER DO SOME OF YOU THATS WHAT MAKES ALL OF US DIFFRENT IN OUR OWN WAYS, IF PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MY FEELINGS, AND TRUTHFULLNESS, DO NOT READ MY THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS ITS JUST AS SIMPLE AS THAT. I TYPE ON HERE TO TRY TO MAKE A DIFFRENCE WITH OTHER PARENTS OR FALSELY ACCUSED OFFENDERS, AND SOMETIMES I AM HARSH, AND A BITCH I WILL SAY THAT FIRST HAND. I HAVE A OPEN MIND TOWARDS WHAT PEOPLE STATE, BUT I WILL NOT BE DEGEADED FOR MY FEELINGS ON WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SON, OR OTHERS CHILDREN BECAUSE THE LAWS ARE NOT HARSH ENOUGH. INSTEAD OF GIVING THESE OFFENDERS A SECOND CHANCE I AM AGAINST THAT, AND I WILL NOT CHNAGE MY MOND, WEITHER YOU ALL LIKE THAT OR NOT. THESE POOR CHILDREN WILL HAVE THIS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES AND THE OFFENDERS HAVE A SECOND CHANCE WHRE IS THERE JUSTICE IN THAT? THERE IS NOT. SO PEOPLE WHO HATE WHAT I TYPE STAY OFF MY BACK, I AM INT HIS FOR MY FEELINGS SUCH AS YOURSELFS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCEARNS, AND HAVE A NICE DAY. TAMMY (HEXGIRL)
I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE COMMENTS MADE IN REGUARDS TO ME, AND MY CHOICES OF TRYING TO REACH AND AND MAKE A DIFFRENCE, AND NOT TO REACH OUT AND PISS EVERYONE OFF. I HOPE THOSE HATERS AS YOU'LL CALL THEM DO NOPT WALK IN SHOES OF A PARENTS WHO HAS BEEN THERE, AND SONE THAT WITH THESE OFFENDERS, AND LEGAL SYSTEMS, BECAUSE THATS TRUELY HOW YOU WILL ONLY UNDERSTAND, WHICH I WOULD RATHER BE PUT DOWN THEN SEE YOU NARROW MINDED PEOPLE EVER GO THROUGH THAT. ALL I CARE ABOUT IS TRYING TO ONE DAY MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THERE NOT ALONE IT'S NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TOO, OR CHAT WITH IN REGUARDS TOO MAKE IT EASYER, AND TO HELP THEM HAVE SOME FORM OF CLOSEYOUR FROM THE DAMAGE THEY INCURED BY PAIN BECAUSE OF THE MOLESTATION THAT TOOK PLACE. AND AS IN REFF... TO KNOWLEDGE SOME OF YOU THINK I LACK, IF YOU REALLY KNEW MY PATH IN JOB PLACEMENT, YOU WOULD EAT YOUR WORDS. BUT IN TIME THAT WILL COME OUT SOON ENOUGH, BUT I THINK THE LEGAL AND THE STATE HAVE IT PRETTY SUMMED UP ABOVE ME, AND AGAIN THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, AND KNOWLEDGE OF MY TRYING TOO HELP. TAMMY (HEXGIRL)
Posted by LAW (not registered) on Apr 24, 2007 03:05 PM
I SEE, AND HEAR TOO MANY OF THE SAME STORIES YOU SHARE, UMONG OTHERS. I WISH YOU LUCK, AND HOPE IN TIME THINGS CAN BET BETTER, AND I THINK ONE DAY IT'LL TAKE SOMEONE LIKE YOU, TO HAVE THE DRIVE TOO MAKE A DIFFRENCE IN THIS WORLD. I FIND THE COMMENTS SOME MAKE ON THIS SIGHT FUNNY, BECAUSE HONESTLY IF THEY WERE TO WALK IN YOUR SHOES AND YOUR FAMILYS, THEY WOULD HAVE A CHANGE AT HEART. THE ONE PERSONS RIGHT SIT IN A COURT ROOM FOR A WHILE, THEN YOU'LL SEE EXCATLEY WHAT HESGIRLS TRYING TOO PIN POINT OUT FOR YOU NON-LISTENING HATERS AS SOME CALL THEM. I ADMIRE YOUR STRENGTH TO CONTINUT TO WRITE ON THIS SIGHT AND IGNOREING ALL OTHERS. YOUR A TROOPER, AND I AM SURE WHAT TYPE OF JOB FIELD YOUR IN, AND SOME OF THESE CLOSED MINDED PEOPLE WHO RIP YOU IF THEY HAD A BRAIN WOULD TOO. CONTINUE ON, AND I'LL READ THIS SIGHT . YOUR DOING WELL. GO FOR IT, FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN, AND OTHERS WE NEED PEOPLE WITH YOUR MIND SET TO CHANGE SOMETHING DIFFRENT IN THE EYES OF THE LAWS, LOARD KNOWS BY READING SOME COMMENTS THESE PEOPLE WILL NOT. GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hexgirl I agree with you too and I am a sex offender. There is no greater harm that you can do to a child than sexually abuse him/her when they are young. And I agree your right too, the sex offender will never be "cured". For me even after 13 years of counseling and striving within myself the best I can really say is I dont have another victim. The mind is such an unruly thing and to keep it under control at all times I cannot do. I am now 47 years old I feel I am a better person than I have ever been in my life, I believe I am forgiven. But it will never make my children unharmed and that harm will follow them. I only pray that my being punished let them see that they were not to blame for what I did. As far as life without parole I think this would do more harm to my children.Their all grown up now but they still love me. I think if you asked them they would say dont lock up my Dad. Do you think it would do more or less harm for them to see me in jail for life? I can see why you feel the way you do and I certainly dont blame you or accuse you of being wrong. I think we are just all doing the best we can but for some of us it damn sure aint good enough.
Posted by huh? (not registered) on Apr 25, 2007 08:33 AM
Why do I get the feeling that several of the supportive postings following Tammy's remarks are posted by hexgirl, herself? Notice they are all caps, using Law, District...etc. Spelling errors are also consistant. hmm.
THIS IS HARD FOR MR TO RESPOND TOO YOU KNOWING WHAT YOU DID, BECAUSE I SEE HOW MY SON HAS CHANGED BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. I DO WANT TOO SAY YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOW PEOPLE SHOULD HANDLE THESE OFFENDERS ARE GOOD, AND ITS TOO BAD IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. I CAN TELL YOUR SORRY FOR WHAT YOU DID, AND AT LEAST YOU HAVE TRIED TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED LONG AGO. NOT ALOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO AGREE IN REF.. OF THE VIC... AND ITS NICE TOO SEE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED WAS WRONG TYPE ON HERE AND TRY TO MAKE A DIFFRENCE IN SOCITETY, AND MAKE COMMENTS. YOU CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND THE PAIN THAT PARENTS GO THROUGH WHEN THIS HAPPENS TO THEIR CHILD, AND HOW THE STATE WORKS IN MY STATE WITH THESE OFFENDERS, BUT I AM SURE PEOPLE ALREADY KNOW THAT AS MUCH AS I TYPE ON THIS SIGHT ANYWAYS. TAMMY (HEXGIRL) I COULD NEVER FORGIVE THE PERSON WHO MOLESTED MY SON, AND I NEVER WILL, THERE'S TOO MUCH PAIN INVOLVED, AND RAGE, AND ANGER, WITHIN MYSELF BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SON.
Posted by Mama Bear (not registered) on Apr 25, 2007 10:27 AM
For those of you wanting to check out "dates" or anyone you are concerned about, you can go to your local courthouse to their legal library and do a criminal search using their name. This will only pop up the local information. Sometimes this is enough. Follow your gut instincts. If a person seems too charming, too good to be true, check them out.
My husband molested both our children, a boy and a girl. The last 2.5 years have been spent trying to crawl out of an abyss so black and dark that I cannot adequately convey the horror of it all. The best advice, if your child says they have been molested, beleive them, tell them it is not their fault, and call child services. Therapy is vital, support groups for children and for parents are a must and remember that each child is different. Different in the way they react, respond and progress after being molested. With the proper help, love ,care , and support, they can move from being victims to survivors. Time, patience and support.
Posted by asdfghjkl (not registered) on Apr 26, 2007 10:30 AM
listen very carefully (expecially hexgirl)
if i want to molest your child (which i don't, but many do) YOU, the parent are the only one who can stop me. Don't give in to the false security of registries or politicians who only want to punish those who have already been caught.
YOUR RIGHT, I THE PARENT AM THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD STOP, YOU CAN NOT TRUST ANY ONE ELSE TOO, ESPECIALLY WITH WHAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS YEAR. YOUR COMMENTS ARE GOOD ON THE TRUST ISSUES, AND I AGREE. BUT I STILL HOPE THINGS WILL CHANGE, AND BECOME HARSHER. AS FAR AS PUNISHING THE SAME OFFENDERS, I AGREE BUT THEY STILL GET A SLAP ON THE HAND, AND OUT OF THE COURT ROOM THEY GO. AS FOR NEW OFFENDERS IT IS HARD TO PROVE WITH AS MANY AS THERE IS IN OUR SOCIETY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCEARN, AND COMMENT. TAMMY (HEXGIRL)
I AM HAPPY THAT PEOPLE RESPOND TO THINGS I SAY, EVEN IF IT IS THINGS I MAY NOT AGREE WITH. BUT IN REGUARDS TO SOMETHING SMELLS, I CAN NOT HELP THAT PEOPLE RESPOND TO ME, I AM NOT THE ONE WHO KEEPS AGREEING WITH MYSELF ON HERE, AND I FIND IT WERD, THAT YOU WOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE SAY TO ME, GOOD, OR BAD, THEN TO HELP PEOPLE WHO HAVE QUESTIONS. SOMETIMES I FEEL I AM ON THIS SIGHT FOR DIFFRENT REASONS THEN THE ONES WHO QUESTION OTHERS COMMENTS. AS FAR AS THE SPELLING, IT SHOULD NOT MATTER HOW SOMEONE SPELLS, IT IS THE POINT THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE. I AM TIRED IF SAYING THIS, IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY FEELINGS, THEN SKIP OVER MY COMMENTS, READ SOMEONE ELSES, AND MOVE ON. YOU PEOPLE ARE NOT ON THIS SIGHT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. TELL YOURSELF'S OTHERS WILL TYPE ON THIS SIGHT, BESIDES YOU, AND NOT EVERYONE CAN SPELL AS GOOD AS YOU, JUST REMEMBER THAT, AND YOU'LL BE O.K. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO REALLY RESEARCH MY THOUGHTS, AND CLOSELY LOOK AT WHAT I SAY, AND TYPE. OH! BEFORE I FORGET IF I SPELLED ANYTHING WRONG, AGAIN THIS TIME, I AM SORRY!!!! THANK YOU, TAMMY (HEXGIRL)
ONE MORE THING PEOPLE WHO HAVE A ACCOUNT ON HERE, LOG IN, LOG OUT. YOU WOULD KNOW THAT IF YOU REG... IT'S FREE TOO. SO WHILE YOU SMELL YOUR OWN FISH, REG.. AND TYPE. TAMMY (HEXGIRL) REMEMBER HEXGIRL'S HIGHLIGHTED, IN BLUE, WHEN I LOG OUT IT MY NAMES GONE, BYE BYE IT GOES. AND SO DOES MY SPELLING. I THINK YOUR ON LINE NAME FITS YOU. (HUH??) THANKS AGAIN
I REALLY DO MEAN IT IN THE NICEST WAY I CAN. SO PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ME WRONG. THANKS
Posted by Hexgirls Mother (not registered) on Apr 27, 2007 01:36 PM
Have you thought maybe hexgirl may have family, friends etc.. who may type as well as her? I honestly do not know why you people make a big deal. I admit I am in relationship to her, and I love the she is on here talking and trying to get others thoughts, as well as to maybe help. My daughter and her family has been through alot, and I can not understand why people on this sight worry more about the small things, then the big problems, which is trying to help, and I am proud of her even if she can or can not spell.
Posted by x/so (not registered) on Apr 27, 2007 07:54 PM
Well stated mama bear
Posted by huh? (not registered) on Apr 27, 2007 08:05 PM
I was referring to the fact that all of the "supportive" notes after hers had only a minute or two between them, they were all in caps, and had simular writing techniques. Why does this matter? Because it is creating an appearence that tons of folks agree with her statements, and therefor gives a new reader a false impression of what the general mood of the site is. I think that all opinions and stories are important here, so that we can learn from this experience. There are many sides to this issue.
I CAN NOT HELP THE TIMES PEOPLE TYPE IN, BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR MEANINGS. EVERYONE TYPES DIFFRENTLY, AND NOT EVERYONE CAN SPELL. "LOOK AT MY SPELLINGS" THERE IS NO ISSUE TOWARDS THIS, EXCEPT PEOPLE WITH DIFFRENT STORIES OR MAY OR MAY NOT AGREE WITH WHAT THEY TYPE. I KNOW I AM ONE PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE THE ISSUE WITH, BUT THAT IS O.K. I AM HERE NOT TO IMPRESS, BUT SHARE MY STORY IN HOPES MAYBE I CAN HELP SOMEONE ELSE A LITTLE, EVEN IF ITS ONLY ON THIS SIGHT. THANKS FOR BEING KIND TOWARDS MY MOTHERS FEELINGS, AS WELL AS BLUNT. TAMMY (HEXGIRL)
I had a discussion, tonight with a psychiatric nurse friend. She said that she asks patients if they ever were molested. She said it amazed her how many had been molested by brothers and parents.
I have often wondered if the rage expressed today, over this issue is due to , in part, frustration that the victims never turned in their family members. Or that they weren't believed as a child. Now ,of course, the angst can be directed toward ALL offenders. It seems strange that this has become an issue, since Tom Ridge began it. It does keep our minds off all other kinds of crime going on in our society. Just think: you can kill a child and not have to register. Then be a babysitter. for the family next door..... go figure.
Posted by pedro (not registered) on May 06, 2007 12:05 PM
This comment is for hexgirl. During your adolescent life, did you or your boyfriend ever have any kind of sexual contact. It doesn't have to be sex. If you did, then under Florida law, you are a sex offender. You just never got caught or turned in.
The reason why I mention this is because I had this conversation with a friend of mine who is a Major Crimes detective in Broward County. Even he said that he never thought of it that way. Most people in this state would never think of it that way, but by statute, it is what it is.
Posted by no harm (not registered) on May 06, 2007 03:00 PM
I've spent many hours reading over this blog and here is my simple evaluation:
most convicted sex offenses are family related or close friends.
only 5% of offenders repeat crimes. This means that tracking and theropy may be helpful.
many offenders failed to register due to insane housing restrictions that have nothing to do with stopping the 5% repeaters of sex crimes....because they were mostly family related.
The registry works somewhat, but it needs adjustment. You can't label all sex offenders as child rapest or murderers. There are thousands of offenders who are 18 yo w/ 16 yo girlfriends, lewd nudity, drunken public exposure, and soliciting minors that lied about there age. Should they be treated as predators? One stupid act that in some cases didnt even have a victim?
Don't get me wrong, they screwed up, but once again...DRAW A LINE! Put deviant offenders where they need to be...not all in one barrel.
Should you be sentenced with the most severe punishment of traffic violation for simply going 5 mph over the speed limit? Then why should a boy the age of 19 and his victim 16, be thrown to the same lions that devoured Jessica Lumfords predator? Yes, there are sicko's out there, take every precaution...but...DRAW A LINE. And believe me, there is not consideration in the court rooms. Guilty is guilty...hang 'em all...even the guy that was caught flashing at the beach...destroy his life forever for this drunken stunt...the woman that masturbated in public, send her straight to the pits of hells...(oh, never mind, they let HER go) indecent exsposure.
FEAR!!!! eat it up...vote for me because I'm protecting you from the 5% of repeat sex offenders!!!! NOT the 95% new molestors.
My point: NOT ALL OFFENDERS ARE EQUAL. THERE SHOULD BE LOW risk to high risk...and the HOUSING RESTRICTIONS cause offenders to NOT REGISTER!!!!! Better to know they live across the street than in your back yards or somewhere under a bridge! MANY OFFENDERS cant find a place to live...oh, that's ok with you as long as they're away from you. right? well guess what sugar bear? they can't live near you and be registered, so now they just live near you, unregistered and you don't even know it...great laws!!! works well. idiots.
So what has happened to Congressman Foley? Does anyone know if he got away with his behavior? Surely, he is on the Florida Registry? I guess what I am trying to say is: One problem with this "feel safe" registry is that it has alot of loopholes. But ,it sure does bring in the bucks for law enforcement.
Posted by gustavo g de saint malo (not registered) on May 07, 2007 02:46 AM
i think that now days things are getting worst and worst and SO
should have to carry hanging from their necks name tags with their names and picture stating they are sexual offenders period, if they dont like it
and dont like to wear it they go back to jail for a long long time.....
and what do we require for the rest of the population? Those that commit adultery, steal, use drugs, etc. Do we go back to the process of cutting off the hands of thieves? Remember what the Taliban was doing? Pushing people off buildings, killing women in the soccer stadium....is that what we want to regress towards? I think not. One needs to look at the source of anger and learn to conquer it. We need to develope laws that deal with sexual abuse and provide treatment to assure it doesn't continue.
Posted by Jackthepumpkinking (not registered) on May 08, 2007 11:41 AM
It would be hard to get evidence of such a thing since the act never happened you couldnt prove that it would have. I think having you picture up on the internet though is scary enough for some people to keep them selves in check.
IN REG.. TO YOUR COMMENT MADE. HAVING SEX AT A TEENAGER IS SOMETHING YES HAPPENS, AND IF IT IS BOTH CON... I DO NOT FEEL THEY SHOULD BE CON.. A OFFENDER, BUT WHEN RELATIONSHIPS GO SOUR IT HAPPENS. BUT YOUR NOT READING MY COMMENTS OPENLY, YOU ARE READING THEM WRONGLY, OR YOUR JUST SICK IF YOU DO UNDERSTAND. A ADULT HAS NO BUS.. HAVING SEX WITH A MINOR A CHILD, AND THATS THE PROBLEM I HAVE NO MATTER WHO YOU KNOW OR WHO YOU TALK TOO. THERE IS A BIG DIFF... BETWEEN TEENAGE SEX, AND AGREEING, AND A ADULT WITH A CHILD. OR ARE YOU THAT CONFUSED? taMMY (HEXGIRL)
Posted by misdemeanor offense (not registered) on May 10, 2007 12:05 PM
The true problem with the registry is that they lump evreyone together. I understand the need to know where hard core pedaphiles are, but I was convicted of a misdemeanor for touching a foster daughter on the butt without her consent. It didn't even become an issue until I went througha divorce and filed for custody of my children. Then my wife at the time reminded her of the incident and they made it to be something is wasn't. Am I really a child molester for disiplining this out of control child and leaving a psychotic wife??? Something needs to be done. One genltleman I was in therapy with was going through a nasty divorce and his wife claimed he rapped her. Guess what?? Jail time and lifetime registration. Another was 22 his girlfriend was 17 at the time. Jail time and lifteime registration!!! The post script on this is that they are now married, have three kids and live on your tax money because he can't find a job because he is considered a child molester. Good system huh? We are the majority of the people on the registry and your tax dollars go to tracking us not the real sickos that lerk out there. Did you know that the state of Florida actually pays officers 30-40,000 a year to do nothing but track people like us while the real pedaphiles are out rapping and murdering our children? Should we really spend our tax dollars that could go to helping children like orphanages, or a home for the true predators, etc on tracking people that pose no threat to the community????? And you wonder why your taxes keep going up.
Posted by misdemeanor offense (not registered) on May 10, 2007 12:55 PM
one of the biggest problems here is that if you isolate any class or group of people you asking for trouble. When you take away one's ability to earn a living, take away thier place to live and isolate them from all physical and non physical contact, you are asking for repeat offenders. What choice do they now have than to rob or steal or repeat offend. After all three meals a day and a roof over your head is a lot easier than no work, no where to live and starving to death. Has history not shown us anything? Once a sentence is carried out haven't we paid our debt to society and now deserve a second chance? If you are a repeat offender or rapist and murderer of children then you should be put to death. End of story. I do not want to pay for you to live. However if you have been lied to falsly accused or were young with a young girldfriend you should be able to live you life. The bible says an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. The true meaning of this is that the punishment should fit the crime and not be more then the crime was. Is this registry not going over and above what these crimes were? Is this really fair to those of us who were falsely accused or lied to? Do you really believe every person in prison is guilty? We have proven that haven't we? These laws need to be changed and we are the only ones that can change them.
Posted by misdemeanor offense (not registered) on May 10, 2007 12:55 PM
Hex girl I'm, sorry about you son and that predator deserves to be put to death. In fact if it was one of my kids then he would be dead. I don't have to register as a muderer and would probably only get a two year sentence. In fact shouldn't we have a DUI registry? I would like to know my neighbors have been convicted of being drunks before I let my children go out and play. And what about a drug offender registration. Did you know that if a meth lab is next door to you that it could cause your house to be demolished too? Wouldn't it be nice to know if your next door neighbor was a drug user or maker? And what about a murderer registry? I would really like to know where those people are wouldn't you? Let's just have registry for all crimes and the cops will be so busy tracking them that no other crimes will ever be solved.
It has been proven that a small portion of offenders re offend so why should they register for life? This has to be changed. The 19 year old with the underaged girlfriend. Is he going to rape a child? I doubt it. isn't the registry for him a little much. Shouldn't there be a difference in a felony crime and a misdemeanor? There isn't!! Let's put an end to this and expose it for what it is. Contact legislature. Do what ever it takes because this is wrong.
Posted by pedro (not registered) on May 10, 2007 06:45 PM
Hexgirl.....I don't think that YOU read my comment the way it was meant for. All I said was that by FLORIDA STATUTES, whether you are a teenager who did a little innocent fooling around, or a grown woman or man who had sex with a minor, then you are guilty of a sex offense in this state. Nothing more, nothing less. We all did it when we were teenagers. But these are different times.
I guess that these laws bother me because I have a friend over in the Tampa Bay area.....a good guy who got lonely one night. So he goes to an escort website, sees a picture that he likes, and calls the agency. They send the girl over and they do their business. About a month later, he gets a knock at his door. Dectectives from the Sheriffs Office want to talk to him. They show him a picture of a girl and asks if he knows this person. He tells them that yes, he knew who she was. Told them that she was an escort that he met with. Now he thinks that he's going to get arrested for soliciting a prostitute. They tell him that this girl was a minor who ranaway from home. He can't believe this. The way this girl got caught was unreal. Apparently she was making a house call, and a neighbor got a good look at her and remembers her face from a picture that he had just seen about a runaway. The end result.....this guy goes to county jail for 9 months, gets 2 years house arrest, 7 years of probation, and had to register as a sex offender. The girl walked away scott free. She actually had a photo ID from USF that said she was 19.
Now....do you think that it's fair that this guy has to be a registered sex offender for life? I don't, and thats why this state has to make some changes. I lived in Mass. and up there they have 3 levels. Level 1 is no risk.....level 2 is moderate risk, and level 3 is high risk. Level 1 offenders have to register by mail once a year, and their info is not on a website. Level 2 and 3 do have their info on a website. This is what Florida has to do so that they do send a scare into everyone who is living near an SO. Not everyone is John Couey....some just made stupid mistakes.
I do like reading your comments, Hexgirl. I can see that you are very vigilant, and for good reason. But, try to see the reasoning that others write comments about.
I DO NOT FEEL YOUR FRIEND SHOULD BE A OFENDER SINCE IT WAS THE AGE... THAT SENT HIM A CALL GIRL. THRE SHOULD BE SOMETHING HE CAN DO SINCE HE WENT THROUGH THIS AGN.... THEY SHOULD BE THE ONES WHO ARE AT FAULT FOR ALLOWING A MINOR TO WORK THERE, AND ALLOWING HER TO DO WHAT EVER THEY DO. I DO AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, THINK THE ONES FALSELY ACCUSED SHOULD NOT HAVE TO REG... OR GO THROUGH AS IF THEY ARE A OFFENDER IN OUR SOCIETY. I HOPE YOUR FRIEND CAN AFFORD A GOOD LAWYER. SOUNDS LIKE WHATS HAPPENING TO HIM IS WRONG. TAMMY (HEXGIRL)
Posted by deterant (not registered) on May 12, 2007 12:50 PM
this is a VERY important deterant against sex crimes. people will think before committing this often impulsive crimes. how many times do they show people on dateline going to see little children for sex. as long as people think they can get away with it the damage will continue.
Posted by Pedro (not registered) on May 12, 2007 12:55 PM
Hexgirl....thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, he had a public defender who plea bargained for him. He has tried to find a lawyer that would file a motion to be taken off of the registry, but has had no luck. He wants to give up. He said that maybe the ACLU can help him. I hope so. He got a bad rap.
Stay strong and passionate about how you feel, Hexgirl.
Why has not anything been done to the place that sent her? I think that is wrong, and not your friends fault as I said before. Tell him not to give up, people who are falsely accused, are in all honesty vic... themselves. I hate to hear that, it shows you how the State really works on their laws. I wish your friend luck, and what ever he does do not have him give up, that is what the State likes, not people who fight, it is easyer for them. Tammy (Hexgirl)
Posted by P.Jones (not registered) on Jun 11, 2007 03:06 PM
I am trying to figure out something....If the state that the crime happened in has removed your name from the registry, why then should you still have to be on other states registeries. Can anybody help me with this????
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jun 13, 2007 06:44 PM
i think all sex offenders should be in jail OR SHOT AND KILLED. i had a daughter who got offened by my boyfriend and he got no jail time what a joke that is.somthing needs to be done to these assholes.this is not his first offence its his second ,i did not know about the first and he was around my daughters which he was not suppose to be .need to change laws to keep these bastard in jail whilethey are on trail.
Posted by The Angry Offender (not registered) on Jun 16, 2007 12:16 AM
Okay, it's official. Hexgirl and everyone after her that followed suit have some serious interpretation issues. When I said that "HEXGIRL is a REPEAT OFFENDER" I didn't mean "HEXGIRL is a SEXUAL REPEAT OFFENDER." The context of the statement makes my meaning clear: I am accusing HEXGIRL of repeatedly making commentary that puts her in the category of people whom I described as "knee-jerk people who have no real argument or points, only hatred and rage." I can't have a rational discussion with people like yourself, Hex, because you can't even follow what I say coherently.
At least READ the content on my site, angryoffender.com, BEFORE you go off on a rant about what I've said. Believe it or not, Hexgirl, you and I are on the same side, even though you don't see things from the same perspective as myself. I can't say that the person who harmed your son shouldn't be punished for the crime, but I also can't advocate for unconstitutional or inhumane punishment either. You and your son are alive, and both of you can get through your situation and lead normal lives. It is those who dwell on the damage and let the injury continue to hold them in a cycle of misery that spend the rest of their lives in agony. You and your son both need to understand that, while the damage has been done, you have no choice but to move on and not let the incident destroy more lives, including your own! Likewise, you also can't advocate for harsh blanket laws that apply to all sex offenders as if they are ALL evil people, because that's a slippery slope that you don't want to go down.
Please read my site's content. It won't hurt you to read it, and perhaps we can find some middle ground and have some truly productive discussions on these things instead of hurling insults in a public forum.
Thanks for your consideration, and I will endeavor to be more explicit about my statements in the future to avoid repeating this absolutely silly confusion.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 24, 2007 04:04 AM
can we see postings of robbers, murderers, bad check writers, DUI ... I say post every felony on a site and on the DL also.. oh no criminals have rights unless they are sex offenders
Certain offenders should be posted, along with the danders of the true crim... but lets face it that will not happen it will cost the State to change the Laws, and too much money. Along with other things they will find an excuse to not do. But I agree with you whole heartedly. Tammy (Hexgirl)
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 30, 2007 01:04 AM
Sex offender DOES NOT MEAN sexual predator or child molester
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 30, 2007 01:13 AM
I am a registered sex offender. In 1993 I was charged with ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT RAPE in California (Penal Code 220). I was at a party with a bunch of friends (approx. 20). A lady was there (she was 19 I was 20) and we started making out in the bathroom of the house party (we had been intimate on other occasions also). Her friend came in and the lady pushed me off of her and said I was trying to rape her. I was terrified while I was housed in the county jail system and going back and forth to court to defend myself. I was jumped in jail. I didn't have money for a lawyer so I was appointed one by the court. The lawyer told me I must be guilty during our first meeting. After 3 months of court appearances and living in hell in LA County jail The lawyer told me I was going to get at least 7 years in prison if I didn't plea bargain. So I did. The terms of the plea were that I would get time served (approx 3 months), spend 3 years on probation, and register as a sex offender (ONCE). So I did all the things I was required to do under the plea bargain. In 2000 I was arrested but the Detective dropped the charges. However, the detective asked me if I was registered as a sex offender. I said no. She asked if I was aware that it was a lifetime requirement. I said no. I wound up going to court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. I plead no contest again to this charged and now my picture sits on line with child molesters and actual rapists. I have been unable to hold a job because once they do a background check they wont hire me. I always answer yes to the "have you ever been convicted?" part of the job application. I have been forced to do temp work. Several times these jobs would have become permanent but because of the Failure to Register as a sex offender charge I do not get the job. I have never harmed a child. What can I do? I am about to become homeless (again0 because temp jobs are just that, temporary and I can't keep up with the bills. I am God fearing. I pray. I pay taxes. I help old ladies across the street. I am someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time almost 20 years ago and I am being penalized. Where is the justice? I have even had thoughts of suicide. I live in a constant state of depression and anger. How is this helping society. This is my cry for help. I have no family. I have just me and my dog and my belief that God will hear my pleas.
Posted by England (not registered) on Jul 01, 2007 06:58 AM
Just a thought, If a person commits a "SEX Offence" at the age of 12 ( "Victim ages 8 -12" ), and he is 22 now, should he have to register as a sex offender?
If you think that juvinial sex is wrong then why allow your kids to do it? At some point you find out, right. Why cause trouble for them and your family, why not simply talk to there parent and see if the kid needs help or not? I know of alot of people that were 12- 16 when they were arrested for having sex with there friends, and now they have to register as sex offenders. Are they truly sex offender as it states in the laws or were/ are they kids that have played that same game we did as kids. We all know that we played house or even doctor at one point and did something sexual with our friend. Should you not be a sex offender. Most people see Sex offender and dont even look at what really happend or how old the person was at the time. I know because I go through hell with my son who is only 12 years old and has to register as a sex offender because his friends mother took it to the police and didnt say anything to me.. If you know that your kid is doing something that is not right we correct it.
Most of the things that people do are lernt behaviors. Someone had to of taught my son what sex was and showed him or even made him do it be for. We do not realize the verry gift that was givin to us is being riped out of uot reach untill someone rips it from right under you. I love me son with all my heart and i will do everything i can for him. I for one do not think that he prays on anyone. I think that he is simply been miss gueded by someone. What if it was you in that position? Do you really know what people classified as sex offenders go through? Wearther it be a adult or a juvinial. Now that the laws have changed so that he has to register for the rest of his natural life, he will not beable to get a good job, go to the pool, park, or any other public place to hang out with his friends.
(IMHO)First of all, you have to realize that you are not alone with this problem. There are alot of simular situations like yours, across the country. No matter what crimnals have done, they face the same job application problem. Sometimes you might tell the employer your crimnal history, and sometimes you have to lie, I guess. Help yourself out by not applying for jobs that would put you in an unhealthy position. For example, in your case, work with men and not with a woman alone. You don't need to set yourself up for future accusations. It should take several more years before the offender laws start to fall apart. Already, there is a consensus that they need to be changed to have only the dangerous offenders followed on the internet and so forth. As for the suicide ideations, I suggest you find some free health clinic of something to help you out in that area. Good luck with this.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 04, 2007 11:38 PM
It is funny that we brand sexual offenders. But under the current system of crime and punishment, supossly once the person has paid their time in jail they are to have a fresh start. If you really looked at the number only a small percentage re offend. But that doesnt matter to the general public who wants to impose more and mroe rules unpon people who have a hard enough time reentering society after their crime. What is really funny but convicts actually do not reoffend when they are given a support structure, job, housing, and the ability to move on. But some people think that they should never move on, I belive what jail time is a punishment for their crime. WHen their time is done they they are supposed to be allowed to try to make a living and lead a good life. Not everyone is bad, and the laws as they stand will drive anyone to reoffend. If the only place you can live is in jail but your time is up, then you have to commit a crime to go back. Society is now a non forgiving society. We need to learn how o forgive and give the tools to succed. We all can be criminals at one point or another in our life either we didnt get cought or we had the good lawyers to get us out of trouble. Why not learn how to forgive, people change or are you the same as you were at 12, 16, 18, 21, 26, 30. People do change with time. I wasnt always good and have had my mistepes. I have never molested a child but I did drive without a drivers licension, does that make me a bad person, nobody got hurt, but i did it for 10 years. I now have my D/L and drive for a living. Should I be punished for my mistakes as ateenager. We need to learn how to go on and see let people grow and change. By being punitive to this people only is going to drive them further from society, which is where they offended in the first place. Just my 2 cents. WIlliam
Posted by Daugther of a RSO (not registered) on Jul 07, 2007 07:25 PM
Try being the family member of a RSO! All the finger pointers should know the the difficulties that face the other side too! Where is the website to HELP their families succeed at helping to rehabilitate them? Help to find new homes,jobs,and other life needs, CHURCHES that will accept them there and so on. I find this a very painful subject . Not all
cases are the same and there needs to be allowance for these differences according to specifics. Personally my life has been shattered into a billion pieces not because of the LABEL RSO but because of the stipulations set forth that are attached to it. If you read this & know something helpful please post it. I don't know where to start looking. Thank You
I read your thoughts, and strongly disagree, (William) First off you can not at all feel that driving without a lic... is even close enough to the type of crime that a person who preys on children is, a offender, rapest, and preditor, etc... To be frank the States Laws are def.. not harsh enough on these sick-o-s, nor are the Judges. I am speaking from exp... I am not going to go into my sons situation, but I will tell you there is a diffrence between a True Offender, and not a True Offender. I feel that if you reach a certain age (Teenage) and know about sex, have sex, and the other parent gets upset and the next thing you know your in court labled a Offender of sort, that is wrong, and the judge should see that, and through it out of courts as "BOTH WILLING" but it does not happen that way which in return ruins the persons life forever, which in most cases it is the teenage boy, but if he is labled so should she. The other types of Offenders is the ones who are just plain out perverts, and need time in prision for the tax paying money therpy they will get, the others are the rapest, and the Preditors, they my friend need to stay in prision, and not be given a second chance, because the small percentage that do re-offend would be them. Why is it fair that they get a second chance, when the small child does not? Forgiveness, I do not think so, esp... knowing how Mentally upset your child is, how it effects their health issues, grades, friends, relationships with peers, and the same sex they were molested by,trust issues, and at 10 trying ti kill thenself because of the pain that Preditor caused that child, or my son. Unless you have been through this you will never understand how one mistake effects the family, friends, and childs whole future, just for someones sick sexual need, and want. Tammy (HexGirl)
One thing I find funny is that you feel they re-offend because of them being drove away from society, So were at fault for their mistakes, and were at fault for it to continue to happen? I do not think so, they re-offend because children happen to be some of the ones whom re-offends sexual preff. no amount of time behind bars will change that, nor will the therpy they got while in prision. I wish I was wrong but I have talked to too many dectives, and police men who agree because they see it all the time, As far as your ages, everyone yes makes mistakes, we all are not perfect, I agree, but when you abuse a child, and have sex with them, that is one mistake that should have harsh a@@ punishments, due too the fact it was not a mistake they knew what they were doing, and did it, therefore the wrong doing can never be fixed on the vic... side, so you can not call it a mistake, mistakes are fixable, not being molested is. Tammy (Hexgirl)
Another thing read all the diffrent types of States that vic.. have wrote in on, they truely have had a hard life because of what happened to them. And they come from all ages, and walks off life, with alot of them in therpy, as well as being in and out of the hospitals. And they sometimes end up on meds... for the rest of their life. So before you make a statement like that please do some more research on the vic... and what really happens to them mentally, and emot... Thank You Tammy (HexGirl)
I agree with you being a vic... does not ever go away, but I disagree on the over coming part with the proper coun... yes, you will one day get better as time goes on, but you will always be a vic... even when your healed, or healing. I can not say my type of job lable but I do know that for a fact. You have to want to heal and get better, but you'll always carry what happened in the back of your head for the rest of your life, not as much as you do at the beg... but it will still be there. Dealing with the flashbacks is the hardest for the vic.. to overcome. So another words your wrong. Tammy (Hexgirl)
Posted by New Mom (not registered) on Jul 21, 2007 10:25 AM
This is my first time on this site and I am blown away that some people actually believe that SP can be rehabilitated. Do you actually think that a well, sane person would prey on children? You say mistakes happen.....a mistake is breaking a glass or spilling milk.... Hurting a child (physically, mentally, or emationally) is not a mistake. As for all the comments pertaining posting pictures and backrounds....I just checked the registry and there are 106 SO/SP within 5 mi radius of my current home. I just thank God that my daughter is still too young to be out riding her bike, or playing in the yard....We are moving in a few months and the postings really come into play as we are looking for our new home. Do you remember what it was like when we were kids? We didn't have all the pressure that kids have now. Kids are growing up too fast...THEY have the RIGHT to be KIDS and ENJOY life. As a parent it's not only OUR job to teach our children, but also to protect them....to do the worring so they don't have to. If that means limiting the rights of SP and others that impose a risk to my daughter...I'm all for it. And as for the Couey case... it's the perfect example of what could happen if these SP aren't registered....he hadn't registered his new address....and people were unaware....now there is a little girl who will never get the chance to grow up and experience all the wonderful things life has to offer... There are those of you on here who talk about second chances.....infact Couey was given a second chance...who will give Jessica a second chance?... Who will give all the victims a second chance? I believe they more than anyone THEY (the victims) are the ones who are truly desrving of it.
Posted by sickened by the news (not registered) on Jul 25, 2007 10:16 PM
I am on this website because my step brother was just incarcerated for "lewd and lacivious behavior"- with a 13 year old. Yes many people are on this sight for that same blanket reason, the fact remains that there is a story behind every arrest. They cannot create a specific term for each and every crime but rest assured there are facts behind every case that make it illegal and sexual in nature. In my opinion, anything sexual with a 13 year old is VERY wrong. Infact, it's sickening. I believe my stepbrother should be listed on this site, I do not believe a compulsion can every truly be reformed. There is a difference between forgiving someone who committed a moving violation and someone who is mentally ill and praying on the weak and defenseless.
Posted by denise328051 (not registered) on Jul 25, 2007 11:56 PM
If a man is convicted of lude (?) act on his own daughter (13 yrs. old) , How can he just get 3 years probation and allowed to live with his family again (including daughter- who is victim)? I am very concerned about this. I am the aunt of victim. There is no counseling either. Please advise me, .. Thank You.
The keyword here is "no counseling". (IMO) There must be court mandated counseling for the individual. If done properly, there is less of a chance of re offense. some states would not allow this man to live with the victim. It is something that should be looked at. (Like putting a battered child back with an abusive mother) It is important to keep an eye on offenders that slip through the system or avoid incarceration. Basically, (IMO) they "get away with it" and there is a high possibility they will try again if not treated. Maybe not with the same victim , so keep a lookout and let the authorities know if it appears to be happening elsewhere.
I think honestly that the State needs to make it to where the Preditors, and Offenders get Therpy, which in my State they do, But I also feel they need to treat the Vic.. With the same respect, just because the Persons in or out of prision, doe not mean the vic... should not get help as well. If other States have that support thats great, but Florida does not, as of yet. TAmmy (Hexgirl)
Tammy, are you sure? Victims advocates in my state have a fund to help pay victims for treatment, etc. I also wonder if some of the newer laws now require the offender to pay for the victim's treatment. Maybe worth having you check out what is available , again.
I wish in my State they did, but unf... they do not. I know all the newest Laws in my State just because the situation with my son was so resent. I think the Preditors or Offenders should have to pay for the Vic... Therpy as well, but they do not have too. (I mean the True Offenders, that is) They do however have a Childrens Adv... Center for the Abused children to attend, and get the Therpy there, but there is such a Long waiting list, Talking about years here, other then that there is nothing except what the parents can help their child, provide. Which is fine, as long as he, or they get the proper help they need Mentally, that is whats important. But again, Thanks for the advise. Tammy (HexGirl)
Tammy: Check out Title XLVI of florida law on battery and rape.
quote:"(b) Funds received under s. 938.085 shall be used to provide sexual battery recovery services to victims and their families. Funds shall be distributed to rape crisis centers based on an allocation formula that takes into account the population and rural characteristics of each county. No more than 15 percent of the funds shall be used for statewide initiatives. No more than 5 percent of the funds may be used for administrative costs. "
Posted by Rica (not registered) on Jul 28, 2007 01:17 PM
I THINK THEY SHOULD PUT THEIR PIC'S UP SO PEOPLE CAN KNOW WHO TO WATCH OUT FOR ESPECIALLY THE SICK BASTARDS THAT MOLESTE KIDS. I DONT FEEL FOR THEM AT ALL IF THEY DIDN'T RAPE PEOPLE THEN THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HAVING THEIR PHOTO POSTED.
Posted by Anthony (not registered) on Jul 30, 2007 10:48 AM
I think Florida has a lot of issues with it's registry (as most states probably do) and that is if you are convicted of any sex crime you are automatically labeled a sex offender. I was 17 when I had consentual sex with my girlfriend who was 15. Now for life I am labeled as sex offender and my son has to go to school every day and listen to threats and even gets beat up becuase "Daddy is a sex offender" and all you other people out there who post upon post on how we all deserve what we get...where is the registry for DUI drivers, or Speeders, or how about this one...a registry for the drug dealers who sell drugs to children?
How many of the 100+ people that have comments here have ever even been affected by a sex offender? How many of you just post what you do because of the media attention? Everyone wants to cruisfy and burn us because Florida has two categories that everyone falls in...sex offender or sex preditor.
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but Anyhow. I think most people have sex at a teenage age, and with it both being agreed upon, I feel no one should be labled a Offender, even if a parent sets upset. But when your a minor like my son is, and was, and the person was 26, now that is a diffrent story. I think there should be a age where the judge has to understand teenagers try their hormons out, and the ones who wait thats great. But to be Labled a Offender is really messed up for any judge, or State to honestly lable them as. I have to be honest, I think they are useing the wrong ages to reg.. them as Offenders, instead of taking the real Offenders and doing something about it, and the Preditors as well. I may not agree with your comments, as mine to you but htats o.k. we are all diffrent, but the way the States lable these poor Offenders whom are not is wrong, and they need to make harsher punishments on the ones who truely are Offenders, and Preditors. But thats my feelings, and my thoughts. Tammy (hexGirl)
Posted by VICTIM (not registered) on Aug 15, 2007 03:28 AM
I was on the s/o reg for almost 7 yrs because my ex lied I lost my children and my job my respect. I got lucky and the TRUTH finally was seen. I can only imagine how many men are on this because of a divorce. What a shame. The Registry was a good Idea but as with all else in florida miss used. Put Pedaphiles in the grave. Put real offenders behind bars for life. And but the People who LIE about being abused,Assulted ect.. threw the same crape !!! We are the Greatest nation and their are some sickos out their. Look at the duke lacross boys. The alledged victim will not be charged even though she ruined 3 mens lives. For the most part the system works. But their should be No PLea on Sex cases!! innocent or Guilty thats it Guilty Jail Thats it! But if you Lie about this kind of crime you should face the same concequences as who you lied about!! And kids are somtimes convinced to lie and that is sad!
Posted by Tex S/O (not registered) on Aug 16, 2007 10:08 AM
As a sex offender, I believe that we should be put into the registry to protect others and the information should be used to protect people. I also believe that we shouldn't be allowed to live near school or work at Toy'R'us and the like. The part where I have trouble is that I can't find a place to live. If I lie on the apartment app, I either get kicked out of get to go to jail for 6 mos, if i tell the truth, then I get to go to jail for 6mos because I can't register with a confirmable address.
Inability to get housing and live in a community, significantly increase the likelyhood of recidivism. ( http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/06/08/06-008.pdf)
Well, Tex s/o, can you please tell me how putting you on a registry makes the public safe? The registry surely doesn't effect where and when you are near children. Beaches, bathrooms, malls...please tell me how your name on a list protects the kid down the street?
Eagle1051: Knowing that a child molester lives across the street, allows you to tell your kids to steer clear of him/her. But your neighbor next door can also be a molester and he/she is NOT on a registry and has not been caught yet! Of all the cases in my state this year, you will not find these offenders on the registry. The registry was designed to bring more funds into the department of public safty coffers. In that respect, it is working well. But tell me: How does it make children safer? Longer sentences with longer jail time will stop some of the abuse. Not one agency has proved the registry works. Why do you suppose this is?
First I would like to comment on the post from the individual who states that he was 17 years old having consensual sex with his girlfriend. For one if you live in Florida and you were 17 when this occurred than the only why you would be required to register is if you were convicted as an adult. If that is the case then you did not just have consensual sex that would not meet the requirement in the state for prosecution of a juvenile as an adult. The next way that you would be required to register in the State of Florida as a juvenile is if you moved here and were convicted as a juvenile in another state and were required to register in that state. If this is the case here then I would suggest that you go to that states forum and make your complaints there. I think that a lot of you need to do more research to better understand the State of FloridaÂs registry and the purposes that it serves. For that matter I think you need to look back at the reasoning behind any states registry and the purposes that it serves. I will say this, are there individuals who are on the states registry that probably should NOT be, absolutely. Does the registry serve a purpose, if it is utilized for the reasons that it was designed, absolutely? For those of you who are for the registry, know this, there are numerous individuals who reside on the registry who are no more a threat to you or your children than your own father or brother. For those of you who are against the registry, wouldnÂt you like to know that there is a twice convicted child molester living across the street from you and your children? I rest my case.
1051: Let me get this straight...you are saying that an offender did not use an "alias' to try and pick up a kid on the internet? He used his first and last name (and state) so that the mother of the child could go to the registry and look the man up to find out he was an offender? Hmmm. How often would that happen? I know some have fun looking up people on the registry to give them someone to harrass in the neighborhood...or to gossip about, but the registry is being sold as an item for "public safety" in order to avoid being ex post facto punishment. It makes no one safe. Does it tell you who the child killers are? nope. You can have a woman for a babysitter that killed her foster kid (actual case) and never know her background, when you hire her. Are we as a society saying sexual offenses are worse than killing kids? Lets include all of these catagories if we want to promote public safety, eh? Good to hear from you.
Oldtimer, I donÂt argue the fact of what you say. The problem is the manner in which you pose your statement. The fact is that the registry was NEVER designed to protect children. The protection comes in the form of the parents having the knowledge that there is a child molester living across the street and that parent taking the appropriate actions with thir child. As you state, nothing is going to singularly protect children without some form of assistance. As for putting child molesters in prison for life, that will never happen. Please, that would violate someoneÂs civil rightsÂ
Has the registry in and of its self protected a child, absolutely. I worked a case where there was a registered offender who was attempting to contact a child via the internet. Once the mother of this child found out that the subject was an offender she contacted Law Enforcement. The offender traveled over 400 miles with the intention of abducting this child and taking her back to his home state. Had there been no registry, the mother would have had no information on this offender and therefore could not have taken the proper precautions. Again the registry did not protect the child by itself, it merely supported the mother to do the right thing. By the way, the offender is serving 7 years for solicitation over the internet. I also agree with you that there are far more dangers to children than those individuals listed on the registry.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 28, 2007 01:16 PM
As the mother of a registered SO,I find the laws to be totally unbalanced in fairness.My son while in the Army had sex wit a fellow soldier and when her boyfriend found out,she screamed rape.My son was convicted by court martial,did his time and is now out and living a lawful productive life.He is married and raising a son by a former g/f.He is not allowed to attend his son's classroom,attend any functions or field trips. He is basically banned from the school entirely.To talk to his sons teacher he has to go through the principal for meetings in her office.
I feel that sex offenders need to be placed in categories according to what crime they were convicted of. He has never been a threat to a child..But by being on the registry, He is lumped in with child molesters and predators. That is just not right. Now my grandson has to suffer because of a faulty system.
Posted by pedro (not registered) on Sep 02, 2007 11:19 AM
Registries do not make anyone safe. As and earlier poster said, your next door neighbor could be a sex offender, but you'd never know. Remember, most SO's are friends, neighbors and relatives. It's unlikely that a child will be molested by a stranger, but it does happen. Another problem in the state of Florida is that all SO's are lumped into one category. So, the SO who had to register because he pissed in public is treated the same way as those who've molested or killed children(couey). I've spoken before about a friend who had to register because he had sex with, what he thought to be, an escort who advertised on Yahoo.com. It turned out that the girl was 14, a runaway, and had been escorting and dancing in nude clubs to make money. He now has to register for life while the girl was free to live the life that she wants. Not fair.....not fair at all. He can't even find a lawyer who will try to make a case for him to get off of the registry. He recently found a decent job, but it took a lot of convincing. Everyone who looks up SO's on the registry only sees what statutes were broken. Not the facts of the case. He explained his case to his new employer and they hired him on the spot.
We need to get new legislation enacted so that there are "risk assessments". Break it down into levels of risk. Massachusetts has this and it works great. Level 1 offenders are the least risk and don't even get put on the registry. Level 2's and 3's, higher risks do get put on registries. That's what the state of Florida needs.
IÂve been watching this site for some time now and have come to an amazing conclusion. As it is with most child molesters that I have interviewed, it is on this site with those individuals who have no earthly idea what they are talking about. Take the previously posted entry, what amazes me is that you actually believe your friend in that he thought he was meeting an escort and she turned out to be 14 yrs old. Now people I want everyone to pay close attention hereÂ
ITÂS AGAINST THE LAW TO HIRE AN ESCORT FOR SEXÂ
So if your friend (who must be a wizard by the way) Hires an escort who is 14 years old or even 10 years old for that matter and does nothing with her, HE HAS NOT BROKEN THE LAWÂ
Lets blame the 14 yr old girl for your friends ignorance. Why donÂt you wake up, do you think that anyone on here really believes your story about your friend. Most people on here see right through your friendÂs story, HE DESERVED WHAT HE GOT!!!
Posted by OH PLEASE (not registered) on Sep 18, 2007 03:04 AM
Am I seeing things? Two comments above your friend hired an escort and she turned out to be 14 and she's living her life and he's paying the price? Are ya joking me? As mentioned hiring an escort is illegal in itself, and if you want to blame a child because she is a runaway for your friends not only illegal activity, but moral depravity as well because don't be telling me he thought this kid was an adult well that's plain sad. Blame the victim. A child.
Obviously I'm for the registry. Also, whoever made the comment it's usually a relative or friend that commits the sexual abuse against children so no need for anyone to register. Again, are you joking? Ya think you know every child molester in a family or extended friends group? NOPE and I can vouch for that.
Also, I agree indeed that parents have to take the responsiblility as well to keep their children safe as possible. I've seen instances where some outraged mom is yelling so and so around the block is a convicted sexual offender, but her nine year old child is running the streets and she is clueless to where the kid is. This is just a tool to help.
Meanwhile we have the person who has not offended yet. They have to start sometime. You have those not convicted and those some poor child hasn't ever told about. Therefore I suggest parents rule of thumb should be HELLO yeah ya got sexual predators in your hood, O.K.? Use the sites to keep you up to date on the who is who moving back into mama's house after they did their time, BUT remember it's up to parents to educate and protect your kids to the best of your ability. THese depraved creeps are sick. Something is very wrong with them. So, do we count on the government to care for our kids? Do we hope the S/O who just did time is now prepared not to grab up your child? I trust nobody and go on the assumption that yeah ya got sexual offenders right on every block.
One last thing. The zipcodes. Yes, it's an excellent tool and someone mentioned above they had a sexual predator living 35 feet from them and didn't know it. Still S/O have vehicles, don't they? So, typing in your zipcode and warning your kids that so and so needs to be avoided don't cut it. Because Mr. So and So across a bridge can drive on over into another neighborhood. Just another thing bugs me with some yapping women all crazed on zipcodes. WATCH YOUR KIDS!
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Sep 20, 2007 11:24 AM
i believe that all sex offenders should be put in catorgories seperated from the other predetors i myself no what these children that have been violated feel like it is a pain that will never leave with every waking day it is there some people talk about so's so suttle like what they do is not a big deal well listen up "NEWS FLASH" it is a big deal and intill u walk a day in a victims shoes and feel what we all feel u have no idea and i pray that u never but dont comment on here like u know all about it when u dont just think of the children that lay awake scared and crying at night and some will probably need counsling the rest of there life just to be able to live in society but all i say are thoughts and feelings of my on i thak al who reads my comments god bless
Well concerned Mom, I would tell you to get your answer for your questions from Pedro, but if you read his previously added entries itÂs obvious that he hasnÂt a clue.
As for your concerns, you are correct; there are gaps sometimes in the law that allow for a child molester to go without registering. Take for instance the 38 year old man who molested his 7 year old niece, he was convicted for child abuse which did not require him to register. Here the ball was dropped. As for the Kidnapping situation, here in Florida the state must show that there was a sexual component to the crime for it to fall under the registration statute. This has been addressed in the Florida Supreme court, (State v Robinson). In this crime the def car jacked the victim in which she was pushed from the vehicle. The victimÂs child was in the back seat of the car, which the defendant dropped off several miles down the road. The argument was that be because the defendant did not touch the child and there was no sexual component, he should not be required to register under the law, the court agreed.
For Pedro, I donÂt twist any facts. What I do is listen to the facts as others on here do and make my conclusions based on the facts. The facts here are that your friend met a girl at a club dancing. He concluded that this girl was 18 years of age because she was dancing in a club, she advised him that she had an escort service to make money for school, Ânow hereÂs where we need to pay close attentionÂ, he there hired this girl as an escort = against the law, and had sex with her = again against the law. Since it was found later found out that the girl was 14 years of age, he was convicted by a jury, (because no innocent person would cop to a plea) and is now listed on the registry. Let me ask this? If your friend didnÂt hire the girl as an escort, would he be on the registry? Answer is NO. So because this guy is your friend and used poor judgment, you think he should not be listed. The other thing is I think you need to do some research and stop believing everything you read on the internet. IÂm sorry but the internet is not always correct. Oh ya, your friend doesnÂt have to register for the rest of his life, try learning the law and stop being a street lawyer.
Posted by CONCERNED MOM (not registered) on Oct 09, 2007 03:25 PM
Why doesn't a kidnapper have to register? One who takes and kills or hurts but doesn't sexually touch kids?
Kidnappers are just as dangerous as sex offenders and predators! The system of S/O's and S/P's registering barely protects our kids, because there are many who kidnap, murder, robb, burglarize, and an array of other folks who are allowed to live next door to kids and get to stay off the registry.
I know the law isn't perfect, but common sense could be used sometimes.
Also there are many ways one could be classified as a S/O, not just child molesters.
Example, a grown man forcing his wife to have sex would be made to register as a S/O. or, someone pulling off the side of the road to urinate (and almost all men have done it) and a cop sees, you will have to register as a S/O because there may have been kids anywhere around (and the law won't take chances anymore) and the kids could have seen you, so that is indecent exposure and you would have to register as a S/O.
EDIT, I am not saying "grown men" have the right to force his wife to have sex, I worded that one wrong srry :) I was just pointing out that there are all kinds of sex offenses that occur, not just child molesters.
Posted by a (not registered) on Oct 16, 2007 01:19 PM
i belivew that sex offenders should all be put into a cell with someone who has aids and let them be raped repeated like they did to their victim(s)
Posted by worried mother (not registered) on Oct 22, 2007 11:04 AM
My son is 15 years old and was convicted of a sex crime in Florida. This is a young man with ADHD that doesn't always think things out. He knows he made a big mistake and has admitted to it. He was told in court he will have to register as an offender the rest of his life. How is this child supposed to have a normal life? He is a 10th grade student involved in band and other school activities. He also has a college fund he will probably never be able to use. This is so unfair!!! He deserves a chance to be rehabilitated and try again. Sex is posted everywhere you look now days. As aparent I believe children should be able to make mistakes if they own up and take responsibility for their actions. My son has done so and now will be punished the rest of his life. As parents we have a responsibility to our kids to allow them to live and learn. Making them register on this list is absolutely crazy. I hope someone out there can help me change this law so my son can come home and live a normal life. He truly had no idea the crime he was committing when he did this. Kids don't know all the laws, they just let thier curiosity get the best of them. Like I said it isa impossible to keep sex away from them when sex is posted everywhere you look. Kids in highschool talk about sex constantly and my son was a virgin until this happened. This was hard for him to handle when all the other students have had sex and talk constantly about it. I feel like my sons life has now been taken from him. I am so scared about what will happen when he returns home and the other children find out what he did. Children are so mean to him already because he spent years in special ed classes. He worked so hard to get back in regular ed and now all his work will be for nothing. Florida needs to reevaluate this law . Mistakes are part of growing, we have all made them at one time or another. Can anyone help me fix this problem?
I believe the Federal Adam Walsh Bill will allow a child offender to be removed off the registry in 25yrs if he continues to have a clean record.
Florida will eventually have to comply with the law, I believe. Check it out.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 29, 2007 03:25 PM
It's all well and good to play God with the lives of "sex offenders" until you become one yourself. Think it can't happen to you? Then you are truly naive, if not downright stupid. In the atmosphere of hysteria (which some of you seem have fallen into, if not propagated yourselves), it is OH so easy to be accused, and once accused, you're fighting an uphill battle that you may not win. If you're innocent of the crime, you'll enter a nightmare you could never have dreamed. You'll pay the price and suffer the ignorant backlash just as if you'd committed the crime. But no one will listen when you try to tell the truth, because now YOU are the sex offender lurking around every corner, you know. People will be all too happy to watch your constitutional rights smashed to bits and because they're better than you. Hell, even a murderer is better than you. Ever seen a "Manslaughter Registry"? A "Stalker Registry"? A "Psycho Gets Drunk and Poisons the Neighbor's Dog That Got Into His Rose Bushes Registry"? Those people are no threat to us or our children, are they? How about this: While you're persecuting the neighbor falsely accused of molesting his daughter by his crazy ex-wife, a REAL predator, upstanding citizen in the community who has never been caught and isn't on the registry, is watching your kid in the wading pool. He'll be slick and probably never caught, because he's the real deal. He'll know how to play the system; this is his game. Let the clueless teens who had sex with an underaged girlfriend, or the poor guy who pissed off his sociopathic stepdaughter suffer society's scorn. Let the morons who think the REGISTRY tells them all they need to know believe that it makes them and their children safe. It's all "feel good" legislation until you innocently stumble too close to edge of this quicksand pit and see the view from the bottom.
Posted by Concerned SO (not registered) on Oct 31, 2007 01:17 PM
I can understand everyone wanting their children to be safe. They are the future.
I am a registered SO myself. I was abused as a child, and I later abused my younger sister when I was a teenager. That happened 16 years ago. I was prosecuted as an adult after giving a truthful account of what had happened. The State was not concerned with the situation or my family. I was threatened with jail time so I took a plea for probation. The judge said in court that he did not wish to ruin my life. He withheld ajudication in the case. At the time there was no registry and not such a stigma attached to the charges. The registration laws were passed while I was on probation, so they were applied to me. During the time I was being prosecuted I had not faced the reality of being abused myself. Through therapy in the following years I gained a better understanding of what happened to me and why I did my crime. I have paid the price for my actions, yet the new laws passed every year add new punishment. I have lost my marriage because my wife could not take the shame. Due to the SO hysteria her friends and family looked down on her for being with me. We could not find a convenient place to live due to the residency restrictions in my state. My life has been ruined as a result of this craze. Realize that every case is different. There are people on there that just want to live a normal life.
I think the registry is good if applied properly. Why not let the courts decide who poses a threat that justifies registration? In my state the police are already required to notify neighbors when an SO moves into a neighborhood. Plastering the area with flyers serves no good purpose. Let me remind you that the registry was NOT intended to be a form of punishment.
Posted by Concerned SO (not registered) on Oct 31, 2007 01:19 PM
There have been studies about the rate at which RSOs re-offend. The statistic is 3% to 5%. And 87% of sex crimes are comitted by People NOT on the registry. Parents who think that the registry will protect their kids should think again. They need to educate their kids and protect their kids as parents should. Keep an eye on EVERYONE who comes into contact with your kids. That includes the other children in your house! Your husband or wife and relatives are included too. Don't be lazy and expect the government to fill YOUR responsibility.
Anyone interested in more facts should read the following: http://hrw.org/reports/2007/us0907/index.htm
I think that you should do more research. The link that you submitted talks about 2 studies a 3 year and a 5 year study. Now there is no question as to the validity of these studies but there is a question as to the accuracy. The point is that there is no clear cut answer as to what the recidivism rate of a sex offender really is. LetÂs not just pull out a statistical figure that fits your outcome. I can find plenty of data that supports mine. You should read the following report (link below). You will see that over a period of 25 years the recidivism rate of those offenders studied was 52%, a much higher rate then your 3 to 5%.
I WISH THERE WAS A CERTAIN LEVEL OR CLASS OF THIS CRIME...MY BOYFRIEND HAD CONSENTUAL SEX W/A 17 YR. OLD (ALMOST 18) FEMALE, HE'S NOW IN AL. AND HIS PROBATION OFFICER THERE TOLD HIM HAD HE DONE THIS IN AL. THEN IT WOULDN'T EVEN BE A CRIME...WHEN OTHERS HAVE HAD SEX W/ 5 YR. OLD LITTLE BOY AND IT'S STILL CONSIDERED THE SAME CRIME. FL NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE LEVEL OF THIS CRIME. HE LIVES SOO FAR OUT IN A MOBILE HOME W/ NO ELEC, NO HOT WATER AND NOT ALL THE WINDOWS ARE IN THE SINGLE WIDE ALL BECAUSE HE CAN'T GO LOOK FOR WORK OR LEAVE HIS HOME AND NOONE WILL RENT TO HIM OR EITHER IT'S TOO CLOSE TO A SCHOOL OR DAYCARE! THIS ISN'T RIGHT! HE'S A WONDERFUL PERSON AND I PLAN TO STICK BY HIM...I CAN'T EVEN VISIT CAUSE HE CAN'T BE AROUND MY 4 YR. OLD SON WHOM HE ADORES...THIS ISN'T RIGHT!!
Posted by gloria (not registered) on Dec 05, 2007 05:56 PM
READMIT*LEWD COMPUTOR SOLICITATION OF A CHILD*
READMIT**LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS EXHIBITION USING A COMPUTOR OFFENDER 18 OR OLDER .
I would like to know how many time this person can be in jail ? and what appen if this person has babies under 7 old years?
Posted by abigail (not registered) on Dec 15, 2007 02:23 PM
all i can say to this sexoffenders that they did something bad and what they should think what they are going to do.and they are going to get what they don't want to get.
Posted by Sngggl (not registered) on Dec 21, 2007 02:51 PM
I do agree. How are we supposed to protect our childern if we dont know what these creeps look like. Its their own fault they got their selfs into it. We should have the right to see what they look like. I for one would like to protect my children.
Posted by an offender (not registered) on Dec 29, 2007 09:22 PM
there are circumstances when it comes to this type of charge. 2 teens having sex is just experimenting. not a behavior problem. they dont post murderers on the internet, drug deazlers and tehy pose threats also. so screw all you people who dont care to learn the truth. one day when your son gets hit with a sex offense charge you'll be a hypocrite just like mark lundsford. his son was 18 with a 14 y/o. But his son was doing anything wrong. not taking away that couey is a disturbed freak of human nature but not all "labeled sex offenders" are bad.
Where is the proof that public notification has saved one child?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 04, 2008 01:51 PM
Several studies show no correlation between child sex offenses and where perpetrators live. Law enforcers now argue that bans make things worse. Zones overlap, ruling out living possibilities in urban areas. Offenders are forced into rural America, far from jobs, treatment, and family, which provide stability and rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, many bans don't distinguish between a child rapist and an offender who had consensual sex as a teen. There are 14,500 people on Georgia's sex-offender registry; about 40 of them are labeled "predators." Yet the ban covered them all. States report that bans have forced thousands of ex-offenders into homelessness and caused them to no longer register.
Politicians can respond to public anxiety through greater education about warning signs of abuse by family and others whom kids trust. They can focus resources on serious offenders who may repeat.
Instead of passing blanket laws that include all ex-offenders, they should leave the job of determining where such people should live to the professionals who know these cases and who have made these determinations in the past Â probation officers and treatment providers.
Posted by BR (not registered) on Jan 06, 2008 08:21 PM
Knowing who past offenders are and where they've lived will not always prevent your child from being molested raped or killed. In fact it is only a preventative measure.
The person who will harm your child most likely hasn't been caught yet. They are omong us! This person is probably someone your kid knows or has met through a friend, organization or is a beloved family member. You may have known them for years and you will not see it coming.
You have to educate your kids about how predators operate and cultivate a good relationship with them so that you'll know or at least sense when something is wrong.
All these dirty deeds happen right under our noses. All you can do is keep your own nose clean.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 07, 2008 11:39 PM
please stop the hysteria, every human being is entitled to a second chance. No one knows sex offenders more than their therapists, family and friends and they are the ones that should be asked if their loves ones who have been convicted if they should be running free. Society keeps labelling what is good and what is bad. We have all done bad things and have regrets. What matters in the way a person lives their life after realizing what wrong and hurt that they have caused and by living each day to the fullest and doing positive things to better themselves.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 07, 2008 11:47 PM
I am surprised that sex offenders are treated worse than murderers on this site. You would think that taking a human life is much worse. I would rather know that a killer is living next door to me than a convicted sex offender.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 07, 2008 11:55 PM
i believe if a person did the crime, you pay your debt to society by being locked up, once the sentence is over and a person is a law abiding citizen again, that is when it stops, not this stupid registry that enabled a loony from Canada to execute 2 former predadors in the state of Maine by driving to their homes and killing them because he got their addresses from the Maine sex offender registry.
I am sick, and ticked off at the fact you people think these (True Ones) Offenders, and Preditors should get a second chance into our society, and the comment Stop The Hysteria, Please!!! I think that if your falsely accused, or have sex and your lied too, or the parent gets madd there should be no charges (YES) but if your out to hurt someone weither it be a child, or an adult then (Tuff) The Vic... will not( EVER )get a second chance, Esp... the children for having their inn... taken away, and the hurt,pain, and not too minshone having to grow up way before their time and enjoy being a child, (taken away from them. ) Why should they get a second chance, when the vic do not. Yes, they do the Time for the crime, (Not Long Enough) but come on they get three meals a day, free therpy, free education, they have stores they can shop in for needed supplies, ETC... and the tax payers pay for this, even the ones who has the vic... of the person that happened too at home, yes they have to watch their backs in prision but at least the vic... get some justice out of the pain that happened to them, but over all its a (FREE) vaction too these iditos. Mean while the familys are spending money to help the vic.. out and money for meds... (ETC...) plus paying for the Offender, or Preditors stay their for what they did too their family member come on, Yes the State is wrong for alot of things they do with the ones falsely accused I agree on, but the ones whom are not are just another case thrown into the pile with the other vic... but at least for the family support, friends, and therpists, they will one day become a survior, even though they (YES) will always be a vic... It's easy too state things when you have not walked in a vic... shoes, and it's easy not too care if your a (TRUE) Offender, Preditor, or to say you need a second chance, always remember, you get one the (True) vic... do not. Hex
Posted by BR (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 04:20 PM
Here's an idea. Let's give all the SO's a second chance for the sake of righteousness. When they blow it put them in a self sufficient reservation with the murderers where they survive on their own in a society built on their values. That way our hands are clean, our pocket books stay fat, and the overall population growth rate might just stableize.
...or we could just put 'em in concentration camps, fleece them, and incinerate them just like good ol' Adolph. Either way we'll all have a much better thread for useless bickering about the rights of offenders and victims.
Untill we pass a Constitutional amendment to void the inalienable rights of SO's and murderers we'll all be arguing the same points over and over.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 08:54 PM
I would rather know that a murderer was near my home than a sex offender, there is a difference between controlling your attraction for a child and the ablility to take a human life. Not every child is scarred for life, for example threats and violence against the child would seem to me more of a lasting impact than anything else. In my entourage, 2 of my friends have been raped as teenagers and they are doing just fine, with no councelling, each person reacts differently to an assault again also depending on the level of violence and intimidation towards the victim. their is such a broad range of sexual assault that seems to be the reason why there are different sentencings in this area of crime, including previous convictions that judges take into consideration before a sentence is pronounced.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 09:52 PM
I DO AGREE WITH THE WOMAN TALKING ABOUT HER SON WHO IS LABELLED WITH EVERY CATEGORY OR SEX OFFENDERS. THEIR SHOULD BE A CATEGORY DEPENDING ON THE ACTUAL ASSAULT AND THE DEGREE OF REMORSE AND REHABILITATION PROBABILITY. FOR EXAMPLE AN 18 YEAR OLD BEING WITH A 15 YEAR OLD IS NOT A DANGER TO A CHILD OR A 15 YEAR OLD WITH A CHILD HAS VERY LOW RISK OF REOFFENDING. THE DANGER LIES WITH FULL GROWN ADULTS WITH NO CONSCIENCE AND THAT SAY THEMSELVES THAT THEY CANNOT BE HELPED, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE KEPT LOCKED UP UNTIL SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT EVEN IF IT TAKES 20 YEARS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE IN JAIL FOR STUPID REASONS, ALL THE AMERICAN PRISONS ARE OVER POPULATED AND SOCIETY NEEDS TO RETHINK WHO SHOULD BE IN JAIL AND WHO SHOULDN'T. I HAVE ALSO WONDERED, PEDOPHILIA IS A DISEASE AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH, IF SOMEONE HAS CANCER, THEY GET MEDICAL TREATMENT, HOWERER PEDOPHILIA IS THE ONLY DISEASE THAT SOCIETY HAS NO COMPASSION AND I KNOW BECAUSE IT INVOLVES CHILDREN, HOWERER IT IS STILL A DISEASE...LET'S THINK ABOUT THAT
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 09:55 PM
TO THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS:Here's an idea. Let's give all the SO's a second chance for the sake of righteousness. When they blow it put them in a self sufficient reservation with the murderers where they survive on their own in a society built on their values. That way our hands are clean, our pocket books stay fat, and the overall population growth rate might just stableize.
I AGREE WITH THIS PART OF YOUR STATEMENT, HOWERER I DO DISAGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT REGARDING ADOLPH HITLER AND THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS, THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH YOU MY FRIEND
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 10:45 PM
to the comment posted by HEX: the way you are describing prison is much like a 5 star hotel. I sincerely believe that if prisons were like that , a lot of people would love to go to jail than to just work 5 days a week and live paycheck to paycheck. As far as being in jail itself, having no civil liberty and being stuck with other inmates between 4 walls is likely unpleasant. The way to humanize a criminal is to show him or her dignity and respect not treating them like animals and make them worse once they go outside the prison walls and they all have family and friends that love them, maybe not proud about what they have done, their is much labeling and hate and revenge are the worst feelings to have. I believe in forgiveness.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 10:50 PM
I have never heard of prisons being a great place to be pampered. I have seen on tv canadian federal prisons were you can work, get an education, gym, internet access and a convenience store, howerer provincial prisons(province in canada is the equivalent of a state in the usa) they are horrible, just like a lot of prisons you see on tlc programs, only supermax prisons in America seem to be a little more descent but the rest are horrible.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 10:56 PM
seems like American thinking is a lot based on vigilante attitude. It must date from the era of the far west and this eye for an eye attitude. It is wrong to plaster a person on the internet after serving their time. Only local law enforcement should be aware of any convicted person susceptible of hurting society by knowing their address and place of employment. These website postings only prevent a former inmate to find a job and having to go on welfare therefore costing more to society instead of contributing to it.
After having my son molested, I did alot of research on what all prisions carry in it self that inmates do while they stay there searving their time for what they had done. Honestly it is a five star hotel in my eyes, why should someone who hurt my son, a 9 year old, moleste him have use of a gym, a free education, a t.v., etc... yea he is locked up from the society outside the prision, but why provide him or any (TRUE) Offender these materials? So what they get board, then it really gives them time to think why they are really there, and how to change if they can when they come out. Yes they have to watch their backs I have seen shows as well, but honestly having them watch their backs is the only justice the vic.. or the family really gets, and that depends on how they are emotionaly at the prision they are at. I will, not and can not forgive the person who hurt my son, esp... seeing the pain all these un... things caused him, and how mentally it effected him. My son tried to kill himself because of this S.O.B. and was in the hospital for a little bit to help him understand it was not his fault, So the only person that should be asking forgiveness is the Offenders, and Preditors who (Truley) hurt their vic... I am not one of these people who hate, because I feel that not everyone is, or should carry the name Offender, Or Preditor, I have lived through the court systems 2 years enough to know, most of these should not be labled nothing, but unf,,, are, and then you have a case like my sons, or someone sim.. and one day they will get a second chance, well what about our childrens second chance, they do not get one. So I feel for any family who has been a vic... weither it be a name they should not have recieved through the state due to both willing party's having sex, or someone lies about the age, parents get madd, etc.... and the vic... who are truley vic..... HEX
Another thing this is for the comment made towards friends being rapped, etc... and they are doing fine. In time the wrong doings that happened to them will come out, and without therpy, or meds... your looking at a bad situation for their future. It's proven that the brain block outs any tramatic event that happens but it will come out one day, when is a question. So for your sake, I hope that your friends are going to be fine. Everyone handles things diffrently and acts in diffrent ways, so hopefully your right, if not at least they will have a friend like your self by their side, to help them be able to cope with what they thought they could handle, or you thought they could. HEX
Posted by BR (not registered) on Jan 09, 2008 11:36 PM
Everyone, especialy "Anonymous", should try to comprehend the words they read. My comments about concentration camps were intended to be sarcastic and therefor not to be taken literally. Please read my post again if you are outraged because you completely missed my point.
I was molested by my father when I was a child. Only to block it out until I was a Adult, and 6 years of therpy later. I can understand the pain and questions, you trust your parents as they do nothing wrong, and at certain ages if you were molested, you think it's normal every day living until your an adult, or your memory comes back of that tramatic event, and what happened. Unf... there is a time frame that you can report things that happened with sexual abuse, and when your an adult, the Statue of Lim... is over. I feel the total opp.. with my bio- father I hate him, and my children are not allowed around him period. People say it's easy to move on in life when your a vic... It honestly is not easy, it's hard, but the support of what ever you have is what helps you become a suv... because you will always be a vic... Hex
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 10, 2008 01:00 AM
well my friends do admit that it is not pleasant having sex with your own mom from the age of 15 until 18 years old. my friend did not press charges because it is his mother and he loves her and this happened 20 years ago, as for my other friend she was raped by 2 boys that she knew when she was a teenager and the boys were teenagers as well, again no charged were filed. it is much easier to find situations were a person commits abuse and gets away with it than going through with pressing charges. their is a lot of pain involved as well when a perpatrator realises the wrong that was done and the pain, the guilt and the shame never goes away
And being a vic.. is hard, no matter what side your on, falsely accused, and a vic.. of any abuse, or wrong doing..
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 11, 2008 03:24 AM
hello Hex, thanks for writing back. The main thing you should know is that you did not ask for this to happen and it is not your fault period. Have you tried to speak to your biological dad? do you know if he feels guilt or remorse? was it a freak incident or did it happen for a long time?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 11, 2008 03:27 AM
and Hex what is the statue of limitation? because I do not think in canadian courts that we have that, you can be tried for the same crime twice I believe and their are no statue of limitations. does this mean you tried to have your father convicted and he was not charged? what is the statue of limitation in your case?
Yes I did try to press charges, and see what I could do. Florida has a Statue of Limitations, and since I remembered so late, it was past the time I could really do anything. But even though he is my father, by blood, he is nothing to me anymore, but another person with a child in this world. I know it sounds cold, but I tried to get him to go with me and even choose someone eles to go to whom did not know my situation, I would even pay, I needed to have close your some way. But even then I got I work for the Goverment, drive a jag, and have a new wife, etc... I don't need this type of stress in my life, and blah, blah, blah. He then disconnected his phone, and changed cell numbers after we talked. So i became strong, I try to help people who's been through the same thing, and became a survior. The meds. help with the panic, and anexity, and my (True) family helps with the support... Then unf... I am sure you have read my son too was molested, and yes it was by his uncle, and my bio- father let the person whom molested my son, his grandson live with him, house him feed him and even pay for a private attorney when charges were pressed. the person who hurt my son is in prision, and they had enough evedince to put him there, he will be out one day, ib hopes he will not re-offend again another child. When i first started on this sight I was against all offenders, but as I read, and met people, and re-searched not all offenders are ones, and they are vic them selfs, like the ones who were molested, but at least now I can say that, before I was so madd I could not. That's why people have to listen, and understand not eveyone labled an offender is, and Preditor, well the State has to have really enough eveidence to lable someone that, so tha's really hard to say for me. Thanks for wrighting me, and reading my story, or story's, But yea, in Florida we do have a Statue of Limatations, and mine was up, but I'll be fine. Thanks So Much, HEX
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 11, 2008 03:31 AM
Dear Hex, I just do not understand the statue of limitations thing if he was not tried in court in the first place. There is a famous record producer in Canada that went to jail for 2 years in 2005 after the victim filed a complaint and won. she went to court 20 years after the fact and he went to jail. the man's career is over but as you can imagine he sleeps in a mansion at night, he is very lucky, he is out of jail and back in luxury
Because as a child you do lose your way when your sexually abused, it changes you so much, and their world falls down. But since we can not change the Laws, or the way things are handled, at least we can be a advocate to our children, or others and let them know we are here if they need us, because that is something the State has not provided for my son, or others i have talked too, met, or tried to help have a shoulder to lean on... HEX
Another thing, people whom say it's the parents fault, well sometimes it is if your not listening to your child, or adult whoms been rapped. but for the ones who are good parents, and care it's not, and do not let anyone tell you it is, like alot of people on here say, it is normally not someone you do not know, it's someone you trust you do, family member, friend, etc... the biggest problem we have to face as parents whom care is that word (TRUST) it's a hard thing once you've been violated to try to do again. HEX
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 11, 2008 05:12 PM
I really feel in some cases it is not the parents fault. I trusted the person that was watching my 4 year old son when that person's 15 year old boy rape my baby. If I had show or thought anything he wouldn't be going there. I guess I am one of the lucky people and I have always talked to my children and am very open with them . The first and only thing this happened to my son he came to me and told me, and I can only thank god for that, I mean I wished it never had happen but it did. The boy needed up confessing and of corse all he got was a slap on the wrist. He got put on probation for 24 months, and has to reg. as a low risk offender. But two weeks after he was put on probation he tried to kill his little brother so he got locked up and had to go to a sexually offender place in Jonosbro Ar, and when he was there he confessed to raping 2 more children , and he also broke off of this place back in june and still nothing else has been done to him. But back to the topic I can see how some parents my be at somewhat fault and when i say this I am talking about the parents who now it is going on and just don't care. But then you have people like me who care alot and get a bad rap because people who have never been though somthing like this they have no clue.
You know what your right, but at least he has a great parent that protected him, and did the right thing. HEX
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 26, 2008 11:04 AM
I am a registered sex offender, and while I have no problem having my pic and information on here, I think it's unfair that murderers, arsonists, spousal abusers, drug dealers, terrorists and other heinous criminals don't get the same treatment.
Also, to the idiot who says once a criminal, always a criminal - you're a complete and utter jackass.
Posted by Joe (not registered) on Jan 28, 2008 10:38 PM
Some people are so ignorant, and the media is no better. They continually try to scare us. I'm a registered sex offender. When I had just turned 18, I made a stupid mistake with an underage girl. I was on house aresst for just over a year, and was on probation for over 5 years. Ajudication was withheld. I will be 30 later this year, and over the years I received a college degree, bought a house, and have been married now over a year to my girlfriend of 5 years (who fully knows the situation). And I also have a stepson, who I have raised since before he was 2. But now as a face 30, even though I did my time, pose no threat to anyone I still am a registered sex offender. This has affected the ability to advance through jobs I have had over the years, and continues to block what I can do in my life. Even some fast food places do background checks and thanks to me being on a sex offender list they will not hire me. So I ask; Where am I suppose to work? All I want out of life right now is to be able to support my family, but the state doesn't seem to give you many options. If people were really, genuinly concerned about their kids and sex offenders, then they should consider making classifications on sex offenders a priority. If a police officer were to put my license in there computer, right under "safe driver" would be in big bold red letters "sex offender". If you remember John Cuiy, the guy who brutally raped and murdered Jessica Lundsford, he would have the same classification on his license as well. Him and I (except for the fact that we are both male) have absolutely nothing in common. He is a sick, deeply disturbed, human being and I am just a regular guy who made a dumb mistake when I was young. But in the eyes of the law we are exactly the same. What about my rights? I don't have a record but I'm still penalized. Instead of wasting time and money monitering people like me that are not a threat to anyone, maybe it is time to focus on dangerous sexual offenders or predators, or here is a thought. How bout putting convicted murderers who have been release on a list. I'd like to know if there was a murder living next door moreover then a guy who made a one time stupid mistake in his youth.
Joe, hopefully, when this law effects someone in every family directly or indirectly, the rich legislators will consider changing it. Surely, it is not fair in its present form. It does allow some to feel superior, when others are put down. Any offense is not a good thing, but this law is destroying the concept of being rehabilitated. Good luck with holding on to what you have accomplished.
Posted by MomOfThree (not registered) on Jan 31, 2008 06:52 PM
I find it appalling that the sex offenders and their families don't want them to be listed. If you don't want to be listed, don't do the crime!!!! I, for one, am grateful for this list and want to know where the perverts are in my neighborhood. For those of you that want this list gone... Just wait until a neighbor YOU thought was okay rapes your kid, or your wife!!!
I will not defend Momof3 however I will make a point. To anonymous, in this state (Florida) you CAN NOT qualify as a sex offender if you urinate in a bar parking lot. The crime there would be exposure and that is not a qualifying offense. So, if you know someone who is telling you that they have to register for such a crime, I think that you need to dig a little deeper. As for the registry, you are right. There should be a classification method to allow the citizens to better understand who they have living next door. I would hope that every one could tell the difference between a young man who had sex with his underage girlfriend and a young man who had sex with a child. The point here is even though it is a crime, what threat is that first young man to the community. We as a community need to pull our heads out of the sand and understand why the registry was initiated. The issue here is to allow the community access to those offenders who pose a risk to our children. Believe me this is not as difficult as most would lead you to believe. What we need is a registry that gives the correct information as to the offenderÂs crime(s) and there should be some form of relief from the sites. We donÂt need to clutter the site with offenderÂs who at 18-19 years of age had consensual sex with their 15-16 year old girlfriend. Those offenderÂs should be removed after successfully completing their probation. Any thoughts??
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 01, 2008 08:46 AM
Mom of 3,
I am appauled about your ignorance on this subject and not knowing the difference between sex offenders. I for one am married to a registered sex offender because the girl lied about her age and they had CONSENTUAL sex. Her friends found out and she cried rape. There was no evidence of rape and the courts said it WAS NOT a sexually viloent offence but under the law had to make him register as a sex offender he did do 1 year in prison. We have a 8 month old little girl and he has a 11 and 12 year old from a previous marriage. IT HAS NEVER been an issue with him having unsupervised contact with his children even before we met.
No one is saying do away with the list what people are saying is do whats right and not throw everyone in the same basket. You mean to tell me it fair that the guy that got caught urinating in an EMPTY bar parking lot after the bar had closed has to register as a sex offender? there were NO children around and how many men have done that? I am sure quite a few. That being said he is a pervert to you. GOD HELP YOUR CHILDREN that they never make a mistake and date people there own age. The list is meant for the MONSTERS such as the man that abducted Adam Walsh. Educate yourself before you run your mouth.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 01, 2008 10:31 PM
this actually did happen in one of the New England States>Thats why they are really upset about the law and who they have on there as they have abused the system.
eagle: lots of good points there. My state is having problems rewriting the registration laws to conform to the federal A. Walsh Act. They claim it is not easy. Meanwhile, law suits are forming to stop the foolish rollback to 1982. It has destroyed the lives of so many people that have restarted their lives and built their families and occupations. Children are being beaten up because their parent committed a crime 25 years ago! Stupid. This is being done to sap more money from the Fed. Govt to pay state expenses. Oh well.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 02, 2008 04:56 PM
I was raped by a sex offender and he stole a lot from me and from my husband. I did not asked to be raped nor did I do anything to be raped I was just a victim. Anon that is married to a registered sex offender, you say your husband is not violent and that the girl lied about her age that is why he was convicted and required to register. If your husband was faithful and honored the wedding vowels you both took he wouldnt be in that situation now would he? I think that all that are convicted should be put on the list even if they do not want to. They crossed the line of personal privacy when they violated the victims rights.
Posted by Spanish Harlem (not registered) on Feb 02, 2008 10:59 PM
I want to start out with saying,,,,,The Registry DOES NOT PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!!,,, its not supposed to,,, it Alerts US to protect our children,,, the Registry is not some Molest proof forcefield shield for ur children.
De we have to have some one POINT a finger at someone else for us to protect our children?? How was it BEFORE The Registry went into effect?? Did we not look after our children then?
Think people,,, 80 plus % of new sex Crimes are committed by Non Registered people.. and think,,, Sex offenders werent registered when they first committed their crime.
Also,, Speaking on Meaghans law,,,,,,we have a woman who got bent out of shape when a formerly convicted sex offender killed her child,,, NOBODY TOLD HER,,, but wait,,,,,Not ALL Sex offenders are subject to Notification..,
So, if someone would have told her, would she had locked the child up, and pulled the shades? and what if the murder had been committed by someone who wasnt a sex offender??? would all MEN be made to register?
Now, with a non notification requirement,, its up to the citizen to look up and check whos on the registry,,,,,,Criminal Records are Public Record,, there was available information about him....she just didnt think to look...
which brings me back to the sex offenders with no notification requirements... im close to 40, and i didnt even know a registry existed till the last year or so.
Last,, i know for a fact,,, for every Register offender,, there are around a dozen more whos done the same thing or worse and was not caught..
We shouldnt have to realy ona list to make us want to protect our children!! Parents Get off ur butts and stop expecting the government and and everyone else raise n protect ur own,,,,,Becareful around Everyone. while u are watchin Joe smoe sex offender up the street,,, ur little daughter may be getting molested by the very people u think are your loved ones. The Registry in my case is false security,, a blind side...
while we are watching out for the batter,, the ball smacks us in the head !!
Posted by LOUIS (not registered) on Feb 23, 2008 06:42 AM
WHAT SHOULD CONCERN US ALL IS THAT WITH THE LAYERS OF LAWS APPLYING TO SEX OFFENDERS. I BELIEVE WILL OVERFLOW INTO OTHER OFFENSES FOR THE "PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC" LETS PUT GPS/PHOTOS/SPECIAL AUTO TAGS/BAN FROM PARKS AND MOVIE HOUSES ANYONE WHO COMMIT'S A PERSONAL CRIME OFFENSE AND FORGET THE ABILITY TO WORK/LIVE IN A HOME OR ANY CHANCE AT A SECOND CHANCE. THIS CREATES MORE CRIME. SERIOUS ISSUES W/TRACKING AND SOLVES NOTHING
Posted by LOUIS (not registered) on Feb 23, 2008 06:48 AM
HOW DOES ONE "MONITOR/KEEP TRACK" WHICH IS THE REASON FOR THE REGISTRY A PERSON THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A STABLE ADDRESS/JOB ETC. LET'S NOT GET CARRIED AWAY WITH BEING GOD AND APPLY COMMON SENSE,.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 01, 2008 06:16 PM
I have a single misdemeanor that has ruined my life, all said "it's only a misdemeanor, just take the plea and it will go away. They called it sexual misconduct, a 4th degree, misdemeanor. I thought, what could happen it was only a hug with an adult and it was non-violent. That couldn't have been further form the truth. No one ever said a single word about any registration at sentencing or anytime at all. Now, it's become so intense, i've had to move from my home, my family, my girlfriend, move from my state and i could go on for pages with the new laws and turmoil it has brought into my life. Police show up at my door in full swat garb and we have no rights to due process and are not protected by search and seizure laws. We are not even allowed to prove that we are NO threat to society. i could easily provide hundreds of credible character witness letters which would state i am no threat to any community. i cannot travel freely anymore and am hindered daily form these laws. They say it is not a punishment but don't you think having to go to their prisons to register, register out of state, pay for gas, read laws in every state you visit, they change faster than they can update their websites. paying for attorneys to interpret these laws, all your time, etc is a burden and we are forced to do this all against our wills. Having to be burdened against your will is overcourse a punishment and being harassed constatnly, being shamed is definitely PUNISHMENT.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 01, 2008 07:12 PM
I have read the many comments on this board, and many of them puzzle me while others are encouraging. I see so many people lump "child molestors" and "rapists" with sex offenders.
Sex offenders recidivsm rate has shown to be about 3.5% over 3 years (Department of Justice Statistic, 2nd lowest among all crime categories to Murder) after release, and the rate does not significantly increase per year after that. However this is because "Sex Offender" includes a very wide variety of crimes which are actually not known to be a danger to society after release. Some examples of a TYPICAL SEX OFFENDER are consensual sex cases between 18-25 year olds and 14-17 year olds (Even if the 'victim' lies about their age), indecent exposure (I.E. Flashing at Mardi Gras or pissing in the local park), illegal pornography (taking pictures of yourself naked to get developed in some states), sodomy (in some states), prostitution, trafficking prostitution, sex between juveniles, juvenile expieremntation (two minors playing doctor with each other), and kidnapping by a parent in a custody battle.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 01, 2008 07:13 PM
The afore mention crimes may be immoral or wrong, but they do not present any more 'threat to society or children' than someone convicted of armed roberry or drunk driving. In fact, I would think more people would be concerned about the possibility of a drunk driver hitting their kid than someone who took a leak at a park because he couldn't find a restroom.
The scarlet letter society has set to sex offenders may be the reason the crime rate for rape is the only category not to decrease along with other violent crimes over the past 5 years. Instead of rehabilitation, we have taken away all 5 basic needs of healthy living. We've made it near impossible to find homes. Most offenders can't get jobs very far above minimum wage, and people protest at those. No one in society will accept them so there is no support network. Many government programs and shelters won't allow sex offenders which makes it difficult to find food & water, and on top of all that. . .we give them no privacy at all so that they feel insecure about their safety and health.
Wether you agree or not, the constitution strictly forbids any of this non-sense. "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness"???? When your kid has sex with his girlfriend (who is two years younger), gets caught, and is placed on the internet as if he's a pedophilistic pervert then maybe you'll understand how important those three things are. . .People should have the right to apply to be removed from the registration after being evaluated (at their own cost if necessary) as to wether or not they are at risk to reoffend. Right now, you just have a giant list of 550,000+ and growing people that contain only about 19,250 who are habitually attracted to kids-and you want to believe that we can't tell which ones are likely to reoffend when there are 531,759 that are losing their freedom and rights?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 01, 2008 07:33 PM
ÂIt is sad 20th Century Commentary that society views the convicted felon as a social outcast. He has done wrong, so we rationalize and condone punishment in various forms. We express a desire for rehabilitation of the individual, while simultaneously we do everything to prevent it. Society cares little for the conditions which a prisoner must suffer while in prison, it cares even less for his future when he is released from prison. He is a marked man. We tell him to return to the norm of behavior, yet we brand him as virtually unemployable, he is required to live his normal activities severely restricted and we react with sickened wonder and disgust when he returns to a life of crime.Â Â Former Chief Circuit Judge Donald Lay
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 01, 2008 07:41 PM
ÂHousing restrictions have passed in most localities with little resistance. Child safety is rightly the primary concern when sex offender restrictions are imposed. It seems to make sense that decreasing access to potential victims would be a feasible strategy to preventing sex crimes. There is no evidence, however, that such laws are effective in reducing recidivistic sexual violence. On the other hand, such laws aggravate the scarcity of housing options for sex offenders, forcing them out of metropolitan areas and farther away from the social support, employment opportunities and social services that are known to aid offenders in successful community re-entry.Â Â Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Human Services, Lynn University, ÂSex offender residence restrictions. A Report to the Florida Legislature,Â October 2005
ÂThe recent wave of sex offender legislation is based upon emotion and myths about sex offenders which are not supported by valid research or evidence. Legislation in this area should be based upon facts and valid evidence. The NACDL encourages criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors and legislators to oppose legislation based upon myth and public emotion. In doing so we can ensure both public safety and due process.Â Â Report of the Sex Offender Policy Task Force, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
ÂI would rather have someone who has committed a sex offense be going to work every day, come home tired, have a sense of well-being that comes from having a regular paycheck and a safe home, as opposed to having a sex offender who has a lot of free time on his hands.Â Â Richard Hamill, President of the New York State Alliance of Sex Offender Service Providers
I think most of you know that I hold an ambiguous position as it relates to the sex offender issues. However, when I see individuals who post deceptive entries, I must speak out. For anonymous who writes about the ÂnewÂ law in Florida which states that he has to report that he will be out of his county for 3 or more days, you need to get a better interpretation of the law. There is NO law that states that you have to report that you will be out of your county of residence. What the statute says is that if you establish a temporary residence, Âwhich is 5 or more daysÂ you must register that temporary residence. Now, there is a Bill which includes Âtransient ResidenceÂ in the definition. That again would be if you did not have a residence or were going to be located in a county for 5 or more days. This Bill has NOT passed. As for your misdemeanor crime, you again need some clarification and probably need to hire a lawyer. There are NO crimes that if a misd. would require you to register as a sex offender. So, please donÂt bash Florida until you know what youÂre talking aboutÂ
As for Anonymous #2, again I say that your statements donÂt hold water, when you speak about the recidivism rate of a sex offender. If you look at the recidivism rate research that has been conducted, you see that the rate of recidivism among sex offenders is very low. However, what you donÂt talk about in detail is the length of the studies. As it is reported now, most research is done over a period of 3 Â 10 years. You are incorrect that the rate of recidivism does not increase with time. It has been shown during several research items that as time increases so does the recidivism rate. The other problem with these studies is do you really thing a child molester is going to come forward and confess to molesting a child? So, how many crimes are being committed that is not reported. However, I do agree with you on the fact that we are definitely talking about two classes of individuals when we call someone a sex offender, ÂChild Molesters and individuals who did something stupidÂ Also, remember your posting in Florida and several of the crimes you listed are not qualifying offenses if convicted in Florida, ie Children experimenting with sex, consensual sex between a 18 yr old and a 25 yr old, 18 yr old is an adult who can have consensual sexÂ
Next entry, I agree the registry is cluttered with individuals who should not be included. There should be some system that is comprised of a panel of professionals who deal with sexual recidivism who qualify those individuals who will be included. What we canÂt do is lump child molester together with the other percentage of sex offenders. If a man or women molests a child, he/she should be treated just like they are. Forget the rehabilitation and the sympathy. As far as I am concerned they are outcastes and should be treated as such. I donÂt care what their reasoning behind why they did their crime. They should be imprisoned and never see the light of dayÂ
ÂChild molester is an individual who molests a child 12 yrs of age or younger.Â
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 04, 2008 12:56 AM
Can someone please advise me on florida statute regarding registered sex offenders and visitation of minor children? I feel strongly that supervised visitation of my father with his grandchildren could have the propensity to advance therapeutic re-entry to society. Many thanks for your comments.
Eagle, It appears to me that you have a first hand knowledge of sex offense law. I wish there was someone who could help in trying to get our lawmakers to take a look at the laws again for review. My son was never engaged in a violent sex act. He had consensual sex with a 15 year old girl. Yes, he is an adult (23 at time of offense) and he broke the law, but he is not a predator or pedophile. He is serving his time and must register for a lifetime. I wish there was some way for each case to reviewed and the offender be deemed a danger or not by the professional. I am sick of witch hunts and people who are ignorant of the facts.
I never thought about a sex offender as one who had consensual sex, but now I know. I also know now that it can happen very easily. My husband is 6 years older than I am. I am thankfuly that the laws were not as they are today.
Young men beware. There are many young girls out there who will lie about their age and you will not know any different.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 04, 2008 11:58 PM
I think people have to much time on there hands when they are worried about that s/p. if parents were to know were there children are and stop always confiding in the nice neighbor for there sons or daughters to sleep over, just for they can get a break. we all have skeletons in our closet so just sit and reflect how would you feel if all your business was out there. everyone is to quick to judge until the tables are turned and then you are the one being judged.
YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE YOUR CHILDREN SLEEP OVER OTHERS HOMES, AS WEL AS HAVE SLEEP OVERS AT YOUR HOME. IT'S NOT DUE TO PARETNS WANTING OR NEEDING A BREAK, IT'S NORMAL TO DO THINGS AS SUCH, UNLESS YOU LIVED IN A TIME WHERE NO ONE DID THAT? AS PARENTS WE ARE HERE TO HELP OUR CHILDREN FROW, AND BECOME ADULTS, AND ALLOWING THEM SOME FREEDOM ALONG THE WAYS. YOU SHOULD HAVE NEIGHBORS, AS FRIENDS, ETC... BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO WATCH WHO IS YOUR FRIENDS AS WELL. SPEAKING FROM FIRST HAND EXP..., YOU HAVE TO WATCH YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS MORE, THEN ANYONE ELSE. IT'S PROVEN THAT OVER HAFE OF THE PREDITORS COME WITHIN THE FAMILY'S. TAHNKS, TAMM RICH (HEX)
Posted by Tony (not registered) on Mar 11, 2008 10:35 PM
Well how about offender lists for murder, armed robbery, violent crime in general? Where will it end? Also the list doesnt separate some vile baby raper from the 20yr old who made a huge mistake with a 16 yr old. I think there is a big difference between the two. Also what about the offenders who havent committed any crimes in the last ten years? Shouldnt there be a time when your taken off the list for good behavior? No positive reenforcement doesnt sound like a great idea.
I AGREE THAT OFFENDERS, ARE PUT INTO A WRONG NAME, (MORE THEN HAFE THE TIME) BECAUSE OF THE AGE, AND THE PARENTS GETTING MADD, ECT.. THEY ARE VIC.. TOO. BUT THE REASON YOU DON'T SEE PEOPLE WHOM KILL, AND OTHERS ON LISTS SUCH AS OFFENDERS, AND PREDITORS, THE ONES WHOM KILL, DO NOT GET OUT OF PRISION HARDLY, UNLESS YOUR FAMOUS, AND HAVE LOTS OF MONEY THAT IS. BUT AS FOR GIVING THEM A BREAK FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR, I THINK NOT. WHAT THEY DID TO THE VIC.. WAS NOT ON GOOD BEHAVIOR, THEREFORE SINCE THEY GET OUT OF PRISION, THEY SHOULD STAY ON THE LIST TO MAKE OTHERS AWARE OF WHAT HAPPENED, SO THEY CAN REPORT ANY STANGE THINGS HAPPENING IF NEED BE. SO IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THEY GET TO RE-ENTER SOCITETY, GET A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE, THE VIC... DO NOT. THEY HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, AND YES THE VIC... DO BECOME SURVIORS IN TIME, BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER, AND BE THE VIC... TAMMY RICH
Posted by AngryAunt (not registered) on Apr 09, 2008 04:27 PM
My 4 year old nephew is just now sharing (in explicit detail) about "Daddy's secret closet game", including telling him that he'd never see his Daddy again if he told anyone. I'm sicken over this! he has an 8 year old brother (autistic) who we suspect has been molested by their father too but won't (or can't) say much.
Can anyone help me understand the legal process for this? The father has an emergency order of protection which was recently extended for 3 months until the investigations are complete. Daddy was awarded supervised visits in a neutral, state-run location.
What will it take for a conviction?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 15, 2008 07:42 PM
I am a victim of a sex offender and I do know that the day that my father forced me to have sex with him is an everyday battle, from getting up and re-living that moment over and over again. Its been 19 years ago since this happened and I live every day with heartbreak, anger, frustration and triple protection toward my children now. I want to say I never really had anyone to protect me from the horrible thing my father did to me by bribing me with me candy at age 9 to go to his bedroom and clean his room when I got there he threw me on the bed and threatened to kill me if I told anyone. You sex-offenders ask for another chance in life to live like a normal person after you get out of jail, remember one thing "Each child you had touched has to re-live that moment over and over each and every day of there life from counseling to nightmares, and to protecting there future children." So what I am saying you lost the chance to get another chance at life for your so called "mistake" you say you did to that child. A mistake is by telling your children you will pick them up at school at 3:00 when you had an appointment at that time, not by putting your hands or body parts on a child just to get aroused for a few seconds, minutes, or hour. So I feel if you have to live in the woods with a cardboard box to sleep in where the animals could eat you alive then that would be a benefit to me. And to the person who said Christian life, I accept GOD in my life every day and I forgave my father for what he did, but GOD does not expect you to forget it. When you have that in your mind every single day and walk in a victim of a sex offenders shoes you will know how hard it is to expect the unexpected from not only one sex offenders but all!!!!
Posted by criminal number 1 (not registered) on Apr 15, 2008 09:28 PM
you pepole need to wake up ,, sex offenders come in a wide range they are just not people who touch children or adults. they are people who may have porn LIKE MOST OF YOU WRITING THESE COWARDLY COMMENTS. You all need to wake up because sex offenses such as rape is not a listed sex offender ITS MORE THAN LIKELY YOUR HUSBAND BROTHER OR FRIEND OF THE FAMILY..Look in your own back yard before slamming others. Everyone deserves to live their life in privacy not be exploited for people like you who are hypocrites. If your going to exploit people everyone should be open for viewing .. Do you smoke pot ,drink ,beat your children ?? umm patriot act says we can now list you as well ...have a great day ..you people need to grow up
Criminal 1, I think it is you that needs to wake up. I donÂt believe that anyone here really would disagree with that fact that if there was a 19 yr old boy who was having relations with a 15 yr old girl and ended up on a website (which happens all the time) it is wrong. We (society) donÂt really fear this individual. Who we do fear however is the individual who victimizes children; these are the offenders that we speak about here on this post. I for one donÂt really care if it is my father, brother, uncle, sister, or who ever who molests any child, that person needs to be punished. I think everyone here knows that I work very closely with sex offenders and attempt to balance the management of the offenders with the needs of the community, ÂOffenders are people tooÂ. However, I will say this, I donÂt really care what the reason is, if an offender molests a child under the age of 12 they need to be placed in prison for the rest of their life, period. So donÂt come on here and act like we donÂt know who the offenders are. After all, every sexual offender is someoneÂs brother, father, uncle, or relative. Another note, why is it those people who write the strongest opinions for the sex offenders never register with the site? Just an observationÂ
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 24, 2008 04:35 PM
I hope all of you Floridians have lots and lots of money to pay in taxes to keep sex offenders held in civil commitment centers and to keep those sex offender registries rolling along. The establishment of the insane laws that have been passed in Florida is costing you billions. Next time your property taxes go up, or you need to fork over more to apply for a marriage license or a parking ticket, don't complain. Enforcement of sex offender laws, even to arrest the little guy who urinates in the bushes, will cost all of you plenty.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 16, 2008 01:15 PM
Florida has ruined my life over a misdemeanor sex offense that was non-violent and not with a minor!!! I have never seen them differetiate me from a felon or pedophile in any way. they just lump me in with the rapists and child molestors. I've had to leave my family, friends, the woman i love and my home over a misdemanor which was basically and unwanted hug 13 years ago. the need to reform their laws to distinguish the dif between those with adults and those with children. They also need to change their registry to not include non-violent misdemeanors which occurred with adults.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 16, 2008 01:26 PM
i see Eagle is really the one who has "no clue" yes Florida has ruined my life over a misdemeanor that was non-vilent and occurred with an adult. and yes they told me i'd have to register if i am out of my county for more than 3 days. laws may have changed since. and yes, they said i cannot live near a school, why?? i was not with a child. i cannot even come into Florida to sell my properties or visit without haveing to go thru registaration if there more than 48 hours. other states allow me to enter with no registration obligation whatsoever. they actually read your case and don't register you if you are not a threat to society. wake up Eagle
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 16, 2008 01:35 PM
eagle, do u have any idea what is going on?? yes, you can get put on the Florida list for mooning, peeing in public, streaking, nude sunbathing or misdemeanors which were not whith children and not violent. Florida just accepts any other states convictions so if you were convicted of any of these crimes out of state you must register in the same manner as child molestors, rapists and pedophiles. wake up and get the facts before you comment. Florida Lumps them all together
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 16, 2008 02:17 PM
why do i never see any of the comments i post??
Posted by Bill (not registered) on Jun 03, 2008 03:51 PM
No, not only a child molester would object to the pictures being published, any person who believes in a free and democratic society would object to it. And yes, it does matter that there is no evidence that any child has ever been helped by this intrusion on the civil liberties of people who have served their time in prison and paid their debt to society.
This site is about as un-American as anything I have ever seen. But then, the last ten to twenty years have seen us abandon just about every ideal that once made us great.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jun 18, 2008 11:19 PM
My best friend grounded his teenaged step-daughter when he and her mother found drugs in her system. He took her brand new car away (that he worked hard to pay for). To retaliate, she called the police (after borrowing his credit card and taking her friends on a shopping spree) and said he molested her. It has ruined his life. There's no justice sometimes. Because all you people who think everyone is guilty just because of this horrible charge, there are never fair trials. The girl's story changed multiple times throughout the whole ordeal. No one even took that into consideration. They gave him severe punishment, and now he lives alone, gets supervised visits with his own small children, has to wear a monitor, and can't even go to family holidays because everyone has children. It's sad and it's not always fair. I hope this system learns to get better investigators, and less cold-hearted people who think everyone is guilty until proven innocent. He DID prove to be innocent, but because of bad representation, his life has been destroyed. "he who is without sin, cast the first stone". Not everyone is a monster, just because the "law" says they are. Anyone who has half a brain knows we have a corrupt system.... as well as government. God bless you all, no matter who you are. I have no right to judge.
Posted by RB (not registered) on Jun 18, 2008 11:26 PM
Why didn't my cpmment post?
Posted by RB (not registered) on Jun 18, 2008 11:36 PM
Why don't murderers have to register? They do their time and walk free.... but I guess that's ok......
So why don't murderers have to register? They kill someone, do their time, then roam free..... go figure. There are a lot of innocent people who got registered as sex offenders purely from bad representation and a corrupt system. I know of one for a fact. He grounded his teen daughter, took away her car, and she got him back by calling the cops saying he molested her. His life is ruined, and now she is regretting it. She misses her dad and is very remorseful for what she did, but she could be charged with purgery. So he, being a good dad, forgives her, and lives alone, wearing his monitor, and is registered and scarred forever. So all of you who think posting this for the world to see should think again. It could happen to you to if you piss the wrong person off. They arrest you then ask questions later. And I don't care what anyone says; you are GUILTY until proven innocent. And unfortunately, even after you prove that you are innocent, you still lose. It's an unjust system. I don't care what anyone says. People suffer for all kinds of things everyday. It's amazing to see how many perfect people there are out there who think this system is a good and just way of exploiting people. Not to mention a great way to spend our tax dollars. Think of that next time you pay your mortgage, or get gas at $5/gallon, or pay waaaayyyy too much for groceries, or can't pay your electric bill. Concentrate more on our deteriorating economy and less on showing off the bad guys. I thought this was America. A land we all once fought hard for for freedom and justice. Not a big pot we could all piss in. Isn't the government doing enough already that we have to add to this grotesque state we are in? Jesus?!! I'm not a registered sex offender, but I do know some... one being innocent as I said earlier, and they aren't all the monsters they've been portrayed to be. Some were kids themselves, some made stupid mistakes.... and unfortunately some out there ARE monsters. But they're NOT all the same. There should be better classification, strict laws for the actual criminals, and lieniency for those who aren't out to actually ruin others lives. Those of you with so much hostility should also check yourselves. It's that kind of aggression that makes for a real criminal. God bless you all.......
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 23, 2008 02:26 PM
First of all any kind of a sexual peditor should have more than a piture in the paper or on a website. They are sick people and deseve death from taking a chillds innocences away. Even if they would concent how could a 15 yr old girl make a decision they are just babies, much alone a a younger child. The sexual predators disguest me and you will all burn in hell where you belong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So hahaha
Posted by Dana S. (not registered) on Jun 30, 2008 09:48 PM
To all of you who do NOT agree with the SO/SP List and or Photos for one reason or another have obviously NEVER been sexually abused. I was molested for MANY years as a small child by my own "father" and find comfort in knowing that this list MIGHT, just MIGHT keep him away from children.
For the person whos "friend"was falsely accused I find that to a major BULL SHIT story!!!I was on the other end and believe me, they investigate the victom just as much as the pervert that molested them. The girls "father" prob. has her so brain washed she cant figure out right form left or up from down...I was there!!!! So pull your head out of your ass and keep your kids away from this SP you call your "FRIEND"
Posted by anonymous3 (not registered) on Jul 08, 2008 03:35 PM
this is for the person who doesn't want his/her children around people who smoke, drink, curse, etc. you are not doing them any favors by keeping them chained up at home. i know! i had parents like you! i ws kept in the house with my parents and very little social interaction with other people my whole childhood life! when i grew up and had to go out into the real world....i learned a lot of bad habits because i did not know they were bad. i just fell in with my friends and co-workers. i picked up smoking and having a drink every once in awhile. i learned curse words and when to use them. i was sexually molested because i was taught to always obey adults and knew nothing about sex, i married 3 times because i was not taught how to pick out a partner for life. i ended up marrying an alcoholic because i did not know what this was. everything i have learned, i have learned as an adult....after the fact. you are not doing your children any favors if they are not exposed to different types of people and situations. then and only then, can you explain that this behavior is wrong and why. if you try to teach them things and they have no idea of what you are talking about....it will mean nothing to them. it won't sink into their little-framed minds. i know from personal experience! my parents wanted to protect me from everything and ended up protecting me from nothing!! expose your children to the outside world and then lead them by your example!! the things you posted have nothing to do with protecting our children from child molesters!! that starts with social interactivity and education within the home. you cannot protect your child from the world. all you can do as parents is teach them to the best of your ability and hope for the best when they are old enough to enter the adult world!! the real world!!
Posted by anonymous3 (not registered) on Jul 08, 2008 03:55 PM
i would like to say that we should take a lot of lessons from the chinese and japanese cultures. our laws in this country concerning child molestation and any and all crimes committed against humanity is way too lenient. in china and japan the crime rate is only something like 3 % annually. consider all the millions and millions of people who reside in theses cultures. why is their crime rate so low?? because they make the punishment fit the crime!! their families are disgraced. if a man robs his neighbor....his hand is cut off. if a man molests a woman or a child....his male organ is removed. we would be a lot better off in this country if we would quit being so liberal....worrying about the rights of a criminal as well as the rights of a victim!! in my opinion, once you have committed a crime against humanity....you have no rights!! you gave up your rights!! public hangings should return!! think how quickly our crime rate would go down if the perpetrator knew what the punishment would be if he were caught!! especially pedophiles and sex offenders of any kind!! hang them in the public square at dawn on saturday morning!! advertise this!! it is more than ridiculous to keep a sex offender on death row for seventeen years and then inject him!! think of all the money the taxpayers are paying for this!! you and me!! if a person is convicted of a sexual offense on tuesday or wednesday....then he should be hung high on that saturday morniong at dawn!! not on a particular saturday morning seventeen years later!! if our leaders would swiftly enact this policy....we could cancel half of our news broadcasts because there wouldn't be much news to report. this would also get rid of the problem and people would not have to live in fear for their own lives and the lives of their children!! would like to hear from other people on this but....all you bleeding heart liberals....keep your fingers off the keyboards!!!!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 08, 2008 11:43 PM
I've read about the first 20 comments of this site and one thing that bothers me is that "almost" all of the people who have something to say about S/O obviously don't know much about the "label". I have 2 children that I try to protect in EVERY way possible and I'm not being contradictive but I do want to make a statement that not all S/O are child molesters or rapists. My husband is a S/O because he slept with an underage girl who lied about her age when he was 20. She knew he wouldn't have been interested in her if he knew how old she was (why else would she lie???). She admitted in court that she intentionally lied but it didn't matter in the court's eyes. I also know someone who slapped a girl on her behind in high school and he is now labeled as a S/O. A friend of mine knows a woman, while playing truth or dare in the middle of the night, was dared to run down the street without her top--guess what--she's now a S/O because there was a school located on the next block.
Even living through my husband's situation, which happened about 10yrs before we met, I still look on the site to see where other S/O live and work because I have kids but I also know now that sometimes the label is slapped on a person for the wrong reason.
Also, statistics prove that the majority of S/O are relatives or family friends that are in your house regularly, not the guy/woman next door. Think about who you should really be watching!
Posted by pissed (not registered) on Jul 08, 2008 11:51 PM
these people SICK!!!!! they should never be released and if they are they should be required to wera some sort of GPS tracker 100% of the time...... or better yet. turn them over to the victims family!!! F**K jail time
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jul 10, 2008 10:22 PM
to all you sez offenders and sex predators who out and out molest children need to be put to death. I have a son who is now 17 years old who was molested at 8 by a child molester who was able to slip through the holes. This child molester got to 8 kids besides my son in the neighborhood over 1 year because there was a plea bargin made where he did not have to register. My son has not been the same since. He has had several hospitalizations and my husband and I had to have him arrested for domestic violence charge due to his anger. I went out and toughened the megans law and no matter the charge they need to register and I don't regret it. My son's child molester got off easy he killed himself in jail while my son will never be the same. I pray every day that him and the other kids aren't doomed to repeat. So please don't tell me how you did your time for your victims pay their price on a daily basis and for what being to trusting. You all have a way to get into these kids minds and change it from what we teach them on how touching is wrong. Now I agree the law may go overboard if something is said wrong or peeing on the side of the road or in the alleyway or 21 dating a 16 year old but don't cross that line.
However I wouldn't have it any other way cause had I known my child molester had a prior arrest he would not have had the oppurtunity to get to my son or the 8 kids in the neighborhood. Oh by the way they think he might have gotten to over 1,000 kids. The worst crime is child molestation because that is a crime that lingers on. Yes, even over murderers cause your loved ones will miss you but you don't have to remember there crime on a daily basis. Robbery you can replace your items with insurance but true sexual abuse is something that is with you on a daily basis for the rest of your life and all the parents can do when it happens is hope they got them enough help so the victims doesn't do it to someone else. oh and just so you know when the child molestor was arrested and shun so was my son cause his friends parents didn't want him hanging out afraid he would repeat. So tell me again how you did your time because it seems 10 years later my son who was a victim is still doing his.
Certainly, there are some bad characters out there. IMO Blaming all offenders the same way is still unaceptable. Some people make bad choices and must pay for their mistakes. The argument that offenders can go forward and victims suffer their whole life is a concept that I (as a former victim) find difficult to comprehend. It is an easy thing to blame all your screwups and illegal acts on the fact that you were once molested. In my opinion, you are making excuses. There is some responsibility to seek psychological help and to "pick yourself up, brush yourself off." There are many offenders who were molested themselves. Does this mean that it was NOT their fault they went forth and abused? Please don't paint all people with the same "brush". Each case is different. (IMO)
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 15, 2008 12:28 PM
This is my situation: I downloaded some child porn unknowingly with a program called limewire, when I discovered it I thought I'd research the topic a bit, I did not know it was a crime not even illegal, I have never being interested in children. But I searched and downloaded some files, of which I probably only saw 4 or 5. I became upset just watching kids being abused, as anyone, so I saw them just to know what the media talks so much about. I did not delete the files, I did not think of it since, again, I was acting innocently just out of intellectual curiosity, the same way I downloaded pictures and video of the war in Iraq, plain crashes, beheadings, animal cruelty etc, I just considered to be information, and still think that freedom of information should not be restricted. I have never committed or thought of committing any of such acts but felt it important to see what criminals are able to do to be able to discuss it intellectually, I have always thought that knowledge is important even if it is gruesome, of course the terrible crimes are just a small portion of other intellectual research that I do on a regular basis [world economics, social affairs, etc]. I have always followed the law, at my 37 years of age I have only had 2 speeding tickets and 4 or 5 parking tickets, have not being drunk more than 7 times, I have always volunteered and have been involved in the neighborhoods I have lived in. I am sincerely honest and my word is respected by who know me. When the police came in to my apartment I told them the truth, and this has backfired, my attorney told me the legal system is based on the assumption that everyone lies so even if I told the truth they assume I am not sincere. So now I will most likely go to jail. I understand that Florida as ..... [continued]
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 15, 2008 12:28 PM
[continued].... any state can make up the laws they want, and that ignorance of the law is no justification to breaking it, but it should be the responsibility of the government to do whatever possible to effectively inform the public of the laws that can affect peoples' lives. Should I have known I would have not downloaded anything just because it is illegal, I would probably had discussed about why I don't fully agree with the law but I would have not broken it. This said I rest my case for your consideration. Knowledge in any form should not be constrained. And the law should investigate the intentions for which a material is used before imposing such harsh penalties. Now I will be registered for life as a sex offender, which is an irony since I despise any kind of abuse of a child or any person that cannot defend themselves. But it is what it is. I am not arguing against prosecuting pedophiles, what I am saying is that laws should be effectively communicated to the public, specially when there can be prior assumptions that an act is legal [e.g. freedom of information]. Think and discuss, not for me, but for the children these laws are meant to protect, evidence is that tougher laws just put more people in jail, even if intentions were not dishonorable but the crimes keep increasing. Thank You for your time.
Posted by Anon (not registered) on Jul 18, 2008 06:36 PM
Yo, you on 7/15/08 with the downloaded child porn, beheadings and ANIMAL CRUELTY....you're a freaking nut case. Please admit your crime and craziness to the authorities.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 19, 2008 01:44 PM
As I said, I downloaded that kind of information on the sole basis of knowing what it is all about. That is not to be a "nut case". "Nut case" will be to assume that the world is this beautiful place where nothing bad happens. Reality is that bad things do happen, and to be able to understand the "why" it does, unfortunately you have to be aware of it and the media telling you is not enough. I'll put it this way: the media portrays a "sanitized" image of the war in Iraq, you never see a American soldier die or badly hurt on the news, so in the population's head the true impact of the war is not felt, soldiers' deaths are just a number shown every once in a while between Britney Spears' last conundrum and the latest car commercial... the true impact and understanding of the hurt of the war is only possible when exposed to its images, this will cause awareness and most likely a higher rate of rejection to the war... Of course to show these sorts of images on mainstream TV during lunch time is not the best way of providing this information but it should be given during a certain time or retrieved from the Internet. The same way if a Kid is abducted, raped and killed how can anyone understand the "WHY?", how can this be corrected if the population does not take steps to understand the implications to society itself? This kind of crime [because that IS a crime] must [not ÂshouldÂ] be punished severely, but how can one understand the true impact of such actions if one is not exposed to it to have a better base to discuss the matter and find REAL and EFFECTIVE solutions. The truth is that wider legal thresholds that put people that were just trying to understand what happens in the world in jail does not provide a solution, the solution is to be informed and have an open discussion between everyone breaking the barriers of the "political correctness" and the ÂtabooÂ on this kind of crimes. [continue]
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 19, 2008 01:46 PM
Of course I am all for catching the adults shown of the images, and punishing them and I believe authorities should invest more resources in to doing it. It is a mistake to think that if they do not show images of the war all wars will stop and we will have a peaceful planet... wrong... wars don't happen because people watch them they happen because there is the will to go to war. The same thing with child pornography or any other crime, to not see it does not imply that the crime will cease to be committed, the crime will cease to be committed by educating the public, discussing it, and taking measures to prevent it from happening.
Also, authorities actually have servers with this material and distribute it in order to catch people... if authorities REALLY wanted to stop this kind of images they can block them altogether from entering the USA, and do not tell me it's impossible because China does it blocking "capitalist propaganda" from entering China.
The thing is that the USA has the highest rate of incarcerated people versus its population. For each 100,000 people: USA: 751, China: 119, Cuba: 531, France: 91, Iraq: 54, Australia: 130, Brazil: 219 etc. Please refer to:
So the conclusion is that something must be wrong with our justice system and our society.
Also please make the distinction between: sex offender, sexual predator and child molester, these are not the same.
About admitting what I did, I did that in all sincerity as I mentioned before and ironically it has been my downfall, the option would have being to lie, but that is not my nature.
Finally, I am not a "nut case" nor am I "crazy", if you still believe I am, that's alright, you are free to believe that information [as long as there is no law against it], but being reasonable and based on what I have written I believe you cannot consider me a criminal.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 10, 2008 05:27 PM
what about romeo and juliets....they should have their pic on the internet for something they did when they were 18............it doesnt make sense but it makes great politics
Posted by TAO (not registered) on Aug 14, 2008 01:42 PM
There are so many stupid comments here that I can't even begin to tackle them all! Suffice it to say that none of the hateful commentators here actually know anything about sex offenders and sex offender registration. Have a look at ReformSexOffenderLaws.org and read the explanations there for why sex offender laws are bad.
Hint: if you think that long sentences, castration, or death will solve sex offender problems, you're wrong. At least 87% of new sex crimes come from unregistered persons with no criminal record...and you don't think about getting in trouble when you're stealing a cookie from the cookie jar, now do you?
Posted by supposed s/o father (not registered) on Aug 16, 2008 10:00 AM
If the registery was for, what you people say it's for, that would be fine. I believe in protecting children too. So tell me, how does it make my son safer when he was convicted of Misdemeanor Sexual Battery, for having admittedly consensual sex with 2 girls, who later got mad that he told his friends and filed a complaint. Just so happens it is illegal in our State to have sex between 3 people, consensual or not. He was sentenced to 1 year probation. Now you people believe he should be on this list as a Sex Offender for the rest of his life. HOW DOES THAT HELP YOUR CHILD!!!!!
Posted by a worry grandma (not registered) on Aug 24, 2008 09:08 PM
I think these people don't have any rights to be near places where the kids are, like schools, parks and recidenses, where I live, arround 1 mille
we have 20 kind of that people an we have schools , parks and residences where the kids lives, that closed, and thats no right, for me, this is very danger
worry grandma: stop worrying about those that did their time and taking away their rights. START worrying about the offenders close to your family that have NOT been caught. Most offenders are known to the family or are close friends or in the family, according to statistics. Think on that and leave the guy down the street alone.
Posted by MIKE (not registered) on Aug 28, 2008 08:23 PM
THIS IS TO ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT THINK BECAUSE WE ARE POSTED OFFENDER THAT WE ARE GUILTY. I PLED NO CONTEST BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE 25,000.00 FOR A LAWYER. NO ONE TRUST A COURT APPOINTED LAWYER. I HAVE TO SUFFER THE REST OF MY LIFE FOR SOMETHING I NEVER DONE. WHAT ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE LIVING NEXT TO YOU THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A B&E AND PURSE SNATCHING OR ROBBING OLDER PEOPLE. THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT ARE NOT GUILTY, SO DON'T LOOK DOWN ON US. IF SOMEONE IS GUILTY THEN BY ALL MEANS STAY AWAY FROM THEM, BUT PLEASE KNOW THE WHOLE STORY BEHIND THEM. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A GIRL COULD GET MAD AT YOU, SAY YOU TOUCHED HER AND YOU WOULD BE IN THE SAME BOAT.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 08, 2008 01:50 AM
It should be understood that all sex register individuals are not pedephiles. If you're 19 and have concentual intercourse with a
person that is under the age of 18, you are a sex offender. If you rape,
entice, coherce or manipulate a child to perform sexaul acts and your
objective to perform a sexual act with a minor then you are a pedephile.
Pedephiles are who we need to pay attention to, not sex offenders - god help you one of your own ever makes a mistake. We must punish pedephiles to the fullest powers of the law. Sex offenders are simply those that made a mistake. 2nd offense of sex offenders deserve no brakes, no simpathy, no remorse.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 13, 2008 12:54 PM
Why is it we only register sex offenders?? What about those who commit horrific crimes such as murder. Why don't we make all criminals register?
sonia: unless this site is monitored by some cop group, your message will not get to the right people. I suggest you have a little talk with your "local corner cop"....he won't bite.
Posted by sonia lorenzo (not registered) on Sep 17, 2008 08:21 PM
there is a sex offender at the barnes and noble on kendall drive he is a spanish man from peru black straight short hair very white skin very clean looking dresses in hawaiian shirts and light pants he hits on all the women looks at all the women very carefully he's a creepy guy please let the bookstore know he's in there all the time people get scared when they see him
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Sep 27, 2008 03:55 PM
Ok this is to Eagle 10S1 and all the other hysterical people out there. This Florida list is skewed and full of bs. Most other states have more than two labels. They categorize exactly what type of offense was committed. This list does not do that, it clumps everyone into two categories. Other states have labels for people who committed stupid crimes or stupidly pled guilty to a small infraction. Those labels and the people with them are not broadcasted on the net or in the papers, those labels are used only for the police. This list takes those people with lower labels and raises them to sex offender status.
How do I know this? It happened to me. In 2006 my family was on a trip to Ohio to bury my grandfather. During this my 10yr old brother stole a playboy out of luggage I forgot I had in it. I have no idea how it got past my father and step mother but it did for six months. Well I had a detective pound on my door wanting to talk with me because my father found and my brother claimed I gave it to him. I was honest with the detective, but as usual the cop was biased toward me since he considered it was a sex offense. My father decided to push it thru the Ohio court system, even having it pushed to a 5th degree felony simply due to the fact I wanted nothing to do with him anymore. So I went to court for my arrangement, thrown in jail for a month just to go in front of the judge. Went in front of the judge, our father even stood up in court on my behalf because he realized he did something wrong. The Judge and the court system refused to drop the charge and made it a state case! They offered me full release no strings attached if I pled guilty also if I accepted a label of "sexual oriented offender". I took it to in the nonsense and not drag my family threw the court system fighting it.
The charge? "Disseminating matter/material deemed harmful to juvenile"
Hi, My name is Frank! I am a registered Sex Offender in the state of FL. I value a sex offender registry in the interest of protecting my own children. I want to know about someone who was convicted of rape and child molestation and even the Romeo Law protected statutory rape offenders now protected by FL. I mean if the 20 year old by down the road is doing 15 year old girls I need to know. However this system has been cheapend when adding convictions from other states to the SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY where publick notification is a law in that state. You don't need to know I took my wife's daughter to Walmart in NC and now I am considered a Sex Offender. Yes, I agree this was not my biological child but we have been married for 11 years and I act as the father for all of our children. Are your children or mine server by a Sex Offender Lable for a custody issue? What kind of bull is that? Save the registry for the Real SEX OFFENDERS! If not just drop the words sex offender and make it a criminal registration. I also want to know who is the drug dealer in my neighborhood who commited DUI and Murder too. My conviction fall under a lesser included offence of kidnappin in FL and is not even listed as a SEX CRIME because I was in parental role. NC defined parental role differently that FL. Does taking my kid to Walmart really copncern you? You don't think my children deserve to be protected from the abuse of this registry? Ha! If you peed in the woods or had sex on the beach then you are more of a sex offender than I am. You just have not been caught yet! Cheapen the system some more so it has no value at all! It does generate a good deal of revenue from the federal govenment and fees for changing drivers licenses in FL!
Hey, you know them boys in the NC Duke Lacross case would be sex offenders today if they didn't have the money to get lawyers to fight the injustice of the system that accused them. At least NC now has an innocency review commission where when I entered a plea to felonious restraint (taking my step daughter to Wallmart with our 5 other children when she did not want to go at 11 years old) without the judge understanding I was in parental role it can be overturned after a 2 year wait! Gosh, call me a child molester for not leaving an 11 year old home alone if you think that needs to be done but I will be relieved of this lable. I did not have a lawyer then and I did sit in a horrible county jail for 2 years waiting for that day where I could enter a plea and be released or keep on waiting for another 12-28 months for a trial... I think if FL they would say I neglected my step child of 11 if I left her home alone. I lived in FL all my life and I was only in NC for 3 months before I was arrested for taking my step child to Walmart. Ok, I am whatever you say I am I guess and you are whatever I say you are, uneducated!
Thank you, Royallyscrewed I completely agree with you. This just cheapens the system. The should remove the "Sex Offender" label and just make it criminal registration. Heck you could explain sex to your child and be slapped with the charge I was slapped with. It is completely insane what this state's legal system does. If I had known that this state had a law that didn't honor the criteria of a different state's label system and instead slapped you with a label and publized it, I would have fought in court and ruined my family.
Also to be honest with you, there should be a list of drug dealers. Once a dealer 90% of the time always a dealer. I had a neighbor in California who was a parolee for drug dealing and using. He had a good job as a telemarketer since he knew how to sell. What happened to him? He ended up back in prison for dealing/using because he made more money that way.
Posted by frank (not registered) on Oct 05, 2008 10:11 AM
im a sex offender for tring to show a porno movie and that happen 10 years ago wich i still suffering for my mistake im buying a house and am affraid if after i buy the house if the law ara going to get mi out of my house i got a job for the pst 7 years as a wharehuse suppervisor im doing betty good and i hope the law take on consideration the house is 1700 feet away from school i need and advise please help me out
Frank Oct 5: I am having trouble finding the 2000 foot law for sex offenders in florida. First of all, be sure there is a 2000 foot rule from schools. Many states have dropped this on constitutional grounds. It is always changing. When your state infcorporates the NEW Adam Walsh Law, things may change. IMO, it may not be a good place for you to live near a school. You don't need the temptation etc. I suggest that you begin to look for another home away from day care and schools, if you can. In any case, you should talk to a lawyer about this to know what your state requires of you.
Frank Oct 5th. I do believe its only a 1000 foot law set by the cities not the state government. Yes still being punished after 7yrs for something like that is crazy. But hey this state is a crazy hysterical state. I can understand still being punished if you where forcing a child to watch it. But if it was accidental you shouldn't be.
There seems to be alot of confusion going on here. Before Jessica, 3 streets over from here, very few people knew anything about the sex offender registry. Since Jessica, even fewer people understand the difference between a sex offender and a sexual predator. Unfortunately, people convicted of otherwise innocent crimes are being lumped together with vile predators in this state. Why would I say innocent crimes? The laws in Florida are actually stacked against otherwise law abiding citizens. Can anyone tell me the age of consent in Florida? I will bet an overwhelming majority of you have said 18. You are mostly incorrect. The legal age of consent in Florida is 16. Ah, but with stipulations. They have placed an arbitrary age in which it is illegal to have sex with a 16/17 year old. At what age would you think it would give an un fair advantage to someone wanting to have sex with a 16 or 17 year old person? Would it be 18 when they graduate high school and legally become a self sufficient adult? No. Would it be 21 when they acquire the legal right to purchase and consume alcohol? No. The arbitrary age that makes the least amount of sense is 24. My brother, while inebriated was taken advantage of by a 16 year old, yes it happens. The absolute tragedy is that I was with him when he accepted a plea deal to avoid the possible 25 year sentence. The sexual contact happened, he could not deny it. While the stunningly inept public defender stated the terms of the plea, no mention was made of the registry. Being a little smarter than a piss poor lawyer, I asked about the registry. We were told it would be a decision made after he served his five year sentence. Apparently knowing about something and knowing how that something works is two very different things. He has been out of prison for 4 years and unemployed for three of them. At a time when we are accepting someone who bombed the Pentagon and NYC Police Headquarters as a mainstream TEACHER, why is it so hard to accept that the overwhelming majority of sex offenders are as likely to repeat their crimes as they are of going to the moon.
Ok I am rather surprised at the lack of response I got to my post telling the truth about my situation. I am rather happy at the lack of response to be honest. I was honestly expecting people to go ewwww your still a sicko and criminal, but so far none of it. I guess even hysterical people realize when an unjustified thing has happened to an individual. I personally believe anyone caught raping or laying a hand on a child should be severally punished for the first time and put to death for the second offense. But the fact of the matter is that this legal system dishes out these labels so callously makes me sick and sorry for the other individuals who are unjustly labeled. You have truly sick individuals out there but you have people who did something stupid in there life also being grouped with the sickos and being punished for the rest of there lives. Its true, you have this label on your record and you will be denied employment and housing. I say for those that truly deserve it its good but there are people who do not deserve it being labeled. How sad has society come these days?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 13, 2008 11:35 PM
i think that if the person does the crime they should do the crime...i think that its only fair that they have their pic up...for u people oh my its going to hurt my family...i can tell u why dont u go to the people they hurt....they hurt many not just the one that they messed with...they hurt there children, their family and friends...there future...why should sex offenders have rights that they took away from though other people...i can say this cause i lived though it...my own father was a sex offender...my mother paid for it and so did i...no i live with the fact of knowing that what my father did was wrong and that my family treats my differently...so what about those other children like me...do u even think of those people...r do u only think about your own i'm turning 18 and i lived with it my whole life...u say oh its goign to harm his child...its going to harm his children...WTF about the victim many of them have children from it....do u even care about them...they dont want to c what happened to them...they dont want the same fate as them...what about the victims they are in the same way...sex offenders should of though about that when they did what they did...if they cant make that desion they should be locked up and the key though away...its stupid how other people stand up for them...they should stand up to the victim...they are the one that suffered...they are the ones that need the help to save other people...they should have there pic and everything up...for everyone to be safe...cause one cant do it alone...everyone needs to help to protect the children for its our responiblity to make sure they are well looked after and live there life not have a regret in there life like i have...
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Oct 14, 2008 12:13 AM
actually - if you do the research and don't just assume - you will find that studies are showing that the registries have not lowered sexual offenses at all and in some cases, it seems they have caused more problems for various reasons. i'm not a sex offender just so you know - just an informed citizen., but please look at the research and educate yourself before making such statements. everyone you know may THINK these laws help but in all actuality they dont. They foster hate toward those that have paid for thier crimes and have gotten help for thier problems and who are trying to start over. They foster false security in parents who think just because an offender dosent live in thier area their children are safe. In fact - studies done with repeat offenders have found that they will not offend in thier own neighborhoods because people know them there and would recognize them... however only 10% of all offenders nationwide EVER re-offend. Most are young men, 18, 19 years old , who were dating girls only a few years younger or one time mistakes made under the influence or even men who urinated in public.... many people have no idea that urinating in public gets you on the registry in a lot of states. Honestly, the actual predators are only 10% and they are unlikely to prey on anyone in thier area anyway. So while I fully agree that children need to be protected at all costs, these laws really arent doing anything to protect them as they are, they are just providing lifelong punishment to those who have to register. And I'm sure you have no sympathy for those sex offenders but I wonder, have you NEVER made a mistake? And what about those sex offender's families - they have committed no crime yet many times they are persecuted. I have read many stories of children who re beat up or worse because some other kid in school finds out his/her father is on the registry. Who is protecting that child?
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Oct 14, 2008 12:40 AM
and one more thing - to all those who think ALL sex offenders should be locked up forever or something similar - please take a min and seriously consider what you would feel like if your son or daughter say, got drunk at a college party and slept with someone else they didnt know was underage or your son urinated in public or your child was accused of a crime that would put them on this registry - would that change your view? And please don't give me that " my child would never do such a thing" crap. Seriously, just consider it for a moment. Not only would your child, your loved one, be punished for thier crime, they would be punished for the rest of thier lives with the registry as it is. How would you feel about this registry and posting photos if your child was attacked, killed, beat up, lost their job, etc. because of one mistake made under the influence or as a child? Im not saying they dont deserve to be punished but most don't deserve to be punished for the rest of their lives.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 14, 2008 11:09 PM
well u c...they should still pay for there crime...i'm with the whole thing that if they do the crime they do the time...i'm saying that they should be punished and not just a slap on the fingers...they hurt the victim...so they should be hurt as well...they messed up the victims life way should the offender have his still...to many people stand up for the offender...oh he only made a dumb mistake...but thats not the point...the point is that the victim will never recover from it so way should the offender...even if it was my child yes i would love him or her though i still will make him do his punishment...he/she should of though of that when they did it and if they got drunk thats there damn problem...they should of drank so much...and yes i do c it from both sides...i'm just saying there should be harder penalities in place and if it was me how did it damn hell i wouldn't take so many freedoms either i would pay my punishment...its like a small child when they do something wrong they get punished though thats not bad...they they grow up they should hell no whats right and wrong and the difference...cause i dont really care if it hurts them they hurt the victim so they should suffer for it
Ok. This is to the latest anonymous comments posted.
1. If they do the crime they should do the time. - I fully agree with this.
2. The other anonymous comment had it correct when he stated the majority of people do not know the actual Sex Offender laws.
The law in the state of Florida is that if your slapped with the offender label its for life or the minimum of 25yrs. Can you imagine being caught urinating outside and your slapped with this label for the rest of your life? The laws in this state are not balanced. They are keyed to one thing and that is hysteria. I agree fully with punishing people yes, yet the system in this state it extremely flawed. It does not way into account the severity of the crimes committed. I believe in standing up for the victims, by victims I mean the children hurt by the real sickos and the victims of this extremely flawed system. I am one of the victims of this extremely flawed system and I have already told the truth here on this registry and included my full name.
Ladies and Gent's the matter of fact is sexual offender are, responsible for their actions, they can't control their biological drives, BUT some are made by us the society we accuse some for the benefit of money, I know my friend who was accused of raped sentenced 7yrs but appeal found out that it was a plot of the community, please don't accusse people for wrong reason such as revenge.
The are psychopaths who molest children for they where also molested don't do crime think of the damage you cause that child will do the same to orders also.
I the world we live in men are not trusted when they baby sit the baby Why menWHY????
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Oct 15, 2008 06:48 PM
there should be rules on who has to register as a sex offender and who does not. in florida an 18 year male having sex with his girlfriend breakup is now charged with sex battery or assault is now a registered sex offender for life. pluse jail time. becasue now she is saying i said no but we have had sex for 6 months prior. Is this fair to someone whe has been dating someone for two years? they decide to break up she tells her parents she had sex and zap the boy is arrested and labeled as sex offender. it does not matter that her parents put her on the pill or anything. the girlfriend parents have asked the boy to spent the night becasue they were leaving early in the morning to go and do something. or had asked for the girl spent the night at his house becasue the parents needed to go somewhere and had no one to stay with her. I can see if there is a a large age diffent but 1 1/2 years different. the girl does not want anything to happen to her boyfriend but the parents want to preceed with the case. they do not even want to pleas the case. it is 10 year jail time, register sex ofender probation, register sex offender sex offender classes
No it is not fair! Nothing in this corrupted state is fair anymore. I once told a close friend the whole true story. The same whole true story I told on here not to long ago. His response "Isn't that another form of child abuse?" Seriously putting your own child through the system or putting another child through the system unjustly is another form of child abuse! If a person did the crime then he should do the time! Yes 100%. But! All crimes should be taken into account and classified according to severity! The fact of the matter that this system is so corrupt that yes it makes more offenders. Maybe not sex offenders but offenders as in drug dealers or thieves. This corrupted system puts these black marks unjustly on alot of people who do not deserve them. Those people are forced to commit crime like drug dealing or theft just to have money to survive due to the fact very few to no employer will hire an individual with this label. I am one individual that is calling for a REFORM of this system NOT A REMOVAL of it. P.S. An updated on my father since I mentioned him previously since he is the reason I am an Ohio/Florida system victim. He is now a dead beat dad and has not paid any money to my step mother for their 2 children. My step mother's house has gone into foreclosure due to it. Also he is still dating that female that is my age. Seriously that is sickening, robbing the cradle much?
Posted by JACK (not registered) on Oct 16, 2008 11:37 AM
NOT ALL REGISTER SEX OFFENDER DESERVE TO BE ON THE LIST. TAKE A MALE OVER THE AGE OF 18 DATING A GIRL 17 AND A HALF. HAS HAD CONSENTED SEX FOR ABOUT 5 MONTHS. THE BOY NOW DECIDES THAT HE WANTS TO BREAK UP. THE GIRLS RUNS TO HER PARENTS WHO PURCHAES THE PILL FOR HER NOW HAS THE BOY ARREST FOR SEX WITH A MINOR. PUNISHMENT 10 YEAR JAIL TIME, SEX OFFENDER PROBATION, REGISTER SEX OFFENDER. WHY BECAUSE THE PUNISHMENT FOR THIS CRIME IS 10 TO 15 YEAR IN JAIL. GIRL TELLS THE COURTS, STATE ATTRONEY SHE DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO HIM. SHE STILL LOVES HIM AND STILLPROCLAIMS HER LOVE FOR HIM ON HER MY SPACE. WHEN SHE CALL US WE LET IT GO TO VOICE MAIL. BUT PARENTS SAY THEY WILL ONLY HEAR JAIL TIME. THEY HAVE DATED FOR TWO YEARS PRIOR TO THIS IS THIS FAIR?
True, Oldtimer. But I wouldn't be shocked if it where also true. If you check the net you will find stories of 14yr boys being labeled sex offenders because they had sex with a 14yr old girl. Also at the same time the girl gets the label. So I wouldn't be to shocked if it where true, granted it would be a very stupid reason to be listed.
Posted by NO (not registered) on Oct 18, 2008 10:57 AM
Some people on the sex offenders list didn't even commit a crime against a child. Some where just doing something stupid. I know a guy who is going to be on the list because he was changing in his car and some lady saw him. He was at a traffic light changing his pants. He had done that lots of times before. Is it really fair to put these people on the same list as child molesters and rapist.
to "No": Are we supposed to believe this? I doubt law enforcement would bother with such a thing....although this does show how foolish some can be. Sitting at a light is no place to be changing cloths...duh. I fear he was doing more than that.
Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Oct 30, 2008 11:17 PM
When an 18 yr. old male and a 17 yr. old female consent to have sex and then the parents find out or some other relative, the male becomes a sex offender. happens all the time. A big difference between a sex offender and a sexual predator. Most 18 yr. olds on spring break could be changed as sex offenders.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 19, 2008 11:51 AM
You people are rediculous. How many of you actually spend time with your children -- read to them -- aske them questions -- care about what they have to say -- or are they extensions of you or extensions of your God?
Rather than condemn every single person (not only sex offenders) for their perceived moral faults, perhaps you should consider the abstract idea that even smokers, reformed drug users, and people of the questionable sexual character are of some value to society. It is not what they do, it was they do to you. How many of those people save lives -- are doctors -- judges -- attorneys -- construction workers? Could you do their jobs? Tolerance is a word that should replace love. Love usually implies a family (or institution). We should love one another means we should love our parents or brothers or other Christians. Without the shred of remaining tolerance, society would crumble.
Further, the sex offender registry could contain the names of your dumb children someday. Okay ... maybe not dumb ... lets try ... intoxicated at a fraternity party. In some states, streakers and mooners are required to register. That is at a judge's discretion. So ... if a kid get's drunk and runs naked accross the football field (even though you taught him way better) he's is branded a sex offender for life. Be careful what you wish for.
There might be alternatives. Rehabilitation could work with a combination of long-term therapy, supervision, and medical management (prison reform?). And even that should be considered on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, a fine or community service might do well.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 21, 2008 04:10 AM
Hey, Christian fools, do you realize that Christian churches institutionalize pedophilia? That the rate among Catholic priests is double the rate of men at large in the U.S.? Get your hypocrisy the hell out of here. Whatever the answer is, you don't have it.
Posted by TomeBaden (not registered) on Nov 25, 2008 04:40 PM
Frightening approaches to crime abatement.
The tool known generally as "Offender Registration" first come into use in the United States during the 1930Âs and was used primarily as a means of driving undesirables from municipalities including vagrants and sexual ÂdeviantsÂ such as Homosexuals.
Challenges to the Constitutional infirmities of such sentencing schemes informed legislators that if they intended to retain such laws then they must assign some alternative purpose to the data-bases and include language declaring the Registration requirements ÂremedialÂ as opposed to ÂpunitiveÂ because appellate courts were inclined to find such onerous sentences applied to mere acts of vagrancy and homosexual discretions or crimes of ÂstatusÂ in general to be Âcruel and unusual;Â they noted that while a short sentence and probation may pass, the registration requirements resulted in Âa stigma and ignominious badge that may remain for a lifetime.Â
Today Registration is most familiar as it applies to Sex Offenders. Recent developments from the California Supreme Court have paved the way for such schemes to be applied to any misdemeanor and retroactively to boot; all due to the Supreme Courts opinion stating that such schemes do not constitute ÂpunishmentÂ even when they include life long obligation to register for first time misdemeanor offenses such as Âindecent exposureÂ and Âlewd conduct in a public location.
Add to this life long stigma the rigorous scheme of compliance that places the registrant at risk of incarceration (even as a third "strike") for even minor technical failures to comply, and also the courts ruling that such obligations may be applied retro-actively without running afoul of constitutional prohibitions against ex post facto punishments, we now find ourselves at the threshold of an entirely novel paradigm of criminal deterrence that may be applied to any individual ever convicted of a misdemeanor act, technically even one committed 50 years ago.
Posted by it hurt (not registered) on Nov 29, 2008 02:43 PM
SEX OFFENDERS PICTURES SHOULD BE POSTED EVERYWHERE! IF THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT THERE CHILDREN ARE BEING EMBARASSED BY IT---TOUGH! WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO WERE MOLESTED--THEY DIDN'T CARE ABOUT ME OR MY EMBARASSMENT WHEN THEY STUCK THERE PENIS EVERYWHERE THEY COULD!! POST EVERY PIC YOU CAN GET OF THEM
Posted by oldtimer (not registered) on Dec 02, 2008 10:00 AM
To: "it hurt"...Yes, I'm sure you were hurt. Now it is time to get some help (therapy) and live your life to the fullest.(IMO)
To TomeBaden : Yes these registries are just for hysteria. They already a few people with these labels wrongfully. Now they will try to expand them even more to include misdemeanors? I'm not to shocked. Over all they are making all these registries into one big joke. Seriously punish those who are truly guilty don't punish those who are not. What happened to me is a prime example of the injustice of some of these registries, especially the one in this state. Read up and you will see my entire story I even list my full name. These registries do not need to be expanded they need to be revised and made into one central registry that does not have different laws from one state to another.
To it hurt: I am truly sorry for whatever happened to you. True sex offenders should be listed and photographed not those who where wrongfully labeled. I would appreciate it if you would explain what happened to yourself because that limited post looks like a hysterical self righteous person made it just to further the hysteria in this state.
To everyone: I just went through re-registration. Thank god they modernized it and streamlined it finally. Before it use to take an entire day to get re-registered now is took me 30minutes. Those that willingly go through the registration process and re-registration are trying to make amends for there crimes but are being continuously punished for them in one fashion or another. Seriously those you need to really be worried about are the damm predators, there is a difference between a sex offender and a predator btw.
Posted by Another voice (not registered) on Dec 06, 2008 08:03 AM
The system is flawed.... no proof it has prevented anything. We are one of the most open nations in the world, we open our doors to millions of foreigners every year, for college, for travel, for work...and they come from cultures where pedophilia is not taboo, human trafficking is normal, and the subjugation of women is commonplace... and none of this is known, nor held against them as they enter the country. So, we treat foreigners better than we treat our own...we are looking for laws and politicians to take the place of our own parenting, community standards and other deficiencies. Two person incomes, kids spending more time on the TV and computer than they do with their parents... and still with the system, with good parenting, with EVERYTHING in place, still, bad things happen...kids get messed with, kids get drugs, kids get hurt or killed.... it is easy to ostracize a person because someone says it is wrong...for those with a short memory, or lack of knowledge of history, there have been various times in our past when the "GOOD FOLKS" wanted to have Homosexuals registered so they knew who they were, didn't want them teaching, didn't want them "effecting" our kids and making them turn out weird...now, some our most popular talk show hosts, politicians and entertainers are openly homosexual, and since there are so many of them, it must be okay now....the point is... stop judging. People make mistakes, and should be allowed to get along with their life. Sick people do bad things, and we need laws to PUNISH them, and if possible, rehabilitate them, if not, then they should be "voted off the island" and live their lives incarcerated or institutionalized.
Posted by Another voice (not registered) on Dec 06, 2008 08:06 AM
While we carp about the fact that there is a child predator living 2 miles away, the crack dealer three doors down, with most of his customers being teenagers, isn't listed on anyone's list.... after he is arrested, he can come right back out and do it again, anywhere, anytime. So, MY POINT IS... the system should protect the rights of sex offenders, (by today's laws, half the men who built this great nation had carnal knowledge) while also protecting the rights of our citizens, and our children. I am disturbed that the porter at the airport went through a more rigorgous background check than most teachers in the nation, disturbed that teachers are one of our lowest income categories among professionals... Children are our future...so while we rise up to expose every sex offender, what about the media, commerce and entertainment types that PREY on our children's minds and attitudes..they need to be brought under control...we need better teachers earning the appropriate pay for their vital function, parents need to have more opportunities to be better parents (you have to pass a test to operate a car, but you can have as many kids as you want without proving any qualifications to do so)..and we need to remember that we need entire communities to raise our children...most of the people blogging here couldn't tell you who lives three doors down to the left or the right of them....so we all need to fix our awareness and take some responsibility and not just point our fingers and blame one group which has been singled out. BTW, I am not a sex offender...I am career military...but I have a nephew that picked up an underage girl in a bar, where she was drinking and using her false ID.....and the girls mother, who set the conditions for her daughter to have a fake ID and be in a bar...turned him in and he is labeled a sex offender....and the same girl, same mother, filed charges against another young man in the same situation a month later. So, based on that, do I think the law is messed up, yeah, I do.
Posted by edie (not registered) on Dec 07, 2008 05:38 PM
I think their family grown up might of damage them and they should registered. maybe criminal in their family or abuse or violent is why these people end up this was.
Posted by tomebaden (not registered) on Dec 08, 2008 02:30 AM
RE: ohiosystemvictim they are not just now adding misdemeanors that has been the case since 1947 in california. Ironically homosexuals were made to register over a quarter century before those in possesion of child porn here in this state. Most other states just recently added registries to stay in complience with he fedral laws that threatened to make them ineligable for fedral grants.
Posted by 111111 (not registered) on Dec 15, 2008 04:28 PM
seriously -- I have two registerd offenders in my neighborhood. If I could afford to move I would. I am glad I can see their faces that way I am very well aware who may be approching my child. I don't understand how it is ok to take away the innocence of a child but not ok to take the anonymity away from a monster
It is NEVER ok to take away the innocence of a child. Also for "but not ok to take the anonymity away from a monster". Are they truly monsters? Or did they make a stupid mistake in there life? Or was it due to someone being vindictive? They are sex offenders not sexual predators. Also don't you think the drug dealer 3 doors down who is dealing to the children is also taking away the child's innocence? Good for you for watching your children. But I must stress this watch for everyone when it comes to protecting your children! Not just the people who are registered and are abiding by the law. Also considering this bloody state will register anyone for about any reason it is a good idea to do some research on exactly what crime they are convicted of doing before you bloody well condemn them.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 20, 2008 07:46 PM
some sex offenders have committed sex offenses that i would consider harmless yet they receive the exact same punishment and embaressment as some sexual predators or pedaphiles that have a thing for innocent children i say this because i am a 20 year old female and at the age of 14 i m not going to lie i would go on chatting websites while my parents slept and speak to men of different ages sometimes i would lie about my age but most of the time i let them know i was 14 only after i had already engaged in irresistable conversation with them and made it difficult for them not to want to keep talking to me i felt good seducing them and feeling like i could have any man i wanted and now i ask my self in some of these situations who really is the victim . my boyfriend is a registered sex offender and i know that he would never harm a child and he would never hurt me he was just a victim at the age of 19 of a seducing 14 year old girl who had seducing pictures of herself in which she appeared older whom he fell in love with and her parents decided to press charges we are all one big family now but he still has to follow all the restrictions of a sex offender and he still has to be treated like one but if thats what it takes for me and him to be happily together then i wouldnt have it any other way because i really dont care what people think i know he is innocently convicted and it should have been me whose was labeled a sex offender because every step he took was enforced by me
SO jan 09: It sounds like you have no trouble with housing, living near a school or finding a job. Hard to believe. No one has harassed you for being on the web as a registered sex offender , in your community? These are the problems other offenders report, daily. Some offenders have been kicked out of their church. Consider yourself fortunate to be exempt from such things. Be sure to ask your therapist why some folks claim that the registry gives the public a "false sense of security". How is it, that re offense usually is the highest in the first 3 years after release, according to D.O.J. statistics, yet today, we are letting many who just committed sexual offenses plea bargain NOT to be on a registry? Sex between teens, now requires people to register under Adam Walsh Act, in some instances.(and they are minors!) In my opinion we should put all criminals (including child killers) on a registry, or no one at all. Then again, even that would not make you "safe", would it?
Posted by S/O (not registered) on Jan 09, 2009 09:49 PM
I am a registered S/O. I am a Female, you do not see many female S/O's and I just thought it would help for me to say something here. I understand where all these comments are coming from. I was Molested from a very young age and I also did my crime and spent years in prison for it. I am grateful not to be in prison now but it is always there on my mind. I know this site helps parents keep thier children safe. I know because I hated the people who molested me growing up. I am 28 years old, I went to prison when I was 23, my molestation ended when I was 22. I did my crime less than a year after my molestation ended. I am in Counseling now and I go twice a week. I am holding down a good job and have a loving church that i go to every Sunday. I know this probably doesnt make any since, but I guess I am just trying to say that eveyone's comments are correct. This is a good site to have. It is needed to have S/O's pictures and Names and Addresses on here for the safety of the children. I feel like it helps me not go back to prison just knowing that I am known and my picture is out there. I will not reoffend as long as I am getting the help I need. Thank you for allowing my comments.
Oldtimer: Just proves one thing. The double standard in the system. There is one standard for men and one for women. It also proves how much of a joke the system is. They force some people who really are not sex offenders register and the true sickos go.
Posted by S/O (not registered) on Jan 12, 2009 10:27 AM
to Oldtimer, yes i am very lucky to have a church that cares about me. I did not have that for awhile after i got out of prison. You are right though about most reoffenses happen in the first 3 years after getting out. I would however say that 99% of those reoffenses occur by those S/Os who never wanted help in the first place. I am not a typical S/O, however. I turned myself in after commiting my crime, no one would have found out if I did not turn myself in. I wanted help for myself. most S/Os do not turn themselves in. so I can not speak for the ones who reoffend. I believe with all my heart that as long as I continue to get the help I need I will not reoffend. Just to clarify something: It has never been easy for me. My life will never again be easy. I have had a hard time looking for a job and finding people who are willing to be a help to a S/O. So many programs designed to help people coming out of prison will help a Mass Murderer before they will help a S/O. So yes it has not been all pretty roses for me.
Posted by francine cooper (not registered) on Feb 12, 2009 07:52 AM
why do we let child molesters live .im not talking a twenty year old and a 15 year old .im talking people that molest children like 5 year olds and such .I dont understand why we have to lock them up and let them go .Please someone tell me why they get to live .why not give them the death penelty /they cant be fixed no dought .If they had that to face maybe they wont do it .
francine cooper: If that is what you think, then you should work with your state legislators to write the laws that determine what the courts should do for specific offenses. (IMO)
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 12, 2009 03:08 PM
I think they should remove people from the registry if their "crime" involved consensual "statutory rape". It's just too confusing to look at that website and we can't tell if someone was arrested for having consensual sex with their girlfriend/boyfriend or if they are a true pedophile or abuser we should watch out for in our neighborhoods. Why don't they just list the pedophiles and the monsters who have hurt children - why muddy the waters with all these people who have never actually raped anyone?
oldtimer what do you think?im not talking killing them off unless they are caught red handed.or there is just to much evadence .im not for putting out someone that cant be prooved .tell me what u think
frannie8: I just think it is important to let your legislators know what you want. I have seen my state criminal justice committee work on this process for three years. It amazes me to see all the various ways that people want to deal with this issue. It is very complicated, believe it or not. This morning, the today show talked with a man who made a child with a married woman when HE was 15. She is not on the registry. Should she be, if a woman today is put on the registry? Why are we punishing those who were punished already? So many thoughts. Bottom line: there are no easy answers and when you see law made with one law fits all, you know you are in trouble. The registry today is about $$, in my opinion. It promotes software, pc's for the cops, and more "public safety" jobs. yet, it makes no child safer.....go figure.
Posted by Ashley (not registered) on Feb 16, 2009 09:43 AM
I think that this website is very valuable for people's search for sex offenders or predators. Who would have thought that we would need a search engine for these crimes especially crimes on our children. All those people should be shamed for these crimes. I do not think that these people can be cured of sex crimes and I am happy to know that we can see them posted for all our protection.
Posted by Ashley (not registered) on Feb 16, 2009 10:00 AM
After reading some of your comments, I am appalled from the comment, "hello to those who are bashing sexual offenders". How dare you act like you are sorry for what you did. Oh, it was just a mistake, blah, blah & blah. Anyone would hate you for what you have done - especially the women or children you so carelessly raped or killed. Go ahead, live your life to the fullness when the person's life you have hurt will be scarred forever. The only ones that defend you are other sex offenders themselves. Tell this to a mother or father that has to watch nightmares of their children or a woman afraid to go outside. Can you possibly defend that? I don't even think you should have a right to post anything on this site or any other site. If there are any relatives or friends that are in our own backyards, they should be punished too! People like you should have to have their private parts cut off - that way you won't have nothing to hurt with and your brain will not be thinking of sex all the time to over power someone. I really truly think that is the only solution to your thinking about hurting someone in that way. Go ahead live your life & may God have mercy on your soul.
Posted by Ashley (not registered) on Feb 16, 2009 10:59 AM
It's hard to believe that we live in a world that sex offenders, sex predators would have the right to express anything! Sex offenders to say that murders etc should have to register to is only trying to take the attention away from themselves. I have a sister and her friend at 14 were handcuffed to a tree and my sister had to watch her friend violently being raped and then murdered. He stabbed my sister fourteen times and she lived. His only excuse was that he was mad at his wife. Her life has never been the same. She has said that she wished it had been her instead of her friend that had died. She blames herself for just being alive. Every five years she has to go door to door for signatures to keep him in prison. SHE has to do this!! This happened when she was just fourteen. She is now 45 and she said it is just like yesterday it happened. I have watched her have nightmares where she can't even speak - her face white from the dream that he was chasing her. She has these nightmares often and has to look at the stab wounds on her chest as a reminder of that day. She has had counseling but to no avail. Those of you that have your facts in order proclaiming this and that, don't have to live with that everyday. It's simple - this man planned, executed what he did. He raped, murdered with no conscience because he was born with none. The solution is to do what they have done. If they murdered with the use of a knife, then murder them the same way. If they raped, then take a broomstick and rape them. It's too easy to let them live in our prison systems as we are stuck with the cost of it. They CANNOT STOP with counseling and such and why should we want to house them with three squares a day and the cost of it all? I say an eye for an eye and treat them in the exact same way as they treated others. My God people, think deep about what they did, the terror in that child's eyes - the screaming of the pain. Think about the crime and what if it should happen to you, or friends or loved ones. I bet your comments would totally go the other way. Think deep, what if it were you?
Posted by writerofwrongs (not registered) on Mar 01, 2009 03:30 AM
Florida has one less sex offender, but Texas has one extra...This guy moved from FL to TX and then assulted me. No one (including me) even knew he was a convicted offender until everything was over and I did a google search on him over the holidays. Unfortunately, since then he has assulted someone again, but at least he;s in jail this time!!
Posted by joe (not registered) on Mar 02, 2009 05:23 PM
Most of what I have read on this page is all crap...87% of sex offenders do not reoffend and only about 3% are pedophiles...no registry is going to stop someone from offending and that's why I think it is like water on a ducks back or tits on a bore hog...usless to say the least...if you molest then stop it!!! if you have been molested then get over it!!!
Posted by Mad Parent (not registered) on Mar 02, 2009 06:08 PM
There is a Sexual Predator down our street, by the Bus Stop. He has been sitting in the woods, drinking beer, and trying to groom the children. Because he has served his time, the Seminole County Fl. Sheriff say's it is legal. He calls Gifts to Kids, Christian Charity. What good is a preditor list when the police won't do anything until it is too late?
It is my opinion that the majority of people who freak out about sex offenders are a bunch of whinny bitches who have nothing better to do than pick over other peoples lives. I am a sex offender. I was charged with statutory rape when I was 19. I am much older now married and have children. I served my time and am off parole, but that doesn't stop people from discriminating against me for my past. My children suffer from my past as well. Do you really think that that is fair? There are those people out there who shun my daughter, who wont let there children play with her just because of my past. This is bull shit pure and simple. When will it end? There are a few good people who look beyond my past and allow me the chance to live my life. Here is a simple fact and you can look up the studies for yourself. A sex offender has a recidivism rate of 6.5%, A drug offender has a recidivism rate of 20.75%, Domestic Violence offenders have a recidivism rate of 13%. for those offenders who seek treatment for there problems the rate decreases 2% across the board. Sex offenders are the least likely of all criminals to re offend, but we are the ones who are punished the most. By putting our names, addresses, work place, and schools on a list you the general public have placed a target on our heads and those of our families. My house has already been vandalized once. My windows smashed by would be vigilantes who wanted to drive me away. During this attack my wife and daughter were hurt. The consequences of putting us on this list can be detrimental to others to innocent people who had nothing to do with my crime, my daughter who wasn't even alive when my crime was committed. When will the violence end? When will a person be allowed to atone fully for there crimes. I have been denied housing solely because of being on this list. It is a form of racism whether you want to admit it or not. Our crimes are heinous, I regret my past every day. But what I regret more is the fact that others, my family, have to be punished for my past.
Posted by anon (not registered) on Mar 03, 2009 02:28 PM
Good grief to the one who is posting about smoking and cursing, etd., etc, You better not plan on sending your kis to public school or ride the bus, or go to the mall. while we all want to protect our children you have to realize that sooner or later they will be in the real worl and will have to deal with this crap you cant always be there. . i dont really think that a pedophile falls into the same catagory as someone who curses. You are a nut.....
I am very sorry that your wife and child were injured, they did nothing wrong and should not be punished for your stupidity.
Now as to what you said in regards to people registering, what would you say about the guy next door to your house, you know the one who lost his puppy and wants your child to help him find it, and then of course 10 days later you are told by the police that your child was molested, raped, sodomized, then disemboweled, by a NON REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER.
Oh but that is o.k. right???? I mean jeez he was only 19 when he offended the first time, and now he is married with kids of his own..
Dude, grow up and realize that there are some really sick people out there and we as parents have a right to protect our children, and the more information that we have the better able we are to do so.
mad mom: You seem to be a bit cruel. The "un registered" offender is most likely the one who will do these acts now! (not the registered offender) That is the point!!! The registry does nothing to protect anyone, because there are those who will abuse, that have not been caught yet...or, don't have to register, because they have never committed a crime before. The point is, we need education for our children instead of pretending everything is under control. The more I hear this, the more I think this registry is to provide an outlet for women raped by someone within their own family. Then again, the D.O.J. says you most likely know the person who would commit such an act.
I am not "cruel" at all, If you really want "cruel" Make eunuchs of them all! ! ! !
I am a Mother who is FORCED to live near a sex offender, I am FORCED to share my neighborhood with a molester of little boys. Oh by the way I have 2 sons.... I know he is a molester, My kids know he is a molester, everyone knows he is a molester, but guess what, he is not registered, and he is now the proud father of a baby boy, by a girl who is underage, and mentally unstable... Her mom went to the register, guess what, he was listed there, in a different county so she didnt see him.
Now tell me, Do I or do I not have the right to have as much knowledge as possible to protect my children??
I did not give birth to them to have them violated by some one with no control, or what ever "clinical" term you want to give these perves.
Registered or not, the second they are caught they should be Surgically unable to repeat offend, and if that isnt possible, well I am sure there is a third world country that needs ditches dug, remember chain gangs.... Good place for these creeps.
Do not try to tell me that I am Cruel for wanting to protect my children, you give birth, then maybe you can have a say.
mad mom: you must be young. Do you realize that there are no more offenders today, than ever? Possibly many less, due to stricter laws. Why in the world did parents allow kids to play outside "until dark"? There wasn't today's neurotic fear of rape. Today, kids have helicopter moms watching their every move, They don't move out of the home until mid twenties, half the time. Where were all these pervs when I was growing up? I knew they existed. Today, This is all a scare tactic, in my opinion. It brings federal money into the local public safety coffers...millions and millions. Read the Adam Walsh Act to see grants of money to states. What to do? ? Just educate your kids, like my mom did me. Tell them not to take candy, rides from anyone they don't know. Let them feel free to tell you if someone is touching them inappropriately. But on the other hand, let them live without this TV promoted fear. If you read the statistics on this crime, you will find the chance of kidnapping and rape is rare, etc. etc. Most studies if not all, claim that abuse comes from someone you and your boys know...not the guy down the street. not that it can't, but the odds are near zip. Go to this gov. site and look at the facts: http://www.csom.org/
good luck with it all
Posted by heather (not registered) on Mar 09, 2009 12:10 AM
My husband is a sex offender and you all have it wrong not all offenders are bad. We have 3 girls and he is an excellent father. Some were convicted of crimes they didn't commit. Get your facts straight.
* Most of what I have read on this page is all crap...87% of sex offenders do not reoffend and only about 3% are pedophiles...no registry is going to stop someone from offending and that's why I think it is like water on a ducks back or tits on a bore hog...usless to say the least...if you molest then stop it!!! if you have been molested then get over it!!! *
That comment is 100% true. Also there are some that really did nothing that are forced to register. This site is solely for the purpose of hype. Same with the news. Its all hype and people trying to sell you something. The people you really need to be worried about are the NoN registered offenders and Sexual Predators! I still agree the real sickos should be lined up and shot.
Now mad mom. How are you forced to live there? You can up and move for your children's sake. The sicko you describe should be hauled off permanently. Honestly if you haven't considered moving, it truly does not bother you that much or your an unfit mother, that's my opinion. You are not FORCED to do anything. Also the mom that did the website search for the sicko is an idiot since you can do a state wide search for offenders and predators.
People this site gives the public a "false sense of security" to appease the masses like the sheep they are. Anyone who doesn't see this is another sheep. People watch your children, raise them right! Take responsibility for them. Teach them about stranger danger. There are to many people out there that do not do those simple things these days. They rely on things like this site. Also "mad Parent" get together with a couple of parents and scare that sicko off.
Finally and not least of all. This site needs to give more detail about the crimes committed, Especially if it was an out of state crime. Currently you can not tell who are the true sickos and those that just did something stupid. Until they do that offenders should be able to express themselves.
Posted by Jon Yuhasz (not registered) on Mar 11, 2009 10:44 PM
Make your real point. Are tier one acting out as tier 2 or 3 or is there a percentage because of town/municipal/state, etc politics that makes what we real American stand for........JUSTICE!
Jeeze folks.. Inner city, remote rural, anywhere in public. What the heck is going on here?
If your not getting my msg, then move the skeletons out for everyone to see. To what we professional analysts do. Admit that something is wrong as do our best to correct it. Nothing more, nothing less.
Can't fix everyone you say? Then don't. Can't be with the one you love? Love the one your with.... That doesn't mean commit social crime....jon....
Some criminals can be reformed, it just depends on the acts they commited, and the sev.. of the crime they had done. Hex
Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Jun 15, 2009 03:08 PM
None of you have any idea what the police will do to make themselves look good. Yes, there are the sick twisted pedophiles out there but then again there are people who made mistakes and are now paying for them for the rest of their lives. Don't treat pedophiles like they are horrible people because some of them aren't the twisted ones. Just a human being who made a mistake by sleeping with someone underage. A majority of the time the sex is consensual. But the police look at the age difference and say OH, he's a bad guy. I ruined someone's life by being a teenager. So, keep an open mind before labeling someone just because they have that status.
Posted by one confuzed (not registered) on Jun 18, 2009 01:04 PM
a woman in putnam county fl w/ 2 childeren & a wonderful husband was having intercourse & and concieved a child by a minor at the age of 34. dcf was informed several times about this by the husband. they did nothing. no investigation or anything. custody of her other 2 kids w/ hubby was granted to the mother during divorse. he now pays child support to a petifile. what is wrong with this picture? if anything can be done about this please call 772-634-5202. thank you all.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 20, 2009 06:28 PM
Why is it that a Sex Offender is worse than a murder? Why isn't there a list of people who have been released from prison that are murders or burglers? Why isn't THAT information readily available? I think it's odd that people actually think that people that are SO's will automatically molest other children. Actually, the people you have to watch out for are relatives, friends and acquintances. There is a common belief that the vast majority of sex offenders will repeat their crimes. In fact, several large studies by both the U.S. and Canadian governments have found that sex offense recidivism rates are much lower than commonly believed. The U.S. Department of Justice found that over a three year period after being released from prison, 5.3% of sex offenders were rearrested for a new sex crime (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2003). Studies by Canadian researchers involving over 29,000 sex offenders from North America and Europe found a 14% recidivism rate among all sex offenders; child molesters were re-arrested at a slightly lower rate of about 13%, and rapists at a
slightly higher rate of 19% (Hanson & Bussiere, 1998; Hanson & Morton-Bourgon, 2004). Despite the belief that sex offenders have the highest recidivism rates of all criminals, the Department of Justice found that sexual perpetrators were less likely to be rearrested for any new crime than were other types of offenders (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2003). Official recidivism data always underestimate true reoffense rates, but it is clear that the majority of sexual offenders are unlikely to be rearrested for new sex crimes.
Sexual offender policies are also based on the myth of “stranger danger,” despite the fact that most sexual perpetrators are well known to their victims. The Department of Justice found that perpetrators reported that their victims were strangers in less than 30% of rapes and 15% of sexual assaults (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997). A study reviewing sex crimes as reported to police
revealed that 93% of child sexual abuse victims knew their abuser; 34.2% were family members and 58.7% acquaintances (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000). Only seven percent of child victims reported that they were abused by strangers. About 40% of sexual assaults take place in the victim’s own home, and 20% take place in the home of a friend, neighbor or relative (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997). Tragic cases of child abduction and sexually motivated murder receive extraordinary media attention, and the publicity of such events creates a sense of alarm and urgency among citizens. In reality, such cases are extremely rare; it is estimated that about 100 stranger abductions occur in the
United States each year (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2005). About .7% of all murders involve sexual assault, and in fact, the prevalence of sexual murders declined by about half between the late 1970’s and the mid 1990’s (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997). About 75% of sexual murder victims are adults (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997). In contract to sexual assault in general, the majority of sexually motivated murder victims were attacked by strangers or acquaintances.
Posted by jane doe (not registered) on Jun 30, 2009 06:42 PM
With all the new laws for sex offenders we have kids now on the list. We have young men and woman who have sex with thier girlfriend or boyfriend. They break up and the other claims that they did not want to have sex that day and guess what they are now a sex offender. We have gone from making a good law go bad. Yes a sex offender to me is some one who is older than the victim but not a boyfriend and girlfriend who has been sexual active fro months but when the other wants to break up it is not ok. Then the other is now labeled for LIFE. Then we the people will support them for the rest of thier because they can not get a good paying job. Think about it we need to make sure the people we are labeling are sex offender not 16 -17 having sex with thier boyfreind or girlfreind.
Posted by tired of the crap (not registered) on Jul 17, 2009 09:59 AM
Some of you people are nuts not all sex offenders are evil, I learned that first hand when i meet my husband, he slept with a girl who lied about her age. Now he is branded as a pervert for the rest of his life, yes most people who are on megans law are what you would call perverts and no I dont want them around my children but sometimes someone makes an honest mistake if some one does live in you neighborhood please look at their actual charges before you make snap decisions. If I had done that I would not have married the amazing man who has so gracefully put up with the crap some ignorant people have given him.
and yes we have have 2 children and he is an amazing father!
Today in the local paper a guy was arrested for groping a ten year old girl at Quiet Waters park. He was hired to run the marina and rent out boats. How in the hell can a company who deals with families and young children, not be mandated to do a background check? This guy was a registered sex offender and this was a city park. I find this outrageous and dangerous.
Boy the sex offenders and their advocates are out in full force... Where do some of you get your stats from? The Sky? Some offenders have a zilch rate of re-offending, you know the ones who had consentual sex with their underage girlfriend? All the others have re-offend rates which would choke a horse. Especially those offenders with male victims under 14 that rate jumps up to 100%, so for you parents out there dont let these guys fool ya, they love to jump on any and all sex offender forums and distort the truth, pretend they are females married to offenders who are great fathers, and of course the old "Most offenders are guys who got raw deals stories", dont fall for it. If these guys are on a registry you can pretty much bank on the fact you dont want them around your kids or your women...
Posted by sean (not registered) on Jul 23, 2009 04:25 PM
Hey valigator its me again. I don't have any raw deal stories. I have the truth. You are making it out to be that all offenders can't be trusted. As you know already I was 16 and got arrested for having sex with my high school girlfriend. This was 20 years ago. I've never been in trouble since. I didn't even have to register until 2001 so from 1990 to 2001 i'm not a danger. Why because the laws change now I have to register. I've lived by schools. Actually a school was a jump a fence and your in my back yard.I've dated plenty of women with children and nothing ever happened so not all sex offenders want to hurt children.I love children and would love to be a parent but I would never allow that to happen. Why so people like you can harrass my child because of what I am. Why for never finding the truth out about why I am a sex offender. That my crime has nothing to do with a child.I viewed your page and why don't I start a hunting season for people who hunt and kill innocent animals. Doesn't your page say when I have nothing to do i'm hunting sex offenders. Come on hunt this one! I'm tired of being thought as a child molester. I never hurt a child. The people men and women who hurt children should never be let out of prison and for those who have more than one sex offense should be dealt with. It takes people like the Quiet waters park molester and Couey to make every ex offender look bad. Some people just want to be left alone.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 23, 2009 10:12 PM
SOMETIMES BEING A PARENT CAN'T HELP YOUR CHILDREN... WHEN YOUR 3 YEAR OLD DOUGHTER TELLS YOU HER GRANDFATHER IS TOUCHING HER!!!! AND GETS AWAY WITH IT!!!
Posted by Joe (not registered) on Jul 24, 2009 01:31 AM
PARANOID PEOPLE. You had better start learning how to deal with Sex Offenders, because the list is getting bigger everyday and where not talking about perverts hiding in the bushes. There are Doctors, Teachers, Dentists, Police, Politicians, you name it, there on it. Not everyone on the Registry is a nut case. When you become the minority the ones on the Registry will be asking what to do with you. It's Coming, just check out how fast it is growing.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 11, 2009 06:35 PM
You better look within the walls of your own home, as a sex offense can happen anywhere anytime with anybody! The best parent is one with open communication! I wish all of you good luck!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 11, 2009 08:00 PM
Can somebody help me please????? I found out the my brother in law is a sex offender, he was deported to Mexico but now he is back. He is illegal and I am afraid of what he can do, it is very dificult for me to make a decision or how to act, I need advice.
Posted by Kate (not registered) on Aug 21, 2009 01:56 PM
I have to say, the topic of sex registry never entered my mind until I met my current boyfriend of 5 years. He is a registered sex-offender who was, in my opinion, a victim, not an offender. His situation involves poor upbringing, poor parent supervision, being in the wrong place in the wrong time, lack of education about his rights and lack of money to hire a lawyer that could adequately represent his case. He was caught making out with a 17 yr old while he just turned 18. Now, get this, there was no sexual intercourse, but the girl was engaged to some other guy. When they got caught, she immediately thought of the consequences of her fiance and family finding out, so she accused my boyfriend of trying to rape her.
It gets better... due to lack of money he was appointed an attorney who must be just out of law school because he did a poor piss job at representing my boyfriend. The girl later admitted in lying in court and wanted to withdraw the charges, but her mother refused it. The judge wanted to make an example of the situation and sentenced my boyfriend to 10 years in prison. REALLY? Now to all of your narrow-minded people our here who posted about castrating sex-offenders or putting them away for life, are you really that blind by the media and paranoia? Get your facts straight and stop being one more ship in the herd.
My boyfriend is not a registered sex-offender for life, but he has nothing in common with sexual predators that sexually molest 5yr olds.
Posted by confused (not registered) on Aug 31, 2009 02:34 PM
I thought that in all states permant registered sexual offenders with crimes against children were to stay away from kids. I reported a female offender whose crime was against a 12 yr old and there were pictures of her on the internet with kids--very recent kids. I was told that in Florida if the pedophile isn't on probabtion she can be around kids! What's wrong with this picture!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 15, 2009 08:15 PM
Why are murderers not registered?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 19, 2009 04:51 PM
All you people need to do in order to make sure your kids are safe is monitoring their activities. It is that simple. If you wish to be informed, then volunteer to agencies that monitors these things. There are a lot out there, like NCMEC, iSAFE, PROTECT, to name a few.
Posted by Upset Dad (not registered) on Sep 23, 2009 03:51 PM
My ex-wife believe it or not has hooked up with a sexual offender out of GA. He was 22 and the victum had just turned 15. Now he is living with my children. Law says thats legal in brevard county florida. Is there nothing I can do?
Posted by upset (not registered) on Sep 23, 2009 03:59 PM
My ex is living with a sex offender from GA. Not on probation so the law says he legal to be around my kids but not where children congrigate. Well is not this a congrigation of the neighborhood and my children? Florida needs tougher laws or can someone tell me what I can do?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 26, 2009 02:23 PM
Oh hogwash!!! All of it. WATCH YOUR DAMN KIDS people. Perverts, pedophiles, abusers and serial killers have always been around and will always be around. Tis' this f-'d up world, mental illness, and free will. Why would you trust someone who isn't a "registered" sex offender? ALL people who commit these crimes start out as regular citizens. People of the world are stupid and lazy. And think that humiliation of people who may or may not have committed such a sick thing will help stop it. NO IT WON'T!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 28, 2009 07:51 PM
Upset Dad. Theres nothing you can do!!! He's not breaking any laws. By the law congregate around children means school, library, parks day care and so forth. As much as you may not like it as long as he is living where he is suppose to there is nothing wrong with what he's doing!!! The laws are already tough enough in FL.
Posted by victom of circumstance (not registered) on Oct 03, 2009 12:50 PM
I was charged as a juvenile sex offender and I have not offended in any way in 10 years I have never denied what I did but I don't think I should have to pay now for what I did as a child I am now 25 I was 15 I did not rape anyone or was violent to my victims I was sentence to 6 months in a juvenile facility but served 2 years I didn't get into trouble or nothing while locked up I have a family now and I make 100,000 a year I hope one day the few like me can be free from the mistakes we made but I agree that adult sex offender has no help for them and they should be put on a deserted Island where they can have each other.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 14, 2009 08:26 AM
I am a 34year old man that had sex in 1997 with a 16year old girl here it is 12years later and I am having to wear a gps moniter for the next 2years for an unrelated drug charge is this right no, I am not a rapist or a predator, I just feel that I served my time and should not have to wear this gps moniter... can anyone help..
Posted by cat (not registered) on Oct 28, 2009 09:59 AM
How far must an offender live from a school??
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 07, 2009 12:36 AM
I think the sex offender registry is totally unconstitutional. It is just a way to continue to punish people after they have served their time for whatever crime they committed. It also punihes their families who did nothing wrong. The ACLU needs to do something to help the people affected by this registry. According to the laws today, 90 percent of Americans are sex offenders. I guess I am a sex offender because I had sex before I was the age of consent, so where do I sign up to be on the registry? This country and the Justice System have become a joke. I have no respect for the police or the Justice System anymore. The police don't "Serve and Protct" the people anymore. Their job now is to create criminals, entrap people and keep fueling the "Gravy Train" called the Justice System. Not something they should be proud of, they are no better than the criminals, in fact I think they are worse than the criminals in some casees.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 10, 2009 12:55 PM
Hello. My daughter was sexually assaulted by her 14 year old cousin. I wanted to know that since he is being charged with lewd and lascivious act on a minor will that go away as soon as he turns 18 or because it's a sexual offense will it stay in his record? Thanks!!
anon nov 10: 14yrold--The Adam Walsh Act --If I understand, juveniles can be off the registry if they maintain a clean record for ten yrs. CLEAN RECORD is the key, here (IMO)
(A) a tier I sex offender, the period during which the clean record shall be maintained is 10 years; and
(B) a tier III sex offender adjudicated delinquent for the offense which required registration in a sex registry under this title, the period during which the clean record shall be maintained is 25 years. (end quote)
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 23, 2009 09:49 AM
I don't undersatnd how sexual predators are allowed to live within 2 miles of an elementary school. Is there some law restricting the distance allowed? If not, then why?
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 02, 2009 01:13 AM
It depends on your states laws concerning offenders and or Predators. I have heard of offenders who OWN homes having the residency restrictions waived in those cases. Kinda depends on the mood of the judge. Also most restrictions dont apply if the victim was not a minor. You have to do your homework and become familiar with the laws of your state. Not all offenders have residency restrictions.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 24, 2010 11:25 PM
Self-Reported Studies indicate, one out of five kids at one point in time of their lives have been sexual assaulted, be it, by either male or female. This is not surprising to me. Society seems like they are just acknowledging this epidemic surge over the recent years.
Posted by loving sister (not registered) on Mar 31, 2010 01:55 AM
I know that these websites help but what about the laws.. some of them are unjust . A member of my family was wrongfully accused and comvicted of a sex crime, it came out that it was all lies after he had served 4 yrs already, and because of that he still has to register for the rest of his life, he lost both parents locked up and now hes about tog et released and they just told us that he is not allowed to be around any family member under the age of 18 for the next 7 years... Now you tell me how that helps....
Posted by Another Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 03, 2010 04:57 PM
America is sex crime happy. If there is someone you want out of your life, report a sex crime and they're gone. A person can be registered for life alongside rapists who simply got drunk and peed in public! They register and everyone knows where they are. In Delaware, an angry "citizen" used the registry to exact street justice killing 3 registrants before being caught. WHY ISN'T HE ON A REGISTRY??? Where are the murderers, the burglars, the drug dealers, the kidnappers and so on? Why is there NOTHING in place to identify these individuals? Are they less dangerous? I have children and would like to protect them from all of these felonious types. As a Christian I firmly believe NO ONE is a lost cause. However, for those parents (like me) who are a bit paranoid, and those (unlike me) who succumb to mob mentality, let's register these other criminals.
I have an update on my case since I brought it here not to long ago as "Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Sep 27, 2008 03:55 PM". I also listed my name showing I had nothing to hide when I continued that post.
Here is the Update:
I recently started the proceedings in Ohio to have the felony removed totally from my record. But I discovered something very shocking when I started it. THE ORIGINAL LABEL IN OHIO WHICH IS THE ONLY REASON I WAS EVER REQUIRED TO REGISTER IN FLORIDA WAS REMOVED ON 10/28/2006!!!! I was never notified of this. The label was removed by the state because I never pleaded guilty to a sex crime. I was wrongfully labeled! You would think that Florida registration would have caught on to this and fixed.
Here is the actual part from the court docket: "10/27/2006 10/28/2006 N/A JE AT THE REQUEST OF THE STATE, COURT VACATES THE SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENDER ADJUDICATION. DEFENDANT PLEADED GUILTY TO A NON-SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENSE. 10/27/2006 CPMHR 10/27/2006 14:08:56". So I have been wrongfully registered in this state for 3yrs and 2months! Now I will be starting the proceedings to get the label removed but they are lucky I am not the suing type because trust me I have enough to sue the state of Ohio and the state of Florida now for this.
Posted by Mia (not registered) on Apr 09, 2010 12:02 AM
Never did I think my precios little 11 yr old daughter would be raped and assaulted. But my ex decided to remarry 2 months after our divorce and she had a 17 year old son.
It took time but he was finally arrested, charged as adult on 2 capitol sex battery charges and 2 addition felonies. Today at arraignment I had to watch him get released on ankle monitoring even though this same judge made bail at 250k. No bail??? What happened? Imconfused and distraught. Hopefully he will be made to be accountable for his heinous crimes.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 09, 2010 03:41 PM
to let everyone know you never know who you can trust around your children I was with a guy for 11 yrs and found out he molested my daushter after raising her for 11 yrs and let me tell you he got everything he deserves plus more.
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 10, 2010 09:58 PM
How to report a sex offender that moved to Florida and did not report in that he moved there? who do I need Contact to and How to say to them that he did not sign up report that he moved there? Also he attend to College. does Florida law that no sex offender to go college? let me know.
Posted by Rita (not registered) on Apr 18, 2010 10:44 AM
What about the pedophiles who live there and haven't been charged. My exhusband molested my daughter for years and she wouldn't charge him so he got a way with it and is now living in Brookville, Florida.
Posted by blah.... (not registered) on Apr 30, 2010 09:45 AM
everybody is oblivious to how these people became sex offenders and to me that is the most important thing cause some of these people like my husband did do a damn thing! he was twelve and dick slapped his cousin and his aunt being the bitch she is called the cops telling them that he was rubbing his dick on his face! now my husband and i cant find a place to live and its hard for him to find a job! i agree some of these ppl deserve to be locked up but some are just trying to live life like me and my husband! so before you go discriminating find out what they really did!! blogs like these just piss me off cause when yall see someone a sex offender you wanna beat them well thats bull!
Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 06, 2010 09:50 PM
There is a sex offender at my dance studio and he keeps harrasing me. He isn't legally a sex offender, but if he keeps doing what he's doing he will get caught. This needs to be notified
Posted by confusion (not registered) on Jun 24, 2010 09:57 AM
Not all sexual offenders are child molesters...a fight with a girlfriend gone wrong can bring sexual offense charges...so dont go lighting any torches and going with the masses to their homes as that may make u the criminal.
Posted by REALISTIC (not registered) on Sep 28, 2010 08:56 PM
First it was Witches being burned at the stake then Vampires being stabbed in the heart with stakes, then Lepers, now society is hunting the most feared villian on earth, the SEX OFFENDER! Do you people who think that posting a persons photograph and personal information on the internet will prevent YOUR child, or ANY OTHER child from being sexually molested? All of the faces you see on the Sex Offender List(s) are faces that were NOT on the list when they committed their crime! Are you people not worried about the drug dealer who is trying to get your children high? What about the murders? Do you know if someone in your neighborhood just got out of prison after serving 25 years for killing a whole family, kids included? Did you know a person could kill a whole school bus full of children and NOT have to have his face on any "Community Alert" list? But a guy who commissions the service of a prostitute, or a young drunk teenager who goes streaking on a dare has a life sentence of shame, seperation from family, humiliation etc. The Sex Offender "List" is something that was started by politicians to get elected, and all it has done is create hysteria across this country, and made a mockery of our constitution. Not one child, or one person has ever been "saved" because of this sex offender list. When a man or woman has served their sentence, no matter what the crime was, they should not be subjected to ANY additional punishment. Most of you are too stupid to understand.
Posted by MODERN DAY LEPER (not registered) on Sep 28, 2010 09:24 PM
To "Sean" 7/23/09: I totally agree with you, and can relate. I too am in the same situation. My crime involved punching a prostitute that wouldn't give me my wallet back...she was screaming (because I was kicking her ass) and when the cops came she told them I was hitting her because I was "trying" to rape her. I was charged with aggravated sexual battery. (I had my wallet by the time the cops arrived, so they didn't believe me). I should have been charged with assault and battery. I served 10 years in prison (this happened in 1986) and now after serving my time (I also had to complete ten years on parole after serving my prison time) I have a Life sentence of humiliation and ridicule. Every single member of my immediate family and distant family has abandoned me. I got a job after prison release and worked there 12 years (6 digits annually)and when the company found out that I was a sex offender I was terminated! When I was terminated the crime had been 22 years prior. I didn't lie on the initial application for employment. The application asked: "Have you been CONVICTED for any crimes in the past 5 years". Well, I checked "NO". That was the truth. Anyway, how is my profile on the sex offender list protecting, or in the best interest of society? I need to be protected from the evils of society, not the other way around! Keep posting Sean...Maybe one day these fear mongers will understand that they are a part of this injustice.
I also noticed that by reviewing some others feelings, there is one that does not want your, or their child around alot of things, which I agree with to a certain point, but also note that in our day and age it's getting worse, and unf... our children are around things daily they are not right in eyes of others, or are right. The main idea here is yes to protect our children, but also let them learn that in real life, it's not a Fairy Tale, bad things do happen. Putting our children in bubbles, is only going to make it hared for them as they grow to understand peer preasures, and learning right from wrong, even though we preach it too them daily. They may have bubble tents now, but we can not put our worries into bubbles for our children, we have to talk, and be open.
Posted by LIVEWITHOUTFEAR (not registered) on Apr 07, 2011 08:49 AM
Just because someone commited a crime doesnt mean that they are still the same. People change! and if any of you were christians you wouldnt be looking down at other people. havent you ever done something dumb but hoped people would forgive you? im not saying that all of them have changed but maybe if you listened to their story you might understand.
Posted by kalunga (not registered) on Jul 12, 2011 12:51 PM
I HATE TO HEAR SEXUAL OFFENDERS WHINE.MY BROTHER TOOK ADVANTAGE OF YOUNG CHILDREN AS A TEEN AND CONTINUED TO UNTIL HE WAS AN ADULT AND JAILED. HE THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY THAT A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL WAS AFRAID TO TESTIFY BECAUSE SHE DIDNT WANT TO FACE HIM IN COURT. I TOLD HIM THAT IF HE EVER CAME TOWARDS MY CHILDREN IN THAT WAY, I WOULD KILL HIM MYSELF. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT,HE GOT TOGETHER WITH A WOMAN AND WITHIN A MONTH HE MOLESTED HER GRANDSON. HE IS NOW DOING LIFE HERE IN FLORIDA. IT TOOK ME 3 YEARS TO CONVINCE MY MOTHER THAT YES, HER SON DID DO THIS. HE WILL SPEND ALL OF HIS LIFE WONDERING IF HE WILL BE RAPED OR KILLED. YOU KNOW WHAT? AFTER WHAT HE HAS DONE TO CHILDREN THAT COULDNT DEFEND THEMSELVES, HE IS RIGHT WHERE HE BELONGS...
Whomever this is: Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 18, 2006 10:27 AM
Think about it, what is the reason behind all this? Why, the sudden epidemic about sexual crimes...to think that Sodom & Gormorrah was bargained with between Lot and God....his wife turned to stone, then he commits incest with his two daughters.....Hello.....my point being it's time for a reality check. My question would be what is causing this, and how do we fix it....perhaps chemical blindness...you can't hurt, what you can't see.
You have no point because obviously you have never read the Bible. Speaking about Lot, his daughters forced him to drink until he was inebriated then had sex with him.
Gen 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
Gen 19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
Gen 19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
Gen 19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
Gen 19:33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Gen 19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
Gen 19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Gen 19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
If you have sex or even think of having sex with someone outside of marriage you ARE a sex offender, no matter the age. If people would do there best to live by the Law which is God's Law we wouldn't have near as many pictures on the internet of sex offenders. All that are on these boards are sex offenders. It doesn't matter what the sin is, if you commit sin you will have consequences. Some consequences of sin are worse than, it depends on the severity. For every action there is a reaction. The reaction may not happen immediately.
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