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Published: February 01, 2012 | | 101421 clicks | 96 comments
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Posted by MORGAN (not registered) on May 10, 2006 06:54 PM

I HAVE LIVED IN MARYLAND MY WHOLE LIFE AND YES THERE HAS BEEN SOME TIMES WHEN PEOPLE (MAINLY GUYS) TRIED TO PULL OVER AND GET ME IN THEIR CAR BUT THEY HAVE ASKED....NO ONE HAS EVER TRIED TO TAKE ME...YES I GET SCARED BUT I GET OVER IT IN A DAY OR SO.

Posted by Jennifer (not registered) on Jun 05, 2006 10:11 AM

I have never lived in Maryland but have traveled there and guys stop me but yeah they always ask.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 03, 2006 01:45 PM

Wow..you are two lucky girls I've lived in MD my entire life and have been attacked, raped, molested and harrassed. Believe me when I tell you there are plenty. Just pray your luck keeps up with you.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 17, 2006 02:11 PM

As a parent I am glad this site exists. I didn't know how many sex offenders lived in my neighborhood and even across the street from me where my daughter and I had just delivered a meal to an elderly person at that address before I checked the registry.

Posted by Char (not registered) on Oct 25, 2006 09:39 PM

I am thankful for this site and others like it. I have kids and want them to be safe and away from criminals. The knowledge I am given on this site helps for sure. Thanks for having this available.

Posted by Keith Richard Radford Jr. (not registered) on Nov 20, 2006 09:07 AM

Most sex offenders have families, friends, relatives, and children.



Some are required to register for much lesser crimes of flashing, prostitution, incest, and a host of other offences.

Contrary to the media?s torch, grouping all registered sex offenders as dangerous. The DOJ in a report states American politicians have lied to the public.

Ask yourself why would anyone who wants to bring happiness to earth, would wish their personal pain on the rest of the world?

This selfishness is the reason victim?s advocates continue their terrorist style of activity. To share suffering rather than look within is evil.

See how 3 year old children have been placed on the registry and how citizens are held indefinitely after their sentence has been served.

Posted by ananymous (not registered) on Jan 27, 2007 10:45 AM

if you think that a perverted incident should be forgotten after a person has served their time, you are the sort of person who helps perpetuate this epidemic

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 28, 2007 08:47 AM

Do you mean the epidemic of politicians lying to people and fooling them with this whole sex offender registry hysteria? The fact is that some people are smarter than that.

Posted by Civil Rights (not registered) on Mar 01, 2007 11:57 AM

I believe that everyone makes mistakes. Even good people can make bad mistakes. The way the system is set up is unfair. A person who has brutally raped and beaten 5 year old kids is treated identically to a person who has committed a much lesser crime. These laws and restrictions I'm reading about are unfair. Those who have committed a crime have done their prison time and paid their dues. It's unfair to punish them for life over a mistake made years ago. Additionally, telling offenders where they can and can't live is a joke. People develop a sense of false security with those restrictions. Where a person lives has absolutely nothing to do with the crimes they commit. If a person is going to commit a crime, then that crime will be committed, no matter WHERE you live. Period.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 19, 2007 11:15 AM

I have lived in Maryland & been with a sex offender & he was the nicest guy in the whole wide world...He treated me so good & I can't believe he is one...So all sex offenders isn't bad....They were put in there for stupid things & some of it was consinual....

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 12, 2007 10:42 AM

Megan's Law needs to be re-vamped - punish rapist, repeat offenders, and child molesters (victims under age of 13) HARDER, but separate those offenders from the lower risk offenders.

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

I understand that everyone makes a mistake, but having the capability to abuse a child in such a way is not just a mistake. I believe that a rapist is always a rapist. If you have it inside you to violate someone in such a horrific manor child or not, you have given up all of your rights. We have to protect our children. I'm sorry but it is not worth it to put children's lives in danger just so that we don't offend the rights of a child abuser. I might be harsh, but my children are my world and I would protect them at ALL cost.

Posted by Samantha (not registered) on Oct 05, 2007 05:47 PM

I agree with Civil Rights. My husband is a convicted sex offender. The accusations were made years after the so called offense and I didn't know him then. I too believe everyone makes mistakes and God forgives, to God all sins are equal. I have a daughter and I understand that you want to protect your kids but watch them, talk to them, interact with them, and pray for their protection.

Posted by W (not registered) on Oct 11, 2007 07:18 PM

I am sorry...sexual offenders are just messed up! As a man myself...i believed sex offender should be dragged public every year in the street just to embarrassed them.....really..

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 18, 2007 03:09 PM

dear W> what do you have in your closet that you would not want any one to see. We all have things we would rather not remember. we have moved on and became better people for our mistakes... Sexual offenders do pay there price and live with what they have done...

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Nov 03, 2007 09:59 PM

The sex offender list May be a good idea for repeat offenders and violent offenders but i have a 4th degree sex offense and i have been put on the sex offender list. My probation officer and the police came to my house and made me put a no candy sign in window. I found out that i don't have a no contact order with children restriction so me and my family were harrassed for nothing and also under my charge 11-208 mistermenor charge i don't have to register. I'm going back to court and i should sue the county

Posted by Scarlett Letter (not registered) on Nov 05, 2007 09:45 AM

I am a Sex Offender and I'm not going to sit here and try and tell you I'm innocent but I will tell you the facts. I was twenty years old and was in the millitary. I fought for my county and served as a proud Marine. One night I was with a female and we were both drinking we had consensual sex but she decided to call rape and because she was drinking they covicted me of 2nd degree rape. I was convited of 2nd Degree rape and was sentenced to five years in the brig but had it reduced to only a year. I did my time but I still have to register for life. I am 29 now but this happened when I was only twenty. I know when you think of sex offenders you think of these scarry people who are out to get you at any second but you will be surprised how many people are on there with similar stories to mine. I am married and a father of four wonderfull children. I am a Christain and would love to help people. I am greatly limitted to what i can do. I wanted to be a Volenteer Firefighter but was regected because of this. i cant even go with my children of field trips. And when people find out about me on the registry they immediately think the worst of me. I know alot of you have made mistakes in the past but how manny of you have to pay for them for life? Thank you for reading my story.

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Nov 06, 2007 05:58 PM

Hang in there Scarlett Letter. My son is an RSO and like you, not innocent but to be on this list is harmful to him, his fiance and our family. And is counterproductive to society. My son spent 3 years in Hagerstown prison. And the most comical (if you can find comedy) is that he never had sex! But, that is over and since he was on a path of drinking, maybe it didn't hurt him a bit. What I have difficulty accepting is a life long sentence of residency restrictions in some states (we want to move to Florida but can't), ostracisism, his g/f was evicted after she let him move in etc. Like you, he is doing well. He is a union carpenter and his fiance is a mortgage loan processor. They drive a brand new Honda Accord. But being on the list constantly comes up to haunt us. It is all politically based. Legislators KNOW the system is not working but they cannot pass reasonable laws due to unpopular vote! It is a sad state of affairs when we cannot protect society in a productive way due to bad decisions based on uninformed and hysterical voters! Finally, I would like to quote from a letter that my son recieved regarding Halloween:

"You may have already experienced the negative reaction of some of your neighbors to the knowledge that you are living down the street or around the corner from them. Some of them do not realize, as we do, that many of you are genuinely engaged in the difficult task of rebuilding your lives, and truly want the opportunity to find a stable home, a steady job, and some measure of peace and happiness".

This is a direct qoute from a letter from Dept. Of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Division of Parold and Probation. I will keep that letter forever, since I consider it a direct admission that the state knows the problem with the list. Thank goodness, the State of Maryland has not caved into residency restrictions. Recently, an officer came to my son's door to check his residence status and told my son "to hang in there, changes are coming". Officers themselves are tired of wasting their time and taxpayers dollars following up on people who are no danger to society. In the meantime, the list grows but so do the family and friends of this over 600,000 list and we are registered voters. I will fight these laws for you, my son and the hundreds of thousand others on this list, until I die.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 08, 2007 01:04 PM

I just found out within the last week that my last tenant was a Child Sex Offender. I only learned this because I had to drop something off at his new residence after moving out. There were big signs (3) posted along the street with his new address stating that he was a child sex offender. I had no knowledge of any of this. I came home and did a search and much to my surpirse found him on the Registry. What's feels so sad to me is that this occurred many years ago apparently and it was basically inappropriate touching and I'm sure he served some time in jail. This is a good man, father and husband. He works hard, he's honest, paid his rent on time and was always cooperative and very helpful around the place. I know that his daughter must cringe everytime she gets off the bus and sees that sign posted on her street, not once, but in 3 different locations. The law has already punished this man; does he have to be punished for the rest of his life?

Posted by Avicularia on Nov 08, 2007 08:18 PM

It's a media-fueled witch-hunt. Everyone's a sex offender these days. Can we get the law to focus on keeping those who have proven themselves to be dangerous off the streets and stop looking for excuses to put more people on these registries??

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Nov 08, 2007 11:40 PM

The laws are working on being changed, as the registries prove to be more troublesome and tax consuming, without proving to be effective. My son did his 3 years in prison for sex he didn't even have (true, court documented). I feel so much for the tenant the previous poster mentioned, especially his children. How terrible! Upon my son's release, he met and moved in with his fiance. One day they came home from work to find posters plastered on every single apartment to notify everyone that my son was on the "list". Now, get this...taxpayers dollars paid for the cops to spend time doing that LOL. Within a day, the landlord sent his fiance an eviction notice, citing that she had broken her lease agreement by allowing another person to live there who was not on the lease. Since there are no residency restrictions that I know of in the state of Maryland, the landlord used this as a pretense for eviction. Within days, the landlord sent another letter stating that as long as my son never stepped another foot on the complex property, she could stay and that if she left, she was liable to pay them over $1300.00 for breaking her lease agreement. Having already found another apartment and also being in possesion of the original eviction notice, they moved out. My son was unable to step foot on the property to help us during the move. They did find another apartment where we had no problems (and was much nicer). However, the other landlord did ruin her exemplary credit status. So for those folks who like to say that it is reasonable to "hurt a few, even if wrong, to protect the masses" are seriously wrong. As the list grows (over 600,000 now), so does the families, friends, parents and children of these people. Taxpayers beware, that is all I can say!

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Nov 12, 2007 08:08 PM

I have heard people say that there are changes comming regarding sex offender registry laws ect. When and what will be changed. I'm the one who wrote saying i have a 4th dagree sex offense and i'm having alot of problems in my neighborhood,police comming by my house ect. thank you

Posted by Oldtimer on Nov 13, 2007 09:58 AM

to: 11-12 anon: Changes-You want to check out the "Adam Walsh Act".

Do a search on google or yahoo. Be sure you get the entire act and not a summary. Hope this helps.

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Nov 14, 2007 08:56 PM

To: Anon 11-12

You might also want to check out http://www.sohopeful.org/ . The website is dedicated to reformation of Megan's Law and while does not condone sexual abuse in any way, has a very intelligent way of looking at things. There is a great forum for folks going through what we are going through as RSOs and their families. Alot of support.

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Nov 21, 2007 03:28 PM

Changes ARE coming!! :

"ATLANTA - Georgia's top court overturned a state law Wednesday that banned registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, churches and other areas where children congregate."



Full Article at

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071121/ap_on_re_us/sex_offenders_georgia



I fully expect more states to follow suit since residency restrictions are proving more and more to be complete failures!

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Nov 23, 2007 08:54 PM

My probation officer told me that the no candy Holloween restriction thing is in court now. I'f you don't have the no contact order with children, then we will not have to post no candy signs or have restrictions on Holloween.I have a lawyer getting me off the registry because i have only a 4th degree sex offense. My neighbors have turned me being on the registry into a totally blown out of perportion circus witch hunt thing. The public can't handle a public registry. I't will not work period.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 19, 2007 11:23 PM

Chill out yes of course there are offenders everywhere but maryland is a highly populated area so waht do u expect. crime is everywhere and on the rise..



bu having the information of sex offenders i think they should have them available but look at this senario



a boy at age 18 went to a party and have oral sex with a 16 year old girl who WANTED to give oral sex to the 18 ear old boy and someone was videotaping it and it got onto the internet now he is a registered sex offender.

Posted by Dana (not registered) on Jan 03, 2008 08:51 PM

You all have issues. Sex offenders are offenders for a reason. No, rarely they may only do it once, but for the most case they will offend again weather they get caught or not. I have been abused by an offender and yes he is a very nice guy if you meet him on the street or date him but there is no stopping that urge to have young childern/minors. Maybe the parents shoud take some blame and realize some how and some small way they messed up. Sex Offenders need help and should never be trusted again with those they hurt. Oh and yes they should be known no matter the extent of the degree of their offense.

Posted by Hex on Jan 04, 2008 05:41 PM

Dana,

I am sorry to hear you were abused in that form, but as a mother, and havign a son abused (SEXUALY) almost a year ago, I will not or can not take blame for what happened to him. I love all four of my children, and am very protective of them, but sometimes in life things can happen esp... with friends, or family members in my sons case, that you would nenver think that person would do. It is our jobs as parents to do what we can to protect our children yes, but to be a blame for actions that may happen to them, I think not. The Uncle who molested my son is in prision now for 7 years, and a life long Preditor, and will have to reg..... and watch where he lives for the rest of his life, is that good enough? No, not in a parents eyes that has had a child hurt in that way, This is something that my son will have to live with for the rest of his life, but with the support of a family, and therpisits, today he has became a survioir, and will stay one. The hard times will come and go, the pain will stay, along with the memories from time to time, but having a support system behind him, the love and making sure this S.O.B. pays through the State, and court systems is a job a parent does that cares about their child, and wants the sicko to pay for his mistakes. The only paremts that are to blame here are the ones who are told and do nothing about it, or up hold the Preditor, or even blame the child for the Offenders actions, those are the parents to blame. The only thing I blame myself for is the word (TRUST) but with a family member you think that words o.k. Hex

Posted by anon (not registered) on Jan 04, 2008 06:32 PM

To Dana and Hex, To Dana there should be no public registry at all sorry. If anything the police should only have access to information. To Hex the person who did this to your son should be in jail and i don't feel sorry for the person at all, but when the person sentence is up, the police should only have access to information and probation officer, for the rest of the persons life if neccessary.

Posted by Hex on Jan 05, 2008 07:50 PM

I agree that he should be in jail, and I agree with the police, and State's People knowing when he is released from Prision, and keeping track of his where abouts due to what he did too my son. But I also feel others should know what type of monster they have living in there area, what he had done, and that he is a Preditor, so they in-return can protect their familys from this type of person. The reg... yes can or can not help, I agree with, but at least it's out there for others to be able to see for their own protection, as well as their child, or grandchilds. But it's not all about what is really on the reg... it's the trust you have in others as friends, or family members as well that you really have to worry about. I feel the ones on the reg.. should be (True) Preditors, and Offenders, not the teens having sex and the parents getting madd due to the findings of the event that occured, to me that is not fair to the other person getting a life long name, or even a short one at that. For example: Jami Lynn Spears being preg... yes shes young, but now they are talking about going after her older boyfriend for some form of Sexual Abuse due to her age, come on she was as willing as he was, and they want to focus on that?, they need to get the real Preditors, and Offenders, and too me people like him are not one. But that is my thoughts. Thanks for your feelings. HEX

Posted by lynda (not registered) on Jan 06, 2008 12:06 AM

ok lets stop the bs.. my opinion.. child offenders and actual rapists SHOULD be on the list. permanently. period.. now i dont believe a guy who was 18 having consensual sex with a 15 or 16 year old should. those girls know what they are doing. but come on, people have a right to know if a child molester or PROVEN rapist is in their area. i have a 4 year old niece and a 2 year old nephew, and i want to know whats around.

Posted by Oldtimer on Jan 06, 2008 04:00 PM

lynda: and how will that make them safe? Most offense is from someone that knows you and your kids very well, or a family member. I suggest you educate them as to what is appropriate touching and by whom. And to whom bad touching should be reported. Remember, they will not always be at home where YOU know who is down the street. (IMHO)

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 17, 2008 06:11 PM

I don't get it. We have young girls pursuing older guys and the guys get locked up and have their lives ruined by these girls. We also have a State's attorney who gang raped a girl and what did he get? He got a job where he can lock up guys who did less than HE did! Something is wrong with this picture.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 20, 2008 10:28 PM

i have lived in maryland all my life and i have had some bad things happen but as a parent we all try to teach our kids from our past mistakes and to teach them there are guys out here who would do anything to have sex with young kids but these adults should do along period of time in jail or have a life sentence because they all know what they are doing when it comes to having sex with children

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Feb 17, 2008 03:43 PM

I am sorry but all these sex offenders and rapist need to be shot, if u can hurt a kid and not think twice about it there is something wrong with u, you hurt that kids life so ur life should be messed up, this is comming from a teenager that has one living across the street. that is so sick He has kids and did it to his step daughter what makes you have those thoughts in your mind . thats sick i think they all should be registered its sad that u have to worry about your kids bein outside playin how sick ugh its soo sad how people say they forgive them no, i deff dont i think they should be have a life sentance and never have paroll. well things would be so much better if that happen i know not all of them will be caught but most of them would be. i just wanted that to get off my chest since people on here that has a comment thinks that it is ok and it should be forgived till it happens to your own children. how embarrasing

Posted by Concerned mom (not registered) on Feb 18, 2008 02:59 PM

These poeple do tend to do it again. I am in a very violtile situation with my sons father. He has a child sex offender living in his home. Omg, and was denied a emergency court hearing to keep my son away from there. Not to mention his grandfather and stepfather are convicted child molestors who are around to. No one cares. There are not laws to protect these kids. This is clearly child neglect and endagerment allowing my son around this man. He raped a 7 year old child. I will be in contempt of court if I don't allow visits with his father. The courts are not doing enough! This is why it can continue. Once off probation they can go around kids. Whats the registry for? I sure doesn't help my son. God help me get through this.

Posted by Oldtimer on Feb 18, 2008 07:55 PM

Maybe HEX can offer you some advice on this...if she is still on here.

Posted by kenneda (not registered) on Feb 27, 2008 05:53 PM

ight!

sooooo yall betta stop talking bout me bruh!

im a rapa who care!

i got 7 children mi own!!!

somebody gotta try!

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Mar 04, 2008 02:47 PM

The Maryland Sex Offender Registry is a knee jerk ,feel good, poorly designed ,bs for the public to have false sense of security.

Posted by Mr. Reality (not registered) on Apr 02, 2008 06:46 PM

For you people who think the registry is great and everything. Wait till someone you know or your family are affected by the poorly designed registry. People are so fast to think the registry is going to protect them without taking into fact that putting all offenders on registry takes away from the affectiveness of what would be a good idea. Look at the 3 strikes law that have the prisons overflowing. The goverment is now trying to find ways to back out of the 3 strikes law that they rushed into with alternative sentencing options. I have never seen anything being blown out of proportion as much as Americans obsession with sex offenders. Banishment and public humiliation might make you feel better,but the trueth is that it does not protect anyone.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 14, 2008 04:24 PM

If the purpose of this site is to keep children safe, then register the offenders that have children as victims. Let the others pay their debt to society and try to find a new life.

Posted by concerned mom (not registered) on Apr 15, 2008 09:49 PM

The site does nothing!!! I cannot do anything, and a court is allowing my son to visit where there are known sex offenders. So there you go, it has only increased my worry.

Posted by J (not registered) on Apr 20, 2008 04:14 PM

When I hear Sex Offenders i dont think of this TERRIBLE person who deserve punishment for the rest of his life. I think of a man/woman who has violated someone in a way that has scarred them for the rest of his/her life. I believe that the list is much needed. I dont think its there to humiliate the offenders. But its there to warn the innocent people who become victims. As a victim of rape, i think about what happened every new years day, every lifetime movie i watch, and sometimes when i lay down with my significant other. So why shouldnt the offenders be constantly reminded of how they have ruined someones life. This morning as i stood at the bus stop, not only was i followed, but i was inappropriately touched. And that alone set me back. I was violated and he should be on the list so that WOMEN and CHILDREN should be aware that there is a guy in our neighborhood that has a problem with touching. No matter what the case, an offense is an offense. And the offender should be reminded every single day that they made a terrible decision and has ruined someones life because of their selfishness. Those who think the registrty is not needed is crazy. To be aware is always important. Who knows maybe the embarrasment will prevent them from harming another when they have the urge.

Posted by Yoony (not registered) on Apr 26, 2008 07:49 PM

I lived in Maryland my entire life. Then my mom ordered something from Virginia and they guy who delivered the box came into my house twice. First time he kissed my cheek and touched me. I was scared to death. Second time I was asleep and my brother was gone. I was alone with him and I was like...dead scared. He started to move his hand under my shirt and he moved his hands in a sickening way. I couldn't scream or do anything. My body froze. I stood up and I just went outside to take out the trash. I saw my brother come home and I was crying. My brother protected me as soon as he walked in the house. He said he didn't do anything wrong to my brothers and my mom. They didn't believe him. Nobody trusted him. He came to my house AGAIN, to apologize. But my mom started yelling and told me to go in the room and lock the door. I was crying again. Yeahh sorry guys, I just had to let this out.

Posted by Mr. Reality (not registered) on Apr 27, 2008 10:49 AM

I'm very sorry to hear such a sick person has done this to you Yoony. You should report this right away. But i still feel the same way about the sex offender registry issue. It is a knee jerk, feel good, poorly designed bs to give the public a false sence of security. Putting low risk offenders on the registry takes away from the affectivness of what may be a good idea and protects no one.

Posted by Myself (not registered) on Apr 30, 2008 01:00 PM

Yoony, I'm so sorry to hear that happened to you. You definitely need to report the incident and seek help.



I am 100% in support of the child predators list. My family was a victim of one of these monsters--my own (now ex) husband! He molested our daughter for almost three years before she had the courage to tell me. That day, I kicked him out of the house, and charges were pressed.



I never suspected, and never saw it coming. He was the "nice guy" everyone was speaking about here. Everyone, including me, was floored he was capable of such a monstrous crime. It's never the ones you expect--ever! He admitted to the abuse, so there's no question he's guilty.



The sex offender registry isn't ENOUGH for these monsters. In my opinion (and the opinions of most sane people) anyone who sexually preys upon children should be castrated and/or hung. Someone capable of such horrible crimes should no longer have any rights. In my book, they no longer qualify as human beings.



Now, all I can do is help my daughter work her way through the horrible memories of her father assaulting her in her bed, for so many years. I have to try to restore a basic sense of safety for her. I have to teach her that all men aren't really monsters. I have to hold her through the flashbacks and anxiety attacks. I can only pray and hope she can one day have a normal, loving relationship with a husband--something I was obviously deprived of.



And, to add icing to the cake, the ex is now suing me for visitation rights. This is simply another way of his forcing himself on us, even though none of us want to see him. It's a control thing. He is a predator and an abuser, and his victims of choice are women and children.



To all of you who think the public shouldn't have the right to be aware of these monsters and their behavior: shame on you! If knowing of the risk to a child saves even one child, it's well worth any inconvenience to the predator. Predators deserve no favors in my book.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 22, 2008 03:26 PM

i would just like to say my best friend committed suicide because her father raped her and abused her many times and she never had the courage to tell anyone but me and i am very sorry that i never got her help and never told anyone so please if something ever happens to you or one of your friends please report it dont let another beautiful loving girl or boy committ suicide because of this. i am also a victum of sexual abuse and because of my friend i reported it. things are going a lot better even though things were hard for a while

Posted by Oldtimer on May 23, 2008 11:46 AM

Thanks for your comment. Hopefully, you do not blame yourself for her suicide. It is a sad thing, that. I'm glad things are better for you and hope you can now move forward with your life.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 31, 2008 08:56 AM

i get stopped by people (mostly guys) all the time...but they always ask me they have never done anything. im not sayin thats the way it always is but i have heard alot of people say its just like that when guys try stopping them too. i was molested when i was a little girl but it wasn't an attack, it was my babysitters son and i was held a gun point so i don't really think it was an "attack"

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 02, 2008 03:10 AM

can anyone tell me where to find all the restrictions that sex offenders have to abide by? I cant seem to find anything more that references to a few things...



liaogoren at yahoo.c()m

Posted by SOCO1 on Jun 02, 2008 09:51 AM

It depends on what state you are in. You posted under maryland so...



http://www.sexcriminals.com/megans-law/us/maryland/



I live in alabama and here is a copy of what I give the offenders. This might give you some kind of insight.. but remember all states are different. You can go to your local police department and request a copy of their laws. :



I understand that my conviction(s) have caused me to be considered a Criminal Sex Offender, as determined by Act 2005-301. In accordance with Title 15 Chapter 20 Code of Alabama, I understand that the following restrictions apply to me.



1.I must reside for a minimum of 30 days at my current address, unless I receive approval from the Ozark Police Department and the Dale County Sheriff’s Department before changing my address. I also understand that if I decide to change my address I must give the Ozark Police Department and the Dale County Sheriff’s Department 30 day’s written notice. If I establish a residence to another state, I will register with the appropriate law enforcement agency no later than 7 days after establishing residence in the new state.

2.If I change my place of employment, I must submit a notice of intent to do so at least seven days prior to beginning employment at the new location.

3.Within 10 days of receiving a verification form from the Alabama Department of Public Safety, I will report to the Ozark Police Department with the verification form. I must report to the Ozark Police Department bi-annually (birth month and sixth month after) to verify employment and residence even if I have not received a verification form from the Department of Public Safety.

4.I shall not establish a residence or accept employment within 2,000 feet of the property on which any public, private or parochial school, licensed day care facility, or any other child care facility is located.



Posted by SOCO1 on Jun 02, 2008 09:52 AM

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5.I shall not establish a residence within 1,000 feet of the property on which any of my former victim(s) or their immediate family members reside, or make any visual or audible sexually suggestive or obscene gesture, sound, or communication at or to a former victim.

6.I shall not establish a residence where a minor resides, unless I am the parent of the minor and my parental rights have not been or are not in the process of being terminated and my child is not a victim of a criminal sex offense committed by me.

7.I shall not change my name.

8.Effective September 1, 2006 I must obtain and always have in my possession a valid driver license or identification card issued by the Alabama Department of Public Safety in my possession.

9.If my conviction involved a child under the age of 12, I shall not loiter on or be within 500 feet of any property on which there is a school, child care facility, playground, park, athletic field or facility, or any other business or facility having a principal purpose of caring for, educating, or entertaining minors.

10.I understand that if I knowingly fail to comply with the provisions of the Community Notification Act, I shall have committed a Class C Felony.

Posted by concerned mom (not registered) on Jun 03, 2008 10:18 PM

Well Md must be more laxed. My sons father had a registered sex offender registered and living at his home. NOTHING WAS DONE! A child was living in the home, and my son visited there. In fact he still is free to visit. Why? he is no longer on probation after rapping a seven year old child nevertheless.

Posted by Linda (not registered) on Jun 22, 2008 03:39 PM

I recently learned that a person I was seeing was a registered Sexually Violent Offender. Since I learned this info needless to say the friendship has ended - mainly because he exhibited bipolar behaviors.



This person is now considered an Absconder - meaning he has left the area and not complied with registering. How aggressive is law enforcement at finding these type of people?

Posted by Oldtimer on Jun 23, 2008 11:05 AM

Linda: IMO not too good. They do a sweep, periodically, so that newspapers say they caught "x" amount of missing offenders, but I think they are unable to do much. Just think of all the folks who have changed states. Do we believe your state checks the lists from all other 49 states to see who may have moved in? More likely, that they would follow a license or mailing address crosscheck. Offenders quickly learned (IMO) to move in with a relative and use their names and facilities (like electric bills) to avoid capture. Sorry. Again, you must realize the registry makes no one safe.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jul 09, 2008 07:04 PM

I can't take being on the registry anymore for a misdemenor.Don't ever take a plea just to get it over with. Make sure you have a lawyer who's specialty is sex offenses. I have been basicaly banished from society.My charge does not require me to be on the registry but the judge added in at the last second and that was not part of the deal. Judges can do that at there discretion so make sure you no what you are getting into. I only have to be on for ten years if I had I had to register for life I would kill myself your basicaly dead anyway.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jul 16, 2008 03:02 AM

there is truely a child molester living on deerhill circle in abingdon,Md. he has raped several foster children (inclunding me).For some strange reason he is not listed as an offender,but he he certainly is an offender who has destroyed many of peoples' lives over the years.If any of you readers live on or near deerhill circle in abingdon,Md please contact me and i have proof of what kind of monster you have living near you!My biggest thing i surely wish i could do is translate to one very well to do chinese family whom lives on deerhill circle.These people allow him to take their children to doctors, dentists,school, shopping,,,,,,ect.These chinese people also trust highly in him to make money drops at their bank for them,all of this because they really cannot speak english therefore some of these chores are very hard for them to do.and by the way YES he does live within 1 mile (maybe less) to an elemetary school!!if you live by this area please contact me by leaving a return comment ok?

Posted by Kristina (not registered) on Jul 19, 2008 01:26 AM

I am not a parent, but I am part of my neighborhood watch, as well as a babysitter and daycare provider for many families in the neighborhood. When ever a new sex offender moves into my neighborhood, especially one who was convicted of molesting, raping or kidnapping children, or even child pornography, I hand out flyers at ny neighborhood park as well as to the parents of the children i care for. This ensures everyone is aware and also helps keep dangerous people from working within 1000 feet of schools, which in a lot of cases can be a violation of their parol.

Posted by Oldtimer on Jul 19, 2008 08:43 AM

I would think "community notification" is the responsibility of the local police?? Some states require it , some don't. I only question I have, is it making it difficult for the offender to live peacefully in the community (which statistically lowers odds of re offending) while at the same time giving a false sense of security to the parents and children. It is the offenders that haven't been caught , that people need to be wary of in my opinion. Why not push to stop unlicensed day care centers, where abuse often happens due to the lack of supervision?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 24, 2008 04:47 PM

I am a lifeguard and an assistant manager at a membership pool and I heard a rumor from one of my co-workers that a member of our pool was a registered sex offender for child pornography. I checked to make sure and there they were. Since I have a duty to keep the patrons at my pool safe, including all the children, I am giving the information to the president of our board of directors to see if this member just needs to have an eye kept on them or if they need to be removed from the pool for a certain amount of time. I don't know all the details, so I am turning the knowledge over to someone who can check it out with our county police officials to see if anything needs to be done. However, they will still be treated as a respected member of the pool. All my other co-workers and the other manager know about this member, but I will keep what I have done secret, unless our board president sees fit to share whatever information he learns from the police. I will also leave it to our preident to determine whether the other members of the pool should be notified, however I think this should be done privately because I don't want the other members harassing the family of that member. It seems the member was convicted last year in october. If any harm came to a child inflicted by this member, and I never did anything with the knowledge I have recently learned, it would be the same as hurting the child myself.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jul 26, 2008 02:48 PM

I had to plea to a 4th degree just to get out of jail. I'm innocent ,but as long as I said so they kept making me go back to jail. if I said guilty then I could go. I had already been in 4 mos. and they put me on the list before I even went to court.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 26, 2008 02:49 PM

all a girl has to do is accuse you and youre guilty

Posted by to 7/24/08 (not registered) on Jul 27, 2008 07:11 AM

I understand were you would be cocerned. There are guidelines for some sex offenders such as no contact with children, if this need be required.If this is not required the member is doing nothing wrong at all.This is a good example of why I think the sex offender registry is a knee jerk,feel good,poorly designed reaction to a what could be a good tool for possibly protecting children. Putting low risk offenders on sex offenders list takes away from the affectivness of what may be a good idea. I don't know why they do not educate the public on the difference between different kind of sex offenders. I have noticed most people think if you are on the sex offender registry at all you are automaticaly a child molester no matter what your charge may really be. In Maryland if the person is in offender catagorey the person is the lowest risk catagorey. In maryland they have sexual violent predator, sexual violent offender,child sexual offender and offender. These are the four catagorey's.

Posted by anon (not registered) on Jul 31, 2008 10:34 PM

Does anyone know if convicted 4th degree sexual offenders have to register in Delaware or Washington, D.C.?

Posted by anon (not registered) on Sep 05, 2008 09:58 PM

Please contact the ACLU of MD if you are being instructed by parole and probation to post no candy signs ect. this Halloween and you do not! have the no contact order with children. I'm fighting this and have contacted ACLU of MD there number is 410-889-8555

Posted by Carol (not registered) on Sep 20, 2008 11:14 AM

It sickens me to see sex offenders complaining that they can't give candy to kids on Halloween, or that they are innocently persecuted by having their name on a list of guilty predators. Spare me, please. You had your chance to disprove it in court. If it breaks your heart that you can't give candy to kids, take the money you would have spent on it and give it to a good charity, maybe one that provides services for victims of sexual abuse.

Posted by anon (not registered) on Sep 23, 2008 05:44 PM

Well Carol your comment is the perfect example of why there should not be a sex offender registry or Hallween restristions at all because you must have assumed that I'm a child molester or monster. I have a midamenor charge and have never touched a child. If you reed my comment you would know I have a problem with parole and probation putting limits on offenders who don't have restrictions and DO NOT HAVE the no contact order with children. Thanks for proving my point that all the hysteria and false information about sex offenders only fuels the hatred towards sex offenders who ARE trying to move on with there lives and be productive citizens

Posted by anon (not registered) on Sep 29, 2008 08:12 PM

I have a misdemeanor sex charge, I have no restrictions and I DO NOT HAVE the no contact order with children. I'm being instructed to put up no candy sign and told not to participate in Halloween by parole and probation. I believe this is a violation of my civil rights number one. If I was Wiccan (who does not worship the devil by the way) which I am not, but if I was would be violation of freedom of religion number two. Three, this is adding additional punishment which is not allowed by law. Parole and probation get away with it so far by saying this is there policy. All that this Halloween restrictions does is stir the pot and fuel the hatred towards the sex offenders who are trying to move on with there life and be a productive citizen.

Posted by Oldtimer on Sep 30, 2008 11:16 AM

Can you go to the movies or something and not put a sign out that stigmatizes you? If so, do that as a compromise. You may want to ask your attorney about this.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 01, 2008 11:53 AM

what the fudge

Posted by anon (not registered) on Oct 18, 2008 11:42 AM

If parole and probation think that what they are doing is right, then why are they not telling the press the whole story about the Halloween restrictions they are putting on sex offenders.Parole and probation say they give the no candy signs to violent and child sex offenders, when in fact they are making non violent and offenders and offenders in the offender catagory who are not child sex offeders put up the sign as well.

Posted by Belinda (not registered) on Oct 19, 2008 12:34 AM

Ty for ACLU info, anon. I am the mom of a RSO. He is on it due to being 4 years older than someone under age 14. My son also does not have a "no contact with children" order. I still have the notice that was mailed to him which included a printed out sheet saying "SORRY NO CANDY" that he was told to put on his door, stay home and turn off all his lights LOL. TO OLDTIMER: they can't go to the movies. They are on curfew on halloween and must sit in their houses with all the lights off. Too bad if you have a night job, I guess. And if it gives the hysterical people out there confidence to think their children are safe because all the RSO's are sitting at home in the dark, think again! If they want your kid, they aint gonna snatch it inside a well lit house with other kids watching LOL...use your common sense. TO CAROL: I agree with "anon" that your comment is a perfect example of the complete failure of the sex offender registry and halloween restrictions. The facts are that about 95% of RSO's never re-offend. Many are innocently persecuted. My son feels that his life is ruined by being on this ridiculous list. So spare me, please. You sound "holier than thou". And many never had a chance to "disprove it in court". MANY take plea bargains, like my son did. Some do plea guilty, like for peeing behind a bush after a long night of drinking and they are on the "list". Politicians and police KNOW the system is a complete failure and are destroying lives of not only people on the list but their families. Including children of RSO's who are taunted, run out of their homes, have bullets shot through their windows, signs put up in their yard etc. And these poor little kids can't ever give out halloween candy, go trick or treating with their parent etc. because their parent is on the "LIST". The politicians won't speak up because they know that it would be going against the "popular" thing to do so. They do not want to risk losing the votes of the hysterical people!

Posted by anon (not registered) on Nov 13, 2008 05:36 PM

Please listen carfully ,if you have a pending sex charge, only use a lawyer who does sex cases for a living ,and if you decide to take a plea make sure you know what exactly the conditions are that come with the plea. Being on the sex offender registry has basicaly ruined my life and i'm only on for ten years. My name is destroyed and i'll never get that back. Take this advice and tell everybody this information pass it on. I wish I could take my plea back and I should have went to trial. Being on the sex offender list is no joke. And parole and probation make up new (POLICIES), as they call them ,as you go along through your probation. Between parole and probation and the sex offender registry unit there at my house about twice a month and I only have a misdameanor,you will never live in peace trust me

Posted by anon (not registered) on Nov 14, 2008 07:25 PM

were is my comment?

Posted by Oldtimer on Nov 16, 2008 11:30 AM

to where is my comment: if I understand, correctly, if you register your comment will appear immediately. Unregistered folks have their comments screened before posting.

Posted by yoyo (not registered) on Nov 19, 2008 11:46 AM

I just think all those freaks should be locked up and throw the key away so they should never be out, a sex ofender will be always a sex ofender so Boo BYE!!!! They are the scum of the world!!! We don't want our children near by them and to all of the people that don't have children and give their opinions in favor of these sickos; please just pray that never happens to you all any of your dear relatives because then you'll be in our side.

Posted by BUBBLES (not registered) on Nov 21, 2008 08:12 AM

THERE WAS GUYS WHO ASKED ME TO GET IN THEIR CAR BUT I SAID NO BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT THEY WAS GOING TO DO AND I DID NOT LIKE THE BEST THING TO DO WOULD BE JUST GO HOME AND TELL YOUR PARENTS

Posted by anon (not registered) on Dec 11, 2008 05:53 PM

Please listen carfully ,if you have a pending sex charge, only use a lawyer who does sex cases for a living ,and if you decide to take a plea make sure you know what exactly the conditions are that come with the plea. Being on the sex offender registry has basicaly ruined my life and i'm only on for ten years. My name is destroyed and i'll never get that back. Take this advice and tell everybody this information pass it on. I wish I could take my plea back and I should have went to trial. Being on the sex offender list is no joke. And parole and probation make up new (POLICIES), as they call them ,as you go along through your probation. Between parole and probation and the sex offender registry unit there at my house about twice a month and I only have a misdameanor,you will never live in peace trust me

Posted by Jamison (not registered) on Dec 17, 2008 11:51 AM

Some of you people need to understand that not all persons who get placed on the sex offender registry are flaming sexual predators or a danger to the community.

I'm not going to try and defend their violations of the statutes as written, but every individual case has its own distinct circumstances that the courts do not consider when condemning someone to a life of ruin for an act that was not performed with forethought or malice. Some are committed in a heat of passion by young persons who should know better but are overwhelmed by their emotions and desires.

My son is one of these people. He became involved in an incident with a girl next door in which the only crime committed was a violation of the age of consent laws. The girl was not quite old enough (15) and he was 19. In the eyes of the law, where everything is equal and he was supposed to have known better, he should have resisted the seductiveness of this girl. She had been completely infatuated with him for about two years and had been virtually throwing herself at him for several months.

Those who enforce the law didn't consider the fact that my son has suffered from attention deficit disorder all of his life, which in many cases affects the maturity of an individual. He was the sort that just didn’t consider the serious repercussions and never really understood that there were laws prohibiting this type of behavior with regard to age differences, aside from keeping the act a secret from their parents. He was no more mature than a 15 year old boy at the time.

My son is not a sexual predator and it's likely there are many others on these watch lists that aren't either.

This is a situation where the punishment is a greater crime than the actual crime itself.



P.S. For some who may take issue with me. I did not raise my son. The court awarded my wife custody at our divorce. She knew he was seeing this girl and did nothing to inform him there were laws that even forbade them from dating.

Posted by anon (not registered) on Dec 27, 2008 04:54 PM

Please listen carfully ,if you have a pending sex charge, only use a lawyer who does sex cases for a living ,and if you decide to take a plea make sure you know what exactly the conditions are that come with the plea. Being on the sex offender registry has basicaly ruined my life and i'm only on for ten years. My name is destroyed and i'll never get that back. Take this advice and tell everybody this information pass it on. I wish I could take my plea back and I should have went to trial. Being on the sex offender list is no joke. And parole and probation make up new (POLICIES), as they call them ,as you go along through your probation. Between parole and probation and the sex offender registry unit there at my house about twice a month and I only have a misdameanor,you will never live in peace trust me

Posted by anon (not registered) on Jan 04, 2009 08:58 PM

How much longer will people pretend that the sex offender registry, the way it is currently set up, is a good thing? Putting all sex offenders on the list takes away from the affectivness of what it is intended to do.The way it is currently designed punishes the family of the offender not just the offender.The way it is set up now pretty much makes it inpossible for a offender to intergrate back into society.The sad thing is the people who make these laws already know they don't work.

Posted by Oldtimer on Jan 05, 2009 09:11 PM

jan4 anon: Hence the concept "Drag net". Everyone is captured in the net instead of just the dangerous ones. I think this may be done to create larger numbers to acquire larger funding and DOJ grants $$$. Professionals in this subject have told me that what is happening, however, is that children being molested are not reporting the incidents because they don't want their father or mother to appear on the internet registry. This punishes the child twice when they then get ridiculed at school. (IMHO)

Posted by anon (not registered) on Jan 26, 2009 04:57 PM

How much longer will people pretend that the sex offender registry, the way it is currently set up, is a good thing? Putting all sex offenders on the list takes away from the affectivness of what it is intended to do.The way it is currently designed punishes the family of the offender not just the offender.The way it is set up now pretty much makes it inpossible for a offender to intergrate back into society.The sad thing is the people who make these laws already know they don't work.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 04, 2009 07:05 PM

SEX OFFENDERS ARE HUMAN JUST LIKE US BUT THEY SHOULD NOT BE NEAR CHILDERN THEY HAVE HURT OR OTHER PEOPLE ..WHY DO SOME JUST SPEND 6 MONTHS IN JAIL AND SET FREE? I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE TO POST LETTERS ON DOORS LETTING OTHERS KNOW THEY ARE SEX OFFENDERS..IN COLORADO ITS A LAW WHY NOT HERE? I KNOW SOMEONE WHO MADEA HANDICAP LITTLE GIRL GIVE HIM ORAL SEX AND HE ONLY GOT 6 MONTHS IN JAIL...TELL ME HOW THIS IS FAIR

Posted by anon (not registered) on Feb 16, 2009 05:48 PM

How much longer will people pretend that the sex offender registry, the way it is currently set up, is a good thing? Putting all sex offenders on the list takes away from the affectivness of what it is intended to do.The way it is currently designed punishes the family of the offender not just the offender.The way it is set up now pretty much makes it inpossible for a offender to intergrate back into society.The sad thing is the people who make these laws already know they don't work.

Posted by concerned (not registered) on Mar 10, 2009 03:14 PM

The registry is not desiged effectively. The people on there are not categorized properly. Yes I agree that dangerous predetors should be on the list and we should be made aware of them. However, I dont beleive that someone who has a misdemenor or has a small charge for a youthful mistake should be branded a demon.

My boyfriend has to register. It was a stupid youthful mistake that he made and he took a plea deal because the crappy public defender they gave him lied to him. Anyway, he is now on the registry. We have children. We are constantly hounded, we have received threatening harassing letters in the mail that the police will do nothing about, someone has sent letters to my landlord, they have called animal control and lied about my dog they have called child protective services trying to have my children taken away... AND HE'S THE BAD GUY HUH!!!! It's ridiculous, he cant work, no one wants to hire him. He cant see our children's school plays, he'll be arrested. It's not fair. If the registry could reflect the truth about the situation or at least grade the offenders properly even if it were based on something as small as likely hood to re-offend. That may help, but the way it is now...Bull.



Oh, and for all of you that think you are so much better than these "sex offenders" you better hope you never piss off some kid! Your ass will be on this list as quick as you can say i'm innocent.



Dont belevie me.. ask yourself this...



If a little girl gets on the stand and says...he touched me



And you get on the stand and say...no i didnt



Who do you think the jury will beleive? Who do you think you would beleive at this point if you were on the jury?



Yeah, thought so.



Dont think it's that easy? Guess again.



And finally, my last comment will be this. If sex offenders have a registry, why dont people who murder children? Or people who sell drugs to them? or people who beat them up for that matter? Arent they ALL A DANGER TO OUR CHILDREN...



Nothing is going to take away from the fact that you as a parent have to protect your child.



The registry continues to punish those who have served their time. The punishment does not fit the crime. My boyfriend wishes he could have just taken the 8 years in jail he was facing. Had he the opportunity to go back and do it again. He wouldnt think twice.



Hope it never happens to anyone you know.

Posted by Gwen (not registered) on Mar 31, 2009 06:14 PM

I definitely agree that sex offenders should be handled and watched. However, I have a step-son who is on this list. When he was 23 (he is 30 now) he went to a party and met a girl. They had consentual sex. It turned out that she was only 15. The only reason it amounted to anything is because she got pregnant. We have a wonderful grandson from all of this. My stepson did not force anyone to have sex, nor did he molest a child. This was a one time thing. Yes, he should have asked for ID, but he is NOT a criminal. He has such a hard time getting a job and a place to live. Not to mention the stigma of having such a title. We really need to make details available to properly classify offenders!

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 13, 2009 02:48 PM

I think Maryland should not be so liberal and just put to death any rapist or child sex offender, then we wouldn't need this site. I do enjoy the ones who say what they have done isn't as bad as some of the rest, or try to say we are all offenders. I willl say as a father, if anyone mistreated my children, I would devote my life to the responsible's demise

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 21, 2009 11:20 AM

As a registered sex offender, I am outraged at the system, and what I have to do to stay afloat. When I last went to the County Police to re-register, I was asked for all my internet acess meaning, all of my e-mail addresses, and if I was a member to myspace or facebook. I was outraged about that alone, since my "charges" weren't internet based. The media blows everything apart, take notice to this, in the newspaper, Take notice to how all sexually based stories are on the front page. And to let everyone know, it took me about 18 months to accept the idea that I had to register, In the meantime, I drowned my pain in drugs and alcohol. But now, I am married with 3 step kids, and my step kids love me to death, And if anyone wants to know my story, let me know, I will be more than happy to tell you,

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Apr 25, 2009 02:53 AM

i my self have been a victim of a victim they say history repeats its self and yes it does my dad was abused and he became an abuser his self.now that im older i see it is an illness and no matter how hard you try to stop it u cant with out mental help.im glad their is a list but their are people out their that are like that just not cought.trust no one,and not one on one,adults with children or if u do have a way to keep an indirect eye on them(camras are grate )people some time are to shy or imbaraced to meet people or get out they find them selfs alone and one thing turns to another or will sale pics of children for the love of money.your child is a jewl would you let any one hold it?their are some petty things of offenders or that has made them an offender and i belive people should get more detale of their crim becase parents some timeslet their daughters date older guys and let one thing go wrong and it turned to rape or messing with a minor u get the point .those that have gotten help say they still are ill but they donot let them selfs be put in a cituation.their are also people that have been abused as a child they have urges and do not know how to dill with that over powering filling sexual urges and parents downt relize it an then they start looking for away to fulfill that filling others start to cut them selfs becase they fill durty even thow they done nothing wrong and it takes time to trust again

the world was once fluded be case of sodom i belive the world is almost their again so i pray for all that is lost find him.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Apr 25, 2009 02:40 PM

i think all sex offenders should register for life. just because you spend a little time in jail doesn't even begin to pay for what they did. the victims pay for the rest of their lives so why shouldn't the criminals do the same. everyone of you preditors make me sick. you say it's not fair that yo have to register for the rest of your lives' BOOHOO... think about your victims first........

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 06, 2009 06:09 PM

a sex offender befriended my grandchild, he supplied him with "weed". My grandchild went into a drug rehap and completed 90 days of other treatments. He was contacted by this sex offener again via myspace. He was given "weed", when he tested positive...my grandchild was arrested indifinet...but the sex offender is still looking......which child will he or she be next? Beware of local coffee houses............

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 07, 2009 03:18 PM

so my dad is a sex offender and he has changed since then.. people bother me about it and i reallly dont like it. when we talk about them in school i get extremely upset and cry. so please understand that some people have changed and not to offend anyone whos related to sex offenders.

Posted by Shannon (not registered) on May 08, 2009 05:34 AM

What about the professionals in maryland who pass their daughters around? Just because they're thirteen or so and look like 18 gets a whole different aspect of right or wrong. I've known a few and when they are caught they are given a whole different way out. Like a trip to Charles Town Race Center.

Posted by anonymouse (not registered) on May 11, 2009 08:11 PM

The sex offender list will countinue to exist how it is currently set up until like the three strike law it starts to affect the people who make up these ridiculous laws and more and more citizens families see how these laws affect there families. 4th degree sex offenders having to register give me a brake. The whole thing is a joke and gives people a false sense of security.The registry also pretty much gives the offender no chance to intergrate back into society. Nobody will hire you. Nobody will rent you an apartment. Then your probation officer will violate you. Wait till Haloween comes around again this year and the probation officers come to your house and the sex offender registry unit will also come to your house. If your lucky enough to have a place to stay that is. Two years in a row the probation people get on the news and tell the public that child sex offenders and violent offenders will post no candy signs. What they won't tell you is that they make non child sex offenders and non violent offenders post the no candy as well. I'm in neither catagory and have 4th degree sex charge and they make me post the no candy sign. I contacted the local news media and they did basicaly nothing.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 28, 2009 01:08 PM

uqh this is so scary to know that these people actually mlive in neighborhoods near by im so qlad this site is here.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jun 10, 2009 01:54 AM

My 15 year old sister is having sexual relations with an 18 year old boy. Could my parents press charges?

Posted by anon (not registered) on Jun 13, 2009 09:37 PM

The sex offender list will countinue to exist how it is currently set up until like the three strike law it starts to affect the people who make up these ridiculous laws and more and more citizens families see how these laws affect there families. 4th degree sex offenders having to register give me a brake. The whole thing is a joke and gives people a false sense of security.The registry also pretty much gives the offender no chance to intergrate back into society. Nobody will hire you. Nobody will rent you an apartment. Then your probation officer will violate you. Wait till Haloween comes around again this year and the probation officers come to your house and the sex offender registry unit will also come to your house. If your lucky enough to have a place to stay that is. Two years in a row the probation people get on the news and tell the public that child sex offenders and violent offenders will post no candy signs. What they won't tell you is that they make non child sex offenders and non violent offenders post the no candy as well. I'm in neither catagory and have 4th degree sex charge and they make me post the no candy sign. I contacted the local news media and they did basicaly nothing.

Posted by things happen (not registered) on Jul 01, 2009 10:41 AM

I used to stand on the bus stop very early to go to work. It never would fail, every morning a car or van would ride pass, stop and back up fast to where I was standing. If it wasn't for quick thinking and running across the street to the gas/quickie mart I wouldn't be here. This has happened more then once and danger does surround us every day.

Posted by anon (not registered) on Jul 01, 2009 06:06 PM

The sex offender list will countinue to exist how it is currently set up until like the three strike law it starts to affect the people who make up these ridiculous laws and more and more citizens families see how these laws affect there families. 4th degree sex offenders having to register give me a brake. The whole thing is a joke and gives people a false sense of security.The registry also pretty much gives the offender no chance to intergrate back into society. Nobody will hire you. Nobody will rent you an apartment. Then your probation officer will violate you. Wait till Haloween comes around again this year and the probation officers come to your house and the sex offender registry unit will also come to your house. If your lucky enough to have a place to stay that is. Two years in a row the probation people get on the news and tell the public that child sex offenders and violent offenders will post no candy signs. What they won't tell you is that they make non child sex offenders and non violent offenders post the no candy as well. I'm in neither catagory and have 4th degree sex charge and they make me post the no candy sign. I contacted the local news media and they did basicaly nothing.

Posted by Mom` (not registered) on Aug 01, 2009 12:20 PM

I'm the mother of a young man who although serving time for a sex offense is by no means a threat to anyone. He used poor judgement even though is was a consensual relationship. What we have learned through all of this is that there is no consistency within the justice system. What my son is serving time for would have gone unpunished and unnoticed if it had occurred in a different state/county. The whole situation is ludicrous. To those of you who feel that any sex offense deserves prison time and registration needs to do some research. Child molesters and violent rapists should indeed be punished severely by society but all "sex crimes" are not the same. I pray that those of you with tunnel vision never ever have to live through what my family is enduring. You would be shocked and in total disbelief if you heard our story. It is truly stranger than fiction that things such as what has happened to my son can ultimately destroy his entire life. The "victim" was by no means a child at two months shy of 18 and she knew exactly what she was doing and was in no way coerced into the relationship. In fact it was an honest to goodness relationship and by her own words has said as much. The "victims" side of the story was deemed irrelevant.
I am sick over the whole situation but powerless to fight the system. Fifty thousand dollars later we are grateful that he will not have to register.

Posted by ray (not registered) on Aug 22, 2009 10:32 AM

They should put people like that under the jail...

Posted by anon (not registered) on Aug 25, 2009 05:44 PM

The sex offender list will countinue to exist how it is currently set up until like the three strike law it starts to affect the people who make up these ridiculous laws and more and more citizens families see how these laws affect there families. 4th degree sex offenders having to register give me a brake. The whole thing is a joke and gives people a false sense of security.The registry also pretty much gives the offender no chance to intergrate back into society. Nobody will hire you. Nobody will rent you an apartment. Then your probation officer will violate you. Wait till Haloween comes around again this year and the probation officers come to your house and the sex offender registry unit will also come to your house. If your lucky enough to have a place to stay that is. Two years in a row the probation people get on the news and tell the public that child sex offenders and violent offenders will post no candy signs. What they won't tell you is that they make non child sex offenders and non violent offenders post the no candy as well. I'm in neither catagory and have 4th degree sex charge and they make me post the no candy sign. I contacted the local news media and they did basicaly nothing.

Posted by Daniel (not registered) on Sep 07, 2009 06:51 PM

How do I find out the residency restrictions for offenders in MD? We just found out here is a registered sex offender directly across the street from me. (He lives with a grown woman, a 17 y.o. female, an 11 y.o. female, and an 8 y.o. boy!!!) Troubling, at the VERY least. Any information is appreciated.

Posted by anon (not registered) on Sep 18, 2009 02:44 PM

What catagory is he in, it depends on what or if he has any restristions. Even if he has restictions most times it does not apply to your family you live with. Parole and Probation will make sure of that before he is allowed in the house. He most likley has more to worry about you than you of him. Keep up the good work Daniel. Daniels comment is perfect example of why the public can't handle a public registry.

Posted by Concerned (not registered) on Sep 24, 2009 01:58 PM

How does one find information or report information. There is a Sex offender who is on the registry living in a home with a child. Is that allowed? Also the home is listed as a single Family home But the sex offender lists that he lives in a apt in that home. There are no legal apts in the home according to the records of the property i think this was done so that he could live with the girl friend and the child. Sadly I have no more proof of that but can it at least be checked into?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 28, 2009 07:43 PM

Dear Concerned. Is the offender on probation/parole. Is this his child? Just because you are a sex offender it does not mean you can't be around children. The whole apartment thing can be a room in the back that he rents ,that has a private entrance. Is there a separate house outback? A garage maybe thats being used as a residence. Once you are off supervision you can be around any child you want its not against the law. If thats the case every sex offender that goes to work, school, supermarket, retail store would be in jail.

Posted by jim (not registered) on Oct 11, 2009 12:01 AM

What about a person who was charged with a crime of raping his 9yr old niece when he was 17yrs old and wasn't around to even commit the crime yet charged twice for the same crime and put in prison for 9 years before he proved he was innocent, yet cant get it off his record so he is still labeled a sex offender, then neighbors finds out and starts telling everyone, what is wrong with that picture? Is that unfair, an innocent man accused of something he never done with no evidence other than heresay, and prosecuted two years after that heresay,i had to fight myself to even get out of prison and it took me 9 years, now 30 yrs old, and i'm still screwed, even after being out of prison 4 years not committing a crime,everyone has a limit guilty or not, are they pushing innocent people to commit crimes, or just become depressed people who shiver in a corner and die a messed up death. There is no help in site the government is totally f'd up.

Posted by anon (not registered) on Oct 15, 2009 06:32 PM

The sex offender list will countinue to exist how it is currently set up until like the three strike law it starts to affect the people who make up these ridiculous laws and more and more citizens families see how these laws affect there families. 4th degree sex offenders having to register give me a brake. The whole thing is a joke and gives people a false sense of security.The registry also pretty much gives the offender no chance to intergrate back into society. Nobody will hire you. Nobody will rent you an apartment. Then your probation officer will violate you. Wait till Haloween comes around again this year and the probation officers come to your house and the sex offender registry unit will also come to your house. If your lucky enough to have a place to stay that is. Two years in a row the probation people get on the news and tell the public that child sex offenders and violent offenders will post no candy signs. What they won't tell you is that they make non child sex offenders and non violent offenders post the no candy as well. I'm in neither catagory and have 4th degree sex charge and they make me post the no candy sign. I contacted the local news media and they did basicaly nothing.


Posted by anon (not registered) on Oct 26, 2009 06:21 PM

Please listen carfully, if you have a pending sex charge, only use a lawyer who does sex cases for a living, and if you decide to take a plea make sure you know what exactly the conditions are that come with the plea. Being on the sex offender registry has basicaly ruined my life and i'm only on for ten years. My name is destroyed and i'll never get that back. Take this advice and tell everybody this information pass it on. I wish I could take my plea back and I should have went to trial. Being on the sex offender list is no joke. And parole and probation make up new (POLICIES), as they call them, as you go along through your probation. Between parole and probation and the sex offender registry unit there at my house about twice a month and I only have a misdameanor, you will never live in peace trust me.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 25, 2010 07:34 AM

What exactly is a lower risk sex offender? If you are on this site registred you deserve to be here, there is no middle ground for sexual offense.

Posted by Notnaming (not registered) on Aug 15, 2010 04:06 PM

I have to agree with those advocating changes in the registry so that only those who are truly dangerous are publicly listed, such as repeat offenders, rapists, etc.

A friend's son was convicted of a misdemeanor in a state that does not publicly reveal first timers convicted of a misdemeanor. They register but it is not posted on the internet. However, he lives and works in a state, Maryland, that apparently posts everyone and it will be that way for ten years even though he only had a few months probation.

His crime, talking with a minor (actually an undercover officer) in an ADULT only chatroom about sex. The officer claimed to be a sexually active teenager, fifteen and a half years old and wanting advice. When "she" moved the conversation to the 'can you come meet me' stage, he ended their thread and actually told her the idea was disgusting.

The law in that state prohibits such conversations on the internet if the person is five or more years older than a minor, and for that he was charged and accepted the misdemeanor because he was told it would not be public. Ah, was he wrong and he is viewed by the public just like the guy who kidnaps, rapes, and murders. He also took some psychological profile tests and is not a threat to anyone. The Judge in his case pleaded with the prosecutor to lower the charge to something non-sexual or to drop it, and when he/she declined, he publicly noted his distaste for the law.

There is absolutely nothing to be gained from having him on this list and I'm sure there are many others out there who are also not threats to our communities, except in the sense that they, as members of our communities, will have their livelihood threatened, socially, economically, and possibly even physically. Lastly, I don't want my law enforcement departments wasting time on him when there are real threats walking our streets.

Posted by thnkofmovntoca (not registered) on Aug 23, 2010 06:08 PM

My husband was charged in Colorado for that same thing and now his life and the lives of his son and daughter are now is ruins. To all those who say an SO is an SO. YOU ARE WRONG. I feel that the judical system is doing to the internet and sex crimes what Regan did to the WAR ON DRUGS. When you cast a wide net you catch alot of other victims. I think the whole system needs to be changed but I agree it wont change until someones high profile son/daughter get charged and set with a 20,000 or no bond. And have their lives ruined not to mention under the microscope.

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