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Published: September 06, 2012 | | 195413 clicks | 152 comments
The Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification, and Tracking Act of 2004 was established in T.C.A. 40-39-201 et. seq. and became effective August 1, 2004.
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Posted by Concerned (not registered) on Sep 11, 2006 07:42 PM

I would like to know, why Tennessee does not show all registered sexual offenders on this internet site and says "no records found?" They only show offenders after 1996 so we understand...



My wife was vicimized by an uncle over 20 years ago who went to jail for molesting his own two daughters then and was divorced by his then wife; then he got out years ahead of time for "good behavior" and now we find he was arrested in the last few months and bailed because he didn't report a new address where he lives.



He owns a trucking company in Knoxville and travels all over the country which we do not understand how as we thought he was restricted to in-state travel only...?



How can this be? When we contact the authorities, they tell us prior to 1995 all records are sealed which makes no sense to us, as this man is registsred and a predator and is not showing up on this site. His name is Wilbur Eugene G* of Knoxville, TN region. His picture was shown in the Knoxville Newspapers a few months ago as being arersted and being a sexual predator, yet he is out and walks the streeets and owns a trucking delivery business and holds two separate addresses we know of- One address is what he uses which is his mother's home where he rarely stays unless he ahs to make a show for the ocurts, etc., and the second address is a home on 5 acres he bought a few yerars ago where we know he has certain mail and such delivered to so it does not show up at his mother's address...



I am so sick about this that it is ruinign my marriage and my wife has been in counseling and other such things trying to deal with deep wounds caused by what he did to her all those years ago...

Posted by Dawn (not registered) on Feb 17, 2007 08:02 PM

I have 4 children and i was thinking of moving to tennessee but there are so many sex offenders they all should be in prison!! i think i might have changed my mind after i seen this sight ..

Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Feb 18, 2007 01:22 PM

I DON'T THINK ANY OFFENDER SHOULD BE LISTED ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY WITHOUT A PICTURE SO NEARBY NEIGHBORS KNOW EXACTLY WHO THE OFFENDERS ARE BY NAME AND FACE AS THESE OFFENDERS ARE ALWAYS A POTENTIAL THREAT TO NEIGHBORS WITH CHILDREN. THROUGH MY INVESTIGATIONS AND NEWS REPORTS SEX OFFENDERS NEVER OFFEND JUST ONE TIME!!!!

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 23, 2007 03:10 PM

Why wasn't Shawn H* extradited from Washington? He gave a false address in court- He was found on MySpace reported to the authorites, arrested and then set free in the state of washington??? The DA in Clarksville apparenlty didn't think is was important! Why do we even have this registry if it's not being supported and the laws upheld?

Posted by VR Consultant (not registered) on Apr 26, 2007 09:50 AM

I have been asigned the task to vocationally rehabilitate a person that is a registered sex offender in the State of TN.



What are the employment laws that speak to obtaining employment and maintaining employment for TN sex offenders?

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 17, 2007 08:40 AM

With MySpace in the news concerning sex offenders and refusing to turn over information about those offenders who are registered on MySpace, how many children will be preyed upon before they comply with the requests of the 8 state attorney generals asking for that information. Tennessee is not one of those states. I located (3 days ago) 3 registered sex offenders in my county on the Tennessee database who had MySpace accounts, sent that info to MySpace, and they still have not been removed from their website. So much for MySpace saying that they immediately remove any registered offenders that they find through their "own" database checks. About the only way to get any cooperation from MySpace is for concerned citizens to protest to the sponsors of MySpace and when those sponsors start losing customers and pull their sponsorship maybe then MySpace officials will get off of their collective rear ends and understand that protecting children from predators takes precidence over their so called privacy policy protecting those predators information. It will still be a problem since the predators that have been removed from their website can still create another name and change thier information(location, age, etc) . I guess the only effective solution is shutting down MySpace all together and eliminating the threat of kids being preyed upon but parents must also monitor their childrens computer use of all websites with chatrooms and message boards.

Posted by Hexgirl on May 30, 2007 10:23 PM

No matter where you live, there will be Sex Offenders everywhere until the State starts makeing harsher Laws for them, and stop wipeing alot of the cases under the rug. To try to make you feel better my Uncle lives in Tenn.. and loves it, he is a single father of a 7 year old little boy, and wants to raise him there for the rest of his life, (He just moved there too) Tammy (HEXGIRL)

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jun 06, 2007 10:15 PM

I think it would be more resourceful and helpful for all parents to keep a check on these sex offenders, if all pictures was posted. The Kentucky State Sex Offender Registery posts all of there pictures that are available. Tennessee's should be the same way, I feel this is "very" important. I am a mother of 4 children and they are my #1 priority. Hope you could start posting these pictures very soon!

Posted by Oldtimer on Jun 07, 2007 08:39 AM

As long as you realize that most offenders are close to or in the family of the victim. Don't be fooled by the registry. It does not stop sexual offenses from happening. Almost ALL of the cases reported last year in my state, were sexual acts committed by people NOTY on the registry. Be sure you are not spending your time looking in the wrong direction. I am beginning to think much of this hype is about people who were molested by family members and they did not report them. Now individual guilt (IMHO) allows the registry to redirect their anger at others.

Posted by Hexgirl on Jun 09, 2007 10:22 PM

The reg. is nice for parents, but the way this world is you have to be carefull of people not on the reg... as well unf. in your own familys. I know that sounds crazy to some people but it is the truth. You try to protect

your children from people on the reg.. if they live near you, as well as strangers, but you also have to always keep in the back of your mind a family member can abuse your child just as a stranger, or someone on the reg.. Tammy (Hexgirl)

Posted by Hexgirl on Jun 09, 2007 10:25 PM

Adding ,I did what I could to protect my children and never for once thought a family member would ever hurt my children, but unf... one did, and is now in prision, and I was one who thought that ws something that never could happen esp.. by a member of my family. So be carefull. Tammy (Hexgirl)

Posted by Hexgirl on Jun 09, 2007 10:27 PM

Adding ,I did what I could to protect my children and never for once thought a family member would ever hurt my children, but unf... one did, and is now in prision, and I was one who thought that was something that could never could happen esp.. by a member of my family. So be carefull. Tammy (Hexgirl) Soory it is on twice, I spelled, and messed up on the one above.

Posted by James D. Watkins (not registered) on Jun 10, 2007 07:16 PM

I Would Like To Work Monitoring Sex Offenders In Tenn.Do Tenn. Have A Monitoring Problem?615 896 7981

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 15, 2007 02:33 PM

it is a sex offender that lives on 575 donna dr in clarksville and he always wear black shades and walkes up and down the street and he always watch for little kids and he travel for street to strreet on june 12 2007 he was reported last seen walked up and down on appleton drive by northwest high school and he had on a white shirt and he also has a big belly and he had on a blue jean outfit

Posted by Oldtimer on Jun 17, 2007 08:34 AM

I don't think this internet site is a reporting agency. If or when you see this man approach a child that he shouldn't be in contact with, I suggest you have a talk with the local police.

Posted by myself (not registered) on Jun 18, 2007 11:31 PM

i have a child who was molested, so dont get me wrong. but all these sex offender law changes is wrong and as adults we should be able to see that! this has got to be the most changed law in all of history. did we forget that this is not the only crime that exsist? why not put robbers on the internet, so that a store clerk knows that a robber lives in the area, or a thief on the internet so that we know who to accuse when things in the neighborhood come up missing? or maybe your car would be less likely to be stolen. its getting out of hand, its getting way out of hand.every time 1 particular crime happens, we gain a new law, as if that crime hasnt happened since way before any of us was ever here. this is a big result of a weak minded government. this has to stop!!! no i dont agree with these crimes, but a new law every week i very much disagree with. what if every other week, the driver liscense law changed...this week u could drive...this week u cant.....this week u lose your liscense for no reason at all? not fair? these constantly changing laws are'nt either no matter who you are.

Posted by myself (not registered) on Jun 18, 2007 11:32 PM

i have a child who was molested, so dont get me wrong. but all these sex offender law changes is wrong and as adults we should be able to see that! this has got to be the most changed law in all of history. did we forget that this is not the only crime that exsist? why not put robbers on the internet, so that a store clerk knows that a robber lives in the area, or a thief on the internet so that we know who to accuse when things in the neighborhood come up missing? or maybe your car would be less likely to be stolen. its getting out of hand, its getting way out of hand.every time 1 particular crime happens, we gain a new law, as if that crime hasnt happened since way before any of us was ever here. this is a big result of a weak minded government. this has to stop!!! no i dont agree with these crimes, but a new law every week i very much disagree with. what if every other week, the driver liscense law changed...this week u could drive...this week u cant.....this week u lose your liscense for no reason at all? not fair? these constantly changing laws are'nt either no matter who you are.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jun 30, 2007 12:40 AM

what about people who had sex with a teenage willing partner.they should not be treated the same as a child molster.if everyone who did it got cought or tolded on head there lives ruined in this manner they would be so many the jails wouldnt hold them.how many of you would be going around with anckle braclets on?its gotten so out of hand.

Posted by marie (not registered) on Jun 30, 2007 06:21 PM

why, are all these young girls messing around with these boys, calling and turning them on, and when the young man get turn on and they have agreed to have sex, and then the young girl said that she got rape? what about all of this bad rap put on our young black men. who are innocent because of these loose girls, that want some attendtion. there should be a law against these young girls exposing themselves to the young men. enough of our black men are lock up now, but still if someboby said rape' they grab someone and throw them into jail, and really it's not rape.

Posted by Allison (not registered) on Jul 03, 2007 05:08 PM

why aren't the pictures working on the sex offender site. They were and now they are not. Could someone look into this please?

Posted by dave cates (not registered) on Jul 08, 2007 04:51 PM

i think that non violent sex offenders should not have to reg. people who get a stat. rape charge are not out to get kids they made a bad choice i was 18 when i was charged by 2 mon. the girl was 14 and the perents was fine with it the reg. was made for baby rapers not teenagers who make a mistake

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jul 08, 2007 11:12 PM

I wnt to know how this people can move into a commuity and do drugs and sell drugs and nothing is done. Are they watched or do they have to be drug tested at any time. Just because they did their time for the crime does that give them the right to live close to schools and ball fields.

Posted by disgusted (not registered) on Aug 16, 2007 07:02 PM

all offenders should have to register regardless of the offense.you all are forgetting the majority of these people have pled to much lesser charges due to the DAs ,judges and court systems not informing victims of their rights or options.an attempted aggravated rape in rutherford county can be pled down and settled with mere attempted tresspassing if you're from the right family,the sherriff is good friends with your dad or uncle,the DA tells the victim there's no need to show up to court,oh and the judge's brothers work for the offender's family.we only get to look at the end result not the original charges on the registry.would it be an awful idea to also post the original charges along with the 'settled for" charges?i realize some people on the list are innocent,but is it worth a protecting few people's feelings to risk thousand's safety by picking and choosing which offenses are "bad" enough? regardless of the situation a sex crime is a sex crime and we dserve to know if we're exposing our kids and ourselves to these people.

Posted by Oldtimer on Sep 03, 2007 08:31 PM

sept 03: If he is wanted in another state, all you have to do is notify the authorities, locally. They may want to send him back for court. Look, if no one does anything about it, how do you expect the police to even know? Authorities have no way to know when offenders cross the states borders. sometimes it is the citizen that has to notify local law enforcement.

Posted by Clarksville Mom (not registered) on Sep 06, 2007 01:01 PM

I'm new here and I want to make a comment about sexual offenders. My husband is one and we have two beautiful boys. I lie to you if I dont say that I was shock when I found out what he did, but under his circunstances, we battle with our marriage and we still together. With help of families and friends and Church we live our lifes everyday withput problems. My husband have a Sexual Battery figure for kissing a 14 yr.old student. is very hard to deal with a situation like this but I know and everybody who works with him in sexual treatment (Requirement class by court) have said that he is not a sexual offender with characteristics to reoffend. There should be strong laws for sexual offenders I agree with that, but there's a lot of cases out there of sexual offenders that people dont know there real version of the story. I confident that my husband is not going to reoffend and I'm not saying this because I'm blind, experience and years have show me this. I respect everybodys opinion but I would say every case is different. The state label them as sexual offender but because some of them plead guilty as a bargain. Each case is diference. God Bless you guys!

Posted by Jimmy Smith from Henderson (not registered) on Sep 17, 2007 11:50 PM

This website is a waste of money and space. It is a complete joke and another thing screwed up in this state. Looks like we are ahead of the curve as far as taking care of inmates and criminals and letting everyone else be victims that in return become criminals when they try to stand up and take care of their families because the law won't. Pathetic!

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Sep 25, 2007 11:30 PM

I cannot understand why Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma Tn allows an individual who is a registered sex offender to enter the base to fill vending machines at the base lodge knowing that the individual is a registered sex offender and there are children that are at the lodging staying there with their family members.

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Sep 29, 2007 08:45 PM

It's a witch hunt. My son is registered sexual offender. His is one of those cases that prove how ridiculous the laws are Statistics show that the largest % of persons on this list are not violent offenders or pedophiles. Those that say "we should risk a few people for the sake of the children" are wrong. It is a proven fact that states that have residency restrictions are now rethinking their strategys, due to they are complete failures. If anything, residency restrictions for RSO's are forcing more and more of them underground due to they cannot find decent housing, get kicked off of jobs etc. and the agencys are losing track of the dangerous ones. My son is compliant with everything he is supposed to do. Of my 6 sisters, who among them have about 25 kids and grandkids, not a SINGLE solitary one of them nor their husbands have ANY problem leaving my son alone with their kids. And people who post things like "why is a RSO filling vending machines at our base?". Don't intelligent people realize that if a true perv wants a kid, they don't have to go to their job site to get one? Likewise with residency restrictions. A RSO who lives next door to you is unlikely to snatch your kid. Just like a dog who won't pee in his sleeping quarters, a perv usually goes outside his/her environment to do his/her crime. Iowa saw the consequences of residency restrictions, when non-compliancy soared after putting the laws into effect. They lost track of them. Even politicians know these laws are failures, but admit they cannot speak up or even say it publicly, due to being unpopuler with voters. For those who say "we should not worry about a few in order to protect the children"...well, it is not a "few" that end up hurt. For one thing, the majority of the RSO list is non-violent offenders. The recividism rate among sexual offenders is much lower than most other crimes. We have no lists for murderers, thieves, arsonist etc. I would rather have a RSO living next door to me than an arsonist! A "few" do not get hurt, many get hurt. Neighborhoods chase out RSO's but along with those RSO's are their wives, children. Families get seperated due to the RSO cannot live with his own family due to residency restrictions. People have to give up their homes, move all the time. States and taxpayers are overwhelmed with financial burden of trying to track people that can't be tracked because no one wants to let them live anywhere.

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Sep 29, 2007 08:59 PM

(continued)

And this could be the lady who is on the list because she let her pregnant 15 year old daughters boyfriend, who was 17, move in with them. She was convicted and is on the "list". She lost custody of 3 of her children to foster care, had to give up her home and now lives in poor circumstances due to her "crime". And is forbidden to have contact with her daughter or grandchild. So we should not care about hurting her for the sake of the majority? We have hurt not only her, but her entire family. My son's friend, who was with him the night of his offense (and also convicted), is a father of 2 boys. A good hard working man, takes care of his family. Yet, he is not supposed to put up Halloween or Christmas decorations. He can't take his kids trick or treating. Is he the only one being hurt here for the "good" of the majority? We, as a country, I am afraid, are going to be seeing the effects of these laws, that seem to change every single time a child disappears, in short order. How long until this problem of homelessness, vigilanty, children ostracized because their parent is forbidden from their PTA meeting, posters stuck up in RSO's yards where their children live, rocks thrown into houses (again, where children live) etc until we all wake up from our modern day Witch Hunt?

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Sep 29, 2007 09:00 PM

(continued finally LOL)

Those people that say that EVERY sexual offender should be banned from living here or there, visiting their child at school, etc and etc are not thinking things through. They need to do their homework. My son is a law abiding union carpenter. His fiancee is a mortgage loan processor. Between them, they make a 6 figure income. They drive a brand new Honda Accord. My son has only been out of jail a little over 2 years and accomplished all this since his release. We want to relocate to Florida, however, residency restrictions are keeping him from being able to move with us. We want to leave our area due to high crime, demographics, high rent and schools that I would be horrified for my future grandchildren to attend. Don't get me wrong. I have a strong belief in that the "worse of the worse" should remain in jail for life. However, if we are going to let them go after doing their time, then we gotta let them live somewhere. That is just common sense. I have one son in college in Florida and am torn between leaving my other son and fiancee here where we live to make a better life for myself in order to be close to the other son and help him. It would be best if the 3 of us here could go down there and then we could all be together. They already took my son away for 3 years to prison. Wasn't that enough? I guess not. I guess we will pay for that mistake for the rest of our lives. Those who live in fear of RSO's have less to fear from my son than they do from their uncle, brother or husband. My son would probably kill a person he saw harming a child. But alas, he will live the rest of his young life as a Registered Sexual Offender! Oh, and btw, don't pee behind the bushes LOL. You might end up on the list.

Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Oct 07, 2007 04:29 AM

Hi,my son was charged with statatory rape and it was a crop of s***.His girlfriend was 17 gonna turn 18 in Feb. he was 21 gonna turn 22 in Sept. so they waited till he turned 22 and then they charged him with 4 counts Oct.,Nov.,Dec.,Jan., because she turned 18 in Feb.But get this,he was in jail in Dec.,Jan.,so what did they do let her in the jail?This all happened in 2006-2007.He went to court in Aug.and now he has to register as a sex offender.Him and her are still together.All this has caused so much trama on our family.My son would have been a father in Feb. of 2008 but thanks to all this his girlfriend lost the baby on Aug.25,2007.Tn. has the most screwed up laws I've ever seen.The people they need to worry about are left to walk free and commit a serious crime.

Posted by Me (not registered) on Oct 07, 2007 11:39 AM

If you want to do some good, you will demand that the sexual offenders rated on their offense. a 19 year old dating a 17 year old and charged by the parents for Stat rape should not be listed as a child preditor. A person that exposes themselves should also be listed differently - we have put all offenses in one basket and runing many lives by doing so.

Posted by madashell (not registered) on Oct 10, 2007 09:19 PM

I am sick of all you people! My husband was wrongly accused and now we can't even live together. Our lives are ruined. Most of the people are not even guilty that are accused. It has devistated my son and daughter- all because a girl got pissed that he did not marry her mommy!

Posted by anon (not registered) on Oct 11, 2007 02:38 PM

Why should someone that exposes theirself be listed any differently? People that do this escalate to other crimes, and it is disgusting to have someone do this to you or someone you love/know. They are sex offenders and should be listed as such.

Posted by anonymus (not registered) on Oct 15, 2007 05:22 AM

I want to warn all adult men out there. The is a boy, now probably 10 years old named Dalton Dile who has the very bad habit of asking grown men questions of sexual/anatomical nature. I know ,because the little pervert asked me if I had hair around my genitals, on my butt. He wanted to know if the hair that was sticking up out of the t-shirt I was wearing went all the way down to my genitals. What kind of child asks an adult stranger these kind of questions? I told him to go aks his dad (only to find out his dad is doing time for drug and burglary charges). I found out later, his aunt and mother put him up to asking me. If they wanted to know, they could have asked me themselves. This happened in August of 2006, and I am still shocked evertime I think about it. I think he should be on the sex offender registry.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 22, 2007 12:52 PM

I just want to say that anyone that has been wrongfully accused of this, I pray for them and their families. The DA and DCS really need to investigate further into accusations made. The accusers really have no idea what it does to the families of the people being accused. How could anyone accuse a good upstanding citizen, not only of the town he lives in but also for the Unitede States. A good God fearing christian man has to live with this the rest of his life all because some little girl didn't get her way and wanted some attention shed on her. It really upsets me to know that the DA and his lawyer wanted to be lazy with doing their job, so they offer a plea bargain. What is happening to this country?!?!

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Oct 24, 2007 07:20 PM

I, for one, appreciate the prayers! While our lives are not completely ruined, things are difficult. It is becoming a realistic possibility that my son and his fiance may have to part ways. They cannot afford the rent and while her mother or her brother would welcome them both with open arms to live with them, they cannot. They have told my son they are so sorry, that they think the world of him, but since both babysit for income, they cannot have my son live with them. So sad, since her mom is busy planning their wedding next year!

Posted by Hex on Oct 25, 2007 09:18 AM

I understand teenagers are being accused wrongly for things I am sure most of us did one time or another at that age, and parents need to understand that when they find out, and stop pressing charges on the boys, when in all honesty their daughter did not say no either, what about her? I can understand if she or he is raped, but come on this is getting sick hearing about these judges who keep allowing these parents to do this. If they would pay more attenshone to the real Preditors, and the real Offenders more then they do, maybe things would be diffrent. My son was molested, and he was young, and the person was a family member who was in his middle 20's, and he did not get hafe of what he should have had coming to him, compared to the ones who get punished for having sex at a teenage age. What's wrong with this picture? Hex

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 26, 2007 04:21 PM

ok first of all this isnt the only state with sexual offenders (for all the smart mouthed northerns). Second to the lady that posted that her son

is a ros and her other children trust there kids with him, then bless there

defensless hearts(children). And what exactly do you consider a "true

pervert"? Someone that you see for yourself in the act and not the word of

a child?Now saying that i do think it to be a little harsh that if a teenage boy 18 years old and a teenage girl 17 are caught in the act by daddy or

mommy and bless her heart she screams rape and then the boy is convicted of stautory rape he will then be put on the list and for the rest of his life as an old man it will not say caught in the act with my almost of age girlfriend. he will get his face rubbed in the mud but then there are those sweet old grandpas grandmas who molested, raped whose faces never show up. there is a man in my home town (unicoi) that still isnt there

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Oct 27, 2007 02:52 AM

It is very ignorant to make this a "northern" or "southern'" or black or white, or any other issue. True child predators come in every color and make. The children of my sisters and brother are not "defenseless"...we teach them. A defenseless child is one who is not taught what is right and wrong, who is unable to tell parents honestly if something is wrong etc. I emphasize that not a single one of the parents of my 31 nieces and nephews would EVER hesitate to leave my son with any of their children (and they would be willing to testify to this in court), yet, my son remains on the RSO list. Changes are coming. I give great credit to Georgia for freeing Mr. Wilson and not condemning him to the life that our family is suffering. It is going to take awhile, but changes are coming. It will probably be too late for my son and many others, but this stupid list has to be reduced to the true predators. I challenge you all to ask yourselves if you would prefer to have a law abiding RSO living next door to you or an arsonist? Or perhaps OJ Simpson LOL? They are not on the list, though, so you don't know who is living next door to you, do you??? And, lastly, any man or woman in the United States who has ever peed outside, had sex under the age of 18, performed anal sex (against the law in many places), allowed their underage children to get married or pregnant etc and etc belongs on this list, under current laws. Plain and simple.

Posted by victimizedmyself (not registered) on Oct 29, 2007 10:54 PM

Name changes can get a sex offender off the register. Even those that were sex offenders before 1996, and after change their names and keep doing their crimes. I think a bill is trying to be passed that they cannot keep changing their names. Believe, me, there is plenty of sex offenders that have just done name changes and have several to get off registries.

Posted by Theresa (not registered) on Oct 31, 2007 01:17 PM

Thanks to all that show SEX OFFENDER names with pic's, to those who don't like it you must be a family member or friend of a offender , because if you where the mother or father or family member of a victim ( survivor )Then you may feel diferant , Our whole world has changed It's very hard to trust anyone BECAUSE HE WAS A FAMILY FRIEND , No matter how hard you may think it is for the Offender IT'S SO MUCH HARDER FOR THE VICTIM..

Posted by catsue43 (not registered) on Oct 31, 2007 07:02 PM

ok thinkabout it a willing teen and a adult who should know better just say no after all u are supposed to be a grown-up right??

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Oct 31, 2007 07:32 PM

Theresa, it is a misconception on your part to think that in every case, protesters of this ridiculous law and it's restrictions must be made by family or friends of an RSO. Even the politicians know it is not working. It is also very wrong to think that no matter how hard the life of an RSO is, the "victims" life is worse. A 17 year old boy who has sex with a willing 15 year old suffers much worse from being on this list than that 15 year old ever will. And yes, I am the mother of an RSO. My 32 year old son is engaged to be married, is a Union Carpenter, drives a Honda Accord and duly follows every rule he is required to follow. He spent 3 years in prison. His so-called "victim" is still peddling her wares. She and her crack addicted mother (the girl never wanted to press charges for the consensual oral sex, it was the mother). Nor did the father. Was all the mother. It doesn't really matter. My son is on the list for life and we have to deal with the hardships in creates. I just wish that taxpayers would wake up to the fact that the current laws are NOT WORKING. Much of our dollars are spent keeping track of RSO's, who have the lowest revidicism rate of just about any other crime. The politicians are keeping you hyterical and afraid in order to get your votes. BTW, and I say this all the time, if you had sex at age 18 to someone 17 and 364 days old, you belong on this list. If you had a child at 16 and married the father, the father belongs on the list (under current laws)....doesn't matter if you married him and had 5 more kids. And that father should not be able to put up halloween decorations, take his kids out trick or treating, live near a park, etc and etc. Might even have to move away from you so that you can live alone with the kids....You are guilty of lumping all sexual offenders into one pot. That is what is wrong.

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 31, 2007 08:15 PM

I don't think anyone is condoning the behavior of sexual offenders. I think the argument or disagreement is forcing registration on citizens. Our culture is based on forgiveness and in the criminal system it is said: "Do the crime...do the TIME!" However, these discriminatory laws have people do the time....and more time...that was not part of their original court sentence and put upon them years later. It is the COURT that should dish out the punishment, not the law enforcement agencies that get millions in financial rewards today. BUT...we must remember that the day will come when the Feds stop funding these programs and guess who will pay then! We need this money put into prevention programs and group therapy to stop recidivism...not for leg bracelets for kids! We need money for the victims and their therapy. The new Adam Walsh bill will have children put on the registry for life in some cases. Now THAT is sick. "All are punished" --w. shakespere

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Nov 01, 2007 05:46 PM

Well said, Oldtimer. I am the mother of an RSO and I am just as appalled by true predators as anyone else. It is the discriminatory laws that people are protesting. Even law enforcement officers are complaining that they are wasting their time and taxpayers dollars. The ramifications of the currents laws are devastating to people on the list. Of the over 600,000 individuals on the list, some estimate that up to 95% don't even belong on it and pose no threat to society. My son is among them. We now have very young men and women who find difficulty finding places to live. We have young couples with children who cannot put up holiday decorations or share holidays together. We have fathers forced to move from their homes so that the mother and kids can keep the house and stay together. We are in danger of creating a vigilante state where people forced to where tee shirts declaring themselves a "Registered Sexual Offender" are at risk of violence. As well as homes vandalized due to signs and posters. License plates that carry the label invite violence on the roads. Tax dollars will go more and more to help out the parents who cannot depend on their kids (like me) to help them out in their old age. As well as the children and spouses of RSOs who are no longer able to provide housing or a job to support them. And let us not forget that as this list grows, so does the family and friends of those on the list, who are registered voters. There will come a day when there are enough of us tired of seeing our loved ones chased from every community, forced to live under bridges, denied jobs and their children ostracized while people like Mark Lundsford get away with child porn on their computers! And we will continue to protest and vote. I feel like I live in a modern day Salem and the witch hunt is on!

Posted by Amanda (not registered) on Nov 06, 2007 11:33 PM

What is The State of Tennessee thinking?? ALL sex offenders should be splashed on the front page of the Tennessean and internet!!! They gave all rights when they violated someone else. GET A GRIP TENNESSEE and show some spine.

Posted by Dave (not registered) on Nov 14, 2007 01:42 AM

Well lets see. Having all RSO's splattered all over the newspaper and news is a little prehistoric. If one would consider Amanda, that 1st of all there are more women teachers in the news then men! 2nd of all not all that are on the registery actually violated a victom! Some have been wrongly accused. 3rd what about the fact that reoffenses are about 2%. Granted 2% to much but if you ever had sex under the age of 18 and the person you did it was 18 or older then they should be registered! And in some states even if both are minors then the older can be charged! Lets get a grip not all people deserve to be registered

Posted by Jerry (not registered) on Nov 14, 2007 12:43 PM

Look at it this way people. Sex offenses are created by your irresponsibility

to dress yourself and children appropriately so as to not arouse the common

child molester's sick mind. However, there are men and women on the registry

whom are victim's themselves of lies and police and courts. So before your bring

out your selfrightous judgements, find out what really happened to that person.

Don't just jump on the band wagon. It may be one day that pervert you judge

saves your life.

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Nov 14, 2007 08:29 PM

And to add to Dave's post, it is also a gross mistatement (which I often hear) that "they give up all their rights when they violate another person". We live in America folks. Following that logic, anyone who commits any crime should give up all rights in our country. And I gotta tell you, that would be just about 100% of us LOL. A couple of years ago, I had my car broken into and my radio stolen. Did I feel violated? You betcha! I once had an impatient man ram my car on purpose in a parking lot at a major league football game and push me for about 50 feet because he was in a hurry to get to the stadium. Did I feel violated? Of course. (My husband, who was waiting for me in the stadium took care of that fellow LOL). I know these examples are not equal comparisons to actual bodily violation, I am just saying that in our country, there is NO crime which should strip a person of their constitutional rights. If we are gonna start putting tattoes on RSOs faces or label their license plates, then we headed down a road where shoplifters should have their hands cut off. Ridiculous, I know. Poor parenting is a much worse problem these days than sexual offenses.

Posted by RedMan (not registered) on Nov 15, 2007 11:09 PM

So Now What? You find out that I live next door or that I'm near..to near so too

cause you to live in some mortal fear. What are you going to do. Fire bomb me.

Kill my dog or even me. Guilty or Not. To you I am trash worthy of nothing less

than death by torture. You, clothed in all your goodness are of the type I, your

nightmare, do not want around me to begin with. Snobs. Well-to-doers. You know, the kind of people who don't even have one clue what injustice is because they "are all part of the same " rug. So what are you going to do.

I am going to live. What you do I don't care. You are no better than me. You

do not know me and any one thing about what happened 25 years ago in my life. So in the mean time while you live in mortal fear, I am going down to the

river and toss in a line. I live under the same sun which God made as you do.

I paid all. I owe you nor anyone nothing. Leave me alone!

Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Nov 18, 2007 03:20 AM

I AM A RSO IN THIS STATE AND I HAVE DONE ALL THAT IS ASKED OF ME BY THE LAW. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT NOT ALL THOSE ON THE REGSTERY ARE SEX CRAZED FOR CHILDEREN AND SHOULD NEVER BE TRUSTED. EXAMPLE I WAS ARESSETED WHEN I WAS 18 I AM NOW 32 I WAS CONVICTED OF HAVEING SEX WITH A MINOR BECOUSE I WAS PASSED OUT DRUNK AND A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL GOT ON ME. NOW I LIVE MY LIFE IN SHAME AND FEAR NOT JUST FOR ME BUT SEE IVE BEEN MARRIED NOW FOR 13YEARS AND ME AND MY WIFE HAS 3 BEAUITIFUL CHILDREN ONE OF WHOM PASSED AWAY AT 2MONTHS OLD DUE TO SIDS. BUT I WORRY EVERY DAY THAT THERE FRIENDS MY FIND OUT THAT THEIR DAD IS A RSO. JUST SIMPLY BECOUSE NO ONE SEES THE SERCUMSTANCES THEY JUST HEAR A WORD 'SEX OFFENDER' AND AUTOMATICALY JUDGE YOU BEFORE THEY EVEN KNOW WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOUR ABOUT. I ADMIT THROUGH MY TIME IN COUNSELING I HAVE MET SOME PEOPLE I WOULDN'T WANT MY CHILDREN AROUND. BUT SEE I HAVE ALSO BEEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS RIDE OF A SEX OFFENDER BECOUSE AT THE AGE OF 7 I WAS VICTIMIZED BY MY STEPBROTHER AND STEPSISTER. AND I UNDERSTAND ITS A HARD THING TO CARRY ESPECILY IF NO ONE KNOWS TILL ITS TO LATE. BUT HAVEING SAID THAT I MAINALY WANTED TO PUT THIS IN HERE TO LET THOSE OF YOU THAT JUST BECOUSE YOU CHECK THE REGISTERY DOESENT MEAN YOUR CHILD IS SAFE IT JUST MEANS THAT YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLE AROUND YOU HAVE A SECERET. AFETER BEING IN PRISON I CAN TELL I BELIVE THE KNOELADGE OF KNOWING IF A MURDER LIVED NEAR ME WOULD BE USEFUL ALSO I MEAN IF SOMEONE HAS TAKEN A LIFE BEFORE THAT JUST MEANS THEY WILL DO IT AGINE RIGHT. NO! AND NEITHER DOESE IT MEANE A RSO WILL EITHER. BUT WHILE YOUR AT IT GET ALL THOSE WITH DUI ON THEIR RECORED TO REGESTER ALSO I MEAN WHY NOT KNOW IF YOU OR OTHERS COULD BE KILLED BY YOUR GOOD OLD NEIGHBER IN A DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT. SEE WHAT IM SAYING ITS GETTING REDICLOUS ON SOME OF THESE LAWS EVEN IF THEY SEEM RIGHT AT THE TIME DOSEN'T MEAN IT ALWAYS RIGHT FROM THEN ON.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 19, 2007 08:57 PM

Years ago, my youngest daughter died in my arms from cancer. Years later, a counselor convinced my one remaining daughter I molested her. "If you are depressed, low self esteem and use drugs, you were molested". She planted false memories. I pled guilty to save my daughter from the meat grinder the prosecuting attorney was putting my child through. I was sentenced to 16 to life, in Folsom State Prison. Why am I free? The sentencing judge found, after the fact, that my guilty plea was bogus. He sent a letter to the Parole Board asking them to commute my sentence so I could seek justice. I was released. after 3 years. The problem is that my daughter really does not know what happened to her. Who in my position would say I was guilty? Who in my daughters position would believe me? I have been out now 15 years. I want to move to Puerto Rico. I have a future there. I know I must register. I don't have a problem with that. But what are the local Police and local people going to do? Will I be fronted out? The fact that I am innocent means nothing. The conviction stands. I would appreciate any help.

Posted by ANONYMOUS (not registered) on Nov 20, 2007 12:22 AM

Hey guys before you all start judgeing people you should know their entire story. My husband is a RSO but that does not mean that he is a pedifile he was at the wrong place at the wrong time and ahd the wrong freinds that had to keep themselves out of trouble for all drinking under age so they turned in states evidence on him. He was 17 when the offense occured but they did not charge him till he was almost 19 they keep it in court till he was 20 they had the trial and the girl got on the stand and said that he did not do anything to her that she waited till he passed out and she done what she wanted and also told the judge if she had it to do all over again she would do it again so who is guilty here? you tell me! but the girls family gave my husband a choice either marry her or give us 5'000.00 which my husband did not have so the registry is what happened to him. Everytime a new law comes up my he has to abided by that including not trick or treating with his kids not decorating the house for the holidays and the kids miss that so much but we have to compromise to keep daddy home with us instead of prison again. Their was a man in the city next to us that was 27 and his victim was 17 and because he said it was consintual he did not get a charge although she said that he had raped her but I guess it all depends on who you know but this was the same city that my husband was charged in. If we had the money I would take this back to court and try to have a change of venue but it takes money to ride the train and if you have the money in this area you can get off of just about anything. Just to let you guys know we have been together for 14 years I was 16 and he was 19 but this man never once done anything innapprprate to me we didnt even do anything sexual till the night of our marriage the only thing we ever done was kissed and if my mother was still alive she could testify to that. If this man was a true RSO he had his chances with me anytime he was with me but he didnt because that is not him he is a wonderful loving husband and father and would kill some over harming a soul especilly a child. So please before you place blaim and make these people or their families feel like dirt remember no all RSO's are guilty they are as inocent as you.

Posted by RedMan (not registered) on Nov 22, 2007 01:01 AM

Yeah, but everybody seems to be forgetting the main ingredient in this big bowl

of soup. Your now in America and Politics Rule. Until everybody sticks together

and fights this garbage legally it will always be there. For the guilty and the innocent. So get to talking and plan.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 22, 2007 01:04 AM

Don't worry about me. Worry about the Schoolteacher, the Cop and the Pastor

molesting your kids.

Posted by Mr. Jones (not registered) on Nov 24, 2007 08:22 PM

I could care less who lives where. This is America. My Father died defending

this nation and so many more before and after him have also. When it comes to

registering people as if they are animals, then my father's sacrifice to you and

this Country is in vain. If a person is going to commit a crime then they are

going to commit it regardless of any law. Does a criminal configure how much

time he will serve before he commits a certain crime. Such as robbery, or stealing. So perhaps a person who really is a sex offender, do they worry about

getting caught or how much time they will serve. Do they fret over becoming

a RSO. Hardly not. Laws don't stop crime. Nothing is going to stop crime in

this world folk. However the politicians truly believe that they are protecting you from sick people when it is they who are really sick for bring this

dehumanizing law upon Amercians. The ones my daddy died for.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 24, 2007 08:25 PM

I think Oldtimer is a punk cop.

Posted by Cloudnine (not registered) on Nov 24, 2007 11:08 PM

Amen, RedMan and Anonymous! RedMan, people are starting to speak up. As the list grows, so does the population of people (families, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, friends) affected by these silly, media fueled laws, empowered by hyterical voters. The politicians are afraid to do the right thing by voting sensibly. However, the day before Thanksgiving, the state of Georgia completely overturned the state's current residency restriction laws and now, a property owner in Georgia can live whereever he/she wants to. I see changes coming, as more and more states will follow suit. RedMan, I keep talking and have researched the internet many times for ways to fight these laws. Without much luck, though, as it is not popular. There have been many class action suits and civil suits filed though and the voices are now being heard. Like I said, numbers speak, and the more people they put on these lists, the stronger our population grows! Residency restrictions are unconstitutional. You could be 100% compliant, buy yourself a home where you are allowed to live and somewhere down the road, your neighbor decides to open a daycare. BOOM, you gotta move. Is that constitutional? I think not. WTG, state of Georgia. People are stupid, in MHO. Okay, you don't want the RSO living next door. Or anywhere. So, that RSO, now forced to being homeless will move into your park LOL. Sleep in the woods, not register at all. Or live under a bridge near your local park. I say this over and over.....would we rather KNOW where they live or lose track completely? BTW, I am not an RSO, but the parent of one. Wake up folks!

Posted by Oldtimer on Nov 25, 2007 10:44 AM

cop? Hopefully, I have been commenting on both sides of this issue. In fact, I have devoted 50% of my time attending legislative hearings and studying this issue in order to fight against the unconstitutional aspects of these laws. If you only knew how much I work at it. THIS IS NOT MY WEBSITE. IT IS RUN OUT OF FLORIDA. I am on the opposite side of the US. Basically, I feel it is the courts that should decide on punishment. Not the local police force that makes money from DOJ grants for shackling offenders. I praise this website for allowing a place to discuss both sides of this issue.

Posted by RedMan (not registered) on Nov 30, 2007 11:20 AM

Hey Oldtimer! Don't get so bent out of shape. I was checking your condition to

see what condition you're in.

Posted by anon (not registered) on Dec 03, 2007 12:07 AM

Why is Tennessee so behind the times? You can go on line and find sex offenders in every other state, directly to their home, but in Tennessee, you can't find anyone even with their name and address..........Come on.....Tennessee, get with the times..........

Posted by anon (not registered) on Dec 03, 2007 12:09 AM

why is the last comment posted in November??????? Again, Tennessee is behind the times!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Oldtimer on Dec 03, 2007 11:09 AM

hey anon: dec 03: I believe the people that run this site review the messages posted by people NOT registered. If you register, you will be on the site immediately. Tenn. will have to conform to the standards of the new Adam Walsh Act within the next two years, I believe.

Posted by Alex (not registered) on Dec 03, 2007 03:52 PM

Even though there are a lot of sex offenders in Tennessee, that shouldn't stop you from being a good parent. Not that Sexual battery victims didn't have responsible parents, but if you know where your child is 24/7, then you shouldn' t have to worry about where they are or what they are doing. Think about it. I am only 14, so I am in no way trying to teach you how to parent your own children. But really, it's just a matter of what kind of child protection YOU are putting forth for your children.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 08, 2007 09:44 PM

OLDTIMER!!! Tell me what to do. I am not a RSO. This registry system is wrong. It only takes $70K to get heard on the senate floor. What do we do? Tell me where to start.

Posted by Oldtimer on Dec 09, 2007 10:25 AM

First educate yourself as much as possible. Read the Adam Walsh Act that will be required in states within 2 years (unless it conflicts with your state constitution) Read your states laws on the registry. Visit the legislative committee that writes these laws in your state. Ask how to get on their mailing list so that you can recieve emails on their SOR legislation and attend the meetings on SOR that allows public input. Look for an attorney that might consider a "class action" suit against the state if your present laws conflict with your states constitution. In the process, you will find that your state will attempt to keep all sex offenders isolated so they wont join in a fight to change these laws. Keep in mind that judges today are allowing plea bargains to keep off the registry on new cases. Not nice for those in the past! That should keep you busy for a while. Good luck.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 27, 2007 01:11 PM

really upset because I know that there are no comments listed about the crime. Why is someone who is accused of raping his wife, whether rightly accused or falsely, why would they be listed and not differentiated from a child molestor. This disturbs me greatly that sex crimes have no classifications- a man who is accused of raping his wife likely would not pose a child a threat because most child molestors are not interested in adults- Why does tennessee lump this person with a pedophile?

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jan 01, 2008 07:33 PM

95% of sex offences are from someone close to the family or related. the databases do no good. educate your children. talk to them about it. tn needs differant levels for sex offenders. the law makers do it for votes. they give false info.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 08, 2008 03:36 PM

Be cautious of preditors in churches, often youth ministers and ministers are known to molest children. Like priests, who got by with it for years. The law suits are about to break some of the churches. People there tend to trust other menbers not knowing the real intent for them attending.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 16, 2008 05:49 PM

My brother is living back at home with his mom and step father who is a convicted sex offender. His daughter visits on weekends and some days during the week. I want to know what some one can do about this. the childs mother has to let her go by court order and all they say is take it back to court. and she does not have the money. but loves her child and doesn't want any thing to happen to her.

Posted by Hex on Jan 16, 2008 09:34 PM

Does the courts know she visits someone in that nature? I would contact the courts and find out what you can do? i know my uncle lives in Tenn.. and hes under going alot through the courts, child services, etc.. and unf... all's I have heard is they are as# backwards in time, and slow as heck to really get anything done so he has had to cont... push the issue with his situation. All States yes are diffrent, but find out what your rights are, before it may be too late. HEX

Posted by J.DOUGLAS (not registered) on Jan 21, 2008 10:54 PM

I know that it's not right to judge someone but how could you rape someone or worse rape a child I think that is just terrible for people to do that and I beleave that lets us know we are in the last days

Posted by Oldtimer on Jan 22, 2008 10:16 AM

Douglas: using the word "but" means "no", when put in a sentence. Therefore, when you say you "don't want to judge, but" ...you are actually saying: "I Do want to judge". You think we are in the "last days"? Sorry, I'm afraid people have been saying that for my 60plus days on this earth and the rapture has not come yet! I think believing this, is one way of not dealing with the world we are messing up (IMHO). Lets work to make things better for EVERYONE: the victims and for rehabilitation of the perpetrators.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 22, 2008 04:28 PM

I would just like to say it is people like you all that create problems. I know a person that has to register on the list and he did do a crime. The problem is, he didn't know he was. The girl was in a bar and he started talking to her, her aunt found out, and pressed charges. This was her fault as well, but it's always the man in these situations. I just think all the prejudgemental issues are the REAL problem here in the U.S.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 22, 2008 04:32 PM

it's just not fair

Posted by Oldtimer on Jan 23, 2008 10:00 AM

I guess you youngings just have to be careful with the person you choose to have sex with. "Frontline" just had a program showing several teenage girls that were proud to look 18 (when they were 14)

Maybe you need to check drivers license or something to keep yourself out of prison. Sad.....but that is what we have come to.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 24, 2008 06:09 AM

anyone ever wonder how many of this " sexual offenders" we're trying to get custody of there children when they were accused BY the MOTHER? I work in a court house and see this all the time. Dad's start the action to get custody of their children and usually with in 30 days of that they are being investigated for "sexual molestation" arrested and charged. then the assistant prosecuting attorny plays " lets make a deal". She tell the DAD "here's the deal, you plead guilty to a lesser charge..I'll recommend time served, counseling and 2 or 3 years probation. After this is done you will get visitation of your children again and you will not be a mandatory reporter. If you make me go to trial I'll promise you will get at least 30 years." A lot take the deal rather than take a chance of going to prison for 30 years. the catch is the plea agreement they sign donest have all this in it and the "offender is required to tell the Judge when he ask if " were you offered a deal of any kind or were you threatened in any way" they are told to say " NO I was not and I take this plea of my own free will"....I have personally witnessed this so I can say it's a fact. but dont want to loose my job so I still mute about it as much as I detest the way so many men are being railroaded by the system. Many say I"d never plead to something I didnt do but when it's your future on the line and yo uare faced with possible gong to prison til you are very old wouldnt you choose the lesser of two evils. Plea bargins should be done away with totally and make these accusers do it at a fair trial and make the state prove there case beyond a reasonalable doubt in stead of taking the easy way out with a Plea deal...

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 11, 2008 08:44 PM

Ditto to a previous post. I would like to know, why Tennessee does not show all registered sexual offenders by ZIPCODE! Hello! Let's get with the program. I would have liked to see if their are offenders in my area.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Feb 12, 2008 09:29 AM

am I the only one that sees double jeopardy in this law? like anyone else when you pay for the crime and do your time you should be left alone. not everyone on the list is guilty. but caught up with the lazy corrupt legislators who are as guilty as sin. they just never got caught or have the power to get away with thier crime. I say take all the so called offenders off the list that paid thier dues and make the stae pay for ruinning thier life and family's life. 2008 is now. so do it now. lets march on the capital steps and demand them to change. as for the guilty ones starting in 2008 stick it to them. they desereve it. NO MORE DOUBLE JEOPARDY!

Posted by Oldtimer on Feb 12, 2008 08:40 PM

anon 2/12: You will not be able to have the state pay for the problems they have caused you because the lawyers in Washington wrote into these laws, a section that says that anyone enforcing the law cannot be held liable. Cool, eh?

As for the double jeopardy: There are many lawsuits against states on that issue at the moment. It also depends if it is against your state constitution. Stay tuned on that one. Residency requirements have been thrown out as unconstitutional in many states, already.

Posted by JGIRL (not registered) on Feb 18, 2008 11:15 PM

I KNOW THAT ALL PEOPLE ACUSED IS NOT ALWAYS A CHILD OFFENDER,BUT WE STILL WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PICT TO SEE WHO IS IN OOUR `AREA . GOD CAN LEAD US THROU

Posted by Hex on Feb 23, 2008 09:53 AM

THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE LABLED, ARE NOT, AND THE ONES WHO SHOULD'NT BE LABLED ARE. THAT IS THE STATE FOR YOU. AND IT ANGERS ME THAT THEY ARE THAT WAY, HONESTLY. HEX (TAMMY)

Posted by Oldtimer on Feb 23, 2008 07:20 PM

Lacy Jackson: Clean Up Your Mouth, Please. Case Breakers must have let your comments slip by. You will not see foul language that much on this site, thank goodness. The webmaster usually dumps such trash. I'm sure you can make your comment without it. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Feb 27, 2008 03:17 PM

The RSO list is a joke.. Look back at high school people. the law is not based on what grade you are in. it is based on age. Most seniors are 18 when they graduate. If they are sleeping with Juniors and Sophmores, than they are breaking the law the way it is written.



According to the law I should be on the list. Loretta Lynn's husband should be on the list. They were married 46 years or something but she was 14. In fact most of our parents and/or grandparents from the area got married and had families very young. I know they were having sex so I guess they all belong on the registry according to the ages.



All you fanatics out there really should look inside your own families before you start running your dick-lickers about how the law should be.



Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 08, 2008 01:16 PM

if you are not a rso then you don't the laws as well as the wife's of some of the rso's. my husband was convicted of a rso offense in 2002 after going to court for child support..he was 20 and the girl was 17...the judge asked the girl's mom if she wanted to press rape charge's and she said no cause they were boyfriend and girlfriend . two months later the law was at my front door with a warrant for my boyfriend ( who is now my husband).† the case went on in court for about 7 months before he was convicted . he went threw the classes that were court ordered for 2 years and finshed 2 years on supervised probation..now it cost him 100 dollars a year and the shame of having people think he raped someone..we are living with his parents right now cause people kept calling are landlord and saying things to her about my husband..so she came to us saying she thought it would be a good ideal that we move before something happened to us...my husband can not attend his kids softball games, go to parks or any other family activite unless we have it at home cause of the laws here in tn. my personnell opionion is that before you start judgeing people who are rso you need to know the store first.. cause sometimes it's not what you think and people out here in the free world are to quick to judge now day's ..how would you feel if it was you and you could not do the things you do with your family???all over a girl you were dating and had a child and later on you find your self in front of a jude and being classified as a rso..you were young once and maybe you were with a girl who was younger than you and it could be you on the rso list ..i think people need to think about that before they go to juding other's for there mistakes..i will say he has a beautiful little girl ...but now she is at that age where she want's to know why her daddy don't and can't come to her games and etc...can you answer those questions?????

Posted by Lee (not registered) on Mar 22, 2008 10:45 AM

I moved here from WA State last spring. I was a level one RSO there. WA has a three level system, level three being what TN calls violent. The reason behind the registration process was to keep track of offenders, and to warn the general public of violent offenders that live near by. WA State's classification system is not based on the offender's crime only. It is also based on psychological eval, polygraphs, and their ability to reform. In TN it seems that they have two "boxes" they put offenders in: sexual Offender, and Violent Sexual offender. which box they put you in depends on what TN law was violated. I belive that they(TN Senate) are not doing a very good job in helping parents keep their children safe. When they list people as violent and they know that they are not preditors, then they are placeing decoys amound the true dangers, and making the neighborhood look alot more dangerous than it trully is. The seem to have put as much effort into this as the new TN Lottery...neither is accurate...nor fair to the public.

Posted by Nicky (not registered) on Apr 25, 2008 07:37 PM

My wife was abused by her older brother many times long ago when she was a child. We have two children 11 and 13. We never went to visit him or let him visit us overnight. Now my wife and I are divorcing and she let him visit our home and then she and our children went to visit him. The brother was never exposed.



My wife said she was concerned enough to ask her counselor, who is not a doctor trained in sexual abuse. The counselor advised her there is no danger.



The Florida Dept of Children and Families will not intervene as it is not 'imminent danger'. They will act only when they are on there way to visit him. He lives in another county, and I have no way of knowing when she will take them there again.



My wife has said she will deny abuse and say it is 'hearsay', however the brother admited to me it happened.



Another brother committed suicide and a sister is alcoholic, symptoms of abuse. Wife is 5 year user of Oxycontin, also is Obsessed Alienator (Parental Alienation). There is no communication or co-operation between wife and me.



How can I get authorities involved and start investigation? They will say I am trying to get back at my wife because of the divorce, but I am willing to take that chance of course. I can just tell the truth.



What do I have to do to protect my children from this predator?

Posted by Oldtimer on Apr 26, 2008 10:45 AM

I would guess that you will be told that unless you can prove he is an offender , you are out of luck. If he IS an offender that has never been caught, (IMO) he most likely will offend again. I suggest you have a long talk with your kids about appropriate "touching". You MUST keep the communication open with your child. They may tell you when something is wrong, but you must be able to listen. Then, if something does happen, doctors can usually tell and you will have to be strong enough to press charges, etc. Then again, maybe he IS safe to be around your children.

Posted by Darlene Vastano (not registered) on May 04, 2008 10:08 PM

I would like to know why is it so hard and confusing to log on to find someone? And Why in the World is there A FEE??????? We have Mothers who can barely afford to

put food on the table and they try to protect their children from these sick Human

Beings and The STATE WANTS TO CHARGE TO FIND OUT WHERE THESE LOW PIECES

OF EARTH ARE?? I DON'T GET ??????? DO YOU WANT THESE CHILDREN SAFE OR

DO YOU WANT THEM IN STATES CUSTODY??

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on May 15, 2008 04:18 PM

Does anyone know about a guy who goes by the alias, Boogie, that claims he is a painter from Clarksville, Tennessee?

Posted by Mis-labeled in FL (not registered) on Jun 12, 2008 08:52 PM

I am labeled as a sexual predator in the state of FL. I had sex with a 14 year old girl right after i turned 18. I spent 6 years in prison,and have been on supervised house arrest for almost5 years now.Supervised house arrest is with an ankle monitor and a GPS tracking unit. I fully understandtryin to keep real sexual predators away from society. The ones who molest children and prey on the defensless are disgusting. I have to go to a class every week full of men who have molested their own children and prepubescent children. I get treated just like these disgusting people when my offense,albeit illegal, isn't even in the same catagory as theirs. Those guys who do those heinus crimes once ( and a few do it a second time after they get caught) deserve to be treated the way i am being treated.

All im saying is that there needs to be different severities( classes) of sex offenses as opposed to just one big group treated the same.

Posted by miranda (not registered) on Jun 16, 2008 01:01 AM

i think ever sex offender should be took off the streets. and put away because i have kids and now days it is not safe. and i think the laws on this should be alot harded then what it is...if a person can hurt a kid or anybody then put them under the jail... dont just clap them on the back show them something can be done to them. make them hurt......

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 16, 2008 02:00 PM

Miranda.. what about all the sex offenders that have not been caught yet? What about all the murderers, kidnappers etc.? There are all kinds of people out there that can commit any kind of crime. I dont think they can take all the convicted sex offenders off the streets because there are still a whole lot more out there.

Posted by PRAYING 4 YOU (not registered) on Jun 23, 2008 08:55 PM

I THINK SOME PEOPLE SHOULD TRY AND HELP PEOPLE AND FOR SOME PEOPLE IT IS HARD .MY EX-HUSBAND JUST GOT OUT AND HE HAS IT HARD BECAUSE SOME OF THESE OTHER IDIOTS MAKE IT THAT WAY SO DON'T THINK IT'S EASY FOR THEM. THANKS

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Jun 25, 2008 11:16 PM

i know for a fact of a man who moved to tenn., must have known about their laws, and even though he is not a convicted sex offender, had to leave his job, (working with children), was allowed no unsupervised contact with his only child, was denied any custody,his wife has much evidence of his very probable crimes, but the children from the school can't be found, etc. he was also told no contact with children under 18 while an investigation was on-going at his place of work, there is so much more, his own family knows of specific crimes, but, no one wants to talk, now he lives in your state, and is working with your kids,in your school. everyone thinks he is a great guy, even lets their children visit him at his home. you have no idea what you are allowing. no one is listening to me, and so your child will be scarred, but probably won't tell you because this man makes breaking your rules fun, and parents probably like him and trust him.

Posted by Oldtimer on Jun 26, 2008 09:39 AM

If this man has a history, maybe you should have a talk with your state police and find out if they will transfer any information they have on him to the new state. IMO, when a man has children come to his home...especially for an overnight, this is a dangerous indication of offending. Yes, oftentimes those in high position and loved by adults can be the ones offending. Children don't believe they will be believed if the adult is well liked. IMO Remember, its not the registry that protects, it is YOU. Also, most sexual abuse is done by friends of the family or family members. good luck with this

Posted by ALEXX on Jun 30, 2008 09:07 AM

My husband was convicted of aggrevated sexual battery in 1988. He was relaesed in 1997.His offense was against his step-daughter(inappropriate touching). He and his step-daughter have gotten through this and she has forgiven him. He has been out now for 10 years and other than a traffic violation has never had a problem. He works hard everyday. We have 2 young boys and nine children alltogether(mostly grown). Recently we bought a house.We got a letter saying we were 946 ft from a park and we have to move. We lived previously at an address that was closer to a pre-school...no problems there and before that 7 years at a residence that was a block from a school(of coarse theat was when he first got out and the laws changed in 2003?..Anyways we arent rich..we cant afford to move again..My sons need their dad around...why now are we being picked on.

Posted by mom of four in tn (not registered) on Jul 02, 2008 09:20 PM

Alexx, I don't think you are being picked on at all. Everyone has to protect their own children and that is why we have these laws. It is his punishment for doing wrong to a child. Anyone who has done anything like that gives me the creeps, how could you have stayed with him?

Posted by Oldtimer on Jul 03, 2008 09:23 AM

anon: Maybe it is time you stop being "Anonymous", and involve yourself by going to your local police and explaining the situation.

Posted by Amonymous (not registered) on Jul 06, 2008 04:39 PM

In Tennessee, effect September 1st, 2008 A new Sex offender law goes into effect. In which the State of Tennessee will bring back the Scarlet Letter that all sex offenders, will have to pay for. The legislation, HB0957/SB1172, was sponsored by State Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville, and requires convicted sex offenders to have a specially designated driver's license or photo identification card issued by the Department of Safety.

Maggart pointed to an incident last December when Hermitage patrol officers stopped M.Ingram, 39, after allegedly driving recklessly on Stewarts Ferry Pike. After the officers pulled the car over on suspicion of driving under the influence, they discovered five boys, ages 12 to 13, in the car with Ingram, who was convicted of raping a boy in 1991. Source of info can be found at http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080523/MICRO060101/80523050/1498

Now I am not a rocket scientist like State Rep. Debra Maggart of Tennessee is; But when this law goes into effect, many young children will traumatized beyond belief. As an example, a convicted sex offender is taking his children out to have ice cream and is meeting the children mother at the ice cream store. Along the way, he is driving 5 mph over the speed limits. Now the children donít have identification that identifies them as a child of sex offender convicted 30 years ago. The legal laws that our State spits out for re-election purposes is pure bull, just so they can get re-elected.



Posted by Disappointed (not registered) on Jul 19, 2008 10:15 PM

Well I for one am seriously thinking about moving out of this state which I thought was going to be a nice place to rebuild my life and move on in a positive manor. With morons making laws like this and subjecting me to something that was not part of my original sentence 11 years after the fact is just plain old bs and nothing more then posturing and back patting on the part of politicians more concerned with looking good then actually doing good who over react and play to the media hype.



I moved here form another state where i served a 10 year reporting requirement without incident and was terminated from any further reporting obligation for a non predatory, non violent offense and I was deemed very highly unlikely to re-offend by the states own expert doctor witness.



I move here and the state makes me register so i can show compliance so i can apply for removal from the registry and now some jerk off got a hair up their a** and wants to subject me to double jeopardy for something that occurred over 11 years ago when i pose no threat to anyone?!?!



WTF kind of limited brain function band wagon riding idiot doesn't see a difference between someone who exercised poor judgment and makes a mistake or some poor drunk fool who urinates in public and some creepy predatory pervert out on the prowl looking for some little kid to molest and probably kill? Apparently State Rep. Debra Maggart, and Senator Burchett think these people are one in the same and have decided to lump them all in the same category and subject other wise good people to further persecution, and public ridicule making an already hard task of getting your life back on track even harder while realistically doing nothing to further protect anyone.



I gotta say I'm really surprised to read all the insightful posts here and know you're all lead by a group of idiots of your own choosing. It seriously makes me think I may have made the second biggest mistake of my life by moving here. I like the people I've met here and the area i chose to move to but apparently with these types of idiots in office making stupid laws I guess this isn't the place for me. Sad really cause so far in my limited time here I've done several good deeds for my fellow state residents but i guess that doesn't matter to some moron politicians only looking to make themselves look good.

Posted by Disappointed (not registered) on Jul 19, 2008 10:19 PM

Well I for one am seriously thinking about moving out of this state which I thought was going to be a nice place to rebuild my life and move on in a positive manor. With morons making laws like this and subjecting me to something that was not part of my original sentence 11 years after the fact is just plain old bs and nothing more then posturing and back patting on the part of politicians more concerned with looking good then actually doing good who over react and play to the media hype.



I moved here form another state where i served a 10 year reporting requirement without incident and was terminated from any further reporting obligation for a non predatory, non violent offense and I was deemed very highly unlikely to re-offend by the states own expert doctor witness.



I move here and the state makes me register so i can show compliance so i can apply for removal from the registry and now some jerk off got a hair up their a** and wants to subject me to double jeopardy for something that occurred over 11 years ago when i pose no threat to anyone?!?!



WTF kind of limited brain function band wagon riding idiot doesn't see a difference between someone who exercised poor judgment and makes a mistake or some poor drunk fool who urinates in public and some creepy predatory pervert out on the prowl looking for some little kid to molest and probably kill? Apparently State Rep. Debra Maggart, and Senator Burchett think these people are one in the same and have decided to lump them all in the same category and subject other wise good people to further persecution, and public ridicule making an already hard task of getting your life back on track even harder while realistically doing nothing to further protect anyone.



I gotta say I'm really surprised to read all the insightful posts here and know you're all lead by a group of idiots of your own choosing. It seriously makes me think I may have made the second biggest mistake of my life by moving here. I like the people I've met here and the area i chose to move to but apparently with these types of idiots in office making stupid laws I guess this isn't the place for me. Sad really cause so far in my limited time here I've done several good deeds for my fellow state residents but i guess that doesn't matter to some moron politicians only looking to make themselves look good.

Posted by Oldtimer on Jul 21, 2008 04:14 PM

Disappointed: This thing is more complicated than dumb state representatives. You see, they are only going for the grant money and free $ the Feds are offering. Things like the Adam Walsh Act will make this reporting pretty much the same in all states (if they want the cash). There are lawsuits popping up all over the place concerning constitutional issues. I suggest you get involved to change this, because no matter where you move, they have it in for you. Curiously, one of the people in congress got in trouble for his chasing young pages...this congressman helped to draw up these laws, I believe. go figure. The Walsh Act makes you register if you come from a state you were required to register in. Read it. Do a search.

Good luck and hang in there. Your not alone.

Posted by Myown (not registered) on Aug 17, 2008 01:52 PM

Some people on this site have a real problem with what a child sex offense is. I understand that the older boyfriend that was 21 turning 22 with a 17yr boyfriend is a bit much. Shouldn't have to be on the list, punished, but not on the list. Don't mess around with underage girls. I am 27yrs and have older as well as younger boyfriends. Youngest was 18 cause I will not sleep with someone underage. I know the law and it should be taught in school the punishment for underage girls(some young boys don't know.) Child touching, rape, molesting, visual anything is inappropriate folks!! You ruin childrens lives like that. Don't ruin their lives and don't allow yourself around someone you know has been convicted of ruining a childs life. Forgiveness aside don't forget!!! Forgive if you must, but don't forget. I still can't get over what happened to me. I still have nightmares. I still freakout about my daughter being stole out of her bedroom window. It ruined my life and I can't believe they get as little as what they get. Oh and some sicko who talked about a little boy asking about his pubic hair..... Don't get me started you sick pervert!!! The little boy doesn't belong on the list.. you do!!!! Blaming a small child for being a pervert is the first sign of your pervertedness!!! You sicko!!!

Posted by jipee (not registered) on Aug 19, 2008 06:40 AM

WHO CARES!!!! I mean, what are you going to do now that you know someome who is a registered offender. Kill them, burn their house down..WHAT!! I'll tell you what you're going to do. Nothing at all. All your going to do is cry about fair or unfair laws. I have to register for life and I don't care because I can commit a sex offense today if I wanted to. Do you really believe this registration garbage is going to stop me or anyone.

Posted by Anne Nonnie Mouse (not registered) on Aug 22, 2008 12:44 AM

The new SO licenses are bull. I'm a RSO and was pulled over for speeding last year. The officer called in my info and mentioned that he knew I was a RSO. How did he know without the new license?? If you non-reg folks get caught driving w/o your license you get a ticket & can later show the judge your license & go home, no penalty. If I get caught even walking w/o it, it's a FELONY! I have a really good job but live in fear that the laws will change and I'll lose my job, or that someone will see me on the registry and tell all my customers and destroy my business.

And why (in Tennessee) when I plead to attempted aggravated sexual battery(a NON-violent offense) does the TN website not write out the whole offense, "Attempted..." Is there no room on the internet for the whole word??

And why, after agreeing to the contract (plea deal) does TN have the right to change my status of non-violent to violent and make me register for life?



What someone said about plea deals is right on. I took 8 years when they threatened me with 120 if I fought it.

Posted by Oldtimer on Aug 23, 2008 05:21 PM

The registry is one thing, but these "add ons" like where you can live, travel, licenses etc are no longer (IMO) "civil law". They are punitive and most likely unconstitutional, (IMO) I suggest you find out others that are fighting this through the courts of you state and join in. This registry needs to be fixed.

Posted by jipee (not registered) on Aug 27, 2008 09:41 AM

I have been through hell in my life. Seen it all from the darkest minds. I

have witnessed brutal killings for a mere pack of cigarettes. I have seen

events that no person in a civilized society should ever have to see. This

was my life for 25 years. Everyday, I gave to my triers. The Judge..the cops...and yes, my lawyer. At that time, there was no registry, however,

with the maturing of society, the same who sentenced myself...the big RSO

fledged and grew and now here it is: I am the registry! Created in the

likeness of Society. Growing, maturing, and becoming more vile each

day. So which of you can stop society. I live in your midst. You created

me and you must deal with me. Don't blame me for what you created. I

am only a man. You created the registry, not me! So who can stop

society! It's here and it is growing murderous and more malicious each

day. I am the registry.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 28, 2008 10:47 PM

See I have this Friend ..she was raped by a man that told her from the start that he would be the father she never got.That sorry piece of crap gained her trust and raped her.She coulnd't talk;;scream;;or anything..She was SOOO FREAKIN' SHOCKED IT WAS HAPPENING.he needs to be killed..but all he got as six months parole and he's not allowed to be near her until she's eighteen and he has already told her he's made plans to come and see her.The best thing for the state of Tennessee to do is retry their case and put that son of a bitch in PRISON!

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 02, 2008 01:57 PM

i was raped so why didn't my rapist get put on here, oh i know why because they never did prosecute him or anything. they found his semen but then said that they needed more evidence against him, so he got off scott free

Posted by Jesus (not registered) on Sep 15, 2008 03:27 AM

HELLO! I am an RSO who was recently told that the fee will increase to $150.00 a year. I know that this is unconstitutional. The TBI doesn't have the grounds to add additional fees for any purpose. Nor does the TBI have

authority to take money for such a thing. This is an ex post facto law and violates due process. What will it be next year? $500. Its all just another money trip which is now coming to light. Keep fighting people! Never give up.













































Posted by FriendofVictim (not registered) on Sep 27, 2008 01:06 PM

A friend of mine was raped in the mid-70s by a man named Don who was a bus driver in a church ministry in Nashville, TN. She was 15 has was late-30s and knew he was doing wrong but told her that he would hurt her and her family if she did not continue to let him use her. This continued for at least 3 years until she was able to run away to another state to get away from him. I want to find him. Does anyone have any information on this person? His wife's name is/was Peggy. They used to live in Sale Creek, TN. If anyone has any information then just post it here and I will see it. Thanks.

Posted by Hanna (not registered) on Oct 02, 2008 09:30 AM

Jesus forgives...why can't you!

Posted by april (not registered) on Oct 04, 2008 05:31 AM

my ex brother-in law smothered and killed my sister and raped my 2nephews and my niece an he is up for prole in Sept 2010 i beleieve which i don't think is right for him to walk the face of the earth

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 04, 2008 10:50 AM

april: maybe so, but society has to remember that ALL convicts may eventually walk the streets...including killers. I am not clear on parole proceedings, but I think you can GET INVOLVED and put your two cents in, regarding his freedom. Speak to a cop or someone about this process.

Posted by Kelly Mattern (not registered) on Oct 05, 2008 01:55 AM

The man that offended me moved to the state of tennesee from chicago not to long ago... I noticed not all his charges were listed. So I made phone calls. All his charges are listed thank you tennesee for listening maybe we can save a child. Thats right James. I called and made sure everything you did was listed. You are sick and I hope you burn in hell for scarring me.

Posted by Kelticfreedom (not registered) on Oct 25, 2008 02:10 AM

I do not think the State of Tennessee or any state for that matter is doing enough to protect the innocent against sex offenders (violent or non-violent). Noone seems to want to admit that sexually offending anyone, especially a child has horific effects on that persons physical and emotional being. It is in essence MURDER to their spirits. Noone wants to acknowledge that while an offender gets a slap on the hand for this the victims have to live with these bad memories for the rest of their lives! Laws really need to be a lot tougher for the victim's sake. It may not change what happened to them, but at least we should make damn sure an offender never ever does that to anyone else again! I am not necessarily saying that an offender should be in prison for the rest of their lives, but I am saying that if they commit an offense it should at least start with being listed on the Sexual Offenders Registry regardless if the records may be sealed or guarded for so called Privacy Reasons. No offender ever considered their victim's PRIVACY when they commited their act so why should the law in this matter? DO THE RIGHT THING AMERICA !!!

Posted by Oldtimer on Oct 25, 2008 10:59 AM

Kelticfreedom: good imput. (IMO)I don't think anyone takes sexual offense lightly. Or, that the offender shouldn't be punished dearly for their crime. The question here is about the constitutionality of punishing a group of people AFTER they have paid for their crime. The "debate" is whether the registry works to protect anyone, which facts point to the fact that it does not. Being an ex con, doesn't go away. It is with the person always: effecting employment, housing and routine traffic stops. I hope we find some answers for justice, by rehashing this topic. Otherwise, this site will be a waste of time and effort rather than an opportunity to hear both sides of this subject.

Posted by ANGEL (not registered) on Oct 26, 2008 10:19 PM

see the resion that i got on this sight was becuz i hurd that my ex boy friend was a sex offender and i found out that he was by going to this weebsight.it realy help me out just by tell me wat ineed to know and now my ex is back in jell for that shit

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 05, 2008 02:33 PM

I plan to be a sex crimes investigator for the TBI ,and catch scum of the Earth. First if they were wrongfully accused of it then they can order a rape kit for the girl to prove your semen isn't present. They can also look for skin cells under the fingernails (Most rape victims scratch and fight back). I have started an ANTI RSO group in my county and plan to make sure RSO's pay more for their crimes like they should. The guy in Knoxville got just 90 days in jail for sex with a 14 yr old ARE YOU SERIOUS??? The laws should be strengthened. I'm 17 and I know that. Someone could brutally rape a 14 year old and get out in 5 years or less. They should be hung in the front yard of the court house. As a TBI investigator I will make sure they get what they deserve

Posted by Oldtimer on Nov 06, 2008 02:48 PM

Are you going to report the crime done to you?

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on Nov 07, 2008 08:00 AM

Not all Sex Offenders have to register for LIFE. I think it's funny people think the Sex offender laws have to be harsher they already are walking a line to take away their CONSTITUTIONAL rights. I have experience being the victim of reported and unreported abuse. However I also have experience trying to raise a son with a RSO and know that its no walk in the park like some of ya'll like to think. Most crimes murderers their sentence is DONE after prison parole and/or probation. But sex offenders are punished long after that. And don't go judging people because you NEVER know if you'll be the loved one of a sex offender. Oh and btw the registry doesn't keep your kids safe it actually usually wastes more time than not. PARENTS NEED TO KEEP THEIR KIDS SAFE and watch out for uncle or brother or father becasue they are more likely to hurt your kids than joe blow down the street.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 07, 2008 11:20 PM

If they aren't on parole they are allowed to travel out of state like everyone else.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 01, 2009 07:49 PM

I was molested from seven years old till fourteen as alittle girl I was always ashamed of what he did but what hurt worst was he just been let out of prison for the rape of a five year old in maryland when he got out they told him he had to live in another state I guess its ok to rape a child in another state

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 26, 2009 10:57 AM

My daughter was molested in 1998, he was tried and convicted and served 3 years then he went and did the same thing to a family member. Now what really kills me is that fact that his family knew all about this but still let him spend time with his family member. As for the comment that sex offenders shouldn't be the only ones on a list well let me tell you the reason for this... Sex offenders are sick in the head they have a compulsion to do these kind of crimes and will never stop. This kind of criminal behavior can't be rehabilitated and it just gets worse and worse until it gets to murder and they get on death row. The only thing you can do is tell your kids from an early age that they need to have a sense of this is your body and it's private the only time any one should be looking, touching is for a medical reason in a doctor's office. And number one you should always believe a child.. I would rather find out my child was wrong and still believe then not believe and find out it really did happen.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jan 27, 2009 04:52 PM

As a retired LEO from Florida I would like to know why Tennessee does not list photos and locations of sex offenders living in the areas. If they are shown somewhere I apologize.

Posted by Lindsay (not registered) on Feb 06, 2009 12:08 PM

Most of you need to get a grip! All Sex offenders are not dangerous nor do they harm others. There are only a handful of violent predators out there. Most registered sex offenders are very normal, nice, law abiding citizens. You can not honestly sit there and say that someone that has offended, however small the offense may be, is going to reoffend!

That would like saying well if you get a DUI you will do it again there is no ONE TIME DUI, or I am going to try drugs at the age of 16 and you do it ONCE that does not mean you will do again!

The things that I read are so crazy to even comprehend!

Nothing that the law requires sex offenders to do protects our children. Parents need to protect and yes bad things happen in this world!

Have you seen the news? People commit sex offenses every day and it doesn't matter what you think you are wasting your hard earned money to do nothing! Our children need to be protected by their parents not stupid laws that prevent nothing!

Do you really think a true predator is NOT going to offend because his/her picture is on a computer or because he/she can't have access to their family. Do you really know their punishment or rules?? Probably not, because if you did you would realize it is cruel and unusual punishment for most!

I believe a violent predator should be locked up for life, but all the others should serve whatever time they get and be set free just like a murderer would be!!! This is a very stupid thing that is going on with sex offenders. Open you eyes people!!! They are taking tax payers money to do what??? If you were sexually offended when you were younger I am sorry, but this is crazy!

Posted by (not registered) on Feb 09, 2009 02:15 PM

Hello my name is robert and my umm sperm donor has finally got caught at his game of molesting children and nothing was done about it till now I am from Virginia where he was pretty much raised there He molested my sister at tender age of 5 years old and penatrated in her he has fondled and orally abused me and fondled my other 2 sisters but yet they didnt do nothing the law suks no doubt but most I would like to know how many children does he has to mentally and physically sexually abuse bf they do put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

Posted by chris (not registered) on Feb 21, 2009 12:15 AM

I was visiting my best friend who I have known for over a decade. he had another guy over which i did not know to well. my good friend was dating this woman who was supposed to be this guys ex. fast forward a couple of days later. my good friends girlfriend was at work and it was his day off. this guy i didn't know to well that was over the 2 nights ago decided to snitch him out for suspicion of possessing child pornography. the cops were briefed on what was going on and subsequently summoned to the house. me and my friend had no idea what was going on. my friend and myself told the officers we didn't look at child pornography, or any kind of pornography for that matter. the officers were suspicious that the call was probably a prank in the first place. asking for consent to search the house, my friend consented with nothing to hide, and he didn't or myself. they managed their way to his messy garage where they discovered several child porn pictures scattered in a corner of the garage. (in plain sight). my friend and i adamantly denied that was ours. the officers left and obtained a search warrant for the whole house and the garage in particular where they found more child porn pictures. i knew on first impression that it was not his cause i've known him for about 13 years. my friend tried to convince the district attorney and the judge that someone put those pictures there for god knows what reason. and someone did put those pictures there. anyways, he was tried and convicted of the crime charged. i found out later through legitimate rumors and hearsay that the guy who called the cops was the one that did it. this guy did not admit to it but i have come to realize his motives were to get his girlfriend back who my friend was dating and set him up. cops did not buy it claiming this new information was rumors through rumors. moral of the story is not everyone is a sex offender, better get that idea in your head quick.

Posted by c. moore (not registered) on Mar 13, 2009 03:08 PM

u never know who is a child molestor a child cannot defend themselves so we as parnets need to always believe in them .... i want you to know that j.s. is a child molester although this is the first time caught there are more he has done this to or the cases got dropped please come forward with info..... they cant keep ruining our childrens life,,, the kids suffer the most and are the ones who have to testify against these bastards ,...... never trust anyone this asshole was a family friend or so we thought. he has been charged with agg sexual battery on a 6yr old child.. altough the trial has just started i will make sure he spends life in prison for thisand that he doesnt do this to another child

Posted by Poison Ivy (not registered) on Mar 21, 2009 03:57 AM

Call the police if you feel that a person is violating the law on being a sex offender. The number for your area will be in the front of the phonebook. Just because a person is off a registry doesn't mean it would hurt to let the police and other members of your community know about their wear abouts. The law is here to protect the people so it seems to me that just because there isn't a law saying here is a registry for all sex offenders, then what is stopping all of you from making one? Band together and Make a site. We are in the age of technology you want pictures of the people on the site one of you said, so put some if you have them if not make the site and pursue more restrains and tougher laws. In the mean time make a site. List other good sites on that site. I might make one if I do I will post the web address here. Best of wishes Parents.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 21, 2009 05:18 PM

There is a nursing home in the city of Elizabethton,TN which has a registered sex offender residing there. We see many children there when we go to visit. How is this [possible? Wouldn't the home be liable?

Posted by Oldtimer on Mar 22, 2009 10:13 AM

p.ivy: (IMO)you must remember when you take the posting and law into your own hands, that YOU are responsible for what may come out of it. It is possible (IMO)that you can find yourself in court, defending yourself from a lawsuit. Why not just leave this "posting" to the lawmakers?

Posted by JamMeg on Mar 23, 2009 10:12 AM

Sex offender is a strong word and defines many situations, I am a wife and a mother of two young childern. My husband will soon have to be on that sex offender list where he doesnt belong!!! Everyone is way to willing to cast judgement on those they don't know. I belive everyone deserves a second chance and not everyone in a jail or prison is always quilty no matter what the crime may be. My point is what would you do if you where in this situation you wouldn't want people judgeing your family till they knew the whole story..

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mar 25, 2009 10:15 AM

OLDTIMER, STFU "p.ivy: (IMO)you must remember when you take the posting and law into your own hands, that YOU are responsible for what may come out of it. It is possible (IMO)that you can find yourself in court, defending yourself from a lawsuit. Why not just leave this "posting" to the lawmakers?" Are you a lawmaker I've seen you post legal advice over and over.. Once you either deny or admit that. Is that why the laws are so terrible, because people such as yourself are writing them. If I told someone smoking marijuana was legal and they did it.. I couldnt get in trouble. Know what you are talking about. If I talked them into it, thats another thing.

Posted by Oldtimer on Mar 26, 2009 11:50 AM

re:p.ivy: My apologies if you are misled by my statements to think I am a law man or any other "expert". I try to put "IMHO" meaning" in my humble opinion", on most of my statements. I also try to lead people to information on this subject as much as possible. I do lean to the side or the arguments that believe the registry creates a false sense of security, however. We all should be able to express opinion on this site, providing there is no profanity etc. I have attended public safety forums in my state, at which Ohio police had explained legal problems when slapping up posters that incite the public. This is why I say: let such legal postings remain in the hands of public safety officials, who we hope are constantly educated on this issue.

Posted by jmarshall (not registered) on Mar 26, 2009 11:12 PM

I THINK CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS SHOULD BE IN JAIL AND OR CASTRATED BUT THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE TRICKED BY UNDERAGED FEMALES. LYING ABOUT THEIR AGES AND LURING UNEXPECTING MEN INTO HAVING SEX WITH THEM.so how do we protect those men who are being accused of rape when they are being vivtimized by young girls?

Posted by jmarshall (not registered) on Mar 26, 2009 11:19 PM

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT LAWS ARE THERE IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE FAMILIES OF SEX OFFENDERS? I KNOW A PERSON IN TENN ON THE REGISTRY WHO WAS FORCED TO ALMOST KILL SOMEONE WHO TRIED TO BURN DOWN THEIR HOME WITH THEIR 12 YRO CHILD IN IT ALL BECUASE THEY WERE A SEX OFFENDER. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO BE A MURDERER WITHOUT BEING ALWAYS WATCHED BUT IF A YOUNG GIRL GETS YOU CAUGHT UP IN A SITUATION THAT MAKES YOU A SEX OFFENDER THAT YOU ARE NOW LABELED AS A PEDOPHILE OR CHILD MOLESTER AND YOUR NO GOOD AND WORTHLESS AND YOU WILL REOFFEND? WHEN DOES THE PROSECUTION WITH CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS EVER END?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 06, 2009 02:45 PM

I was wondering if TN could make an additional web page similar to Idaho's sex offender registry page. This page allows someone to enter in their address, not just zip code, ad a map of their neighborhood is brought up. They can see their house on the map and the offenders surrounding them, with full information and a photo ID of offender. This allows for us to find out about our neighborhood and who's in it instead of finding a sex offender and trying to locate where THEY live. I think using both searches would be beneficial.

Posted by upset (not registered) on May 21, 2009 06:49 PM

I want to know why Jamestown isnt warning parents of children going to an elementry school that there is a sexual offender living right behind the school. Could it be because the law says even a sex offender has rights or

could it be the wife of this offender has friends in many places? This woman will no doubt come off as the victim if this comes to light but she has known this for almost 2 years and even took this man in on top of her children knowing what he is. VICTIM i think not. It kind of feels like this "man"has more rights than the children doesn't it? Why? If I had that answer he wouldn't still be living so close to more potential victims.

Posted by Trixx (not registered) on May 26, 2009 04:52 AM

Sex offender's can vary from mild offenses to very harsh ones. I personally know a couple people on this site that I went to school with and both of them were convicted of aexual abuse of children- identical cases. Both of the girls lied about their age and these men who are actually good people. When u hear that they sexually abuse children you are thinking like little kids. This is so wrong! Im not trying to protect the truly bad people out there but there are good people who make mistakes and sex offender sites should have levels of sex offenders and differentiate the offenses between teen/child. These men can't get a well paying job now, or even be around any unsupervised kids at all ( including their own ),

Posted by "b" (not registered) on Jun 04, 2009 12:54 AM

HELLO EVERYONE, FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW AT WHAT AGE IS A CHILD NOT CONSIDERED A CHILD ANY MORE? HERE WHERE I COME FROM IF YOU HAVE SEX WITH SOMEONE AND YOU THE GIRL IS 15 AND THE GUY IS AS MUCH AS 17, THAT IS STATUTORY RAPE 2ND DEGREE.WE DO CLASS THE OFFENDERS IN OUR STATE, BUT IT IS NOT ON THE WEBSITE, SO THEREFORE YOU NEVER KNOW IT. LUMPING EVERYONE IN THE SAME BASKET HAS GOT TO STOP.ALSO IN OUR STATE, YOU REGISTER FOR LIFE. I WENT TO COURT ON A CASE AND WHEN THE JUDGE TOLD THE JURORS IF YOU HAD A DAUGHTER HAVING SEX WITH SOMEONE AGE 17 OR OLDER, HE COULD BE CHARGED WUTH RAPE 2ND DEGREE, SOME OF THE MOTHERS WERE VERY UPSET TO LEARN THIS. WHERE DO YOU LIVVE UNDER A ROCK? MY PARENTS WERE MARRIED AT THAT AGE, ALSO IN MY STATE YOU CAN GET MARRIED AT AGE 14 WITH PARENTS CONSENT, DOES THAT MEAN YOUR PARENTS ARE CONSENTING TO YOU HAVING SEX? I THOUGHT THAT WAS AGAINST THE LAW.THE DAY OF THE TRIAL, THE GIRL SHOWED UP DRESSED AS YOU WOLD EXPECT, HAIR IN A BALL ON TOP OF HER HEAD, GLASSES ON, NO MAKEUP, PONCHO TOO SMALL FOR HER. SHE TESTIFIED THAT HER SISTER WAS LOOKING UNDER THE DOOR, SHE NEVER YELLED FOR HELP, NEVER CALLED FOR HELP, NEVER SAID THE WORD "NO", HER BROTHER WAS ALSO THERE THAT DAY AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO SHOW FOR COURT, BUT SOMEHOW NEVER MADE. HER STEP-FATHER DID NOT BOTHER TO SHOW AT ALL, HER REAL MOTHER DID SHOW UP, BUT THEY GOT HER OUT THE DOOR REAL QUICK. SHE HAS A RECORD OF BEING A PROSTITUE. THE STEP-MOTHER, WHEN SHE DID FIND OUT ABOUT IT, IS THE ONE THAT BROUGHT THE CHARGES, AFTER ABOUT 4 MONTHS.THE GIRL QUIT SCHOOL SHE SAID BECAUSE SHE WAS ADD. GOT MARRIED, HAS 3 CHILDREN AND NOW CURRENTLY DIVORCED. MY SON HAS TO REGISTER FOR LIFE BECAUSE OF THE, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.BY THE WAY THE NEXT DAY IN COURT, SHE HAD ON A LEATHER JACKET, HAIR WAS DOWN, GLASSES WERE GONE AND MAKEUP WAS ON. GO FIGURE

Posted by ljones on Jun 04, 2009 05:17 PM

To Lindsay: I do not understand....what do you mean not all sex offenders are dangerous and not all sex offenders harm others?

A sex offender IS dangerous to children. Do you think this feels only like a little smack on the hand for a child? Think about it. They do harm. Mentally and physically for the rest of the life of their victims.

I don't understand where some of you are coming from, it's beyond me.

Read my post on statistics.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 05, 2009 07:24 PM

Dear Ljones, You say a sex offender is dangerous to children. Are you brainwashed by what you hear and "THE STEREOTYPE". Not all sex offenders have harmed children. Know that facts before blowing s... out of your a.. I am a sex offender and guess what my crime did not involve a child. I was 16 and had sex with my 14yo high school girlfriend.I am 36 now.Do you not pay attention? The sex offender registry groups all sex crimes together so you have no clue who's dangerous and who's not. Do you know if you urinated in public or exposed yourself or mooned someone and they were offended you are a sex offender. So stop quoting the media and listening to your lawmakers because they make society believe they are tough on sex offenders and don't tell the public the truth. They have their own agendas. Just look at Charlie Christ of FL. The so called people's governer. He rode the backs of Sex Offenders all the way to the Senate seat. So know the facts before you post on a public forum because you look like an idiot.

Posted by justme (not registered) on Jun 23, 2009 11:39 AM

I think that people should not judge someone just because of a charge untill you have proof that the charged person did what the court is saying they did i beleive that everyone has a right to a second chance.

Posted by ????? (not registered) on Jul 15, 2009 03:07 AM

What does it mean when someone is convicted of "facilitation" that is on the registry?

Posted by Glenda (not registered) on Jul 27, 2009 08:16 PM

My nephew was contacted through his my space by an 11 year old girl. Who was posing as a 19 year old woman. She gave him her cell number. She used very vulger words. Certainly not the terminology expected from an 11 tear old. He text her a pic of a penis. He got 12 years on the sexual offender registry. That came with no contact with any children. That includes his neices and nephews, who adore him. He cannot be around any children including family. Once he knew the girls actual age. He was devasted and had no further contact with her. Yet I know actual sex offenders who gets to visit their family. He sent one pic to a girl who was posing as a woman. She continued on the internet lying about her age for months are his indictment. He is not an offender of any sort. He is 21 years old and never been in trouble with the law. He is a very caring person who would help anyone. I have 8 adopted children. He teaches{taught} guitar and drum lessons to 3 of my children ages 12,14,and 16. He loved them as they loved him. It is very unfair to everyone that we cannot even go to my sisters house when he is there. The registry should be used for true sex offenders. He was charged for 1 pic sent to a minor who had lied about her age. I think this is stupid. I will fight this all the way to Washington. I agree that no one should send any sexual or explicit texts to anyone of any age. He deserved to be punished for his stupid mistake. But he is not a sex offender. That list should be taken serious. But how can you when there is a young man on there for texting. He is not a threat. I have lost so much respect for our justice system. This girls parents should be accountable for allowing her to be unsupervised on adult sites. She knew he was 21, when she entered his myspace as it was posted. He had no idea that she was lying about her age. Even if her father is a cop. That does not relieve him of his parental duties.

Posted by Oldtimer on Jul 28, 2009 02:32 PM

Glenda, methinks you should re evaluate his offense. First of all, there are records of his communication. If he is innocent, the internet correspondence would prove it so. His lawyer did not get these conversations? Not sure, but they may be in his pc, also. But, it appears that he was corresponding with the girl to build up a relationship. (IMHO) I suggest you (not him) talk to a specialist about this to be sure you are not getting "conned" by your nephew. Teachers get caught often, for inappropriate contact with students. Hopefully, they did not prosecute him without evidence of misbehavior.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Aug 03, 2009 02:43 PM

It don't matter if someone is a billionaire, if they sexually assualted a person then they need to register and follow the law. But I personally think that if you are convicted of this then you need to rot in prison the rest of your life and then in hell when you die.

Posted by Logan Outs (not registered) on Aug 03, 2009 07:14 PM

Why do you not show a list with pictures of TN registered sex offenders? You say it's free, but it's not.

Posted by Jeremy Snyder (not registered) on Aug 12, 2009 04:34 AM

I am a sex offender. I take responsibility for my own ignorance. I'm contemplating moving to
Tennessee with family for a new start. Back in 2001, I was a 19 year old punk with no concern for anything but myself. At a friendly get together I told my best friend to kiss my @$$. She replied bear it. I ran up, jumped on the couch, pulled down my pants and told her to kiss it. When she went to move I lost my balance and my butt ended up directly in her face. I was arrested. I put myself in that predicament. In fear of football numbers in the great state of NY (sarcastic) I accepted a plea deal to get home the soonest. I regret that choice every day of my life now. I have exhausted all remedies to correct the injustice I have faced for years now. My son is 15 days old now and he deserves a life free of prejudice because my mistakes. I admit I was wrong and hurt a friend dearly. For the first time in my life, I refuse to say I belong on this money making list. not everyone on this list belongs there. Megan's law was created because I multi-offending individual committed a sex offense. Afraid of recidivism, he silenced his victim forever. Everyone makes mistakes. Through my years, I have met many individuals who have made terrible mistakes. Yet, they, as well as I, have learned from our mistakes and are just trying to move on with our lives. Yet, the sick and demented prejudice thrown at us by ignorant and lazy majority of society disallows us this right. A simple word of encouragement can be the difference between giving up and going on. I say, screw it. Anyone convicted of a crime or who have COMMITTED a crime be sent off to a penal colony like Australia. Enjoy the taxes when the US government loses 75 - 90 % of its population. And please, someone try and tell me I belong on an island.

Posted by Oldtimer on Aug 12, 2009 08:47 AM

Mr. Snyder: Just be careful on your move. Be sure to see what is required by your registry and the registry of the state where you are going. The feds are hoping to catch you in failure to register=7yrs in jail, I believe. I think the law says if you are registered, you must register in the new state.

Posted by iek (not registered) on Sep 17, 2009 06:49 PM

I think all people need to watch what kids do and talk to on myspace cause sex offenders are some times on myspace.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 19, 2009 09:54 PM

If someone was granted parole on 9/9/09 then when will they be registered?

Posted by amorderey (not registered) on Sep 23, 2009 01:59 PM

This is stupid no matter if they went to jail prison ect that doesnt take back what they did and the ones they have done it to have to live everyday with that pain its not about what kids wear or do they are old enough to know right from wrong not only that you post these comments wait to one of your children come home and tell you they have been touched or raped what if your child is not telling you now because thier life has been threatin or they said they would hurt the family so your child didnt tell you what if this someone is close to you offenders come in all shapes and sizes and gays also believe me I know just because a man or woman is gay wont mean they wont be and offender period. People open your eyes why would you defend the offenders its not the kids fault is the offenders for being nasty and pervs. thinks about if it was you or your child you wouldnt want your chiled to feel the pain hurt depression.

Posted by frustrated (not registered) on Sep 26, 2009 11:18 PM

Why is it that you can't just pull up a registration showing sex offenders in your area? They lost their right to be anonymous when they committed these acts.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 28, 2009 07:54 PM

Dear Amorderey. Lets see if you sing the same tune if your child or someone you know and love is put on this list!!!

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 01, 2009 08:52 AM

In response to Anonymous (not registered) on Sep 28, 2009 07:54 PM: one month ago my child shattered my world by telling me that a "so called" family member has been raping her since she was 6 years old... an innocent little child, who just loves to play with lizards and softball and sing and smile and write... you honestly believe that the rights of the pedophile should overshadow the rights of the victim who is now 12? Who now has trouble sleeping at night, who is afaid someone is going to kill her? Who is scared to be alone? Who has been exposed to things way beyond her years? Who has had to talk about things that an adult shouldn't even have to talk about about? Who cares that it was your family member, someone you loved?!?!? It was HER family member too... someone she loved and trusted but that was all taken away the moment he touched her... think about that next time you go to defend one of them...

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 01, 2009 05:17 PM

Dear anonymous Oct 1st. I'm one of them. Thats right I am a sex offender. I am very sorry for what happened to your child!!! I really am!!! Anyone who harms children or animals should be dealt with. Its sick when someone takes advantage of someone who can't fight back. Not all Sex Offenders have harmed children. Sex Offender registry should only be for people who've done sick things to children. People like me who had sex with a girlfriend/boyfriend urinating in public and so forth should not be on a registry!!! I am very sorry for what happened to your child I wish her/him well. I know first hand what she/he is going through because I am also a victim of sex abuse. God Bless

Posted by Dayton (not registered) on Oct 03, 2009 08:53 PM

So, if you know a person is a sex offender and they are not supposed to be around children and you know that they have had contact with a child that per judges orders is not supposed to be around the offender... how do you go about reporting that and what kind of trouble can they get in?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 10, 2009 02:01 PM

All these laws are wrong, a lot of offenders go back to jail just because of these laws, you don't make murderers follow anything when they are released.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 11, 2009 07:54 PM

Why is it that people assume that just because someone is on the Sex Offenders list that they are actually guilty of the crime? I know someone on the list and all it took was for one lie to ruin him and his family. Girls need to stop calling wolf, because eventually it is going to come back to bite us in the ass.

Posted by Sunshine State SOS (not registered) on Nov 15, 2009 09:29 PM

My son is convicted SO because he viewed child porn images one night on Limewire. He would have avoided this life sentence of hell if he had not been on probation for a drug charge. Some of the images have been on the internet for several years. These laws have got to change to prevent non-violent offenders from a lifetime sentence of humiliation and economic insecurity!

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Nov 21, 2009 04:05 PM

All I want to know is what the law says about the distance a pedophile can live from a school and from a church? Does anyone know this?

Posted by gasman (not registered) on Nov 27, 2009 11:22 AM

You people let your daughters dress like hookers and play like adults. and you wonder WHY

Posted by Casey (not registered) on Dec 31, 2009 12:26 AM

I was just looking on the site and found people who live on the same street as me. 2 of them in the same home. one of these persons however only list a name there are no pictures nor any description to mention. THAT IS ABSURD!!! Maynardville needs to do a better job!! This is an absolute outrage. This is an extremley small town there should be no problems snapping pictures of these scums or at least taking down the appropriate info!!!

Posted by getalife (not registered) on Mar 11, 2010 12:22 AM

What happens if a sex offended lives in TN and has for a few years from another state but hasn't registered?

Posted by LAURA (not registered) on Mar 14, 2010 02:20 PM

In 2007 I was attacked by someone on meth, when he was arrested he also had a meth lab, when we went to court he recieved 60 days in jail. I just want all these people that think these people can be rehabilitated thats all bull. I have to see this man everyday, instead of all this crap defending these monsters they dont deserve to see the light of day. I am being punished every day. Defend the victim.

Posted by Anon (not registered) on Mar 30, 2010 03:48 PM

The biggest problem is that everyone assumes a "Sex Offender" is a child molestor. How dumb. There are many sex-crimes that have nothing to do with children.

Also, there are different levels of severity in sex-crimes. For example, someone who downloads a picture shouldn't be classified the same as a child-rapist. Many states DO classify offenders differently. Tennessee is LAZY and lumps everyone together.

Bottom line: if you watch your children and do your job as a parent, it wouldn't matter how many sex-offenders lived in your neighborhood.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 06, 2010 02:43 AM

I just went to the Florida sex offender registry to look for someone and they are still registered in Florida but they are living in Tennessee and the flyer thing said so too but I looked for this person on the Tennessee sex offender registry he was not listed. I always thought if they moved to another state they're suppose to register with that state.

Posted by worried10 on Apr 18, 2010 06:22 PM

I am concerned about a person I know who lives close by who is not registered, I have kids. The name is Curtis S. here in etowah TN I need confirmation what his status is.

Posted by anonymous (not registered) on May 03, 2010 06:07 PM

There is a person on the sex offender registry that lives on the other side of my street and there are children playing in the yard every day and one child lives there! is this against the law? should I do something and if so what?? if anyone has information on what I should do please advise. There is a gentleman that lives there on the nation sex offender registry. Thanks

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Jun 01, 2010 11:06 AM

According to TN state law, a sexual offender has 48hours to register or report a change of address with the local police dept. failure to do so is a violation of the law and can result in arrest and a prison sentence of up to 7 years. The only way the local police can keep track is if someone reports the offender.

Posted by Gemini on Jul 21, 2010 10:14 PM

I think people should not judge sex offenders so quick. Some of them had a younger girlfriend or one the same age and the parents push the issue. they could have been 1 or 2 years older than them. You should look when the charge was and put the age to it and you will find out if they really hurt anybody. They are not all bad people just some mistakes happen. remember alot of us did not tell when we messed with someone older. everyone is not perfect. Remember only GOD can Judge You.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Oct 05, 2010 06:06 PM

All of this sex offender registry stuff is unfair and unconstitutional. All of you people out there shouldn't judge these people, watch out, the government is taking away our rights one by one. Whatever group you fit into may be the next target to lose your rights. It's not right to punish someone after they have done their time for whatever crime committed.

Posted by Anon (not registered) on Oct 10, 2010 03:29 AM

Some states put you on the Sex Offender registry for 'streaking', a common college prank. Some states put you on the sex offender registry for taking a pee by the side of the road. These laws would make pretty much every male resident of the US a sex offender.

Posted by beentheredonethat (not registered) on Dec 25, 2010 10:46 PM

I agree with the last comment. Not only are most US males sex offenders according to the laws of the day, but most women are too. I personally had sex before the so called age of consent and girls are having sex even younger now days so most citizens of America are now sex offenders. It kinda makes the whole sex registy a big joke.

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Dec 29, 2010 11:16 AM

In Michigan, extramarital adultery can be prosecuted as rape...punishable by up to life in prison under a law designed to combat a type of prostitution where sex is exchanged for drugs. Sexual penetration in the commission of a felony (i.e. adultery) is first-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC I), punishable by a maximum of life in prison.

The law is rarely used anymore but is still on the books. We as a society define sex offenses and offenders too broadly for society to be adequately protected from the truly dangerous predators.

Posted by Burned (not registered) on Jan 07, 2011 02:50 AM

It's sad to see so much hysteria and hate in people. I read and see so much panic, and yet, does anyone take the time to get facts? It's "common knowledge" that sex offenders are supposedly likely to re-offend, yet what about drug addicts? Are they not more likely to break the law again, as well? Statistically, yes.... yet I see no registry for them. What I do see is a system of laws that somehow prey on the honest offenders. A sex offender on the prowl isn't likely to tell people who they are and where they live - that would defeat the purpose. But someone who made a mistake as a minor - and no, it's a myth that all offenses done as a kid are wiped after a certain amount of time, check your facts - and just wants to get on with their life is hounded forever by people brainwashed by the media. I should know - at fourteen I was asked into a game of "Truth Or Dare" with a girl one year younger then I, a game that later got me arrested. Life-long sentence, for what? there wasn't even any touching involved, yet here I am.... nearly two decades later, still trying to just survive in a world where a single mistake made me a "monster," yet my friend's stepfather killed a woman driving drunk, did a year of time, and was released to go back to his alchoholism and assaultive ways.... And does the court feel the community needs to be warned? No.

I don't know why I bother... The only response I expect are flames and hate from small-minded people unwilling to think for themselves, and instead gulp down whatever the popular media tells you; all sex offenders are monsters, predators, and inhuman creatures on the prowl. Naturally none of you out there ever did ANYTHING sexual before the age or eighteen, right?

Or was it you just didn't get caught?

Posted by Anonymous (not registered) on Apr 07, 2011 09:16 AM

It is disturbing that 4 predators are allowed to share a house in my zip code, 37919. The property is located next to Lakeshore Park, where the AYSO games are held and many people walk.

Posted by katyray on Apr 25, 2011 11:12 PM

To Burn on their comment. There is a HUGE difference in a drug addict and a sex offender.

Posted by david (not registered) on May 27, 2011 06:47 PM

can a plea bargin be over turned bye the judge once the person accused signs a deal with the state

Posted by anonyous (not registered) on Sep 06, 2011 01:37 PM

in teneessee can a non-volient sex offender but denied entrance to Sunday worship?

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