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September 1st, 2009
01:50 PM ET

Sex Offender Web Sites

Josh Levs is showing us some of the Web sites people use to look out for sex offenders in their neighborhoods. Here are a few links:

http://www.familysafetyreport.com/

http://www.familywatchdog.us

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

And here’s a recent story about an iPhone App: http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/08/10/popular-sex-predator-iphone-app-is-back-in-business/

Which sites have you used? Did they work for you?


Filed under: Josh Levs • Kyra Phillips
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Penny Pease

    For the sex offender. I want him to tell us if he ever felt sorry for what he was doing? Does he think he is cold hearted. Either way, does he think there is anything that children could do to make their attacker stop, even for a second? Urinating? Crying? Anger?

    September 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  2. Michelle

    Thank you for posting the websites. I cannot understand how offenders in my area are within 1000 ft of a school. Should not happen. I do not believe any of them become rehabilitated and need much more supervision if they are living in the community.

    September 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  3. kjm

    If all sex offenders were castrated, it would cure this rampant evil

    September 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  4. todd

    There is simply way to many offenders in the system for Parole officers to maintain adequate supervision. If Marijuana were legalized and other drugs treated like a medical issue as it should be, these resources would be available.

    September 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  5. todd

    Look at the statistics and see how much time they spend processing violations for drugs and pot. Also how can a cop find 20 pot plants in the middle of a 10,000 acre forest but not find a missing child? I'll tell you, that's their priority!! They spend BILLIONS a year on high tech devices to find a tree from three miles away but have no sophisticated technology to monitor these guys to prevent this, that's a shame.

    September 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  6. Paloma

    I was molested by my father and I can tell you that as a child you feel completely powerless and at the mercy of the adult. They also have ways of getting you to feel that this is your fault and cause you to not want to tell others. Mr. Walsh has my fervent prayers regarding Adams Law.

    Paloma

    September 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  7. Ray Bilodeau

    Few sex offenders are caught or convicted. Focusing attention on registered offenders leaves people open to the idea their kids are safe as long as they avoid these people. You are setting kids up for being abused. And remember, most offenders are in fact parents or family members, not strangers.

    Teach the kids how to recognize and avoid abusers – even the teens who are sexually curious and are the most vulnerable after the youngest children.

    September 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  8. Kalifornia Kimberly

    Please read my story....

    It happend when I was 9, lasted till I was almost 13. My step father molested me. ON a DAILY basis. I left my home and went to live with my biological father. I reported it a few years later. I was interviewed, by authorities and nothing happened. I was told the statute had expired, but in reality it had not. He fled to New Mexico within the time frame of the statute of limitations which interuppted the statute of limitations. I am 38 now, this started almost 30 years ago and is fresh on my mind like it just happened. I remember most of everything. 3 years ago, I called and spoke with a new investigator, she listened and found within 5 minutes that the statute didn't apply because he left the state, it showed ON THE COVER PAGE OF THE REPORT that he was living in NEW MEXICO back then and noone caught that glaring fact... I rocked his world to its core now. He was extradited and endited and is now serving 7 years in federal prison – to look forward to a 7 year GPS tracking daily check in sex offender program and for the rest of his life he has to register as a sex offender.Unfortunatly it was a plea agreement, his original inditement was for a collective of a presumtive 50 years. He got 7, got 1 year time served, and will have the possibility of release in 3 years... talk about being violated all over again. It will be my lifes mission to make SURE he is registered, I will follow him for the rest of my life. I will alert YMCA's, schools, parks and recreation, churches, you name it, I will go into debt sending out letters to his neighbors. My life is no longer ruined, just different now, I feel safe that he is in prison. My point is, DONT take no for an answer – ask questions – push your law enforcement ITS THEIR JOB! Its the D.A's job to prosecute PUSH your local government to take care of you and protect you. I just hope he will never do this again when he gets out, he will be in his 60's and still able to follow on his urgers. I think they ALL should be castrated and housed together on an island with NO children and let them kill each other. Its a horrible experience... Take care of yourself. Noone else will if you dont. Thanks for reading.

    September 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  9. lesley Shone

    Kyra, kudos to you for bringing us the voice of an ex-sex offender. I am grateful to you and him for the information. I believe in forgiveness and redemption and we have to accept that people have learned to cope with their sickness without re-offending.

    September 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  10. DeLia

    Why do they charge for access to these sites? Shouldn't they be a public service? Is their funding available to make them accessible free of charge?? Certainly a child's safety is priceless but I can't afford $30/month for this service.

    September 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  11. Grandmother

    I have a 6 yr old grandson. There needs to be severe laws for offenders of children & child predators . Parents/the community/teachers/churchers are not doing enough to educate a child to the dangers of what a predator is. Regrettably, a child does not know how to react to every adult that shows him/her kindness.

    We need education on how to protect our children!!!

    September 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  12. Dana

    John Walsh is WRONG. The registry is the problem, not the solution. Because it is so inclusive, including teens of 19 who had sex with a g/f of 15. And, it does include these statuatory rape (on the registery).
    We need to find a way to deal with these real dangerous men, but that is difficu lt. In the meantime, John Walsh and reporters like him, are ruining the lives of throusands of thousands of men who are not guilty of anything like this. I wish he would stay off the air.

    September 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  13. Colin Dean

    todd September 1st, 2009 2:40 pm ET

    There is simply way to many offenders in the system for Parole officers to maintain adequate supervision. If Marijuana were legalized and other drugs treated like a medical issue as it should be, these resources would be available.

    ^ Right on.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  14. elizabeth graul

    kyra,i live in antioch,ca. and 2mo. ago was looking up sex offenders in my area. i discovered that there is a concentration of sex of. living in some apts. out on east 18th st. in the outskirts of antioch in an industrial area. this is where (within a few blocks) jaycee dugard was kept.
    i was watching tony's show and some guy (a neighbor) of that kidnaper/rapist creep said "he heard men partying and whooping it up with loud banter" in the creeps backyard.
    this creeps me out.
    I live about 2 miles from the house where jaycee was kept. i live in the old downtown area...lucky for me (sarcasm) most of the sex offenders live around me or within a few miles as in the dugard case.

    September 2, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  15. Randal Coon

    Yes, I ABSOLUTELY DISAGREE WITH ACTIONS OF THE CONTRACTORS.

    BUT: Obama was blamed for not curing all the problems everywhere. Come ON. It took Bush and Cheney 8 YEARS to screw the country. I think it's reasonable to gikve Obama a little m ore thnan 8 months to correct everything.

    September 2, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  16. Grant Hoag

    I periodically check my neigborhood using the free http://www.familywatchdog.us.

    A year ago a sex offender showed up a few blocks away. I printed out the info, and went to the apartment complex housing the individual, as I knew that it had occupancy restrictions that protected the children living there.

    When I showed the information to the landlord, it was disclosed that a renter had recently taken in a boarder who failed to disclose his history to the rental company, but had registered his new location with his parole officer.

    He was evicted. Two weeks later, he was no longer on http://www.familywatchdog.us in my town.

    It works!

    September 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  17. JAY

    HEY JOSH I REALLY APPRECIATE THOSE LINKS. I ONLY HAD TO GO TO FAMILYWATCHDOG, WHICH IS FREE, AND THAT WAS ALOT OF INFO THAT I NEEDED AND WANTED TO KNW! WITH THAT SAID I THINK ALOT MORE GOES INTO KEEPING OUR KIDS SAFE THAN KNOWING WHERE THE SEX OFFENDERS ARE. NAMELY PARENTS RAISING THEIR KIDS INSTEAD OF EXPECTING EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR SOCIETY TO DO IT THEN BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE AND EVERYTHING ELSE WHEN THINGS GO WRONG! I DNT THINK THTS THE CASE IN CASES LIKE JAYCEES BUT IT DEF HAPPENS ALOT IN OUR GENERATION! PARENTS "RAISE YOUR OWN KIDS!" NOTE:IM A PARENT MYSELF!

    September 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  18. Lin Ritnour

    WatchDog is the most awesome site! I'm an apartment agent over two complexes in Lakewood, and find this site very helpful in protecting my residents, and their families, as well as our neighborhood from these predators. Not to mention myself...

    I believe all family members should visit this site, and arm themselfs with some facts. It's about time kids are shown "faces of danger"...those to stay away from!

    Parents of the world, wake up! Educate your children now so there will be less chance of being sorry later!!!

    September 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  19. Chris

    I use Family Watch Dog. They send me email notifications whenever a registered sex offender moves into or out of my neighborhood. The link includes a photo of the person, address, aliases used, and what they were convicted of. The service is indeed free.

    September 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  20. Gary

    Parents should keep an eye out for the worst of the worst, as they all will repeat if given the chance. Don't put your children and yourselves through this... be protective but don't go overboard. Keep an eye out for someone who appears to be watching kids from afar.

    September 5, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  21. Frank D

    Thank you. Being aware may not be blissfully ignorant, and it's got to help.

    September 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  22. Max

    Josh thanks for the links. I could not believe how many sex offenders live within a 5 to 10 minute drive in the next town over. I can only imagine how many have never been caught or are residing near and they are not reported for whatever reason. It is sad that so many children are suffering when more could be done.

    Rehabilitation.... such bull, spend the money rehabilitating the children, and have harsh punishment for the ones committing the crime. Defenseless children are dependent on adults to keep them safe, not for us to be wishy washy about criminals, who take advantage of our little ones.

    September 5, 2009 at 11:06 pm |
  23. Frances

    The profile of a child molester is quite interesting in that most child molestors are white males. It is no uncommon for them to be married or formerly married. Check out the Bureau of Justice Statistics web site.

    September 6, 2009 at 1:59 am |
  24. Billy

    JOSH.

    YOU KNOW I SEE SEGMENTS ON SEX OFFENDERS BEING THESE CRUEL ANIMALS WHO ARE PORTRAYED AS PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE FEARED BY THE COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC. BUT ALL SEX OFFENDERS ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE. YES THERE ARE SOME THAT REALLY NEED TO BE WATCHED, THERE ARE OTHERS THAT SIMPLY MADE A MISTAKE. THEY WERE ABUSED AS A CHILD AND HAVE BEEN LEFT AWFUL SCARES FROM THAT ABUSE. OTHERS GREW UP IN A HOME WHERE THEY WERE SURROUNDED BY PORNOGRAPHY AND OTHER UNHEALTHY MATERIALS. BUT THERE ARE SOME OFFENDERS THAT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN AN AWFUL SYSTEM AND DO NOT BELONG THERE. LETS FACE IT GIRLS LIE, GUYS LIE AND IF YOUR CAUGHT UP IN A LIE AND HAVE TO SUFFER THE AWFUL PENALTY OF HAVING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER WHERE YOUR PICTURE IS POSTED ALONG WITH ALL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING WHERE YOU LIVE THEN YOU ARE PUTTING THOSE PEOPLE AT RISK.

    NOW SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON HERE ARE JUST REALLY PATHETIC, SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE JUDGING ALL SEX OFFENDERS AS BEING BAD PEOPLE WHO DESERVE CASTRATION TO EVEN DEATH. I HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT THE ONLY PERSON THAT IS ENTITLED TO JUDGE SITS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF GOD. WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND NONE OF US ARE WORTHY OF THE GRACE THAT GOD GIVES US. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE CNN DO A STORY ON HOW SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED OF LOW RISK CRIMES LIKE BATTERY ARE BEING FORCED TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDERS AND ARE BEING CLUMPED IN TOGETHER WITH RAPIST AND VIOLENT PREDITORS. SOME SEX OFFENDERS MAKE A MISTAKE AND THEN ARE BLESSED ENOUGH TO FIND TRUTH AND FORGIVENESS THROUGH JESUS THAT ALLOWS THEM TO LIVE VERY HEALTHY LIVES AND ARE JUST AS PRODUCTIVE AS YOU OR ANY MEMBER OF CNN. SOME OF THESE IDIOTS THAT POST COMMENTS ON HERE COULD BE WORSE THAN A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER. THEY COULD BE AN OFFENDER WHO CONTINUES TO OFFEND AND HAS NOT BEEN CAUGHT. ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN CAUGHT, PAY THE PRICE AND HAVE CHOSEN TO MOVE FORWARD WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO SERVE OUT PUNISHMENT BY RUNNING SEGMENTS ON THE T.V? BECAUSE SOME IDIOT WHO IS A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER, KIDNAPS SOMEONE WHO IS NOW BLESSED TO BE BACK HOME WITH HER FAMILY AND NOW ALL SEX OFFENDERS HAVE TO WORRY BECAUSE OF THIS ONE CRAZY GUY WHO CHOSE TO NOT GET HELP BUT CHOSE TO OFFEND AGAIN. THE LAW AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM MISUSES THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. IT IS FULL OF GUYS WHO SIMPLY MADE A MISTAKE AND ARE NOW GROUPED WITH ALL THE RAPIST AND CHILD MOLESTORS AND THEY ARE NOW LOOKED UPON BY SOCIETY AS THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. THINGS BETTER START CHANGING BECAUSE THE TIME IS COMING FOR THE ULTIMATE CHANGE TO SET IN ON EARTH AND THAT IS THE COMING OF CHRIST. NOW SOME OF YOU WILL SAY "OH NO, HERE IS SOME RADICAL CHRISTIAN WHO IS USING GOD AS A SHIELD". WELL I AM NOT RADICAL BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT ALL HAVE SINNED AND ALL WILL BE JUDGED. MY QUESTION TO ALL THAT READ THIS IS WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF THAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN FOR ALL THESE YEARS. JOSH WHAT ARE YOU GUILTY OF? MY POINT IS, DO NOT JUDGE AND YOU WILL NOT BE JUDGED. ALL SEX OFFENDERS ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE. SOME HAVE FAMILIES, ARE HUSBANDS AND FATHERS WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO MOVE PAST THEIR MISTAKE AND MAKE THE BEST FUTURE THEY CAN.

    RUN A STORY ON THAT......YOU WILL FIND MORE GOOD IN MANY THAN YOU DO IN A FEW!

    September 6, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  25. Kalifornia Kimmy

    TO THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T HAVE FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE WITH A SEX OFFENDER/PEDOPHILE/MOLESTER. iM HAPPY FOR YOU . BUT FOR ME. BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AS A CHILD AND HAVING MY LIFE RUINED, IS A GREAT REASON TO HATE ALL CHILD MOLESTERS AND RAPISTS. Once this happens to someone you love, you will change your tune. I don't think you'll be lining up to hold their hands up high in the name of the lord after they rape and molest your littlel, girl, grandson, niece, whatever. Or even have your wife raped just because she forgot to lock your bedroom window. Yes, God judges, but those of us who are directly impacted by their actions and have our lives RUINED forever have the RIGHT to wish them the worst. And then you have some dude, who has a joint and a pipe in their backpack in the trunk of their car and they go to jail... Whatever. The registry doesnt do enough. Anyone who violates a sexual law SHOULD be on the registry. PERIOD.

    Because of the actions of one man, my life is forever affected and the law didnt protect me years ago. Yet, now, it took my case to be reopened in order for him to pay...

    (see my previous post)

    September 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm |
  26. David

    I understand that this may initially appear to be a long letter and you may not feel like reading it in its entirety. However, please take the time to read all of it as you will eventually see, there is an opportunity to address two issues that have never really been addressed in the past. I feel that those issues being addressed will generate a lot of public interest.

    • My first goal is to inform you how very difficult and almost impossible it is to get help for men who have been sexually abused as children.
    • My second goal is to inform you how easy it is to become a lifetime registered sex offender by viewing internet porn. This can even take place if a person is on a free site that states that all models are of legal age. This is the number one growing addiction in the world. The sex offender registration list is growing faster then ever before and is completely out of focus with these issues.

    Please allow me to share with you my own history with living with sexual abuse for the first 21 years of my life and how difficult it was for me, as a man to finally get help.

    From as early as I can remember I was subjected to sexual assaults and sexual abuse from a Sunday school teacher from my church. I was forced to attend church four times a week. I hated being forced to attend simply due to the fact that I knew that at each visit I would be forced into sexual acts. I tried to inform my father and pastor of the abuse to only be told that they each thought I was making it up. The abuse continued until I was fourteen years of age. He was finally caught and prosecuted for the same acts to other children nearly 20 years later.

    At age fourteen I left home to live with a school teacher who I considered a father figure. For the first six months things were great. I learned to love him as the father which I felt I never had as a younger child. Then one day I shared with him about my sexual abuse which started off my worse nightmare and nearly my death.

    His name was Bob Barker, just like on television. He started showing me adult movies at first then progressed to touching my private areas. Within a short time he was completely sexually assaulting me. I was so confused and blamed myself for what was happening. He would tell me that he loved me as a son but then abuse me.

    In time he was shooting me in child porn movies and started incorporating other young boys from his school to be involved in the movies. Then he moved on to having adult men abusing me in the movies and often had me tied up while they would rape me.

    After a few years I knew I needed to get out of the situation, but as he would since my feelings on leaving he would threaten me with by telling me if I left he would kill me and then himself. I believed him and lived in constant fear even though somehow I still loved him.

    On one occasion, I was tied up, blindfolded and gagged while he had invited three of his male adult friends from out of town to be part of a video. He filmed them repeatedly raping me and putting me through extreme pain to the point I was gong through being in and out of consciousness. I remember coming waking up to the worse pain possible as they raped me with a base ball bat. They tore me so bad that I could feel my blood all around me as I prayed that I could quickly die to stop the intense pain. The next thing I remembered was waking up in a locked closet, soaked in my own blood and feeling the intense pain from my ordeal. I kept quite for fear that they would return and hurt me again. I was left in the closet with only diapers for my bleeding for three days.

    I finally escaped at the age of twenty one. I never stopped loving him as a father figure and always felt that everything had always been my fault.

    As a result of my first twenty one years of life, I had lots of problems with life and found myself suffering from sexual addiction. I hated myself and knew I needed help. I thought it would be easy to get help for my life’s traumas and problems but I was wrong.
    I started calling every place listed for dealing with victims of sexual trauma and abuse only to find out that they do not allow men into their programs. Their reasoning was that it would be too hard on the women in the programs if a male was present.

    I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. But I didn’t give up hope. I expanded my search into the cities, one being St. Louis Mo. Again I was always told the same thing that they didn’t allow men. This is still a very big problem to this day. I only know of a handful of Programs in the United States that offer help for sexually abused men. But to get into their programs you need very good insurance.

    I finally started getting the help I sought years later at a hospital in New Orleans, LA. I had insurance at the time. That hospital is River Oaks Hospital. There are still only a handful of programs/hospitals available for men to this day.

    Without help many of us resort to addictions to help us survive our ordeals. I am not alone. I started a support group for men at our small town hospital and within a few weeks, I had to expand it due to the large number of men speaking out for their first times ever.

    Many of them were struggling with sexual acting out behaviors, internet porn addictions, and various other bad behaviors. They too could not find anywhere for them to find help for the trauma in their lives.

    My personal addiction before receiving help was an addiction to internet porn. This in itself is one of the fastest growing addictions in the world today. You may find a story also in what I am about to share with you.

    I married the woman that helped me to escape from Bob Barker. We were very happy until our sex lives slowed down. Keep in mind that for me, “sex equaled love”. At least that is what I perceived from all my years of abuse. When this happened I found myself trying to deal with all my problems through internet porn.

    Internet porn was free and it took my mind off my real issues. However, it I became so addicted that I started missing work, neglecting my wife and my children. I found myself on the computer every chance I could get to be alone. I would stay up all night instead of sleeping. I knew it was a problem but I couldn’t seem to stop myself. After every episode of being on the computer I would pray that I could stop and be normal.

    I always made sure that any free site I went to have an age disclaimer stating that all the models were of legal age. So I felt that what I was viewing was at least legal.

    One day I took my computer into the shop because I was unable to open my folders. I asked them to look into the problem, and even requested they review my folder which held all my photos, many of which had been downloaded from the adult free sites.

    The next day the state police arrived at my door and said that they had my computer and felt that there may be child porn on it. I reassured them that all the sites I had visited had a disclaimed of age.

    I was later charged with possession of child porn. They had obtained three photos out of 12,000 that they stated came from what they believed to be from a country that legal age there was less than 18 years of age.

    I started to see that God was answering my prayers for help.

    I was in trial for almost three years. The judge wanted them to find a misdemeanor due to the facts that the sites did have disclaimers and that there was so few photo’s compared to all the photos on the computer. However there was no legal way to classify it as such. They were never able to prove the models age but a pediatrician stated that the model appeared to be between the ages of 16 or 17. After the long three years of fighting I finally was found guilty of child porn which carried a long time on probation, therapy, as well as having to register as a sex offender for the entirety of my life. I have never been able to return to work also as a result.

    I am 46 years old and the offence occurred over 13 years ago. I now help others struggling with internet porn as a group facilitator. I am married and have four daughters.

    The issue is this!! Yes my addiction to the internet porn was destructive to every one I knew and to myself. But I truly assumed the models were of age and it was verified through their disclaimers. However when the trial was over I was registering as a sexual predator and sex offender for the rest o0f my life. Were as in Illinois if you actually are found guilty of fondling a child or direct sexual assault to a child you only register for 10 years.

    The list of sex offenders is growing hugely due to this addiction that many have to free internet porn. We serve stiffer penality then individuals that actually have performed a sexual act on a child. I wish there was a way to somehow look at those who are finding themselves addicted to internet porn, clear up the misleading site disclaimers, and if someone finds themselves in a situation similar to mine, that those cases could be handled differently so as that they would not have to be listed as a sex offender, but instead be listed in some other form.

    I would be more then happy to discuss other similar cases with you or even more of my own if you wish to contact me.

    No help for male victims of childhood sexual abuse and how easy it is for those people who are involved with the fastest growing addiction to become lifetime registered sex offenders.

    September 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  27. Andrea

    When talking about sex offenders, you have to realize there are teenagers that are being charged simply because a 19 year old had sex with a 17 year old, but they are far and in between. Child molesters are never rehabilitated, the urges are always there they simply have to have the strength to fight them and eventually they will lose.Some of the ones that are caught stop, simply because of that, they were caught. But that doesn't mean they will never do it again. If you are sick enough to do that to a child you are sick enough to do it again and again. For those of you who think the system is too harsh you should be locked up as well. Obviously the system is NOT harsh enough or they wouldn't be living next door to us. We have to much to worry about when it comes to our children, and this shouldn't be one of them. I think people should take a stand in there community, and treat offenders as they should be treated. They ARE the scum of the earth, and should be treated as such.

    September 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  28. Sera Blankenship

    As far as the sex offenders list making you feel comfortable, I have some disturbing information. I had moved into a new neighborhood in Clarksville, TN. and with haveing 3 children I wanted to look up my local sex offenders. What I found out shocked and scared me! A sex offender that I knew of, a co-workers son, was not on the list! Then to make matters worse My Address Was! I asked my landlord and the offender had not lived there for a couple of years! So where was this guy!

    September 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  29. Carol H.

    If I had children and a known registered sex offender was allowed to live on my street, thanks but no thanks. I watched the piece about a group of sex offenders who were living in groups of tent, a la a tent city deep in the woods somewhere in rural Georgia. They're not allowed near churces, snyagogues, anywhere where children are. One man, with his back to the camera, it was disclosed that he'd committed a "lewd" act against children?? That then, makes him a sex offender who MUST be registered. The idea of sex offenders who can't always be rehabilitated, repulses me.
    One man interviewed, I think by Rick Sanchez, said, he would always BE a sex offender and if he felt the urge, he had to distract himself and I could tell, Rick having a young daughter, felt disgusted even though he didn't come out and say it. That's downright creepy. The man (literally) on the street, priests, etc. it never ends and then there's male pornography. Ugly stuff!!

    October 14, 2009 at 10:04 pm |