Thursday, 05 February 2009
Children sex abusers are not put away long enough. I was informed by Family Watchdog that a new offender moved in the area. So I went and checked out the map again: there are four convicted child sex offenders within five minutes of our house (there are other types of sexual offenders in the area, too).
That I can live with- I watch my children closely and am very protective. What makes me steam is the conviction dates of these offenders:
Offender #1 was convicted in 1997. For argument sake, we will skip that one. Also, he was convicted for being incestual with a minor... so that one probably is no risk to my children.
Offender #2 was convicted in 2002. If he was just let out, which he wasn't (he's lived in the area for a while) that would mean he only served 6-7 years for his crime.
Offender #3 was convicted in 2004. He has also lived in the area for awhile. That means he served less then five years for sexual abuse of a minor.
Offender #4 was convicted in 2006. He just moved into the area. I don't know if he just got out of jail and moved here, or if he lived elsewhere first. If he did just get out, that is still less than three years for sexually abusing a child, scarring them for life!
Where is the justice? Do you think that child sex abusers serve a long enough sentence? Have you ever used the Family Watchdog site?