I remember watching a TV show a few weeks ago involving, convicted sex offenders and their behavior patterns after release. Studies show that often times sex offenders repeat their offense, the crime has an addictive dimension. It is very important when relocating or moving to a new neighborhood to research public records to discover area registered sex offender, know if they are near you and your family.
#1. There are several resources at your disposal online to do for sex offenders search. Check if there is any sex offender in your neighborhood. If you discover your surrounded by them the best way to deal with the situation is, form a community watchdog group. Don’t allow your kids to play without parental supervision. Be very cautious for peeping Toms or subjects observing children at distances.
The law prohibits the harassment of previous sex offenders, but concerned parents can take the necessary neighborhood precautions to prevent further sex crimes being committed in their communities and against their children.
A note: if a sex offender is no longer on probation or parole, his name will be removed from state sex offender registry, in this case it is often better to use a paid website to search for sex offenders, and you even can setup an email alert system notifying you when a sex offender relocates to your neighborhood. The websites, at your disposal, make searching for sex offenders very easy.
If your sex offenders search produce no results, most likely the state is withholding the list of sex offenders for the offenders safety. It is your duty to write to your senator to demand such release.
#2, You heard about the 73-year old Austrian man imprisoning his daughter and her seven children for twenty four years in the basement of his house, his wife and other family members claimed they never know it. It is inconceivable but it surely was a reality for his daughter. The statistics show, one out of 3-4 girls and one out of 6 boys are the victims of sex offenders, more than 70-90% of child victims are molested by family members or acquaintances. The sex offender search should include your family members, step parents and family friends. Be honest with yourself, follow your instinct, be courageous in the act of protecting and making sure your children are safe. If it is necessary, don’t be afraid to call the police.
#3, Sex offenders often use the safe haven of the internet to prey on innocent victims. Recent news said, that Facebook is struggling to watch for sex offender activities on their servers. Parents should having a watchful eye when their children are online. Block or regulate where your children spend time online. More important, talk to your children, help them realize right from wrong and understand the consequences, and know about the precautions they should take to protect themselves.
If we want a safer place to live, we have to act. First, do a sex offenders search online.