New Sex Offender moving in.

New Sex Offender moving in.

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Resident

Costa Mesa, CA

#1 Dec 7, 2009
There is a new sex offender moving to the community of Highland Lake. Not many have received notifications about him, so I decided to share. He is NOT on the aldoc website for offenders as one would think. Why? Here is the info.

Name: Bentley Clark Griffith
white, male DOB 11/26/1961
height 6'-3 weight 299
hair: Brown eyes: Brown
Sex crime: Child Porn
Description of Crime: Internet Porn 12 Years and younger.
Crime location: Hoover, Alabama

Will be living at: 696 Highland Dam Rd. Oneonta, AL
mag101

Oneonta, AL

#2 Dec 8, 2009
So who is the bigger scum bag? the person that photographs a naked child, the one that posts those pictures online or the one that looks for child porn online? All I think. However, I searched online for a former child star (Tabatha Stevens from Bewitched) I guarantee the pictures that came up were not in any way what I was expecting.
Knows

Allgood, AL

#3 Dec 17, 2009
The pervert was convicted in Federal Court and is awaiting sentencing in February, most likely will not be around long. Off to the big house where he will soon learn how to pick up his soap with his toes.
just me

Clover, SC

#4 Feb 11, 2010
it's a scary world we live in.
oic

Oneonta, AL

#5 Mar 22, 2010
There are women sex offenders in this area as well but nobody seems to talk about them.
gotcha

Birmingham, AL

#6 Jul 6, 2010
He is getting out 7-13-2010.
Nathan

Oneonta, AL

#7 Aug 15, 2010
This thread is based on misinformation. The accused, Bentley C. Griffith, is my brother. He was not accused of having any images containing preteens. He was charged for posessing images of simple nudity of teenagers under the age of 18 on his computer. There were no images containing sex, sexual contact nor any type of sexual activity. My brother pleaded guilty to the charge without the aid of any plea agreement, and he was sentenced to six months. The judge's comments indicated that she had never seen a case like his in her entire career. The judge was complimentary about Bentley's character. I was present during sentencing.

As for the soap comment in this thread... Bentley handled himself quite well while serving his time in a low security facility. He was treated with respect by inmates and corrections officers.
Outraged

Birmingham, AL

#8 Aug 18, 2010
Oh Nathan, I like your comment of "He was charged for posessing images of SIMPLE NUDITY of teenagers under the age of 18." Well as a parent of a teenager I find myself appalled at some old geezer glaring at nudey pics of teens. We have to look out for our kids in this world of perversion.
Outraged

Birmingham, AL

#9 Aug 18, 2010
BTW: It wasn't just a single photo that just happened to be on his computer...

Pleading guilty Thursday to possessing child pornography was:
BENTLEY CLARK GRIFFITH, 47, of Birmingham. Griffith entered his plea before Judge Hopkins to possessing a computer in February that contained between 10 and 150 images of child pornography. His sentencing is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 19, 2010.

link below

http://www.justice.gov/usao/aln/Docs/November...
just me

Laingsburg, MI

#10 Aug 21, 2010
As typical the term sex offender immediatly make some thing watch out theyll steal and rape your child. most cases thats far from the truth...however thats not why im here... im looking for info concerning what is done when a sex offender moves into the state. I think i read that fliers are passed out and drivers lisence has sex offender on it. Is that true? but just fyi majority of sex offences happen between two people that are familiar with one another ...family member a date bf/gf.of those who reoffend commit non sexual crimes. And seriously the registration only puts fear into the community it does nothing to save kids. If the person was that bad he wouldnt be on the streets. and if your child came up missing it would be by a person in your community thats not on the sex offender list. probably a relitive. Been provin over and over. fear is not the answer. Keeping people from having jobs and raising a family and being a part of society is not the answer. Yes i am on the registry for a crime 15 years ago. no priors no afters. went to prison done probation and yet now because of people like "outraged" my wife and kids are serving a sentence of not havin me be a part of there school activities, neibors teasing and threatining them vehicals vandilized. Ive done everything to serve my sentence and try to gain my place in community dispite it all. and have succeeded in some aspects. My two boys love me and hate that others do and say things against there dad. Because 15 yrs ago i had sex with a girl under 18. Individuals are different blanket statements and fear have no place. there are alot of people in my town that arent on the registry that are worthless dont take care of thier kids sponge wellfare why arent you attacking that. I always worked full time pay taxes put a roof over my families head food on the table. you dont know me...your fear is completely unwarranted. educate yourself. Go to that person ask him what the cercumstances were get to know him then if you decide you want nothin to do with him then at least your making an educated decision on fact. not media hype and half truths.
Nathan

Oneonta, AL

#11 Dec 15, 2010
Just to update this thread. Bentley no longer lives in Highland Lake with me. He had been here for some months following his plea, and for some months following his release, but when he enquired about where he could live with his wife, he was told that he had been misinformed by the Hoover Police Department. The folks handling his sex offender registration said that there was no reason he could not live in his home, so he returned to his wife and son a few months ago in Hoover, Alabama.
Nessa

Allgood, AL

#12 Dec 16, 2010
Nathan, You brother did an honorable thing in the end by pleading guilty for his offense and serving his time, But I do not respect someone (men or women) who rapes, molests children or looks at child pornography , and the people who put these video’s or pictures on the internet are perverted and need to be dealt with harshly.

We as a community need to look out for one another especially children and elderly because they can not protect themselves, if someone who is a bit shady moves into our area it is our right and responsibility to inform others so they can chose if they want anything to do with that person.

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