sekhet29

Marshfield, MO

#1 Jul 13, 2010
checked the registry for sex offenders in willow has anyone else, I was so surprised to see how many live close to the school and wondered if the parents of kids walking home from school are aware that their kids are walking right by these predators.
Probably

Sparta, MO

#2 Jul 13, 2010
sekhet29 wrote:
checked the registry for sex offenders in willow has anyone else, I was so surprised to see how many live close to the school and wondered if the parents of kids walking home from school are aware that their kids are walking right by these predators.
better just worry about your roof!!!
The other side

West Plains, MO

#3 Jul 14, 2010
I am not speaking for all sex offenders because some of them are dangerous. But please if you are going to tell people to look at the registry please know the registry. There are people on there that are NOT child molesters. Look at the age of the victim, please. Some times it may have been a situation as simple as two young kids with disapproving parents (statutory rape). Or someone who moved here from another state with different laws. In Missouri everyone must register so attorney's try to get the charge reduced to something other than a sex crime. But in many other states they have levels of sex crime and if you are a level three (say you and friend get drunk and the friends significant other finds out and the friend says well we were drunk and I was taken advantage of) the attorneys in another state would not try to reduce this charge because it is nothing in the other state. Level three only has to register with the local law enforcement office. Their lives are not destroyed by being posted as a sex offender and not being allowed to attend any school function for their child.
I just want everyone to take note that just because someone might be on the list doesn't mean they are a child molester. I also want everyone to know that I think the registry could be a very good thing if they would have specific people who where on there not just anyone who has ever committed a "sex crime."
Please just take a moment and really evaluate the people you see on there don't just assume they are all bad people. I bet if you look closely you will see someone you know, someone who you do or would associate with.
Thank you for listening and this is my opinion so please don't make any mean post about it. I am not asking you to believe what I say. I am only asking that you look a little deeper. But I am not making you do that.
agree

United States

#4 Jul 14, 2010
You made a very good point, The other side. Teenagers have lied about their age, had sex, parents found out & charges were made. Now this person must live a life with a title of "sex offender" for believing the lie. There are sex offenders that prey on our children and my son is at my side when we are in public. I look at everyone as if they would do harm to him until I get to know a person. It's sad to feel this way, but these are scary times in our world.
Really

Columbia, MO

#5 Jul 14, 2010
Why is it acceptable for some 18 or 19 year old adult to have sex with your 13 or 14 year old. The adult is suppose to have better judgement than a child. Statutory rape is not acceptble. No if a parent allows their child to date an older guy fine. But if the parent says no then the adult male or female needs to back off period. It is easy to say that these offenders are not hurting anyone but try having your 13 or 14 year old buy the crap of someone 19 year old saying they love her when in reality they just want to get sex. The 13 or 14 year buys it and are left with the emotional scares when the adult is done and has fulfilled their needs. Sometimes that need is just to take the virginity of a very young girl. Nothing more and nothing less.
Casinpt

United States

#6 Jul 15, 2010
"Really" I think the point everyone is trying to make is that there is another side to the label of "sex offender" not that statutory rape is okay.

I remember a couple of years ago in Johnson County MO a young man wore a vulgar Halloween costume and walking around in public. He was arrested (I can't remeber the actual charge) and if convicted he'd have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. I don't know how the case turned out (I heard it on the radio) but I remember thinking how one stupid act could destroy this guy's life.

I agree with The Other Side, look at the registry, know your neighbors, do your research on CaseNet and know the whole story.
Hmmm

Wentzville, MO

#7 Aug 4, 2010
Speaking of this subject,what ever happened to stanley bunch?
hummmm

Ava, MO

#8 Aug 4, 2010
Whatever happened to James Brown or Steve Coatney?
hummmmr

West Plains, MO

#9 Aug 5, 2010
hummmm wrote:
Whatever happened to James Brown or Steve Coatney?
According to casenet, Steve in is prison
WillowLyn

Ozark, MO

#10 Aug 15, 2010
Also remember that all people charged must register whether proven guilty or not.
Candace

Ozark, MO

#11 Aug 15, 2010
What did James Brown do?
wsalumni2

Arcola, MO

#12 Aug 16, 2010
Candace wrote:
What did James Brown do?
He's not been convicted of doing anything. It's all a bunch of b/s.
wrong

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Aug 16, 2010
wsalumni2 wrote:
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He's not been convicted of doing anything. It's all a bunch of b/s.
he may not have been convicted yet, but he is accused of having sex with a little girl! that is a big deal, i went to school with the guy , he is a weird guy, he should not have been left alone with a little girl anyways

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