child molesters had a 13% reconviction rate for sexual offenses
rapists had a 19% reconviction rate for sexual offenses
What do we say to the victims of repeat offenders? "We knew your offender was a risk to society, they have prior convictions, but we figured that monitoring them was to much of an inconvenience to them. They wouldn't be able to fit back into society with this stigma hanging over their head."
Even if we don't know why these people do these things, we know that some repeatedly do them. The government needs to do something to protect its citizens from these people. Here in Idaho we recently had a sex offender who had finished his porole term, found living not even a block from an elementry school. Don't you think that parents should be made aware of these types of things. Would you be more or less likely to let your kids walk home from school, even if it's only a block away? It is unfortunate for some that they are forever labeled as sex offenders, like 18 year olds who have 17 year old girl friends who are convicted of statchatory rape. yeah it sucks big time but their pain protects the kids down the road from the multiple offense child molesters. I mean come on think about this for a minute. What if your kid was molested by your neighbor who just happens to be a sex offender that didn't register. wouldn't you like to know if you've got one living next to you and your wife and kids?
I know its a lot of "what ifs" and I hate them just as much as the next guy but when it comes to my kids......well just think of the message were sending to these habitual offenders. Its OK we forgive you, go ahead and do it again.