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April 04, 2007

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matt

I refuse to be punished forever for accepting a picture of my 17 year old girlfriends full-developed breasts

Thomas Gaddy

I have been looking for work for over 10 months now. I have no other wy of making a living than construction work. I am presently living with a very good friend who doesn't care about my initial conviction because he knows me and knows that I am not a danger to society. I would be living on the streets if it were not for this friend. The laws that do not protect children only prohibit me from attaining a job are the the work of a sherriff who was after a serial killer who only killed his child for retribution not a sex offense. The Adam Walsh law is the work of an irate parent who has very high contacts in government.Why do I have to keep paying for a crime that was comitted 15YEARS ago.

mike boothby

I find your outline to be truely comprehensiable, being a convicted sex offender from 22 yrs back. I was caught under the retroactive back law. If there is any help you can offr me or anything i can do to help the cause please let me know. Since my crime ive raised 5 kids and had no further crimes of thiis nature

Magz

How refreshing ! Someone actually writing out changes that would be beneficial to all ! We really do need to concentrate more on the Coueys, Duncans,etc, rather than the guy at the office party that ends up on the registry for pinching some broads butt.

Betty Schneider

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Please visit www.therapy-key.com.
We're requesting petitions for confidential treatment (with many strict conditions) for unreported molesters who want to seek help.

Also, if you see fit, we would appreciate your adding Therapy-Key to your list of resources.

Thank you,
Betty Schneider
Director, Therapy Key

Betty Schneider

Please visit www.therapy-key.com.
We're requesting petitions for confidential treatment (with many strict conditions) for unreported molesters who want to seek help.

Also, if you see fit, we would appreciate your adding Therapy-Key to your list of resources.

Thank you,
Betty Schneider
Director, Therapy Key

lawdoc

1. The problem with an Independent Psychological Exam is that it is also subjective and susceptible to bias. Even the objective tests need to be interpreted. Clinical psychologists that derive significant business from evaluating sex offenders may start to write exams that please the prosecutor. Maine already had a shakey history of psychological evaluation of criminal defendants to determine if they are insane before the Mark Bechard case.
2. Would people on the private registry still have to submits change of address and change of work address within 72 hours? Would they have to give DNA samples? Would they have to give a photograph every year? Would they be charged a fee to register? A private registry for low risk sex offenders who have served their sentence still does not meet the criteria for a narrowly tailored law for a compelling state interest.
3. I agree with passing state legislation to prohibit the municipalities from residency restrictions. I agree that history of a sex offense should not automatically be used to decide family law cases. There is a long chain of inferences that need to be proven before deciding issued of custody. What purpose does it serve to separate a 20 year father from his children because he had an affair with a 15 year old girl? What danger is a exhibitionist to his teenagers? Is supervised visitation needed for a father that frequented prostitutes?
4. I don't believe the blanket restriction "No sex offender should work with children." is sensible or practical. How about this? As a condition of sentencing, a sex offender should complete a course of treatment. After treatment an evaluation can be made by the clinical treatment provider. The evaluation can place someone in low, moderate, or high risk to offend against children. For those certified in the low risk category, there would be no work restriction. Clinical treatment providers would need to have their evaluations peer-reviewed for internal and external consistency. This is just one suggestion to balance the need for public safety against permanently stigmatizing and relegating a whole group of people to second class citizenship.

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