Friday, April 16, 2010
I watched 20/20 tonight - not always the best idea for me considering it usually scares me. The story tonight was of a seven year old girl abducted in broad daylight and killed. Her murderer? A sex offender. So at the prompting of the TV host, I went online to locate sex offenders in my area. Completely amazed at the numbers. I then took the addresses of the ones that I knew were close to my house and mapquested their addresses. What I found was disturbing. There are four sex offenders near my house - very upsetting. What is even more upsetting is that some of the registered sex offenders are living within a couple of houses of each other or possibly right next door based on the given addresses. Are there no restrictions on where sex offenders live? If everyone knows the saying of "one bad apple spoils the whole bunch" then what good can come of two or more sex offenders living near each other? Knowing the stats of sex related crimes, this is repetative (sp?) in nature so why would the law allow them to reside SO close to each other? Another shocking revelation is the age of the offenders and the age of the victims. Several offenders are in their late 60's early 70's! Come on, what is up with these old men? And the victims? There were victims as young as four years old both male and female. My heart BREAKS for them. I am so completely angry.