Find Registered Sex Offenders near you.

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  1. Bob Hubbard

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    Includes Photo, Crimes, and Addresses.
    http://www12.familywatchdog.us/

    I was majorly surprised to discover that there is 1 right around the corner from me.

    Be safe, be forewarned!
     
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    Oh my goodness! I have four within a block of me and all for victims under 14 years of age. Sometimes ignorance is bliss, eh? I even recognize two of them - heck I wave at one on my way to work sometimes.
     
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    I was sent that about 6 months ago. Fortunately, there are only 2 within 10 miles of me. Unfortunately, there's 1 about 1/2 block away (convicted of internet child pornography) that doesn't show up. A good tool regardless.
     
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    shockingly 7 fairly close to my house.
     
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    15 fairly close to me. 8 of them are offenders against children. 2 of those live right next to a park. Makes me want to spend a lot of time there.

    Jeff
     
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    Damn! If I had kids I'd go out of state... 153 registered offenders ... oh wait... ok that's on the largest map they had about 10-15 mile radius (?) ... zooming closer and closer to my address the number dropped... but still ... GEEZ!
     
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    Nine within a 1 mile radius of my home convicted of crimes against children, three with rape convictions within a 1.5 mile radius from my home (one home with multiple offenders).

    Good to know. Thanks, Bob.
     
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    How often do they update?

    Do they remove the old ones after a person moves?

    Curious, as I have bought my house only a few years ago, and while it is not on the list (* Thank the powers to be *), what if you have bought and did nto know?
     
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    Um, yeah. 20 near me. Oh and 1 guy that works in the same facility as I do. That's disgusting.
     
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    There are quite a few near me.

    Question: Does anyone know the difference between 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th degree offenses?
     
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    Lower numbers are more serious offenses.

    Thanks for the link... I think... I live across the street from a park with a school at the other end - and there's a registered offender living on the other side of the park.

    On the smallest map there's one; on the #2 setting there are 7... not great, but not horrible. Still, I may be much more careful walking the dog from now on.
     
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    I figured that, but I still was wondering what the numbers represent exactly.
     
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    Paul,

    The color code to the side will help you detail if it was in their home or not.

    Level 4 is what you would get if you ran the Naked Mile at U of M in Ann Arbor and they catch you. Public nudity.

    Yet, if you click on the dots, you can also get a desciption of age and real non-info. But, think of the worst and that would be 1. 2 and 3 I am not sure of the specific distinctions.
     
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    Higher numbers are the more serious offenders, (remember these are designations of people, not crimes, as a person can be responsible for more than one crime) and the more likely the risk to re-offend. Most states do not recognize level 4, which has the vague name of "Sexually Violent"

    Bottom line: it can be helpful to get to know your own state's laws.


    There are 3 Levels of Sex Offenders in Massachusetts

    Level 1 Sex Offenders
    Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of reoffense by an offender is low and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public by that offender is not such that a public safety interest is served by public availability, the Board shall give that offender a Level 1 designation. Information on Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender. Information identifying Level 1 offenders may only be given to the department of correction, any county correctional facility, the department of youth services, the department of social services, the parole Board, the department of probation and the department of mental health, all city and town police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for law enforcement purposes.

    Level 2 Sex Offender
    Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a level 2 designation to the sex offender.
    The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 2 offender through the Local Police Department and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

    Level 3 Sex Offenders
    Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a level 3 designation to the sex offender.
    The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 3 offender through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board .
     
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    Interesting. It is probably different per state, though.
     
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    It does differ by state. A radio friend of mine (a prior life of mine) did a 3 month project on it not long back, so some of the info is fresh in my memory.

    From what I understand, each state seems to have roughly the same definition of a level 1, 2, 3 sex offender...but conviction requirements, report requirments and disclosure information can vary greatly by state. In Massachusetts, for example, it is a judge that determines whether one has to register as a sex offender.

    Mass is one of the more lenient states reporting requirements. The Salem Police can say how many level 2 offenders live in Salem, but will tell me little else unless I physically visit the station with my intentions. Even if I do visit, I may get addresses, I may or may not get names, I will not get photos.

    It's chilling stuff.
     
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    Just to play Devil's Advocate a bit here, lets remember that people can change and while its the smart thing to do to be aware and carefull, I would hate to see people start treating others differently because they once committed a crime (a horrible nasty disgusting crime, but still people can change...soemtimes).

    Ok, I dont know what I'm saying....for what its worth.

    7sm
     
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    Also, remember there are those who have to register as a sex offender may not have been with a minor. Those who were with minors are labeled on the site. There are those (and I've seen it in the news(paper)) offenders who have picked up others at the bar. Then been accused of rape after the woman has regained her senses. Please don't bash me b/c I dont' think it's right it just happens.

    I remember a higher profile case here in ohio a couple or 3 years ago. This very thing happened. The woman said she was raped after heavily drinking with this guy at the bar. He said she concented she said no way. Anyway long story short. He was convicted of rape b/c she was supposedly to the point of passing out and since it was rape had to be registered as a sex offender.
     
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    Make that 2 now and both were with a minor.
     
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    One thing to keep in mind also:

    There are quite a few people who have consentual sex as a minor with a minor (like 2 15 year olds). They get dinged for statatory rape because daddy wants to press charges, and in some states they get listed as a sex offender who had sex with minors. I also know of a few cases where the guy was 17 or 18 and the girl was 15 and the guy ends up with the sexual preditor label. In many cases the guy was being stupid at some high school party, and the girl lies about her age, and the rest is history.

    I know one person who was convicted as a child rapist and went to jail for it. When he was 18 he was camping. His group met up with some girls. The girl he hooked up with was 15 and said she was 18. Well, she was the daughter of the police chief in the area who actually went looking for his daughter and CAUGHT THEM IN THE ACT in the tent. She cried rape out of fear of her father, and this guy ended up with this blemish on his record. And trust me, if you knew this guy and the situation from witness accounts, you would know that he didn't rape anyone.

    Just saying that every story is different. There are a lot of scumbags out there who deserve to be on that list, but there are a few hard luck stories as well. You just have to use your judgement, be objective yet cautious, and don't assume anything.

    Paul
     

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