• NO because I think the concept of a REFORMED sex offender is a total oxymoron. I've been involved in way too many counseling sessions with Victims of such people to be able to believe that they can ever truly reform. I'm aware that I am completely bias against Sex Offenders and Child Abusers to a point of what I would consider fairly irrational thought. While I NORMALLY am a very non-violent person, I'm pretty sure the only way I would knowingly allow such an individual to be that close to me, would probably be if I had a loaded gun and was prepared to use it. Sorry, I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings here, but right or wrong's how I feel about this matter...especially if children were the me it's the ultimate crime.
  • yes. just becasue someone made a wrong choice doesnt mean they dont deserve a second chance.
  • Most people have at one time either stolen something (no matter how small) or tried some kind of drug even if it was just pot. Does this make them thieves or drug addicts? We the public, has been fed so much disinformation on sex "offenders" that now we all equate them with pedophile child killers. Look at the statistics yourself (US Department of Justice) and you will find that less than 5% ever re-offend. That is only passed by murderers. Most incidents are consensual between 15-17 year olds and older men, some by just a few years. In many states, these same 15-17 year olds can be convicted as adults if they commit an adult crime. So why are they "children" when it comes to sex? We are a sexually immature society whose roots go back to Puritanism. But this same society pushes sex in your face everywhere you go. It sells everything from Beer to Shampoo. Hollywood glorifies teen sex with such movies and shows as “Lolita”, “Wild Things”, American Beauty, and Dawson’s Creek, and even Disney has "Gay Day". Since when did family entertainment become associated with anything sexual at all? Yet we ostracize anyone who 'gets caught' doing it in any way. It's like forcing someone to take heroin then calling them scum when they become addicted. (*Please research the chemical mechanics of sex to see why I draw this example). It is the true pedophile that can not be "reformed". They can not relate to people their own age and see children as sex objects. Sadly, almost all were victims themselves. This does not excuse their actions in any way. The REAL crime here is that you are being terrified into looking under every rock for sex offenders in your neighborhood when the fact is that over 85% of all offences happen within the family. Are they telling you how to spot the signs of that? No! Why? Because fear and terror get politicians elected. They give you an enemy, and then say that only they can protect you from it. The truth is; most sex offenders made a bad error in judgment, but are otherwise probably decent people. Just as you are not a drug addict or thief because of ONE incident than neither are most sex offenders dangerous child killing pedophiles. They are victims too, victims of greedy politicians, sensationalist media, and an uneducated public. Does it make any sense to ruin someones life for an error in judgment? Look at how many offenders are under 25 years old. They are just getting started and we hit them with a big scarlet letter they must wear for life! This is nothing more than a witch hunt and shows me that we have not come very far as a nation from our Puritan, witch burning roots.
  • I am the exwife of a sex offender who would sneak into my 10 yr old daughters room to fondle her. After spending 4 yrs in jail he found an 18 yr old girlfriend (barely keeping it legal) then got caught screwing a underage girl---back to prison he went. Now he is out again and looks ike he died his hair from grey back to blond, probably so he can try to attract a 15 yr old. He is sick and will never be right in the head. In my opinion none of them really ever get cured. However I feel there is a huge differance between my ex and a young 20 yr old who gets arrested for having sex with his 17yr old girlfriend just because her parents are pissed. Their daughter isnt pure and wish to punish the boy. I believe true sex offenders cannot be reformed they just know how to fake all the right answers.
  • ------- i say no way it good for you to see them if you have kids -------- here why there is no were he can get any help from [ i know you say im wrong but there are some of the classed they have to go to but they are a joke i know some guys who go to them ]go back to there is no one they can tell they are getting the feeling of wanting to play with a younger girls /boys again if the say any thing to any one back in jail they have to go that way our courts are so fuck up they dont give any one real help for the thing they have for kids some guys are just born with that thing for little girl / boys so what are all of you people doing wrong because most girls /boys never tell on the guys or woman that are playing with them
  • There is a film called The Woodsman ( 2004 ) about that subject starring Kevin Bacon, I thought it was a moving film and is the only thing I have seen that would make me feel any compassion for reformed pedophiles but I would be hard pressed to trust a pedophile around my daughter. Like anyone maybe some can change, but how could you know for sure and would it be worth taking the risk.
  • The Woodsman (2004) More at IMDbPro » advertisement After twelve years in prison, Walter arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. A quiet, guarded man, Walter finds unexpected solace from Vickie, a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is warily eyed by his brother-in-law, shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious local police officer, Detective Lucas. After befriending a young girl in a neighborhood park, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons. Written by Sujit R. Varma After twelve years in prison, the child molester Walter is released in probation. He starts a new life, getting a small and simple apartment near a school, and a job in a lumberyard. The tormented Walter tries to be and act normal, haunted by his past demons and having sessions with a shrink, while the snoopy gossip colleague Mary-Kay investigates his life. He has an affair with another suffered colleague, Vicki, while is also stalked by a suspicious detective, Sgt. Lucas. Written by

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