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Re: “The scarlet letter

Having personally met Carrie & "Adam", I admire their openness to share their story. If any group of persons should be taken off the sex offender registry, it is the "Romeo & Juliet" cases like this. Why should they be punished for life for being young and in love and making a wrong decision. How many of our grandparents would have been on the registry if there had been such a thing in those days. Fifty or sixty years ago, people thought nothing of a 14 year old girl marrying a 21 year old man, for example. Sex offenses should be handled on a case by case basis but because of the registry, society looks at all of them the same.

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Posted by DeAnn Rsowife on 01/25/2012 at 12:15 AM

Re: “Sympathy for the devil

As the wife of a level 3 registered sex offender and a member of Arkansas Time After Time's steering committee, I would like to commend David Koon for a well-written article about the issues faced by not only those on the registry but their families. However, I do not agree with many of the views expressed by Ms. Stitz or Ms. Flynn. Many of the level 3's are accessed that way because of non-compliance with registration, etc. Does that make them a dangerous threat? Hardly! As for Arkansas''s assessment process, the interviewer makes up their mind about a person and expects that person to act accordingly. They want them to come in to their interview groveling and repentent and in many cases, the person did not do anything even remotely what they were charged with. In my husband's case, it was stated that one of the reasons he was assessed as a level 3 was that he refused to take a lie detector test when in fact, he was never offered one. After a person receives their level, they are told they can appeal the decision. Now that's a joke! I don't believe SOSRA even looked at any of the documentation we sent to them as an appeal. And I've been told the same story by other families. Since my involvement with Arkansas Time After Time, I have heard many heartbreaking stories. The public registry may "help" the victim (though I can't imagine how since forgiveness is the only thing that can actually free a person) but it creates many, many more victims.

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Posted by DeAnn Rsowife on 01/25/2012 at 12:01 AM

 

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