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Sex Offenders And Sexual Offenders

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They can be your next door neighbor, someone down the street, or even a stranger behind you in line at the shopping center. Sex offenders are out there. They do not wear a label on them that says, “I am a registered sex offender”. They are required to register on the sex offender registry list as well as inform neighbors, put it on job applications, live a certain distance away from any zone which contain children, and follow several other places they are forbidden to go as part of their release from prison. However, one thing not stated upon their release is the way they are treated by everyone in the community when the re-enter the world. A sex offender is the pariah of the community. They are not welcome and most certainly are the easy target for society to cast blame when a crime is committed. The community acts the only way they know how, and they will do anything to protect the ones they love. By having to register as a sex offender, these people are automatically labeled upon entering a community. No one wants a sex offender living in their neighborhood where children live and play. It’s an uneasy feeling. Yes, they may have paid the debt to society by going to jail/prison, but the risk of them reoffending is not worth the risk of anyone’s child. No one wants to bet the safety of their children. If a sex offender does find a place to call home, he still has a lot of hurdles to jump through before being able to live a subpar life. By reentering society and being
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