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Old 03-17-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Sorry...I gave the wrong links for three of the maps.

Venice Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
22 registered offenders in a two mile radius. (MAP) (http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt186/tommy-105/cita%20data/sex%20offender%20maps/NOKMOISAVE2MILE.jpg - broken link)

Gulf Gate Library
7112 Curtiss Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34231
106 registered offenders in a five mile radius. (MAP) (http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt186/tommy-105/cita%20data/sex%20offender%20maps/CURITISSAVE5MILE.jpg - broken link)

Mid-County Regional Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
130 registered offenders in a five mile radius. (MAP) (http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt186/tommy-105/cita%20data/sex%20offender%20maps/FORREST5MILE.jpg - broken link)
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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sorry about my language on previous post...
just expressing how i feel about those ****** ** ****....
they should be treated like a cockroach, and exterminated................

hard to believe there are REPEAT offenders out there........

but this is america, home of everybody has rights.......
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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A little while back when I questioned another post/poster about their repeated postings, it became apparent to me about the motives and realized that information is the key to awareness. Some may find it repetitious, redundant and/or call it bashing, but for those that do not read on here everyday, this information is actually beneficial, because it educates/informs the public, whether it’s about sexual predators, chinese drywall, unemployment, housing, etc., those are the very things that affect our quality of life.

I also don’t believe that this information will keep people from moving here, it hasn’t changed my mind, au contraire it puts things in perspective as it can only help to make better informed decisions because these are real issues that affect us all.

Oh, and for those that are sick of reading this information, simply skip the post.
Agreed.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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In spite of the aggressive approach that Punta Gorda police have taken against registered offenders in their jurisdiction, here's an example from yesterday's paper of a trusted family member being the attacker.
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Mar 16, 2010-PUNTA GORDA: A 26-year-old man was arrested after Punta Gorda police say he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in her sleep.

...She said she walked into another bedroom, where she observed her husband trying to engage in sexual activity with the sleeping 8-year-old girl....
Man accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
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Before I came down here ten years ago, I had a perception that Florida had a problem with missing children and runaways. This perception was, of course, due to all the national news reports back then. I lived an hour or two from NYC for a long time and I don't remember seeing stories like this as often, but that was ten years ago.

Now that I've lived here, and have been exposed to the local stories all this time, my perception hasn't really changed. Does Florida deserve the bad reputation that it seems to have? I don't really know.

Since Sg298 started this thread on March 3rd, this is what I've found so far in the local news here. Hopefully readers from out of the area can compare the reports to what they have seen reported in their own areas.

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March 2, 2010-SARASOTA COUNTY - Two local families are suing the Boy Scouts of America, a Scout and St. Johns United Methodist Church, saying that lax supervision enabled the Scout to sexually abuse their sons during overnight camping trips.
Sex abuse case aims at Boy Scouts | HeraldTribune.com
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March 2, 2010-NORTH PORT - Authorities have charged a North Port man with downloading nearly two dozen child pornography images, including graphic photographs of infants and toddlers being raped.Child pornography charges are filed against North Port man | Section Sarasota | HeraldTribune.com
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March 2, 2010 - MYAKKA CITY - Police are investigating a 16-year-old girl's claim that her 23-year-old cousin forced her to have sexual intercourse Sunday.
The girl, whose name authorities have withheld for privacy concerns, told authorities the cousin started groping her while her father sat in an adjoining room of a Myakka City home, according to Manatee County Sheriff's deputies.Girl claims cousin raped her | HeraldTribune.com
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March 5, 2010 — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a man who tried to grab a woman while she was walking her dog Thursday morning.
The 43-year-old woman called 911 after the man grabbed her by her waist and attempted to pull her towards him.
The attempted abduction occurred while the woman was near Winkler Road and Edgemere Drive in Fort Myers, according to Sgt. Stephanie Eller, spokeswoman for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Lee deputies continue search for attempted abduction suspect | news-press.com | The News-Press
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March 09, 2010 - Orlando - A sex offender awaiting trial on burglary charges remained in jail without bail today after Orlando police said he used a ladder to try to break into his neighbors' second-floor apartment.
...The women, who live in the 4000 block of Maguire Boulevard, were about to go to sleep Monday about 11:30 p.m. when they heard a loud thump outside their window, police said. One of the women peered through the blinds and saw a man standing on a stepladder, trying to climb onto their balcony, an investigator's report shows. When the woman pulled up the blinds, the man looked at her, jumped from the balcony, grabbed the ladder and walked away, police said....
Cops: Sex offender with ladder tried to break into apartment where women live - Orlando Sentinel
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March 15, 2010 - GOLDEN GATE — A woman who was being sexually assaulted inside a car in Golden Gate early Sunday escaped by kneeing her attacker in the groin and running away, according to an arrest report. Just before 5 a.m., the victim told deputies that she received a call from Ricardo Garcia, 19, reports said. Garcia told her that he had her niece and would do something to her niece if the victim did not meet him at a market on Golden Gate Parkway.
When she arrived at the market, reports say Garcia pulled her into his car...
Woman escapes sexual assault in Golden Gate by kneeing attacker in groin » Naples Daily News
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March 15, 2010 - NAPLES — An East Naples man who authorities say kept his girlfriend padlocked inside a room in his trailer was arrested Sunday on charges that he punched her in the face when she went outside to get a sun tan....
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Chairez’s girlfriend told deputies that she’s been living with Chairez for three months in a mobile home, according to an arrest report. He locks her in a room, which she described as a "jail cell," with boarded windows and a padlock on the door, reports said.
He does not let his girlfriend outside. Reports say he got mad and punched her twice in the face on Sunday when she went outside to tan...
VIDEO: East Naples man charged with false imprisonment after police say he padlocked his girlfriend in a room » Naples Daily News
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March 16, 2010 - PALMETTO - The Manatee County school district wants to fire a bus driver who officials say repeatedly leered at teenage girls he drove and then refused to work after being reassigned.
...District officials began investigating Heaven in December after bus monitor Barry Murray reported him for leering at students, according to district records...
On Jan. 7, district transportation area coordinator Terri Davis rode on Heaven's bus. Davis told investigators she observed Heaven looking one student up and down. The student appeared uncomfortable, putting on her coat, pulling up her hood and trying to "melt into her seat," Davis said...
Manatee bus driver accused of ogling girls | HeraldTribune.com
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: downtown Sarasota
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Originally Posted by chaotix View Post
A little while back when I questioned another post/poster about their repeated postings, it became apparent to me about the motives and realized that information is the key to awareness. Some may find it repetitious, redundant and/or call it bashing, but for those that do not read on here everyday, this information is actually beneficial, because it educates/informs the public, whether it’s about sexual predators, chinese drywall, unemployment, housing, etc., those are the very things that affect our quality of life.

I also don’t believe that this information will keep people from moving here, it hasn’t changed my mind, au contraire it puts things in perspective as it can only help to make better informed decisions because these are real issues that affect us all.

Oh, and for those that are sick of reading this information, simply skip the post.
A forum is for opinions, I have one, you have one & other people have one. I've lived here for just about 20 years...you can skip over my posts anytime you'd like!
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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FDLE Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators - Offender Search
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:53 AM
 
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I'm really glad that I started this post. It is nice to get the opinions from the people living in SWF. I reviewed the posts from Tommy105, of the activity in the local news, if I counted right, all but 3 were domestic. I would defiantly feel more comfortable living in a place like Punta Gorda, where the sex offenders are being monitored. It has also made me think about all of the Type1 sex offenders living in NYS that are not on the registery. Just for clarification, I didn't start this post to bash Florida. I started it because I love Florida, and want to live there. I thank everyone for contributing.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't think anybody was accusing you of bashing Florida. That comment was most likely addressed to me.

I also think it's too bad that the people attacking my posts didn't even bother to try to address your particular situation. It's also kind of funny, because if you look back at some of their older posts, you'll find that they've done some "bashing" of their own in the past.


"I also had 3 different indecent exposure incidents as I walked home in broad daylight from downtown. And that is not to mention more minor problems such as peeping Toms and loud music/partying, and threats from undesirables prowling the area." http://www.city-data.com/forum/561157-post42.html
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:25 AM
 
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My husband and I are in our mid-thirties, with 3 middle school age children. All three have some degree of learning disabilities. I've noted that there are some very good schools in Sarasota County. My concern is this, I put in the adress of Ashton School in Florida's Sex Offender Registry, and there are 108 sex offenders(including sexual predators and mutiple offenders) within a 5 mile radius of the school. A few of these people were less than half a mile from the school. I looked up my zip code in WNY and there are 4 in my zip code total( and it's a pretty big area). Our goal has been to move to Sarasota for about 5 years now. We have been preparing and planning for a long time. I don't know if I could plop my children down in the middle of all these sleaze balls and hope for the best. Yet, I'm feeling sort of sad having to let my own dreams die. So here's the question: Why are there so many sex offenders in Florida?
You are rightly concerned about sex offenders in florida and the entire nation. To date, we have 777,704 registered sex offenders across the nation -- this of course doesnt include a far greater number who havent been caught yet. Perhaps youve already put it together , that, america grooms our young children into being future sexual predators , hedonists, of which many turn into Offenders . Id suggest our U.S. Government step in to force the media and Hollywood to stop this...but our Government contains them too .
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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I don't think anybody was accusing you of bashing Florida. That comment was most likely addressed to me.

I also think it's too bad that the people attacking my posts didn't even bother to try to address your particular situation. It's also kind of funny, because if you look back at some of their older posts, you'll find that they've done some "bashing" of their own in the past.


"I also had 3 different indecent exposure incidents as I walked home in broad daylight from downtown. And that is not to mention more minor problems such as peeping Toms and loud music/partying, and threats from undesirables prowling the area." http://www.city-data.com/forum/561157-post42.html
That was over 20 years ago that happened, which if people read my earlier posts on Sarasota will understand!!! Downtown is a totally different place these days. And I highly resent you digging up my old posts to "prove your point." Earlier in the thread I even agreed with you about the amount of offenders here. What I OBJECT to, is the constant listing of the "gruesome stories" in this thread, and making is sound somehow as if Florida has a monopoly on this, and that they all are "attracted" here for some reason, which is total BS.

Helpful information is posting the websites that show where they (offenders) are, and the statistics etc., I am on board with that. NOT your constant fascination with the gory details! I think you have a real problem, buddy.
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