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Old 02-11-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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I think all levels of child molesters should be posted so we know if a child molester lives near us, right now rhode island only tells us about level 2 and 3 child molesters. what if a evel 1 is leaving right next store to you are near your childs schools i think its are right to know who to keep are children away from so they will be safe. because i know of a child molester in newport who is a level 1 child molester, but the neighborhood dose not. i think this is so wrong. what do you think.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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Default false sense of security

According to national statistics, approximately 99% of all sexual assaults on children are committed by people well-known to the parents or by the parents themselves. These so-called offender databases give a false sense of security since a stranger is extremely unlikely to harm your children.


That being said, the state of Rhode Island does maintain a sex offender registry as required by the Jacob Wetterling Registration Act however this database is not searchable online.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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the database is searchabe onine at watchdog.com but it only list levels 2 & 3. Not level 1 offenders, which i think should be listed. And yes its sometimes someone you know like a friend of the family, but if you don't know he or she is a level 1 your 13 year old might be in trouble and you won't know till its to late
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Metrowest area of Massachusetts
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I think your confusing sex offender with child molester. A sex offender could be a streaker, an 18 year old who had sex with his 17 year old GF and the parents prosecuted, someone caught urinating out of urgency, a female who flashed her boobs, and a host of other issues which are NO concern to me.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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a sex offender can be a child molester in rhode island they sometmes put them in as a level 1 sex offender, because i know a sex offender thats a child molester and they have him listed as a level 1, which they don't tell you so theres a level 1 sex offender running around tring to pick up 13 year old.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Metrowest area of Massachusetts
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a sex offender can be a child molester in rhode island they sometmes put them in as a level 1 sex offender, because i know a sex offender thats a child molester and they have him listed as a level 1, which they don't tell you so theres a level 1 sex offender running around tring to pick up 13 year old.
yes, I know that each can be a level1 but I am shocked the molester (who was at least convicted once) doesn't have to be listed, until what? They get caught another time. humm. All child molesters should be listed somewhere.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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I think the best offense against child molestation is a good defense - prevention.

I try to have the mindset that child molestors ARE around...because they are. I'm vigilant with my kids. If I knew that a convicted child molestor lived 3 doors down, would my behavior change that much? I don't think so...because I already watch my kids as if there were.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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On the attorney general's website you can access the number of child molesters in your town, I believe. I'm not sure. At least, that's what a police officer in my town told me.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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You can access the number of Sex Offenders living in your area with this website:
http://www.paroleboard.ri.gov/sexoff...ist/search.php

However, I'm suspicious. I know there's a sex offender in my area, however the website says there's 0 in my area.
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