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Old 03-08-2018, 07:16 PM
 
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I am sorry to find this post and almost laugh, but all of you realize that the reality is they live everywhere, right? I mean all the offenders list does is tell you WHO HAS BEEN CAUGHT! Many predators go decades without getting caught and it's the same as a background check - it is only helpful if the person has a record! My husband was a cop and I can tell you, if you are looking for a guarantee, you're lying to yourself. These days, predators live right under our noses and while we do not want to accept this, the sooner we realize there are no perfect places, the faster we can help our children with honest conversation and teach them how to be prepared God forbid....it is a sick world and as much as my reply here may make you mad, fact is you likely know it is the truth.

As far as places that have no one living there that is on "the list" there are many "safe" neighborhoods, but it doesn't mean there really are none. But no, HOAs do not run background checks on buyers as far as I know - I have never had one client had to submit to a background check. They may be checking names at some point, but I am almost certain that the HOA doesn't even get the buyer info until after the closing, so again, don't count on others to protect your family from harm.
Of course they live everywhere. And I never asked for a guarantee. But if I can help it by choosing a community whose HOA won’t allow them to live in the neighborhood then I would absolutely go for that. My HOA now does this very thing.
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:39 AM
 
Location: NNJ --> NE FL 2015
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Recently, there was a convicted sex offender (possession of child porn) who registered 2 homes, one in PVB and the other in Nocatee, as temporary residences because he "thought" he would be hired to do renovation at both of those locations (he was brought in for quotes). He thought he was doing the right thing but as soon as the FDLE registry sent e-mails to those that signed up to receive notification of a sex offender moving into their neighborhood, people went absolutely nuts. When the homeowners found out their homes were registered (they had no idea), they contacted said person and told him he will not be hired and to remove the addresses from the registry ASAP.

St Johns Sheriffs office (SJSO) was very receptive to the complaints and explained to everyone that there are federal restrictions that prohibit sex offenders under federal probation to live in certain areas but they didn't get into the specifics of whether or not both locations in this situation qualified. They were extremely vigilant in following up with residents and the situation was resolved within 48 hours. They did mention that most of these offenders eventually move out due to immense pressure from neighbors who make it nearly impossible for them to live there. SJSO didn't discourage folks from engaging in that sort of behavior/tactic which tells me they would look the other way as long as you're not physically harassing the offender.
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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It's free to check the sexual predator registry. You can actually search by neighborhood, it's that easy. It would take them a minute to check.
The HOA's time isn't free. They wouldn't be doing this off the clock, anyone employed by the HOA is being paid for their time so while we can all go there to check backgrounds for free, we aren't being paid by the HOA.
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:51 AM
 
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Of course they live everywhere. And I never asked for a guarantee. But if I can help it by choosing a community whose HOA won’t allow them to live in the neighborhood then I would absolutely go for that. My HOA now does this very thing.
You're asking for something that simply is not done. Your best bet is to do your own research. Find a community and/or home that you like, then do a registry check. Even then there is no guarantee one wouldn't move in right next door to you or rent out someone's house a block away.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: PVB
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It depends on the neighborhood, the less expensive the homes the more likely an offender will move in. If there are apartment rentals in the community then it increases the likelihood an offender may move there. Like the others have said there are no guarantees. An offender was just arrested in Nocatee but he wasn't an offender when he moved there. Just use the FDLE link and search.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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False sense of security to this to be enforced by HOA. What is preventing a predator from driving by your house, neighborhood park? And you're only talking about the ones that were actually caught. Sadly, when there's will, there's too often and easily a way.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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False sense of security to this to be enforced by HOA. What is preventing a predator from driving by your house, neighborhood park? And you're only talking about the ones that were actually caught. Sadly, when there's will, there's too often and easily a way.
Agreed and way more often than not, 2/3 or more of convicted sex offenders do not repeat their abuses. Not saying some form of vigilance isn't warranted but probably not to the extremes of avoiding a neighborhood.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: PVB
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Agreed and way more often than not, 2/3 or more of convicted sex offenders do not repeat their abuses. Not saying some form of vigilance isn't warranted but probably not to the extremes of avoiding a neighborhood.
That means approx 36% repeat, which is unnerving if you have children. Its one thing to quote statistics, its another to have children and be near one. We almost bought a house in Naples until we found out there were 18 sex offenders in a 1 mile radius, 41 in a 2 mile, 93 in a 3 mile, 108 in a 4 mile. It was scary to say the least and we figured no way could we ever resell this place.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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There are none in Marsh Creek CC, but there sure are around it. They appear to be located/concentrated in areas that have cheaper or inexpensive housing. This is Florida, it appears to be SO Central.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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Money, prison, pysch ward does not care pedophilia. It is an illness that has no social class.

As a parent ,keep tabs on your kids, where they go, who is around them. That extra friendly teacher or neighbor that feels oh so comfortable around kids, like a grown kids themselves, are the ones to watch. Those snowbirds that come around winter, keep an eye on them too. Transients, the same.
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