Sex-offender, living next to a single mother of two children under 5-years-old

November 13, 2010 16:12 pm · 125 comments

This morning we received an email from a single mother of two children under five-years-old. She told us a registered sex offender was in the process of moving in next door to her and her children.

The sex-offender, who will remain unnamed, is convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child & lewd acts with a child under 14-years of age.

The woman is obviously upset, and when she tried to talk to the owner of the home where the sex-offender is moving into, he simply told her the man already served his time in prison and we should trust him.

If you were a single mother of two children under 5-years-old, what would you do if a registered sex-offender moved in next door to you and your family?

{ 125 comments }

1 Neighbor Concerned November 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I think we should all go and protest! Does she live in our area?

2 what the heck November 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

He may have served his time but rarely does a sex offender stop. I would be beside myself. I hope that she has the funds to move. If not I would be purchasing an alarm system.

3 Sylar November 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

What would I do? I’d get a gun and fast.

4 GoGo Gomez November 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

OHHHH HELL NO….KEEP THEM ALL LOCKED UP….

5 Mr. Mayor November 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

He lives in one of the cities we cover on Claycord.

6 M November 13, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Educate the HELL out of them. Tell them he’s a really bad man, and to never go near him or trust him. If you see him, RUN away.

Yes, it will give them nightmares. So what.

I’m the first person to say that random Stranger Danger is killing America. But in this case, it’s not random and there is a clear and present danger.

Then knock on his door and tell him that if you ever see him so much as look at your children, he will pay the price. Make sure he knows that you know.

7 anom November 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

She should contact his probation/parole officer!

8 9 deuce daisy November 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM

It would disturb me to find that out but, what can you do except for take as much care as you can? I know they cant live within a certain distance of a school or daycare but, how can you possibly make it so they cant live next door to kids, when kids are in so many homes?

Maybe thats what Concord should do with the old weapons station! Housing for sex offenders!

9 Yaveth November 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM

If I were the single mother with the two kids, I’d rape the sex offender first before he ever had a chance to touch me or my children. Who’s with me?!

10 ClayCord Reader November 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

I would be upset too! As a victim myself, I’m terrified of the same thing for my children. It’s like lying in wait to give him a chance to make the same mistake at the expense of her and her children. Not fair, not is it right.

11 still anon November 13, 2010 at 4:21 PM

I agree with Neighbor Concerned!

12 Cratticus Crax November 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Was the sex offender 17 and turned 18 and had a 14 year old girlfriend?
Was the sex offender urinating on the roadside behind a tree and the passerby was 14 and saw His booty?

Or is He just a flat out perv?

13 me November 13, 2010 at 4:26 PM

im wit ya 9 . but i go first . not that im gay , or that anything is wrong with being gay . just sayin

14 T November 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Ugh, gives me chills thinking about if that were me. I wouldn’t be able to live next to a sex offender. Where u live is everything, especially if you have children. You want to feel safe, and u want to feel safe enough for ur children to play outside. I say the owner shouldn’t allow it, but this is reality.. that’s not going to happen. I feel for her. :(

15 chris November 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM

You should check out the “Megan’s Law” website and see all the offenders in your neighborhoods!

16 Anonymous: for those looking for jobs November 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Make sure he is following the rules he should be re-registered when he moves and if he hasn’t that’s a violation of his parole and he can be rearrested.

17 Anon claycon November 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Trust him? WTF???

18 No way November 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I would definately do what I could to move!

19 Mr. Mayor November 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM

The guy is over 50.

20 Basel November 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Why talk to the homeowner?? He’s only in it for the money. Find out who is the offender’s probation or parole officer is and make a personal visit to his/her office. With the fallout in CoCo County and the state over the Garrido case, they will not blow you off. You need to arm yourself with information including: the terms of his parole or probation; any restraining orders, and his criminal history. If that doesn’t work, visit the police department with jurisdiction in person. Let them tell you what your options are. If that doesn’t work, post the damn info on Claycord and then you’ll get action. If the critter is in the database, he has no expectation of privacy.

21 mimi November 13, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Does anyone know the exact law about what distance they can live by a school?

Because one (rape by force) lives with in a stones throw of two public schools on my street.

22 anonomous #1 November 13, 2010 at 4:48 PM

she needs to keep an eye on megan’s law. he has to register his new address within a time period and that will be posted, if he doesn’t register, report him.
Isn’t the landlord some how responsible for notifying neighbors within so many miles??

23 ma58 November 13, 2010 at 5:02 PM

sue the home owner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 Concord Resident November 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Most ppl that rape its in there own family most not all. u have to know the situation before you can really say anything what if this incident happend 30 years ago would you still feel the same way

25 anonwho November 13, 2010 at 5:09 PM

What she should do is let all her neighbors know with enough people make a loud noise about it.
The squeky wheel gets greased.
Maybe even post a sign on your front lawn.

26 Concord Resident November 13, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Also not all sex offenders raped somebody…

27 Moneypenny November 13, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Scary to think that a sex offender lives right next door.
I’d alert ALL the neighbors on the street to this man’s presence and his history. Then ask everyone to keep an eye out. Then let the offender know that you have galvanized the neighborhood in full force, and if he so much as blinks incorrectly, they’ll be on him like rust on a muffler!!!

28 anonamom November 13, 2010 at 5:15 PM

In CA a Registered Sex Offender cannot live within 2000 feet of a school or park. Law passed in 2006.

Many parents warn their children not to talk to strangers. But more often than not, the child knows an abuser or abductor.

More likely than anyone wants to believe—your child may already know an abuser.

29 Mrbig November 13, 2010 at 5:19 PM

All registered and current sex offenders wasting our taxpayer money should all be sent to a remote island where they can violate each other instead of staining our society with their disturbing behavior and actions, once a pedophile always a pedophile rarely someone like that will change their behavior! Shoot them all like animals for acting like animals.

30 anonymous November 13, 2010 at 5:23 PM

I would make the neighborhood a very unwelcome place for him. I would post flyers all over the neighborhood and get together with others in the neighborhood and picket in front of his house. I would do the same to the landlord too.

31 PH Fan November 13, 2010 at 5:24 PM

MOVE!

32 HERE'S YOUR SIGN November 13, 2010 at 5:27 PM

If I had kids and a perv moved in next door I’d put a sign on my front yard that says:
[ WARNING SEX OFFENDER NEXT DOOR ----> ]

33 Sassy November 13, 2010 at 5:27 PM

I would let ALL the neighbors know and petition for him to move elsewhere … picket in front of the house … call your local representatives and ask for help. Does this woman rent? If so, I’d be looking for new digs ASAP ….

34 Ranchgirlca November 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM

All the kids on our street know who to stay away from and he knows we know about him and won’t hesitate to have him busted. He is watched by everyone. Educate everyone,especially the kids. Tell them he is a bad guy who hurt kids and went to jail. Make sure they understand never to speak to him. It has worked for us.

35 Antler November 13, 2010 at 5:34 PM

I can only tell you what my cousin in Casper, WY, did when a convicted sex offender moved into the house diagonally across the street from her, her husband, and their then 8-year-old daughter. That offender had two toddlers of his own still living with him; their mother was not in the picture (and he had raped a 14-year-old, which was the reason he had gone to prison). My cousin organized a solid group of people on their entire block, and they got a restraining order saying the man could not approach their children within “x” feet and could not speak to their children at all. Then she had a contractor out, and he put a security screen on every door and an alarm system along the top of their back fence (connected to the police station, as was the house alarm). She had the rule that family and guests could NEVER unlock the windows on her ground floor. They owned the home, loved it there, and were determined not to let the man’s presence make them move. That was some 16 years ago, and the pervert finally did move a few years ago. And, no, I never felt a bit sorry for him. Concord resident at #24, yes I would still feel the same way regardless of the amount of time which passes. Recidivism rate is very high for sex offenders. It’s a “sooner or later” scenario, if the opportunity presents itself.

36 done the time November 13, 2010 at 5:34 PM

If he has done his time, leave him alone. But do keep an eye on him. Harassing him can get you in a load of trouble.

37 Econ November 13, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Anom: WTF would telling his PRobation / parole officer do. Oblivious. He’s allowed to move and live almost wherever he wants. I’d keep a close eye on him keep my gun close keep my doors locked and that’s about all you can do. Why is this even a discussion? It’s black n white.I’ve away or put up with it.

38 Amber November 13, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I had to come here, because the comments on Facebook were seriously disturbing. I can’t understand how anyone can defend this guy.

First of all, good for her for even doing the research and finding out that this man is moving in. Kudos. She might have just saved her children from being harmed in the worst way possible.

I would do everything in my power to make this “person” know that I am aware of his situation. I would call the parole office and find out what the terms of his parole are. I would demand that he be followed up on – and not the way they followed up on Garrido either – . Does she rent? Maybe call her landlord and see if there is anything he or she can do. Get an alarm system, get a dog, buy a gun and learn how to use it. Talk to your children, tell them about him and that he is to be stayed away from. Write down the year, make, model and license plate # of his car.

There are no limits to what I would be doing if this person moved in next to me.

39 anon November 13, 2010 at 6:12 PM

#20 it turns my stomach that a woman with small children would have to take time out of her day and go out of her way to get involved in the crap that you espouse…lock the MF’r up and throw away the damn key!!!

40 Jenn November 13, 2010 at 6:14 PM

I would just keep both eyes on my kids and make sure they know NEVER to go near that person if he comes near them to go in the house and tell their Mom right away never to talk to him or let him know anything about them. NEVER let them except anything from him or talk to him.

41 Anon November 13, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Do we know this guy’s name? I’d like to see if he’s moving near me too. My daughter was molested at the age of 4 by a friend’s husband (at the time). Knowledge is power.

42 Wondering November 13, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Hey Mayor, I was just wondering since you posted this on here and many people are saying they should pay this guy a visit… If that actually happened do you think you can be held responsible for that to because this isn’t news. I agree with the homeowner. There really is nothing you can do. They have the right to move where they would like as long as they are within the restraints of their probation. Now to those that will say I am not saying that what he did is right but what I am saying is that like one person said what you can you really expect them to never be around children again?

As for getting people to petition for him to move that won’t work. You cannot tell someone they can’t live there just because of their past. If you don’t keep an eye on your children then that is just bad parenting if you can’t keep them away from this man. I would leave him alone and let him be. Besides this makes me wonder, how long ago was his conviction, and how did the neighbor find this out?

43 Mom November 13, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Um, watch her kids? 2 kids under five shouldn’t be unsupervised whether there is a sex offender or not. Unfortunately, if he has done his time there’s not a whole lot she can do. I’m not defending this man, but sometimes in this situation things can get WAY out of hand. Creating a witch hunt is not going to help matters. Making his life miserable is going to get her in her own trouble, it’s called harassment. Sex offfenders have their own rights whether we like it or not.

If this woman rents I suggest she finds a new location. I have a sex offender on my street and my kids all know what he looks like and they do not go anywhere unsupervised. Educate yourself and your kids.

44 Antoine Dodsen November 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Hide ja kids, hide ja wife.

45 Sarah November 13, 2010 at 6:41 PM

It sucks, but it’s not against the law, and there’s nothing you can do about it, really. However, it’s the sex offender next door that you DON’T know about that is more dangerous than this guy. Not all sex offenders register when they move–they are supposed to, but they don’t all do what they are supposed to do. You have to keep an eye on your kids anyway, assume everyone COULD be a bad person unless you know otherwise.

46 Petey J. Fisk November 13, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Gee Officer, I have no idea who would have wanted him dead, a 12″ knife in his chest mmmmm gosh that must have hurt……

Kidding aside, sex freaks like this guy do not get better. They are mentally deranged and cannot be curred or medicated. The only solution is to keep the locked up or bury them.

47 anon November 13, 2010 at 6:51 PM

9 deuce daisy said:
“I know they cant live within a certain distance of a school or daycare but, how can you possibly make it so they cant live next door to kids, when kids are in so many homes?”

And she is absolutely right, this is a sick man and by no means am i defending him but where do you want him to live, in a desert perhaps?
Or would you rather keep him in jail and pay for his life support? Sex offenders are just facts of life, they exist, it sucks but there is only so much we can do to keep them from doing it again.

48 Mr. Mayor November 13, 2010 at 6:56 PM

I am not releasing the guy’s name or any personal information about him. Nor am I releasing the neighbor’s name who is concerned.

49 Gabriel November 13, 2010 at 6:59 PM

I’d say keep your eyes on this guy and maybe invest in some surveillance. If you have any trouble with this guy, I’d volunteer to do something if no one will!

50 nicole November 13, 2010 at 7:04 PM

It sounds like the landlord may be a relative to this P.O.S, since he feels the need to defend this P.O.S at this point in time. OR The landlord is also a P.O.S who has done these same disgusting things to kids, but hasn’t been caught… So Maybe the best thing to do is to have the landlord investigated something anywhere from tax fraud to what ever else can be used against him to sway him into reconsidering his decision or he too will be exposed for the P.O.S that he really is.

51 David Molstad November 13, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Check out your own neighborhood….

http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/

52 Please use your head November 13, 2010 at 7:10 PM

You guys are aweful. Without knowing what perticular crime let alone the circumstances you’ve already formed the lynch mob. A sex offender can be someone who was caught taking a pee outside for christs sake.. Or someone who flashed his weiner at mardigras and got in trouble. “sex crimes” cover more than just sex.

No one knows if the guy raped a small child or even got convicted of any crime regarding forced sex.

53 Had Enough November 13, 2010 at 7:24 PM

I just googled Megan’s Law a known register on my street. So if they can’t live within 2000 feet of a school, by what means by car, foot, etc? I only ask because this guy can jump on the Iron Horse Trail and get to a well known high school and elementary school within 2-3 minutes by foot. Just sayin’

I saw this guy milling about during some police activity a few years ago, I should have said something. No more nice neighbor for me.

54 Petey J. Fisk November 13, 2010 at 7:24 PM

@Please use your head

The sex-offender, who will remain unnamed, is convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child & lewd acts with a child under 14-years of age.

55 Hank Hill November 13, 2010 at 7:25 PM
56 Petey J. Fisk November 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM

@Please use your head

“The sex-offender, who will remain unnamed, is convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child & lewd acts with a child under 14-years of age.”

That is not peeing in the street. The gutless bleeding heart liberal government thinks these guys can be cured. They cannot.

You think its OK for your children to live next door to this mentally deranged freak, then move on in. I am sure the lady would be delighted to trade with you.

Kink of like living next to a liberal, ya never know what the hell kind of creepy nonsense they will come up with next, but you can be sure it ain’t good for anybody but the liberal.

57 Econ November 13, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Anon: the last thing it sounds like you should be doing is give advise. How about this, how bout you mind your own business and if you can’t help me, then don’t respond. Maybe I need the video for my insurance company…maybe the CHP needs it, maybe I want it. Who the “explicit” are you to judge me. I asked a question, if you don’t have the answer to my question take your “answer” and literally screw yourself with it. Pathetic people lol

58 anonymous November 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Please use your head, why don’t you use your head? Are you that dumb to believe that you become a sex offender for public urination? Show me one person on the Megan’s Law site for public urination.

Then you posted this dumb ass statement, “No one knows if the guy raped a small child or even got convicted of any crime regarding forced sex.”

Try reading the second paragraph. Why don’t you read the story before posting next time? Sheesh!

59 Smells funny November 13, 2010 at 7:48 PM

The areas in the PC that address Sex Offenders living near a park or school only apply to individuals currently active to Parole. Unfortunately, California Law doesn’t address the instant concern.

Perhaps, the neighborhood could file a formal complaint with the Homeowner expressing their “Emotional Distress.” If the Homeowner doesn’t respect the HINT, hire an attorney to convey how the Owner’s actions have impacted your family.

60 Cry me a river. November 13, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Just like you uppity Claycord folks. He’s paid his debt, and is lawfully registered. This is a free country where you can live where you want and move at any time. Suck it up, and be a parent, watch you kids like you should and there shouldn’t be a problem. Now build a bridge and get over it, all of you hens.

61 Megatron November 13, 2010 at 7:57 PM

My husband and I bought a house in Dana Estates a couple of years ago. Shortly after moving in I discovered that there is a rso one block behind us, lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14…whether they were 2 or 12, who knows, but my kids are 2 and 4 now . The conviction was a looong time ago, picture very old, so when a man stopped in front of my home while walking his dog and stared in a very creepy fashion and ogled my son a few months ago, not only did I assert myself, but I had a lengthy discussion with my son about stranger danger. We also have a gun lest some weirdo come through the gates.

62 ClaytonGal November 13, 2010 at 8:07 PM

All the people on here defending this piece of trash must be friends with him.

THIS WAS CONTINUOUS ABUSE OF A CHILD!!!!!!!

Mr. Mayor should give the ABUSER your addresses and have him move next door to you….Oh wait, why not just rent him a room in your house…and let him play with your children!!!

63 In the Army if you tap it more than November 13, 2010 at 8:17 PM

three times while using the urinal, you might be a sexual predator.

64 Ms Nurse November 13, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I would also be concerned and am..there are many sex offenders living in ALL neighborhoods. I have searched the Meagan’s Law site numerous times. Just keep your kids and yourself out of harms way. Don’t harass these offenders (or get caught anyway) you may get in serious trouble.

65 Nope not friend just a realist November 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM

So everytime you state the facts of the world you automatically align your self with perverts huh. No stupid, that’s just how life is.

66 Harass my ass November 13, 2010 at 8:40 PM

The laws are all screwed up when a nut job who likes to f**k kids has more rights than a father.

I see any one of these bastards in my yard and the last thrill they will get is seeing the bullet leave the barrel of my .357.

I don’t give a damn about their “rights”. My kid may not have any rights but I’ll be damned if some nut job is going to get anywhere near him.

67 FM November 13, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Mimi, we must live in the same neighborhood. He actually approached our babysitter while she was walking to our house. We called the cops and everything, could they do anything? NO. His house literally backs up to Sun Terrace, with a chain link fence, lovely, huh???

I would be beside myself if I were this single mom of two under 5. I don’t think there is anything she can do, but move if possible. I am sad for her.

I agree, check out www,familywatchdog.us and keep yourself informed.

68 Person2 November 13, 2010 at 8:46 PM

WTH!! JUST BECAUSE HE SERVED A PRISON TERM DOESN’T MEAN HES NOT GONNA REPEAT WHAT HE DID! STUPID PEOPLE THESE DAYS

69 Ridiculous November 13, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I think she needs to contact both the probation officer as well as the owner of the home again. I would inform the owner that while, yes, he served his time – he (the owner of the property) is putting her children at an unnecessary risk in the name of making money. In addition to that, if anything happens to her children on his property, she will be holding him responsible.

Here is an article about this subject that could be helpful:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/322832/keeping_your_kids_and_yourself_safe.html

Good luck neighbor!

70 Babs November 13, 2010 at 9:02 PM

FYI, use http://www.familywatchdog.us and you can set it up to notify you if someone moves close to you.

If you know of an RSO in prision, you can be notified when they are moved, even if it’s just from one prision to another, via a phone call.

Mayor, if this Single Mother needs money to move, maybe the 60 odd people who post could donate $10 – $20 each to help her move…if money is the part of the problem to moving.

71 Not November 13, 2010 at 9:21 PM

How soon after the offender moves will this show up on the Megan’s law website? With layoffs at the state, I’ll bet the info is very old and not kept current…..

72 mom November 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

# 24
Really?? How about you ask the victims of this POS how they feel! EVEN if it was 30 years ago…unbelievable.

73 Elizabeth November 13, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I would have my electric saw and iron frying pan ready if he stands 10 or less away from the house.

74 mimi November 13, 2010 at 10:07 PM

FM November 13, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Sadly I’m in WC… sounds like we both have the same problem.

In Contra Costa I have two words for you people, Phillip Garrido.

75 JustAnotherComment November 13, 2010 at 10:10 PM

I seriously think they should just kill them off instead of filling our jails with them and most definitely instead of releasing them back into society. I do not care what kind of hardships in their lives drove them to do what they do.. they should never be allowed any opportunities to hurt any other innocent children. One strike law with them.. best way to deal with it.

76 Cindy November 13, 2010 at 10:20 PM

I was told years ago by a social worker (one that worked with abused children)
that 1 in every 3 households / families there”s sexual abuse/incest happening. On our street. In our neighborhood. The difference is they haven’t been turned in or caught yet.

We must protect and educate our children no matter who lives next door. It is a concern for all in all neighborhoods.

77 ANON November 13, 2010 at 10:48 PM

I think there’s an exception to the 2000 feet rule. If the offender has been living within 2000 feet of a banned location (school, park, etc.) BEFORE the legislation was passed, the offender is permitted to remain in the residence. Meaning, the legislation can prevent someone from moving into a home within the 2000 feet, but it can’t give an offender the boot if he’s already been living there before the legislation was passed.

I think after a second offense, life in prison is the only way to manage sex offenders. The vast majority of these guys are in jail for lewd and lascivious with a child under 14. I don’t care if the offender was 17. He shouldn’t be diddling a child under 14. Let out the pot dealers and make room for the molesters.

Remember that a child that is molested often becomes a molester. He will then molest God-only-knows how many kids, who, in turn, will molest many more. And, so on.

78 Anon November 13, 2010 at 11:01 PM

I’d get the name of this dude’s PO. If the offender so much as farts the wrong way, call the PO.

The state is considering the voter-approved 2000 foot measure. (Sorry, I made an error in my earlier post about the legislature passing the law — it a ballot measure.)

The state has a recommendation to repeal the 2000 foot rule.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/top-stories/ci_16598037

79 Pray! November 13, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I would definitely pray for God to either intervene and prevent it, or to give me the wisdom to know what to do, the means to do it, and to keep everyone safe!

80 hahahaa November 13, 2010 at 11:15 PM

It will be fun to see him turn into a murderer because of the way you idiots think. Who cares. You better watch your brother, uncle or grandpa. That’s where they come from your own home. Hopefully he haunts you and makes you move.

81 JT November 13, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Unfortunately, current law prevents a homeowner from refusing to rent to a sex offender. Until the law changes to protect the homeowner, the mom next door will need to look elsewhere for help.

82 Babs November 14, 2010 at 12:18 AM

ANON 77, please be careful what you say about kids that been molested becoming molesters….statistics show that is not the case, as much as people would believe and your just adding hurt to these poor children. It’s like saying anyone who has been raped will go on to rape. Don’t harm the victim again with statements that prob will not happen.

I know a victim and a parent who had this said about their child…very, very hurtful.

83 NiteMom November 14, 2010 at 12:49 AM

how did she find out the person was a sex offender. Was she notified as I think they are supposed to? If she was notified, dont you think the man is still not allowed to be “let go” or forgiven for his actions? I dont know but I would be searching for every possible solution, I would be so upset.

Im so sorry….

84 Miss Diagnosis November 14, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Hey, does anyone actually know why he is a sex offender? It could be something not serious, y’all need to relax.

85 Miss Diagnosis November 14, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Oops, it does say his offense, Whoops!!!!! Hahahahahaha

86 NiteMom November 14, 2010 at 12:58 AM

I actually found an article that has some great information for you. Here is the link.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/322832/keeping_your_kids_and_yourself_safe.html?cat=25

87 Syro November 14, 2010 at 2:14 AM

People should calm themselves. How about all those kids caught “sexting” and convicted of statutory rape who become sex offenders? We are rapidly moving towards a future where simply winking at a woman on the street is sufficient to get you on a registered sex offender list.

88 Atheist November 14, 2010 at 2:21 AM

#79 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Ah man, that’s great…and I’m sure that winning lotto ticket will just appear on their doorstep too, right?

89 mimi November 14, 2010 at 3:18 AM

Syro

My “neighbor” has been convicted of rape by force.

Sorry I won’t be calming myself until I figure out what is the safest route. there are nearly 1,000 students on my street.

90 concernedMom November 14, 2010 at 6:03 AM

We talk to our children about strangers but has anyone stopped to think how your children see this guy they might at first think he is a stranger but after sometime seeing him around the neighborhood he won’t be so much of a stranger to your children because they will only see him as someone who lives close.
Make sure you point this person out to your child and tell them not to talk to him also. This happened to my friend sex offender moved into the neighborhood my friend had a talk about strangers with her 5 year old the man walked his dog everyday by their house he always smiled at the child and mother when he walked by.
One day the child was out back playing and the man looked over the fence and asked the child do you remember me my dog is lost and I wonder if you can help me find him but you have to come out front the child said OK and walked thru the house to go out front the mother asked where are you going child said man lost dog help find him well mom went out front and there was offender waiting for boy mom called police.
Please make sure you point this man out to your children who will not see him as a stranger soon.

91 me November 14, 2010 at 7:29 AM

#79 still believes in santa clause , the easter bunny and the tooth fairy . maybe they will help too

92 Look Out! November 14, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Could be worse – you could live at the Lotus Apartments – 3979 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553-3841

Ground zero:
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/cgi/prosoma.dll?searchby=offender&id=-M572&lang=ENGLISH

93 Killjoy November 14, 2010 at 8:35 AM

So what’s wrong with this turd moving into Rossmore?

There’s nobody under 45 living there.
Yeah, kids will visit their grandparents, but who’s more attentive to a small kid than a grandparent?

94 Concernicus November 14, 2010 at 8:59 AM

not one of the homeowners’ brightest decisions, methinks. sad that innocent children should have to pay for another persons blatant stupidity.

95 Always Right November 14, 2010 at 9:24 AM

@Petey J. Fisk – Sorry we no longer use the term “Liberal” or “Bleeding Heart Liberal” on this board. They prefer to be called “Progressives” (like the auto insurance company of the same ilk).

Progressives are the ones fighting against three strikes, Megans law, and are trying to cut loose thousands of prisoners before they have served their time. With a general recidivisim rate of 70%, reducing prison sentences just creates more victims.

Make prison a very bad place to be, not a country club for gangsters and perverts. That is the kind of reform we need. Bread and water, solitary confinement, cages in the desert. Banishment.

96 Walnut Creek Resident November 14, 2010 at 9:35 AM

This sure is a problem. If I had to be living near him with children and no husband that would really scare me. I agree he has done his time, but we all know about these people. I guess the only choice is to follow the law, and leave him alone, or move. We live in a country with laws. I think I would have to move. Sad answer but right choice. In the meantime, what else could she do?
1) watch her kids like a hawk
2) organize a neighborhood watch group
3) keep up with his probation officer Is not this a reasonable solution now?

97 ChampagneKitty November 14, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Thanks to David Molstad for the Megan’s Law website. I just went there and discovered there is a sex offender living on my street! And one on the next block over.

98 supermom November 14, 2010 at 9:42 AM

As a mother of 2 young kids myself, I dont know what I would do. I know i would always be on edge and I would feel very uncomfortable in my own home. Its unfortunate and my blessing goes out to the family in question. Never take your evey off of them not even for a second thats all it takes.

99 Henry November 14, 2010 at 10:10 AM

All these people are getting so mad but if you look at the megans law website its as if evryone lives next door to a registered sex offender.

100 Leigh November 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM

To Look Out #92

Thanks for posting that. I checked Megan’s law website and they only allow me to search within 2 miles of my address. This apartment building is about 3 miles away. Good to know.

101 When I was a kid in the November 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM

late 60′s we all knew where the neighborhood perv lived, and some of my friends didn’t mind going over there to get felt up because he gave them bikes, and other expensive presents, and cash.

Who knows how far he took it, but a few of the neighbor kids loved the percs of having a sugar daddy perv on the corner– and all the pervs patrons were pre-teen boys smitten with the lavish gifts and cash.

102 Anon November 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Wow, there are 5 registered sex offenders living in those Lotus Apartments. Those guys must throw one hell of a party!

103 Anon November 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Had Enough – #53

“I just googled Megan’s Law a known register on my street. So if they can’t live within 2000 feet of a school, by what means by car, foot, etc? I only ask because this guy can jump on the Iron Horse Trail and get to a well known high school and elementary school within 2-3 minutes by foot. Just sayin’”

You do of course realize that a foot is a measure of distance and not time thus the method and rate of travel has no bearing?

104 Anon November 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Had Enough – #53

“I just googled Megan’s Law a known register on my street. So if they can’t live within 2000 feet of a school, by what means by car, foot, etc? I only ask because this guy can jump on the Iron Horse Trail and get to a well known high school and elementary school within 2-3 minutes by foot. Just sayin’”

You do of course realize that a foot is a measure of distance and not time thus the method of travel has no bearing?

105 blondy! November 14, 2010 at 11:43 AM

all she needs to do is inform all the neighbors and they all stick together and tourture the crap out of him until he moves, screw that. hes a menace to society and deserves no rights. ruin his life!!!!!

106 Please use your head November 14, 2010 at 11:50 AM

lewd and lascivious adj., adv. references to conduct which includes people living together who are known not to be married, entertainment which aims at arousing the libido or primarily sexual sensation, open solicitation for prostitution, or indecent exposure of genitalia (which is itself a crime). Due to the tendency of judges to be overly careful in writing about moral and/or sexual matters the definitions have been cloaked in old-fashioned modesty. Today the term usually applies to pornography, prostitution, and indecent acts.

Not defending the guy but who knows if he actually touched any kids? For all you know he could have flashed his junk or whatever.. I know its hard to comprehend because most of you are incapable of seeing past the initial threat.

Not to say the guy wont do it again or anything but just from the indicated charged it can mean alot more than actual intercourse with a minor.

All that aside theres nothing the lady can do, if hes served his time and is on parole or probation then hes a free man, he still needs to register and keep in contact with his PO. If hes doing everything that he needs to as required by his charges and probation then he is currently in the following the rules of his release.

Some people do change, Im sure theres alot of you that have had a DUI or used to use drugs, maybe not similar to molestation but all the same there would be countless people that stated you would never change and you did.

107 Want some candy November 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM

What’s everybody so scared of, at least he’s registered. Better than a non registered pervert.

108 warbirds45 November 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM

The prison system can tell you how to solve the problem, years ago 6 women got together and raped a rapist, used a large nail to keep his baby maker vertical!

109 ANon November 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Babs,

I’m sorry, but it’s the truth. Children who are abused often become abusers themselves. It’s a pattern that’s hard to break. In all likelihood, the abuser we’re talking about on this thread was sexually abused as a child.

At some point we stop feeling sorry for the victim when he becomes the abuser.

110 Really? November 14, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Well, I personally know a teenager that has lied about sexual abuse to get back at another person and has admiited she lied to everyone but the police-she thinks it is funny and proud of herself for having so much power over someone else life and NO Im not the offender, Im related to the girl and he will most likely be convicted because they ALWAYS take the child’s word over the alleged offender and if this is happening in this case than how many other ppl are being wrongfully accused and convicted-Im all for geeting the perverts off the street but really? all you ppl writing these things and being so sanctimonious-Ill bet my next 10 pay checks some of you are related to offenders, they might even be living in your house and you dont know it yet-any one of you can be accused and boy oh boy will you be singing a way different tune-false accusations can and will ruin lives-just watch your kids and teach them to ALWAYS tell the truth-good and bad.

111 Anon November 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM

To those of you who are making light of this sexual predator, you should check out http://www.perverted-justice.com and read some of the conversations that these sickos carry on with people who they believe are young children

112 Money November 14, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Champagnekitty, they are everywhere!!! Whether they are an uncle or a grandpa with a penchant for 5 year olds, or rapists of young women, You can’t swing a dead possum and not find one in close proximity.
After reading an article that stated that pedophiles, because of the law that they can’t live within 1 mile or so within a school, they can’t find housing and become transients and are more difficult to track. Just be vigilant, educate your kids and the community and don’t be afraid to speak out…..

113 Raven November 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

When it’s a known fact that paroled sex offenders repeat their crimes. Why are their genitals not removed for raping the young and old? It sickens me how many men the world over rape boys and girls. How many of our woman and childeren must be sold into sex slavery, before we take a stand against this. I wish we had a death penelty for these kinds of crimes. A death penalty that happens quickly, not where they rot on it.
Harsh maybe, but ask yourself, Harsh because your a man..or not harsh enough because you or someone you know has been there.

114 Daddy of two November 14, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Dont worry about a thing when the loser moves there re post this with your address and I will tell the waste of life he has to move no joke

115 Barbara November 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM

“The man already served his time in prison and we should trust him.”

Uh-huh … Why should “we” trust him? Because he learned “different strokes from different folks?” Hail no, dude. You’re Allied Waste material.

116 The Mamba November 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Move, that’s what you do. You find a way somehow to pack up and get your kids the hell out of there.

117 Babs November 15, 2010 at 12:27 PM

You are adding to the victim’s pain. To label a victim as a future abuser is a terrible thing. And the numbers aren’t there, either. I have a relative that was abused and that is a awful label to put on some kid.

Rape victimes do not go on to rape other people. Ask all the victims of the Catholic priests.

118 the posse November 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM

there are way and social methods that will let a peerson know, he is not welcomed and the lady is right, in not wanting this guy next door . to the owner next door ,shame on you and what do and him have in common ?

119 Anon November 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Feel for the mother in this case and all the neighbors. No such thing as a “reformed” sex offender. The neighbors might want to consider getting a lawyer and going after the homeowner. There are some laws on the books that homeowners have liability with regard to neighborhood safety. Just the threat of a lawsuit might be enough to scare off the landlord.

120 Jim Beam November 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Why do we let these guys out in the general prison population instead of spending our tax dollars on special care cells. I would get a gun then give him a bullet and say the next one he won’t see coming if he came near my house or children. Write a letter to Boxer ask what she would do.

121 Charles-the-cat November 15, 2010 at 2:01 PM

@The Mamba – It’s safer for her to stay in her current neighborhood where her kids are known, and where everybody knows about the incoming bad guy. If she moves, she and her kids are strangers to everybody and a neighborhoods’ worth of support and protection are lost.

122 Get Neighbors Involved November 15, 2010 at 2:13 PM

We had 2 sex offenders in our neighborhood. A few of us in the neighborhood went around door-to-door and talked to our neighbors, gave out flyers to let them know the address of the houses, what the guys looked like and to report any strange activity to the police asap. I think it helped because everyone seemed to watch them like hawks and then within 3 years both offenders had moved out. I wish her luck. I’m sure she will be on high alert and all will be okay – as long as the other neighbors know, I think it will help a lot!

123 Atticus Thraxx November 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM

I’m not reading 122 posts, apologize if someone has already provided. Who you need to talk to is Deanne Gillespie (deanng@cpd.ci.concord.ca.us.)

CPD’s OffenderWatch program link can be found here:

http://www.sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54335

124 rt November 15, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Concord, ‘where families come first’

125 Sundevil November 16, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Everyone with kids should look up the megans law website. You can copy and past the pistures onto a word format and then print the pictues up. Post it up somewhere like the fridge, that way you see the faces of the people in your neighborhood that are sex offenders and will recognize them walking around. Your kids will also be able to identify them and can let you know if the offender tries to contact them, and then call the PD.

Also, the 2,0000 proximity to schools doesn’t have any teeth. It says that they can’t be there, but doesn’t have any punishment for them being there. I guess a “tsk, tsk” will do. The law looks like it was written as a knee jerk reaction and a way to mollify the public.

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