When it comes to sex offenders, rapists, pedophiles and child molesters – it’s better to assume their guilt until they are proven innocent. Act Now, Apologize Later!
Since the final passage of Megan’s Law, the public has been able to view information on sex offenders who are required to register with their local law enforcement. Prior to Megan’s Law, information was only available by visiting the police department, sheriff office or by calling a toll-free number.
In 2004, all states adopted Megan’s Law. The public is provided with information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that local communities can protect themselves and their children.
Megan’s Law is named for Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old New Jersey girl, the fatal victim of a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family. The family was unaware that their neighbor was a registered sex offender. Following their tragic loss, the Kankas pushed to have communities warned about sex offenders in their area.
On February 21, 2014, it had been TWO years since I learned someone I care about deeply, had been abused for more than a decade. Over the last two years, I have SEEN what happens when a molester is arrested, posts bond and jumps right into a game of playing the justice system for continuances, delays, etc.
The thing that has bothered me most, is the fact that this particular molester works in the home service industry. What that means is this molester is going on, living his life as normal, and entering the homes of people who have no idea who they have just opened their door to. That’s not to say that all molesters/rapists aren’t a threat in any setting – it’s just this incident opened my eyes to the grotesque freedom molesters-on-bond have.
This molester had his mugshot and arrest notification appear in a local, small-town newspaper, but given the number of people who get their news online and through sources such as Facebook, the chances of his mugshot having been seen are quite small.
Over the last two years, the victim and those effected by this case have had to share our small community with this molester. I’ve personally encountered him at the local markets; I have pulled up behind him at the carwash and each time, my stomach turns to knots, knowing that NO ONE around me knows who he is and knowing, if any of us do anything, he will use that in his favor.
While this molester has haunted my own thoughts for two years, I know that, in NO WAY, compares to the YEARS he stole from his victim(s) – I’m not convinced he only has one victim, but at this point, that’s all we are aware of.
Since it is illegal to stalk molesters. And it is risky to speak to; talk about, or act in any way that could be called “harassment” by this particular molester, I decided to take to the Internet and use this experience to help people, everywhere.
MugWatch relies on readers to submit news reports and newspaper articles on those who have been arrested for sex crimes that we may have missed. MugWatch is updated by a staff of volunteers who know the anguish of waiting for justice to be served.
But What About Those Wrongfully Accused?
I realize there will be some who are wrongfully and falsely accused. In those cases, we WILL, upon submission of PROOF of INNOCENCE, provide a public rebuttal and apology and will update every post that contains the name of the person, wrongfully accused with BIG NOTICE so everyone who sees those posts will know that person is innocent and have been wrongfully accused, according to the courts. All images of that person will be promptly removed as well.
I believe wholeheartedly in the concept of Act Now, Apologize Later. I would much rather be on the side of Prevention and Protection than to sit back and do nothing.
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Information contained on this website is extracted from verified media sources and public record websites. Information provided by MugWatch is not intended to be used for harassing the alleged offenders. The law does declare them innocent until proven guilty and prohibits the public from using any public information as grounds to harass or commit any crime against a registered or alleged offender.