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Old 03-03-2016, 07:16 PM   #61
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Now if there was only a database for overbearing, nosy a-hole neighbors...
Often it's the list of HOA board members.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:24 PM   #62
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It's not just public urination that can put people unnecessarily on a sex offenders list. Underage sexting can do it too, and has many times. Here's a good article on the problem, with links to some cases. It does at least appear that some states are backing off on labeling underage teens as lifetime sex offenders for exchanging pictures of themselves, and that's a good thing. But it does show that common sense doesn't enter into the picture of sex offender panic.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:03 PM   #63
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Which is, of course, a classic example of a gender-based double standard. If a 30-year-old female teacher has relations with a 15-year-old male student, to many people he's "lucky" and she was "in love". Reverse the genders and many of these same people will call for the death penalty.
Tough time to be a man.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:07 PM   #64
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Sure! I love those pretty lady teachers who are sex offenders because they went after the boys. These pretty ladies offenders can come knocking at my door any day.
But they won't be knocking on your door. You're too old! Pedophiles aren't all men.
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This was my thought as well. There are no guarantees that you won't have a sex offender move in next door, sometime in the future.

Is the house discounted, or can this be used as a negotiating point in the purchase price? Seriously - I'd consider it if I could get a good enough deal on the house. And I have kids at home.

We have various minor sex offenders within a few blocks of our house. Several are geriatric old guys living in the senior community near us.
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We have one living next door.
He was convicted and went away for a over a year after we moved into the neighborhood.

I really didn't know for about 8 years until we accidentally searched for Sex Offenders due to a tv show about them. Boy was I surprised

When I do a search I find a few others within a 10 minute walk, so I guess the only way to avoid it is live out in the middle of Nowhere.

I would still buy the place, at least we know 1 of the dangers around and won't be fooled.

Our Sex Offender Neighbor is pleasant, friendly for driveway chats, waving at local cars and keeps to himself.

If you are really interested in the house, but still concerned, then search for the Sex Offenders in that neighborhood, you can probably get the criminal record (our state charges $30 for it). The idea being you can see what type of criminal he was, as there are a lot of not so bad type of things that can get you that label, and then there are really bad things too.
Knowing the truth will help the decision.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:40 PM   #66
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Haha. I'll tell these lady sex offenders - "Be careful being near the youngsters or I'll report you, but you can rip my clothes of and rape me anytime you feel like it." lol
The repairman who had to fix something in Karla Holmoka's cell didn't feel at all excited, in fact he felt afraid of that pretty young thing even though she was a sex offender serial killer.
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It is the criminals that are not known that keep me up at night.
This would be my reasoning too.

Also, the person in question can move out, other people will move in during the years with all possible backgrounds, he is known, it's been 10 years and presumably been clean since. In addition he got caught.

I don't have children however, so it's easy to write these things from behind a keyboard ..
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