I think the problem with society and the laws regarding sex offenders are a with the way we deal with them. More tests should be wrought to find offenders before the offend. But I realize that this may not be possible.
Another problem I find is the vapid way sex offenders are classed when murderers are almost welcomed back in to the community at large. How many sex offenders are there in Oregon and how many murderers are there? How are they treated? All people make mistakes.
I am not trying in any way to make excuses for the behavior of sex offenders. The fact is that I am one. If offenders refuse treatment or fail to register with the State Police then I think they should be sent back to prison.
But what must be known is that most sex offenders to follow treatment and graduate from treatment do not re-offend. I am a low level offender and I am happy that I got the treatment I did. In part, because of that I changed my life and the way I live it.
One thing that should be added to the public spector is "know your enemy". Instead of blanket castigation for all sex offenders it would be an idea to meet the people who offend and learn all there is to learn about them. 'Keep your friends and family close... Keep your enemies closer'. The more we all know about those around us the better off we will all be.
Another thing this country needs to learn is greet your neighbor! Befreind them and get to know them. You will soon decide if you like them or can trust them.
As to my own offence: I know what I did was wrong. I have damaged my victim for life. And I take full responsibility for my actions. I will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of my life! I have also learned what brought me to the place that I offended; Drugs, Sex and Kids. Too much stress also played a large factor. I have learned from those lessons. And I am vigilant every day so that I don't put myself in that position again.
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