(Closed) Prospective House and Sex Offenders

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I think I agree with your Darling Husband more, I would be really nervous, but I think that even though you know someone undesirable is nearby, it doesn’t mean that they won’t move or that if you picked a different location things wouldn’t change. Also, a lack of registered offenders doesn’t mean that there aren’t more bad people around you who haven’t been caught. 

I don’t want to contribute to any fear over this, but it is just the reality. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It would not be a deal breaker for me, but I’m not pregnant or a mother, so I might have a different outlook on things at this point in time. There’s always going to be the potential for danger in life, no matter where you live. Just be aware and use common sense.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I totally understand your concerns. This may be as depressing as it is encouraging, but children are far more likely to be hurt by friends or family members than strangers. And violence against children and women is so widely underreported that there could always be someone with a violent past on your block that doesn’t even legally have to warn you. I guess I’m saying that I would use the same level of caution and have all of the same conversations with my children about protecting themselves whether or not their was an identified sex offender living near me.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Cem0930:  Even if I had kids, it wouldn’t be a dealbreaker, because I agree with your Darling Husband — you could move on from a gorgeous and wonderful house and settle for something else, only to have someone even worse move in next door. Especially if it’s not on the same street. Get the house you love and just be cautious. 

If it makes you feel any better, I have a little tiny bit of schooling in this and his conviction suggests to me he’s not likely to abduct anybody or touch a strange child. As long as he is denied the opportunity to build a trusting relationship his “threat” level is PROBABLY somewhat low. 

Obviously there’s no way to predict someone’s actions with 100% accuracy, but that’s the generic profile for the conviction you describe.

And again, your Darling Husband is right. You can’t skip over a great house because of who lives .6 miles away since that can change all the time.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

It would not be a deal breaker to me becuase it is .6 miles away. at least in my town (and I know they are all different, that is 5 blocks… if you find another house that does not have a registered sex offender .6 miles away it could be becuase they are closer! or becuase they are a bad person who has not been caught yet, or becuase, as your husband said, they will move in later.  if it were on your block or around the corner I would be worried, but as for .6 miles, I think you should be okay. 

That being said, if you are going to be uncomfortable you are going to be uncomfortable, make sure you really talk it out with your family before you commit. do what is best for everyone. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No, not a dealbreaker. Mosly because…well, like mentioned, they ARE everywhere and people move constantly.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nope. As others have mentioned, someone could move in next door after you buy the house or there could be someone who hasn’t been caught anywhere.

All you can do is be cautious, but don’t let it stop you living your life. You can’t spend your life worrying! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i wouldn’t but i have Kids!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What is a level three sex offender?

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

What is the offense?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Maybe this will change when I have kids but it definitely would not be a deal breaker for me.

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