(Closed) Prospective House and Sex Offenders

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There are sex offendors everywhere. I wouldn’t worry about it too much or let it be a deal breaker. No matter where you move there is going to be bad people. Just stay alert!

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just wonder about the quality of the neighborhood. Is it a location with a low crime rate, and a reputable school system? Usually I notice sex offenders live in areas that are a little more run down, that’s at least how it seems to work here. But of course sex offenders can live anywhere so it’s up to you. Just make sure you feel comfortable in the neighborhood if you were home alone at night, going for walks, etc.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

Just don’t enroll your kids in karate and you should be fine.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Cem0930- If you feel safe with the neighborhood and it’s only this one person that seems like the entire city knows about they I would probably go ahead with the house. That bastard should still be in jail! But that’s another issue. 

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Teach your kids other to talk to strangers and how to poke a bad guy in the eyes, hard (or kick ’em in the groin, hard) if they ever feel threatened. Preparing your kids to not be easy victims is FAR more effective than screening the neighbors. Kids go places all the time. To the museum, movies, class trip, wander off at the mall. You can’t watch them everywhere.

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hate to say it, but screening where you live for sex offenders and teaching your children how to defend themself and about stranger danger and such is not likely to do any good. Almost every single child who is sexually assautled knows their attacker – typically it’s a family member or a friend of the family. I know far too many people (myself included) who were sexually abused as children – every one of them it was by a family member they were left alone with overnight.

I’d buy the house and be vigilant about who you have watching and alone with your child.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Katnisseverdeen:  This is not the legal definition but, high risk to reoffend.

 

Level 1 is considered low risk, 2 moderate, and 3 high.

 

 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am more worried about living near stranger molestors than family members who get busted.  If you are really concerned about a new person moving in, look for houses within the legal range of schools. Most states have rules about how close sex offenders can live from a school, park or church. 

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Never. I’m too untrusting of people in general KNOWING a sex offender was near by would make me double check my door locks and window locks and just overall make me uncomfortable.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It would bother me a little, but not enough to pass up on the house. Better the devil you know than the one you don’t, as they say.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would be thinking about it, but I wouldn’t let it affect my decision. You never know who will move into where, so you could buy another house only for a sex offender to live next door. As another posted said, just be caustious and use common sense. It shouldn’t be a deciding factor in purchasing your home.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

“Indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14.”

I would keep looking. Personally, this would likely always be in the back of my mind, especially with little children in the house.

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have frequent contact with sex offenders at work. Granted I won’t be bringing my kids into work when they are there. But like all previous posters have said, they are everywhere. You just need to be more aware of where your kids are and have the “stranger danger” talk with them. 

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