Sex Offender Photographs Online
By: CJ Cassidy
issouri sheriffs are turning up the heat on convicted sex offenders.
certain departments across the state will post photographs of offenders who
have completed their sentences.
hose photos will be on individual sheriff's department's web sites.
spoke with a woman whos
young daughter was sexually abused, as well as a sex offender
they had very different views on the issue
and only agreed to talk to us if we would protect their identities.
y stepdaughter was left alone with a family member and he molested her
story sounds disturbingly similar to the one
man shared with me
except in his case he was the offender
made a mistake
touched a person in the wrong way
," the offender says and admits the victim was a child, and a family member.
he offenders were punished in both instances
ton says a prison sentence alone isn't enough when child molesters and pedophiles are concerned.
ou hear on the news all the time
people kidnap children
are repeat offenders
they are people already registered in system still doing it
," she says.
ames at the
e hopes posting offenders photographs online
will help make a difference.
aving photographs will help with facial recognition
. We're also
setting up links so that when you
ome up with addresses of where these offenders live
," James says.
he measure terrifies th
hen you tell people you're convicted of a felony
hard enough to get a job
then they put your picture online that's impossible ther
e," the man says, adding "
a person can change
you know, I did."
tockton's just glad she can keep track of offenders in her area without ever leaving her home.
think it's gonna make people more aware they need to protect their childre
n," she says.
few counties in
issouri plan on posting those photos
everal others say they're considering it.
atrol also hopes to have photographs of offenders listed on their web site