Neighborhood Search for Sexual Predators & Child Molesters
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“Sex Offenders & Violent Sexual Predators Prowling American Neighborhoods”
It’s a fact: The world we live in today is a dangerous place. It’s dangerous for adults and it’s especially dangerous for our children. This sad reality, however, is one that you must accept and deal with in order to keep yourself, you spouse and your children safe. Sexual predators, child molesters and other violent sex offenders are everywhere – they live, work and move among us.
Have you ever thought about what you might do if you happened to discover that one of your neighbors is a registered sex offender whose crime included rape, sexual assault or lewd acts with a child? Did you know that you can check online RIGHT NOW for registered sex offenders, child molesters and sexual predators in your neighborhood? If you haven’t checked the sex offender list before, you might be shocked to see just how many registered sex offenders reside near your home, or around your child’s school.
So what can you do? First and foremost, help spread the word and suggest to everyone you know that they check this website for themselves. Accurate information is an important first step.
Sexual predators and child molesters are difficult for most of us to recognize. Any parent will gladly stand guard in their yard or take their turn patrolling the street in front of the house watching out for sex offenders. However, watching out for sexual predators searching for your child is just not that simple.
First of all, the media does all of us a disservice.
Movies and television shows tend to depict child molesters and sexual predators as if they stand out in a crowd.
Of course, that is the LAST thing they want to do, so most take great efforts to blend in to society. Many ideas and notions about sexual predators are just plain wrong, too.
Who are these predators and how can you recognize them? You really can’t. If there is one message for you to understand, it is this one. Sexual predators look like everyone else. They look like your neighbors. They look like the people at the grocery store. They look like everyday, normal individuals.
First, sexual predators are difficult to spot. Not only do they look like us but they drive vehicles just like we do, too. They drive family vehicles that are like every other car on the road. The bottom line is this: Sexual predators, child molesters and other sex offenders can be anywhere, trying to blend in and not be noticed.
The Jeffrey Dahmer’s, John Wayne Gasey’s and Ted Bundy’s of this world were described as “the nice guy next door.” All of them were prowling sexual predators that their victims never saw coming.
We know that sexual predators search for the child that they see as weak, sad and unhappy. It’s the kid with the shuffling feet, head drooping and eyes fixed to the ground. It’s the child that appears they are in need of a friend. The predator wants an easy target when the time is “right.”
In fact, many predators choose to befriend a child first. They choose to develop a dependent relationship with a child that appears to be in need of a close friend. It could be a sad, unhappy child. The predator then offers them gifts, ideas, or simple emotional comfort that makes the child feel better. The process slowly introduces sexual context and content into their interactions and conversations.
Some sexual predators and child molesters immediately engage in sexually explicit conversation with children right from the start. Online or Internet sexual predators may collect and trade child-pornographic images.
Others online may seek real face to face meetings with the kids they emailed or connected with in chat rooms or social blogs. There is no one profile.
Predators cunningly exploit weakness and naivety. They will work very hard at driving a wedge between a child and their family. Predators will even accentuate any minor problems at home that your child might have, again befriending them and driving that wedge into the family structure.
A confident child represents more of a challenge, a problem, someone who will be hard to manipulate, for the sexual predator.
Confident kids will also be uncooperative. They understand better, even if they cannot articulate their feelings, that something or someone is “just not right” and will avoid them or stay away.
Many parents today just don’t know how to keep their kids safe in a modern world. There is nothing wrong with that. They grew up themselves with their parents warning of “Don’t talk to strangers!” when they were a child heading out the door to play. It was truly useless information to the child back then as it is today, but somehow made the parents feel their children were safe.
Telling your child not to talk to strangers or telling your child any neighbor can be trusted is a recipe for danger. If you go around like this you are playing with odds that you child will not be the one ever approached by a sexual predator. That is roulette with your child’s life.
Many people want to know if there is more sexual abuse today than years ago or are we just more aware of the problem. Sexual abuse has been around since the beginning of time. People are more aware of the problem and more willing to talk about it than ever before. Additionally, more active prosecution and media attention makes it seem like there has been an explosion of sexual abuse. While, it is very widespread, our awareness is more heightened than ever before.
This is not meant to add to the firestorm that is presently raging about sexual offending, but to start the dialogue about what we can do? We need to educate ourselves and take action to protect our children and, as you can see, there are many ways to do that.
Sexual abuse of children is a horrible event and the fear of every parent. These offenders are in our communities and will always be there. We need to do all we can to stop abuse at every level: family, community, State, and Nation.