Saturday, March 04, 2006

Too close to home


I followed a link to an American site that keeps track of registered sex offenders.

My partner and I lived in Ontario, California for nearly a year so out of interest I put in the address. I was quite shocked at how many sex offenders live in Ontario and the surrounding areas. I thought Pasadena was full of little old ladies! It seems the majority were convicted of "288(a) - Lewd or lascivious acts with child under 14 years".

I guess it's easy to think of sex crime as something that happens to other people (well I suppose for a man it usually is, but you get the point). Something like this site shows just how mistaken that belief is.