The original law was called the "Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act", but now anybody can be placed on the sex offender registry for non-sex crimes. This is misleading to the public, and now, they will be treated as if they are child molesting pedophiles when sex wasn't even involved. Why not rename the registry the "Child Protection" registry so it has more meaning, instead of misleading like this?
ST. CHARLES — A mother and her son have been charged with violating the Child Sex Offender Registration Act after their new home was determined to be too close to a day care center.
- Read below, why are they on the "child sex" offender registry when no sex was involved, nor child sex? Like I've said before, why not call it the "SINNER" registry or the "ALL CRIMINALS" registry and put all criminals on it, then it would have more meaning and we'd all know all the criminals who live around us.
According to St. Charles police, [mother name withheld], 53, and [son name withheld], 24, 1600 block of Covington Court, St. Charles, both registered sex offenders (for non-sex crimes), informed the Geneva Police Department they would be moving from Geneva to the Covington Court address. Geneva police instructed the two to check with St. Charles police to ensure the new address was not within 500 feet of a day care center, the distance required by law.
Last week, after moving to the new address, the pair went to St. Charles police to register. On Thursday, a detective determined the Covington Court address to be only 383 feet from a day care center.
[mother name withheld], [son name withheld] and [mother name withheld]’s then-boyfriend were all convicted in a 2006 incident where they held potential drug customers at gunpoint (you see, a non-sex crime). In December 2006, [son name withheld] — who was selling marijuana — called his mother’s boyfriend to say gang members were coming to the house, prosecutors said.
According to prosecutors, the three people coming to the house had paid for drugs with counterfeit money in the past. [son name withheld] and [mother name withheld] held two of the victims at gunpoint in her St. Charles Township home, prosecutors said. The boyfriend drove the third victim at gunpoint to Arlington Heights to get money, prosecutors said.
Marijuana was found in the house and all three later pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping (a non-sex crime, so why are they on a sex related registry?). The [name withheld] are required to register because of the kidnapping aspect of the crime.