By Emma Riley Sutton
Hand-Up Ministries in Oklahoma City has closed the tent camp it had set up for sex offenders. The deadline set by a new law prohibiting sex offenders living together passed and the sex offenders living in the mobile home park are now living elsewhere.
KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City also reported on August 17 that they had found several tent cities in the Oklahoma City area where the sex offenders are now living. It is unknown if any of them have registered their new location, as mandated by law.
David Nichols, the founder of this rapist and pedophile haven known as Hand-Up Ministries, is very concerned about where his former tenants will live. Nichols believes that many of the sex offenders that once in lived in the mobile home park will now not register at their new residences.
- "Rapist and pedophile haven?" That just shows the reporter is biased and not following the code of ethics to report all sides and leave personal feelings out of the story (I guess anybody can be a "reporter" these days), and it's idiots like this reporter who are causing the hysteria to continue, based on disinformation, fear and emotions, not facts.
“David Nichols didn’t seem to concerned about that when he was traveling the country, recruiting perverts to live in Oklahoma City,” Stephen Sutton, the father of one daughter from Oklahoma City, said. “He is suddenly concerned about them living in Oklahoma City, not registering and re-offending? [David Nichols] should have thought of that before he brought them here to make him money.”
Although the exact location of the sex offenders’ tent cities have not been disclosed, David Nichols claims they are in “green zones.” Green zones are areas where sex offenders are allowed to live.
David Nichols, in his interview with KWTV Channel 9 News also didn’t mention that tent cities, set up by former residents of sex offender compound, had been in Oklahoma City for almost a year. Management of the sex offender compound confirmed that the tent cities were created by residents of the Hand Up Ministry that had been forced to leave due to drug use.
David Nichols also failed to mention that many of the residents in the sex offender compound were recruited by him from other states. David Nichols traveled around the country, bringing sex offenders to the Hand Up Ministry sex offender compound and charged them rent to live there.
It is unknown what will become of the sex offenders that are now homeless and living in the tent cities. It is legal for them to register as “transient” or homeless so keeping track of them may prove to be difficult. Some may return to the home states. Others may move elsewhere and register there. Some may not register at all.