Just because someone wears the "sex offender" label doesn't mean they are a child molester or pedophile.
By Daniel Hight
Memphis – Draw a one mile circle around the intersection at Corning and N. Trezevant and you’ll find almost 40 registered sex offenders. Most of their crimes are violent in nature.
Sex offenders violating the rules are a city-wide problem. Police arrested [name withheld], [name withheld], [name withheld], [name withheld] and even women like [name withheld] and [name withheld], just to name a few.
“Just to actually look at that person you honestly cannot tell that person would be a sex offender, so you don’t know who is living next door to you,” said Christine Grandberry.
A sweep by the Memphis Police Dept. landed 20 sex offenders in jail this week for violating sex offender laws. Police have warrants out for 30 more.
Amillia Guffin’s brother, [name withheld], is one of those arrested in Operation DNA. She says her family has tried to get him help for the last 20 years, but couldn’t. She says he would target kids headed to and from the nearby school.
“Who is going to protect the kids coming home from school and not only that, that was my brother, so you have the parents that were ready to bust his head open,” said Guffin.
He was still in jail Saturday night and Guffin couldn’t be happier. She as well as others around town believe it’s important to protect children.
“I don’t think it’s right for them to be messing with no school kids or nothing like that, that’s foul, that’s foul altogether,” said Mario Young. “I hope they get them all. I really do.”