Thursday, January 30, 2014

FL - Registered sex offender can live near school

Morning coffee and paperOriginal Article


By Laura Caso

CLAY COUNTY - According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's website, a registered sex offender is living just feet away from Clay Hill Elementary School.

The sex offender, who First Coast News has decided not to name, moved to the area at the beginning of January. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, he was arrested in September of 2004 for possessing and distributing child pornography. He served time in federal prison and according to the CCSO, he got off probation at the beginning of the month.

Under Florida law, sex offenders are not allowed to move within 1,000 feet of a school or park. CCSO said this sex offender lives 1,056 feet away from the elementary school. Detective Ryan Ellis said this man isn't doing anything wrong according to the law.

"He's not doing anything wrong," said Ellis. "He is currently within all of his guidelines of state statute, and he's in full compliance under Florida State Department of Law Enforcement regulations with sexual offender requirements and he's under full compliance with the sheriff's office."

However, parents are still concerned and angered by the recent move. One mother said, if he doesn't move, she might move her kids.

"I am considering pulling them out and putting them in home-school. That has crossed my mind. And, depending on how this turns out, that might be the right option for me."


Mark said...

"But a Florida man, who says he responded to the officers' Craigslist ad, sent 10 News an alleged e-mail chain that indicates law enforcement is willing to bend, or break, their own ICAC guidelines to get "targets" to talk about sex with children." What a real shocker here! This happens so many times in just about all law enforcement, FBI; these particular groups "defending" America from the evil sexual predators and so forth. This should not be a surprise at all to anyone who reads this article.

Mark said...

"You could be arrested, you could go to jail, you could have to
register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This is not
child's play anymore, this is serious business," remarked Whittington. Sexting
is a crime punishable by fine, jail time and community service for a
first offense. Distributing pornography involving juveniles is
punishable by up to 20 years in prison." Yep, when I was 13-15 years old, us boys dreamed, and just taking a little "peek" at the love's of our lives, and dream of that little kiss or pet. Times a changin! Take em to jail, have em register because the "Crotch-Monitors" are watching.

treyfsu7 said...

it was someone who was purposely trying to call their bluff in order to inform the public of the truth