Well, this is not a topic I enjoy writing about, especially during the holidays. There is an e-mail going around Charlotte about a registered sex offender living near Freedom Park. Unfortunately, there are many more living in our area. It seems like today would be a good day to pass along the website that will help you know who is living in your area. This page links to the NC sex offender registry. type in your zip code and it will come up with a map with “arrows” where registered sex offenders live. If you scroll over any arrow you see a photo and their address. If you click on the person you can see what they were arrested for (most in my area were indencent liberties with a minor), how long they were in jail and more. The most important thing is to be aware of who lives around you. If you know what they look like and where they live then you can be careful if you see this person in your area. I keep thinking about the scene in “Knocked Up” where the mom is obsessed with all the sex offenders in the area (it can freak you out) and the dad is like “what do you want me to do about it?”. I am not sure what the answer is but awareness is the first step.
What do you think?