What does one do when a registered sex offender moves into the house across the street, which is within spitting distance from where my children play in the back yard?
Well, take heart. There are all kinds of sex offenders. Try to find out if it’s one that likes kids. It probably isn’t. Still not great, but less of a worry! My other friends who moved to your state had this same issue, and trained their kids on it a bit, but it never came up as a problem.
Well, I hope Antropologa is right. I admit, I would be freaked out.
I agree with Antropologa. People become registered sex offenders for all sorts of reasons, like hiring a prostitute. I even know a few teens who are registered because they had sex outside of the laws for this state, which used to say that 13 – 15 year olds could be together and 16 – 17 year olds could be together…so if you were 16 and your partner was 15, that was stat. rape.
Yup, Anthropologa has great advice!
I recently had the “not good touches” talk with Evan. Super hard. The Husband had the stranger danger talk with Evan. Things we need to always talk about.
Yikes, I’d be freaked out. But as antropologa pointed out there are all kinds of sex offenders. Let’s face it if an 18 year has sex with his 16 year old girlfriend it could be statutory rape if let’s say her parents make an issue of it or the girl is dumped and decides she will get revenge.
But I’d be extra careful and have some basic talks with the kids about which people it’s safe or unsafe to talk to or about not going off with anyone other than you and your husband.
What does one do?
But seriously…knowledge is power. So is instinct.
OK, thanks for suggesting i find this post (since I’m suddenly in the same situation). Unfortunately, I’m with Gibby – it’s time to move. If only it were that easy.
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