A convicted sex offender publicly criticized Colorado’s treatment system at a legislative hearing Tuesday, saying he cannot even go fishing because his privileges have been restricted. ____ ____ spent seven years in prison for fondling a girl. He said he came out well-adjusted and optimistic and rated as a low risk to commit a new sexual offense.
But after nearly two years of treatment in the community, “I don’t feel well-adjusted and optimistic at this point,” he said. Turner’s testimony at a House and Senate Judicial Committee hearing came on the heels of an independent evaluator’s report that Colorado has been wasting tax dollars by overtreating low-risk sex offenders.
The hearing, held to receive a yearly report from the Sex Offender Management Board, pitted advocates for victims of sex assaults against mothers of sex offenders. Full Article