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TX: Mom fighting sex offender label in kidnapping

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman’s case is raising questions about whether parents who are convicted of kidnapping their own children in custody disputes should be automatically registered as sex offenders.

____ ____ was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and sentenced to five years in prison after fleeing with her son to Mexico in 2002. She was freed from prison in 2010 but must register as a sex offender until 2020 even though she has never been accused or convicted of a sex-related crime. Full Article

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  1. Jason Wilson

    Absolutely! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. What really peeves me is that fact that nearly 100% of “abductions” are from a parent or guardian. Strange vs Parent = Parent more likely to abduct their children.. not a stranger. If a parent who takes a child .. it’s obviously serious enough to be entered in to the national databases such as Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Amber Alert systems.. etc. To me, that tells me it’s a serious matter. As such, it should be treated seriously.

    Now if you ask me if this person should be on a separate registry than the sex offender registry, i would also say “absolutely”. While i don’t condone registries any more, i do say we shouldn’t be tainting existing sex-offender registries with non-sex-offence crimes. But we also shouldn’t put people on a sex offender registry unless they are a real risk to society.. and of course if probation and parole no longer apply, obviously they are not considered a risk anymore.

    • Q

      Hi Jason Wilson:

      I’m in full agreement; any other registries need to be kept separate from the “sex offender” registry.

  2. mike

    Take them off the registry dammit! I don’t wanna be associated with friggen Kidnappers!

  3. Rocky

    …Amazing.

  4. Brubaker

    Far.. far too late to be separate since those name flaws were from abduction kidnapping murder so they without due process include everyone on registry to those name flaw crimes ….talk about a sham you shouldn’t be included…..they will need to start freeing people from this further restraint registry…its ripe to end.

  5. Tim

    Just create an ex criminal registry, so everyone is on it. That’s fair. Heck the NSA has the computing capacity up there in Utah. No suggestive labels, just list facts: conviction, conviction date, reoffense rate of those with same type of convictions. Let the people decide which ones they are most afraid of.

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