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OH: Evading Justice: How some accused rapists in Cuyahoga County avoid the sex offender registry

The sex offender registry is an important tool that tracks those convicted of sexual assault to keep the public safe. A 5 On Your Side six-month-long investigation uncovered a loophole that allows many accused rapists to evade the registry. https://www.news5cleveland.com/longform/evading-justice-how-some-accused-rapists-in-cuyahoga-county-avoid-the-sex-offender-registry

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Since the registry is “regulatory,” then it is not possible to “evade justice,” as that implies a court-ordered PUNISHMENT. Just sayin’.

Or involuntary servitude under penalty of law, which is prohibited b/c only punishment is the exemption for a crime.

enforce a bad law 100%!

You’re damn right. How come every citizen with a half a wit or above knows this registry is punishing –is meant to be punishing — except the judges?

!. I’m sick and tired of being conflated with the individuals mentioned in that story.

2. The registry is not “justice.” It’s a PUNITIVE, revenge fantasy based safety illusion!

Email sent to Sarah Buduson (buduson@wews.com) Dear Sarah Buduson, I read the above references article and watched the videos with concern. Concern that you are continuing the myth that the sex offender registry provides safety for society against further sex crimes. The sex offender registry DOES NOT make society any safer as 95% of new sex crimes ARE NOT committed by people on the registered sex offender list! That, in other words, means that people NOT on the list commit the new crimes. Those that are close in relationship to their victims commit the vast majority of sex crimes; teachers,… Read more »

I had some further communication with Sarah; here is the extent of the email exchange: 5/24/18 2:22pm Dear Sarah Buduson, I read the above references article and watched the videos with concern. Concern that you are continuing the myth that the sex offender registry provides safety for society against further sex crimes. The sex offender registry DOES NOT make society any safer as 95% of new sex crimes ARE NOT committed by people on the registered sex offender list! That, in other words, means that people NOT on the list commit the new crimes. Those that are close in relationship… Read more »

@R M

Nice work there with the reporter. Hope it goes somewhere but we will get blue in the face before that could happen. Maybe up channel it to the station editorial board?

It’s called a plea bargain. If that judge wants to ensure that the crime that the defendant is convicted of is “truthful”, then they need to get rid of mandatory minimum sentences and make any registration / other restrictions be part of an individual sentence. Without any kind of bargaining chip, the prosecutor has nothing to offer and the defendant may as well take his chances at trial. This is the only way to have due process and the truthful pleas.

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