FL: Missing sex offender with dementia found after forgetting address while checking in for registry

Source: fox35orlando.com 8/5/21

A sex offender who suffers from dementia was missing after forgetting his address while checking in with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. By Thursday morning, officials said he was found and is OK.

Deputies say Dale ____, who does not have a permanent address, went to the sheriff’s office Tuesday to conduct his mandatory check-in for the sex offender registry, however, when he got there, he couldn’t remember the address where he has been staying.

Deputies say they let him leave so he could find and write down the new address, but instead he disappeared.

Investigators say Dale has a history of “becoming lost.”


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How much time and money was wasted on this guy

It’s Florida, so surprised that they didn’t arrest and jail him for not being in the right neighborhood.

This is me, I’m afraid, in 20 or so years and any if us who are on the registry in our later years. I see what is happening to my father as the dementia takes over little by little, he’s a remnant of his former self. It’s hard enough to take him to the doctor, or just get him to change his diaper or shower. I can’t imagine having to take him to Gestapo HQ for his annual, or find an old folks home or hospice that will accept him if he were a PFR.
But, that will be me when I reach his age unless they find a cure for dementia and/or the registry. The thought of putting my kids through this makes me want to protect them by running away. What a nightmare this is now and, as much as I hate to be all doom and gloom, the future doesn’t look so bright.

I often worry about aging and what would happen to me if I get dementia or need a nursing home. It’s a scary thought. I can only hope things improve for us in the future. I wonder what’s happened to other registered citizens that have dementia.

I have a relative who is in a nursing home. Out of curiosity, I asked another relative of mine to check the Megan’s Law Website Scam, of the nursing home address, because I often wonder if there might be a chance that a so-called “Registered Sex Offender” lives there.

Lo and behold, there were two so-called Registered Sex Offenders in that nursing home. One of the pictures include an 80-year-old man in a wheelchair, who seemed barely hanging onto dear life, and had plastic tubes running from his nose down to what is presumably an oxygen tank.

The conviction was from the late 1990s.

This only convinces me that the United States of America is an absolute shit show.

This man is clearly a threat. How could the TBLs let him go? Think of the children!