Arrested in an undercover sting in the fall of 2013, I was completely unaware of how insane our country’s sex laws have become. It was like going thru the Looking Glass into a world where law was turned on its head.
I am happily married and have one wonderful child. For most of my adult life I have been an information technology professional, endurance athlete and musician. My wife and I have shared many adventures such as living overseas, seeing the pyramids in Egypt, the Parthenon in Greece and coliseum in Rome.
Today I’m a pastor running a community safe residential re-entry program for sex offenders. We have grown from a fledgling pioneer in sex offender re-entry to a well-respected organization recognized as experts in sex offender residential re-entry. By God’s grace, none of our graduates have ever been accused of a new sexual offense.
I served a little over two years in federal prison for three separate sex offenses. It was due to a long-term addiction I suffered through for about 20 years before I was arrested. I was on active duty with the Air National Guard as an officer and had served close to 30 years in the Air Force, although not all of it was active duty.
When my sister called to tell me that our 77-year-old father was a sex offender, I immediately rushed to my parents’ house with my usual knee-jerk savior response. I had only a few minutes to assess the situation before the police came to arrest him, and four years later, I am still assessing things.
Did You Know?
After becoming sick and being admitted to the hospital, George was required to stay in longer than expected. Even so, a warrant was still issued after 7 days of being admitted to the hospital, because he was supposed to add a change of address after seven days!
KMZU news anchor Matt Griffith in Missouri interviews NARSOL Board Member and Communications Director Sandy R. about the registry.
Coming to terms with best practices for handling those who have committed sexual offenses isn’t just an American issue, it’s a global issue. As governments around the world debate how to move forward, we would […]
Sexual offender residency restrictions: unscientific, wasteful, useless.
Did you know that, in many states, a 14 year old can be put on the sexual offense registry for consensual sex with their similarly aged boyfriend or girlfriend. That’s exactly what happened to Andrew. […]
Chris, like many of the nearly one million people listed on a sexual offense registry, has had to cope with the almost insurmountable challenges of being publicly listed, shamed, and blacklisted by potential employers. This is the story about how Chris overcame those obstacles.
What do you do when you are a person on the sexual offense registry and homeless, living in a parking garage? You help others! Douglas tells the story of his journey since being placed on the sexual offense registry, and how he tries to help others along their path, as well.
Christopher explains what it was like going from a well respected solder to a social pariah as a registrant in a small South Dakota town. He relates how residency restrictions have affected his life and the lives of his relationship partner.
Going from a normal life to prison and then back to a new re-created life is a long trip to take. Jason did just that.
Today we talk with Brenda Jones, the Executive Director of NARSOL – The National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws. Brenda gives us an overview of who NARSOL is and what the organization is doing to combat the Sexual Offense Registry and the laws that overshadow those who are listed.