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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-05 01:12 PM
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31. Not always true
In fact, my step-son was in foster care and his social worker decided it would be a good thing for him to plead guilty to a sex offense when he was 13 because sex offender money was the only treatment that was available. That was 12 years ago, before registries, but he will now be on one for the rest of his life because of that. In addition, while everybody gets into an uproar over the priest scandals, a portion of that was because of the belief that pedophilia could be treated. Many of those priests weren't just shuffled off to other parishes, they were in therapy and the hierarchy was told therapy would help the priests. Sex offense treatment has had money and many years to figure out if it works. It doesn't. The behavior is too damaging to society to take these risks anymore. It's time that sex offenders are removed to permanent, non-punitive, facilities. It is the only crime that I feel this is appropriate. I would prefer some murderers, the murders of passion types, be let out of prison before sex offenders.
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