originally posted 8/24/2008
I have been married to my husband for more than 8 years now, and had two children with him as well. He is my soulmate, my best friend, and so much more. When I met him, he was ashamed of his label society had given him. He even tried to hide it from me, which I totally understand why. He had been rejected, ridiculed, hurt, threatened and mistreated over something he did when he was 19 years old. He didn’t rape anyone, or molest anyone. He touched the clothed breast of his 14 yr old female partner, and as many teen boys have made this mistake .. he failed to verify her age, being mislead to believe she was of consenting age. Nothing beyond that point ever took place, because he had thought to ask her age then, but it was too late as he had already touched her in a sexual manner. When he sent her home, refusing to go further sexually – she was hurt and angry. From then on he was to be a “low risk sex offender” via “indecency with a child by contact” for the REST OF HIS LIFE!
We have since had to pull our children from school and home school them and been forced into living in an RV because we have to move away from hateful, terrorizing neighbors and communities simply because they see his name on a public list and out come the pitch forks and torches. We fear not only for our lives but our children’s lives, because all it takes is one vigilante to bring about their own form of `justice` and murder us all in the name of “good deed done”.
How much further will society go with the public humiliation and degradation? I fear to find out. However, I will never turn my back on my husband. He’s not a `sex offender` in my eyes, his mother’s eyes, or my children’s eyes. And WE are the ones exposed to him daily. So if we say he’s safe, who are society and the legal system to say any differently?