originally posted 9/24/11
My story isn't even really mine. It's my fiancee's. We are in the most ridiculous circumstance I could ever have imagined. In June of this year, he was just starting out in his own business, and I was getting ahead in my job and we were starting to plan our wedding.. things were going well. I knew he had spent some time in jail for statutory rape (he 18, her 16) and he had 13 years of probation in Wisconsin.</p>
When he was released from probation he moved to Texas and that's where we met. He was told by his probation officer that he was DONE with all of it, registering, probation, etc. Apparently not. In June of this year I was house sitting for my Mom and I get a call from the US Marshalls saying they were tracking a fugitive and one of my Mom's dogs had gotten loose and they had to shoot it. Of course I rushed home! They did not shoot the dog, they just wanted to find him! They told all of my Mom's neighbors they were looking for him for molesting a 9 year old girl. TOTALLY FALSE! All this because he had not registered in the state of Texas or Wisconsin (WI put out the warrant, which is still in place).</p>
He has been locked up in a Federal Detention Center without decent medical care (he has gotten a staph infection and terrible athlete's foot) since then. It is now the end of September and he now has to wait until November for sentencing and may (depending on the judges' discretion) get up to a year in prison. For what? He is not violent and has not had any other charges. Now our whole life is on hold and I am left with the entire burden of supporting our household and getting him money for food as they don't feed you well in these places and more money so we can talk to each other once a week between visits through glass. What an excellent source of revenue sex offenders are turning out to be.