REGISTERED CHILD SEX OFFENDERS AND CUSTODY

1,140 Letters Sent So Far

There is no more heinous crime, short of murder, than child sex offenses. Actually, molestation/rape of a minor child is nothing short of "murder of the soul of a child", a crime against nature that robs young, innocent children of any "normalcy" that they may have had in their lives, robbery of their God-given right for a fair chance at a good life. It robs them of something deep inside of their character, of who they are, that cannot ever be replaced. South Carolina has, in an unprecedented case, granted sole custody of an innocent minor child to a REGISTERED CHILD SEX OFFENDER. The public here is outraged at this bizarre ruling, and we view it as nothing short of blatant child endangerment. The registered child sex offender in question also lives across the street from a middle school and a major park. Why does the SEX OFFENDERS REGISTRY exist if it is not to be enforced? The mother of this unprecedented case took this case all the way to Supreme Court only to be told that the Supreme Court refused to hear the case without reason why. Our concern is not only for the helpless child that was placed in the care of such a "thief of innocence", but that this unprecedented case opens the door to other cases of minor, innocent, helpless children being placed in harm's way! We respectfully ask for a law against REGISTERED CHILD SEX OFFENDERS being granted custody of minor children! The "best interest of the children", as the Family Court System claims, should override any "rights" that an individual who has shown him/herself such a threat to children may claim. We speak out for the children who have no voice! It is the duty of each parent and state to protect our children!
Sherry Ramsey Branch
1827 Matthews Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
sp061454@gmail.com

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I am in a situation where the offender was supposed to be rehabilitated, but has emotionally abused myself and my daughter to the extent she refuses to see him, but the court does not respect her needs and wishes and the father's rights are now putting children at risk. Please look at the children and the psychological damage and abuse that can happen as well as leaving them open to sexual abuse from the offender but also due to the psychological damage to abuse from others in the future.
I am in a situation where the offender was supposed to be rehabilitated, but has emotionally abused myself and my daughter to the extent she refuses to see him, but the court does not respect her needs and wishes and the father's rights are now putting children at risk. Please look at the children and the psychological damage and abuse that can happen as well as leaving them open to sexual abuse from the offender but also due to the psychological damage to abuse from others in the future.
Sex offenders should only be allowed supervised visitation.
I have a child with a registered sex offender. My child is 2 years old and I had to get two DNA tests for him to believe it was even his child. He is in rears in child support 10 grand and has been in and out of rehabs since my son was born. My son doesn't have his last name and the guy isn't even on the birth certificate because of how absent he was during my pregnancy and deciding he was his. Now out of rehab a third time, now he wants to take me to court for partial custody! Mind you he gave me sole custody because he didn't want anything to do with my son. Now all the sudden, he does. My child doesn't even know him and for him to want to take my child away from the only father he knows just cuz he finally feels like the looser he is and wants to know his child. I don't believe that a sex offender should have any rights when it comes to children. Especially one who has shown no interest in his child from the beginning. I feel for all of you woman and I hope you all get in your favor.
I have a 10 year old daughter her father is a violent sex offender threatened me to give him partial custody he has a long record I don't no what to do its not fair that sex offenders have rights
please if a parent that is a registered sex offender please make a law that they have to have supervised visits. A registered sex offender can't be around daycares, schools or other kids please protect the kids of registered sex offenders who have no voice. Even if the sex offender didn't molest their own child but did another child it's not a matter of if they will do it again but when that is why they are registered. Please protect the kids. Thank you
I currently live in NJ. I'm dealing with a similar issue. My daughter biological dad, is a registered sex offender. He's never known my daughter. Doesn't even know her name. Never wanted a part of her. I only found out about his past after I was pregnant. Now 4 & 1/2 years later, he's fighting me in court for legal custody of my daughter. His crime was outrageous. He was 15 & raped a 10 year old girl but told police he didn't know any better. I have no help. My fiance and I are fighting as much as we can to protect our children from him. Not all cases are the same, for the more serious ones. I think the law should come into play and something should be done. I fear for my child's safety and I do not want him around her. Social services & child protective services refuse to help me BC legal there's nothing to do. Something has to give for the safety of these kids. The President should start looking into some of these issues.