REGISTERED CHILD SEX OFFENDERS AND CUSTODY

1,132 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 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.
I am going through this now where my child's father is a registered sex offender and is taking me for full custody of our 9 year old child. She is living with him now as i was told i had to give her to him. I have an attorney and fighting. His intended victim was to be a 13 year old. He was caught in a sting operation and brought with him a box of condoms and a mt dew. He was there to have sex with what he thought was going to be a 13 year old who he thought was home alone. I do not think it is right for him to have our child. Note: she cries for me and wants to come home. He is already grooming her with buying her all kinds of things to try to keep her happy.
Registered Sex offenders, especially child sex offenders, should not be allowed around any children even their own.. Who is to say they won't violate their own child if they violated someone else's ? I feel that sex offenders should not be given the privilege of parental rights and that the children should be protected at all costs. Rewarding a sex offender with parental rights only puts a child and his or her other siblings in harms way. It also has the potential to create problems for the non-offender parent with Child Protective Services when "concerned citizens" make reports without knowing facts.. No parent should have to live looking over their shoulder because an offender parent was rewarded a privilege they should have automatically lost the second they were required to register. Our kids need better protection.. Like it's been said before if they aren't allowed near schools or playgrounds why should they be allowed with their own kids? Why is this country failing to protect children of RSO parents? It's nothing but child endangerment and the courts are the ones committing it!