REGISTERED CHILD SEX OFFENDERS AND CUSTODY

1,100 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 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!
I have a ex who is a violent sex offender and made me give him partial custody because he would threaten me please help me
My step daughter was molested by her mother and the court is actually allowing her supervised visits with her two sisters and her. Now the mother is going back to court again to see if she can have alone time with them
Thank you all for your responses to my petition. I think we only had one responder who favored sex offenders having custody of children and that responder was, himself, a sex offender. We must continue to protect our children from such thieves of innocence! We must speak for the little ones who have no voice in this society. Thank you all for your support!