Colorado resident’s sex offender status doesn’t make him criminal

Members of a Colorado community contacted police regarding their worries about a registered sex offender in their neighborhood. They claim that a man in their area was approaching children and that his actions made them uncomfortable. Police can’t do anything because, simply put, making someone uncomfortable isn’t a crime.

Men and women who are required to register as sex offenders have tough roads before them. The community wherein they live likely knows about their sex offender status and, therefore, makes quick judgements about their histories and intentions. People are required to become part of the sex offender registry for a variety of reasons. People’s worst fears about registered sex offenders are not always true.

Residents in Westminster told police that a 58-year-old man in their neighborhood was hanging around parks and talking to young children. Police took him into custody but ultimately gave into the reality that he had broken no laws. His behavior certainly didn’t suggest he had committed any sex crime.

Cases involving allegations of sexual offenses are especially serious. A person’s future is significantly impacted by the direction of such a criminal case. A criminal defense lawyer with experience fighting sex crime charges is important to mitigating the situation.

Source: 9 News, “Registered sex offender released after Westminster incident,” Kevin Torres, Sep. 2, 2013

Cynthia A. McKedy

Criminal Defense Attorney Cynthia A. McKedyAs a former prosecutor, Ms. McKedy supervised and trained new deputy district attorneys. During her tenure as deputy district attorney, Ms. McKedy successfully tried over a dozen homicide cases. As a defense attorney, she has been able to utilize all of her trial skills and knowledge to procure great results for her clients.

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