People classified as a “sexually violent predator” know they are being watched constantly. These people have been released from prison and are sent back into society to live, though monitored strictly and forced to adhere to very stringent requirements. One man is back in custody after violating his release terms.
According to the Desert Sun, the sex offender was traveling via bus to his court ordered treatment when he contacted a female undercover officer, spoke with her, and invited her to come home with him. While this in itself isn’t a criminal act, his release terms specifically stated that he is not to contact or date women.
He has since been returned to a mental hospital where his presence in the community will be evaluated.
People deemed sexually violent predators are considered to be the most likely to reoffend; they are considered a danger to the public. This particular man served time for 4 felony sex crimes and was then kept in a mental hospital for a period before being released.
Upon his release, and similar to others who have this designation; the man was given a residence in a very rural community and supplied with an allowance for food and utilities. He wears an ankle monitoring device and his movements are closely watched.
Being labeled as a sexually violent predator is actually quite unusual. Most sex offenses are committed by people who would not qualify for this designation. There has to be a pattern and resistance to treatment that necessitates this level of supervision.
However, all sex offenders are subject to some regulation. From where you are allowed to live and even who and where you are allowed to associate, being labeled a sex offender can be a burden you have to carry throughout your life.
Whether you are facing charges of rape or lewd acts, you stand to carry this stigma for years to come. In addition to a lengthy prison term, you will be placed on the sex offender registry and required to adhere to all the rules associated with it.
If you are facing charges like this and need someone to look out for your interests, contact us today.