Incredibly, In Lee County, dozens of law enforcement officers and deputies were assigned to investigating registered sex offender to see if they were participating in Halloween trick or treat. Do the police have nothing better to do? They wanted the sex offenders to keep their lights off and make sure they were not giving out candy. This is absolutely ridiculous and an enormous waste of valuable police manpower. This only fuels the paranoia associated with the myth that sex offenders prey on neighbor kids. The truth is that most sex offenders are relatives and most sex offenses occur within the house. “Stranger Danger” is a total misconception.
No sex offenders were arrested for giving out candy. What a joke! As a sex crime lawyer ,I am all too familiar with the extremes the police will go to in order to re-arrest someone who is already in their sites. Sex offenders are humans too and many of the men have been convicted of victimless crimes. They have a tough enough life just finding a place to live and someplace to work. As a criminal lawyer it sickens me to see these guys being picked on when they are simply trying to comply with sex offender probation and get through the rest of their life. As a Sex Crimes Lawyer, handling internet sex stings, I have been involved with cases in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Charlotte and Lee counties. If you, your brother, your father, your husband, your friend or a family member has been arrested for a crime involving a child and need questions answered call me Peter D. Aiken, today for a free consultation in Sarasota 941 966 3506 or Sean O’Halloran in Ft Myers 239 334 8890.