Sex offender banned from MySpace says it isn’t fair

I just read a story on about a convicted sex offender that has a letter posted from him saying that it is not fair that MySpace banned him. Um, how fair was it to his victim that he perpetrated his act?

“But I’m changed and God helped me turn my life around…”

How many times have we heard that line of crap? I believe in forgiveness as much as the next person, but there is also common sense in the mix. What is the recidivism rate for sexual crimes when prisoners are released you ask?

Well, I just happened to look that answer on

  • Of the 272,111 persons released from prisons in 15 states in 1994, an estimated 67.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years, 46.9% were re-convicted, and 25.4% re-sentenced to prison for a new crime.
  • Sex offenders were about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for another sex crime after their discharge from prison – 5.3 percent of sex offenders versus 1.3 percent of non-sex offenders.

I will forgive your crime and take you at face value for your redemption, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to let my kids around you.