The protection of families and children MUST come first. Sex offenders lose their right to live where they want, by virtue of their previous actions. Yes – they should be allowed to rehabilitate but that should not be at the expense of the safety of the community or where the victim/s are re-victimised.
Sex offenders living in our community
Bay of Plenty Times 4th November 2010
At any one time, dozens of sex offenders are living in our community – sparking a call from a victim and leader of a lobby group to have them named and their location made public. Figures released to the Bay of Plenty Times by the Corrections Department revealed there were 27 sex offenders living under supervision in the Western Bay of Plenty as at September 30. Of those, 15 had committed offences against a child aged 16 or younger, and two were living under extended supervision orders – meaning they had been assessed as at the highest risk of reoffending sexually against children.