Thursday, June 26, 2008

Keep sex offenders out of homes with children!

The Ohio House has passed a bill aimed to keep people convicted of sexual crimes out of the homes of children. It would be a case of child neglect if a child victim offender was living with children.

The Ohio Senate needs to pass this bill in order for this law to proceed and become law.

SOSEN ~ a group of sex offenders and thier advocates who work to get laws for sex offenders LOOSENED has decided to fight this legislation, and has started an email campaign to the senate to make it seem that nobody wants this legislation.

I am in need of your help! I need you to write or call the Ohio Senate members and tell them you are in support of HB111. Children should not be led to the slaughter by careless parents.

Here is a form letter that you could copy and paste to your email:

Dear Senator,
I am writing to show my support for HB111. I want Ohio children to be protected from sexual offenders. Children should not be endangered from neglectful and careless parents by being forced to live with sexual offenders.
This bill is common sense, and Ohio needs to stop protecting the needs of sex offenders, and work on protecting our children. If this bill is passed it will actually prevent sexual abuse of children.
According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network

15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.
29% are age 12-17.
44% are under age 18.
80% are under age 30.
12-34 are the highest risk years.
Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.
3% of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.
In 1995, local child protection service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse.
Of these, 75% were girls.
Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.
93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.
34.2% of attackers were family members.
58.7% were acquaintances.
Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.

Please pass HB111 and protect these innocent children who cannot protect themselves.


Copy and paste this into your TO box in your email:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

please forward this to all groups that have an interest in protecting children!
Thanks! Tracy