We are looking for people to share inspirational stories of how people are living with having to registered as a sex offender or those living with a registered sex offender. Please submit your story
and help others find hope.
Author: Patricia C.
I have married a man who was convicted of a sex offense 13 years ago. He has had no other offenses since this time. He did have sex with a minor, it was consentual, but because of the age he was convicted. He has had his 10 years on the Iowa Registry and is no longer required to register. After I married him DHS came in my life and took my two kids away from me, they are living with their father and I am fighting for their return. DHS claims they are worried about the kids coming home to me because my husband had committed this crime 13 years ago. I do not feel my kids are at risk because my husband has not had any cases against him or committed a crime since that time. I just want my family back. I love my kids very much and do not feel my family should be punished because of one thing many years ago. Where is the justice and why can’t a sex offender live in peace after he has served his time and paid his debt to society? I just want to live the normal, American dream.
As a small girl from the age of 5 until I was 16, I was raped and molested by 7 different boys. My first encounters with the molestation were very simple and there was no sense of wrong. When I was 12 the first full rape took place in a woodshed on a hard plank by my first cousin. He was in his upper teens to early 20’s and as he finished he asked me how it felt. My reply was “Nasty”. He could not understand why I did not like the act nor at the time did I. From that day on I hated sex, and to an extent I still do.
Author: Ray Ritchie
A little over 15 years ago, I went thought a difficult divorce.
My ex-wife, called the police, along with other things she kept trying to get me in trouble with the law, said I had an interest in some of the boys she babysat for.
We are looking for people to share inspirational stories of how they are living with having to registered or those living with a registered sex offender. Please submit your story and help others find hope.