There’s a special place in hell for people who sexually abuse children and it’s incredibly important that we make sure pedophiles and child molesters are punished to the full extent of the law. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case in one of the country’s most “progressive” states.
From Gateway Pundit:
Another day, another scandal in Oregon. This time, it’s the Oregon State Police and Oregon Department Of Justice who are taking heat for losing track of over 1000 convicted rapists and child molesters. The reason? A loophole in state laws mean that only a small percentage of the sex abusers are required to be listed as registered sex offenders.
And now the state police are trying to cover it all up and blame the legislature.
Oregon is home to the most sex offenders per capita in the U.S. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says there are currently 679 sex offenders per every 100,000 people in the state. The group says the national average is 274 per 100,000.
Due to complex legal requirements Oregon’s public sex offender website currently only lists about 2.4 percent of the state’s nearly 30,000 registered sex offenders.
KATU also discovered the website does not list more than 1,000 sex offenders the state has classified as predators.
And it wasn’t easy to find that out.
Oregon State Police (OSP), which oversees the state’s sex offender registry, initially tried to charge a KATU reporter $200 for much of the information in this story. But through multiple emails the reporter appealed and OSP gave it to him for free as the agency has in the past.
“If I can tell my story and help only one person, that’s great,” explained Trisha, who said she also hoped to hold the state accountable. The alleged rape survivor asked KATU not to reveal her last name.
Gotta love Democrats.
Democrats love lecturing everyone else but morals while they do stuff like this at the same time.