Though this show mainly spoke of child porn one point that was made was a point that I have to agree with strongly. That point is that all people who are arrested for sexual offenses are being placed into one category no matter what the charge is and then labeled a threat to society and put on a registry forever. This is something that needs to change and quickly. It does not matter if you have no prior arrests, no real interest in children, if you were just curious or you just opened your big mouth and said some stupid things; in Florida it seems that those things are not relevant Even if you were using a file share site and child porn was mixed into the downloads, you are still labeled the same as a person who has actually went out and harmed a child, had physical contact with a child, molested a child. Sometimes the punishment is even more harsh for these offenders.
Is there not something wrong with this picture? Something has got to give. I am so happy that there are people out there fighting for this, trying to make a change. Why are we ruining the lives of these men who are non violent and who are not a threat to children? Of course the laws are here to help protect our children and that is important, but they are not catching the people who are a real threat this way.
I am not really sure what has happened here. Since starting this website/blog I have had the chance to hear many stories. I would have never thought in a million years that things like this were going on. Prior to this happening I would have been like everyone else and congratulate law enforcement for making such arrests. But that is the point, the public is not being told how all of these people are getting "caught". Until you are in this situation you would have no idea what was going on. But don't worry, at the rate it is going, everyone will soon have a friend or family member arrested as a sexual offender. Is that what it is going to take in order for people to really listen? I hope not, because in the mean time there are thousands of men all over the country sitting in jail with their lives ruined because of these types of stings.