April 3, 2015

Seven time failure

This is the best story to show that, the registry FAILS to prevent sex offenses. And failing to update the registry DOES NOT result in NEW sex offenses. Apparently he registered after Michigan enacted the registry in 1994, and committed sex crimes in 1997 and 1998. And NO Failure to Register (or update registry) until 2012 and 2013 and NO new sex offenses. The public safety value of the registry is? Opps, I forgot, they know where he sleeps for a few hours of the day/night! Oh yes, his memory lapse will cost taxpayers well over $50,000 for incarcerating him for address violations; really makes sense...
4-3-15 Michigan:

Man sent to prison for failing to register as sex offender

A Niles man with seven convictions of failing to register as a sex offender could be the poster child for sex offenders, Berrien County Trial Court Judge Dennis Wiley said before sending the man to prison.

____, 59, pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to 23 months to four years in prison. He must pay fines and costs of $1,798 and has credit for 50 days in jail already served.

___ failed to register Feb. 11 and failed to inform authorities of a change of address from Dowagiac to Niles. Prior failure-to-register convictions include ones in 2012 and 2013. His criminal history related to sex offenses dates to the 1980s and includes convictions in 1989, 1997 and 1998.

"You should be the poster child for sex offenders," Wiley told ___. "You have multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and multiple counts of other assaults. You are one of the reasons why the Legislature passed the sex offender registry act. People need to know where sex offenders are. ... You have seven failure to register convictions, it's not like you don't know what you need to do."

___ apologized for not registering. "It's my fault. I should have kept better track," he said. "I had deaths in my family and other problems. I simply forgot. ..Source.. by DEBRA HAIGHT

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