March 8, 2017

Theodore Decker: Sex offenders’ prison treatment records should be open to public

Folks need to realize that medical and psychological records are protected by privacy laws and cannot be made public.
3-8-17 Ohio:

As outlined by police, the cases against Brian L. Golsby and Dia I. Cook cast similarly sinister shadows.

Golsby, 29, is accused of abducting Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes, 21, from the Short North about 10 p.m. on Feb. 8. Police said he forced her to drive to an ATM to withdraw money, and then directed her to a Grove City park, where he raped and fatally shot her.

Cook, 34, is accused of abducting a 32-year-old woman about 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 28. Police in Cleveland allege that she was abducted from a parking lot at the Cleveland Institute of Art, forced at gunpoint to drive to another spot, and raped. Cook also made her withdraw money from an ATM, police said. It's unclear how she got away from him.

Golsby and Cook are registered sex offenders accused of sex-related crimes just months after they were released from prison. If the latest allegations prove true, whatever steps the state took to rehabilitate them clearly did not stick.

Ohio law prevents us from learning what many of those steps might have been. ..Continued.. by Theodore Decker

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