Do you worry about your children?

@bhappy2 (327)
Australia
June 8, 2008 12:38am CST
I have not been on MyLot for awhile. The reason? A pedophile targeted one of my family. Luckily the police arrested him before he actually hurt the child but not before he convinced the child that he was harmless and enjoyed giving him gifts. What would you do if your child got into this situation? I know what I would like to do but it is illegal. Why do they let these creeps out of gaol to re-offend and destroy another childs life?
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Wow, I can't believe that. It's one thing to hear it on the news but when you hear it happens to someone close to you, you just can't believe it. I'm bewildered myself as to why these people are let out of prison, and why the security system and regress other things aren't done to ensure that this man or even woman is not allowed to socialize in public like he or she once was. I am glad that your local police finally did something to stop this fool before he further harmed this child. Welcome Back To Mylot, Have A Great Day!
• United States
8 Jun 08
That is so scary. You are so lucky that the police were able to arrest him before anybody got hurt. I have three children of my own and out of curiosity, do you mind me asking how old your child is? I try to teach my kids about stranger danger but you never know what can happen. All of my children will be walking home from school next year and this does make me a litle nervous. About once a month we go online and look up the offenders in the neighborhood together. I don't want to frighten them but I want them to be aware.
@longbangod (1790)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
Thanks God your child is safe now. I just hope and pray it wont happen to my kids. Im afraid since I am not with them. But I am positive that they are being taken cared by my wife and auntie and of course with God above. Lets be very vigilant in looking after our kids. We should always know their activities and will always remind them of what is best to do just to keep away from bad elements.