Would you let a convicted child molestor babysit your kids?

@lesnan (537)
United States
November 5, 2006 8:52am CST
Taking into consideration that he has paid his debt to society and has become religious. Does EVERYONE deserve a second chance?
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@tammytwo (4298)
• United States
5 Nov 06
No way, even if he paid his debt to society, that does not mean he is going to change. Most of them even in prison say they would do it again if ever given the chance. I wouldn't let him within 100 feet of my child. It is my job as a parent to take care of my child.
@lesnan (537)
• United States
5 Nov 06
great response .... thanks!
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@birthlady (5609)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I agree!
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@KimMaple (1195)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I agree too
@Asylum (47930)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 06
You must be joking. It is all well and good to talk about "Paying one's debt to society", but it was not society that was harmed. There is no way that a child molester could ever pay their debt to the child concerned. Nobody could possibly contemplate the risk of placing their own children in that kind of danger.
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@lesnan (537)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I'm not joking, but you have to consider that there are a lot of naive and trusting people out there who would believe that a child molestor has changed his ways. Not me of course.
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@Dominator (221)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Um Heck No....there is always the chance they will return to there wild ways look at micheal jackson....how many times now, jefery daumer, etc so no i would NEVER let my kids be in the care of a person like that becides even after they do there time they need to register with the s3x affender website and generaly have guidlines that they cant be around children anyhow.....but as a parent Heck NO i would never....
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@lesnan (537)
• United States
5 Nov 06
My kids are grown, but I feel the same way. I see it as an addiction, and you only have to look at how hard it is for smokers to stop smoking to see how hard it is to break an addiction. Thanks.
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@JoyfulOne (6236)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I would never in a million years trust a once convicted child molester ever baby sit kids! Yes, he/she may have paid their debt to society, and yes, maybe they have become religious, but children are too precious. Just because they've paid their debt to society doesn't mean that we should automatically trust them, and who's to say that the temptation might not be to great for them to control themselves. To me, that would be like putting a bank robber in charge of the open doors of the bank vault unattended...the temptation is there right in front of them. While everyone deserves a second chance, I do not think that is the case with a molester. As far as being religious goes, how many priests have been 'absolved' of their child molestation sins by the church, then sent on to a different parish where it happens all over again? No, the fox should never be let in charge of the hen house, no matter how much they've changed and are sorry. Molesting a child even one time should take away that trust for life.
@xbrendax (2663)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Great answer! Thumbs up to you!
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@birthlady (5609)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Absolutely NOT!! There's a current case of a paroled child murder who's suspected of killing again.
@lesnan (537)
• United States
5 Nov 06
It happens all the time. I'm surprised that these parole boards believe when inmates tell them that they have learned their lessons and have 'changed'.
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@massaj03 (4369)
• United States
5 Nov 06
umm..No!! I don't let hardy anyone watch our child, let alone a convicted child molestor *lol* If they deserve a second chance or not, their not gonna get it with my child!
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• United States
5 Nov 06
Would you? No way. They should never get out of jail once in there.
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@kgwat70 (13390)
• United States
5 Nov 06
There is absolutely no way in the world I would let a convicted molestor babysit my kids, if I had any. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it. I would not risk my kids well being like that.
@burgoonster (3760)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
No i Would Not But I Have Not Kids So It Does Not Really Apply To Me
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• United States
10 Nov 06
heck no I wouldnt. I wouldnt even let him near m,y house even with mine grown up. They need to be done the way they done these kids.
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• Australia
6 Dec 06
I would not after having had children that have been abused by their natural father. He is his own mind did not see what he had done as being wrong. Strongly no as they are never cured and I would in my best efforts never allow this to happen to them again. Children are precious and deserve to be able to grow up and not be groomed by these predators. As they will set themselves up to be babysitters and positions of trust and the cycle begins again.
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@xXmeganxX (4421)
26 Dec 06
i would definetly not let him babysit my child nor go near her, i would be too scared because if he has done something bad before to children he won't hesitate to do it again.
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@deebomb (15313)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Yes he paid his debt for the molestings that he got caught for. BUT HE IS NOT CURED! HE WILL DO IT AGAIN IF HE HAS A CHANCE! There is no way I would let this person near a child
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@caramello (4379)
• Australia
6 Dec 06
A second chance? maybe, in this case a second chance I would not give by putting this person back to where the problem started in the first place! How easy is it for a prisoner to become remorseful in prison, so as to be able to be released, quite easy! Action speaks louder than words!
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@caramello (4379)
• Australia
6 Dec 06
I have no idea what happened there!
@chiyosan (30196)
• Philippines
5 Dec 06
this is a tough question, we would not want to judge the person again since he have turned religious already and not giving a chance to the person who claimed he changed already is against what christian believes in. But really, if a person has a history, we want to be sure of our children's safety. my answer would be no since i have to consider that he just might do it again. better for us not to tempt the person by giving a baby sitting job.
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@kbkbooks (7022)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
This is not a question. The answer is NO.
• United States
26 Dec 06
Would you let a rapist date your sister, don't think so. These people do very well in prison, no temptation around
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@zman87 (634)
• United States
6 Dec 06
No i do not have any kids but if i did have kids then i would never let a convicted child molester babysit my kids even if he paid his dept to society there is always a chance that he will go back to his sick ways again........
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@metong (655)
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
yes of course everybody deserves a second chance,because if the LORD forgives then we must learn to forgive also so that the LORD will also forgive us whenever we commit mistake.
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• Australia
5 Dec 06
NO WAY IN THE WORLD!!!!
@yarntales (639)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Absolutely NOT! People do deserve second chances but not in that way. AND it probably would be a violation of his/her parole to be left alone with a child anyhow. So that wouldn't be helping them anyhow. NEVER risk the welfare of your children. Innocence cannot be regained. Parents need to protect the innocence of their children.
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@gabs8513 (48702)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 06
No I would not no ,matter what Yes People deserve a second chance but not under these Circumstances I am sorry but that is my way of thinking I would be a bad Mother if I let that happen
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@heat2502 (764)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Heck NO I WOULDN"T!! I don't let anybody but family watch my kids and even then i am picky. If they have done it once they will do it again. YUCKY!!!!!!!!!!
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@disvachic (10118)
• United States
5 Nov 06
heck nah
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