Reply To: The cost of speaking good of a convicted sexual offender

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Greg Hammers

I had a friend speak up on my behalf, telling part of his group of friends that I am not my offense and they do not know me well. All my community volunteerism and activism in environmental and economic fronts was immediately discounted; or worse, stated to be a way to gain access to victims by looking like a ‘good guy’. He lost a chunk of friends and unfortunately got a taste of my last 13 years on the registry.

I have been accosted on the street or at a club listening to bands whose members I know well. When I approach the police and point out this is a 3rd degree felony (using info from the registry to harass or intimidate) I was totally brushed off. Attempts to have the agency investigated went nowhere…