Did you know that if you are on the Registered Sex Offender list, at least in some states, you can still have children living in your home. I assumed, wrongly, that if you were on this list then that meant no children could live in the home. To my dismay and horror, it doesn't mean that at all. A court order must be in effect saying that the sex offender cannot have children in the home with the sex offender. Again, the legal system isn't adequately protecting our children.
I know of an incident years ago where a judge ruled that because there was a woman living in the house that the man would not sexually abuse his daughters. Sometimes you just want to strangle someone for being so stupid. Ask any woman who was sexually abused by her father when she was a child if having their mother living in the house made a bit of difference. It doesn't.
This wasn't a planned article. I am ranting because I am furious with our legal system that seems to err in the favor of the abuser rather than on the side of the defenseless children in our nation.