The day after Somer Thompson's body was identified, authorities said they had ruled out all 161 registered sex offenders who lived within a 5-mile radius of Somer's home.
The list of registered sex offenders has given us the false impression that their children are safe. With experience and statistics, we have estimated that only one in ten child predators ever enters the legal system. On Dateline, a series To Catch a Predator aired for three years. With adults posing as children they lured online predators to come to see them when they were supposedly home alone. Chris Hansen was astounded to find that only 5-10% were already in the legal system.
Registered predators are only the tip of the iceberg. To create safe environments for children each of us must learn to recognize those who mean our children harm. You must know how to recognize behavior that means danger. Use Yello Dyno's Red Flags created by law enforcement experts to learn how to spot child predators. If you know someone who meets 2 or 3 of these red flags be sure to take a closer look.
Eight Red Flags for Identifying Child Predators In Your Child's Life Pass the Red Flags on to friends and family.