Some pedophiles are not registered, or have ever been caught. It's up to us to protect.
AOL news has posted this article:
Parents' Ire Grows at Pedophile's Blog
The New York Times
Posted: 2007-07-29 09:40:03
Photos by Monica Almeida, The New York Times
"Jack McClellan, 45, who calls himself a pedophile but says he has never sexually touched a child, has created Web sites in Seattle and Los Angeles detailing how and where he trolls for children."
What I have to say
As a photographer it is a concern of mine that photos of any person be given permission before I post online. It is a major concern, as a parent that photos are not being taken of my children without my concent. That said, after reading this article I am seriously concidering making all photos of my children private, or delete them all together. A child, for the most part is helpless and nieve. Parent's have enough stress and worry each day that it is just rediculous that this has to be added to our worries in the digital media age.
Last week, I recieved a message from a fellow Flickr member who ask if I would like to join a SAFE group for parents to share photos of their children. I checked out the group and did not join. I had found that a man who had primarily photos of young boys at the park, was the administrator. I mentioned to the member who invited me that I didn't feel comfortable with the group. A few days later, I recieved another message: "Please do not join! The Admin for this group is a self proclaimed pedophile!".
Boy was glad I do my research before joining and posting photos!
Please be advised, a nice camera does not warrent a nice person. Ask questions if you see someone taking photos of children. Do your homework before posting to the web. Keep our children safe! Reporting suspiscious behavior doesn't solve the problem. Making it personal and taking precautions can help to discourage this type of behavior. Don't simply run this person out of town as was done to Jack McClellan. He only recently changed his name and has moved to our neck of the woods here in California, saying, "...there are so many world-class children's attractions here, Disneyland, festivals and whatnot."
AOL article can be found here:
Also, there is a website that allows you to view Registerd Sex offenders here in California:
Posted by Mystrish
Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 15:04
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