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Applied for a new apartment- they claim I'm a criminal

They say their background check turned up something awful. I have never been arrested. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2014 - 12 answers

 

Would you live next door to a sex offender?

My girlfriend and I put an offer on a house two weeks ago, and only thought now to check the sex offender registry. Turns out the guy next door was convicted in 2004 of aggravated sexual battery. Is this a deal breaker? I can't imagine her being alone at home with someone like that so close by. I really think we need to get out of the deal and look for another place but we really like this one and it's a bummer to start the whole process again.
posted by Clustercuss on Feb 19, 2014 - 60 answers

Sex offenders: is there a male bias?

I know there may be no way to know this for sure, but my impression is that there are more male pedophiles, and in general more male sex offenders than female ones. Is there any way to ascertain this? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jan 21, 2013 - 11 answers

New house turns out to be next door to registered sex offender. Now what?

Moved into a picture perfect suburban neighborhood. Just found out my nice next door neighbor is registered sex offender. How worried should I be? How and when do I talk to my kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012 - 56 answers

No perhaps you should not give his name as a reference

Why, exactly, would it be terrible to announce that he is a child molester? [more inside]
posted by jenlovesponies on Feb 28, 2011 - 32 answers

neighborhood handyman is a supposedly reformed predator

Should I tell my neighbors that their landscaper/handyman is a violent sex offender? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Dec 2, 2010 - 79 answers

Can I/should I do background checks on my building super?

How do I protect myself from a situation like the one I read about (inside), where a sex-offender was hired as a super and was allegedly being inappropriate? Can I/should I ask for background checks from anyone who has keys/access to my apartment, since it seems like the landlord is not required to do so (in NYC)? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Would you move here?

Registered sex offender in the neighborhood, would you move in if you had two kids under the age of six? The house is perfect in a very quiet neighborhood at the end of long mostly dead end road. He was convicted 18 years ago of forcible rape with an 11 yr old boy. He is now married and lives just up the road and I mean "just". I would love to hear rational thoughts for and against. Thanks!
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2008 - 38 answers

Is the potential for abuse enough reason to report someone?

This evening at a gathering of neighbors, I heard a disturbing story. The neighbor's ex-girlfriend has a brother who was sent to prison for raping her daughter when the child was 2-3 years old. The brother is now out of jail and living with his mother - the child's grandmother. When the girlfriend goes out, she takes all of her children and drops them off at the grandmother - which is where the child rapist lives. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2005 - 55 answers

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