I'm the last person on the planet to protect a sexual predator, but Sadly, I actually just had to deal with a sex offender situation with a registered sex offender who did not announce it. Once you locate his case, you can get a copy of the criminal complaint and read the down and dirty for yourself.
San Bernardino County has seen an impressive response to its initial call for more widespread testing, the county said in a news release on Aug. If he's a registered sex offender he may be under the requirement not to be around children of a certain age, and I'd definitely want to be aware of that too.
Of course, that doesn't rule out false accusations. Educate your child. Smith can move around without restrictions.
Stephen D. That's modern life. How worried should I be? Perhaps someone you know is a professor or student and has access?
Something similar happened in my neighborhood when I was young. Once he knows that you know about his history, I don't think you need to tell your kids not to touch his pets or anything as long as he doesn't mind, and I would feel a tiny bit better about him not trying anything with the kids because he knows you'll be hypervigilant about it although of course, despite what you might say to spare his feelings, you know that pedophilia is typically a serial crime and imho, you can never ever trust him with your kids.
The legislative season begins again in February. I think this would give you a lot of specific, concrete information. He could have been an year-old dating an underage classmate with an overprotective father.