With all the stories in the news lately about registered s-x offenders re-offending, I finallly took a look at the list for my area. I could not believe how many there are! In fact, there were at least 2 on the same street as the school, and there is someone living ON MY STREET (a few houses down) that was convicted of possession of child porn. I had never thought to look at the list before because I assumed someone like that wouldn't be living on my street, but you really never know!! I'm not sure if these lists are available in all states now, but it's worth a look -- I found the one for my area by googling my county name, state, and "s-x offenders."