UPDATED 10/27/06: Well, while we don't know yet the name of the fraud behind StopSexPredators.blogspot.com, we do know where he worked and where he's from. What a putz. For more, check out Technorati for references to that fake blog.
I cannot imagine what parents whose children are missing or have been criminal victims must have gone through. I hope I never have to experience that. Anyone who preys on children -- no matter the reason, insane or sane -- should be locked up and/or put out.
I caught a good portion of John and Reve Walsh on Larry King Live the other night. It was very interesting and informational. The Walsh family -- with John Walsh in the spotlight -- are amazing people. They have taken a personal, family tragedy and made it a national crusade. Because of the Walsh's work, more children will be saved from the fate of Adam Walsh.
But, only if you -- the parents -- get and stay involved with your children.
Below is a list of sex offender registerys. Check them often, and know who your children's friends and associates are.
Family Watchdog: A site where you can search who in your area -- or any area -- has committed a crime against a child. Also includes sign ups and links to Amber Alerts.
U.S. Dept of Justice's National Sex Offender Public Registry
State of Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
State of Ohio Sex Offender Registry
AMBER Alert Portal
Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
What other good links should parents know about?