And he will be labeled as a sex offender. It sounds terrible but I really feel like he doesn't deserve it. He didn't deserve to go to prison to begin with. He was on a file sharing site and shared pornography and downloaded some and some of the pictures of females may or may not have been under age. There was NO kiddie porn at all on his hard drive. His wife divorced him and is refusing to let him or his family contact his son or his stepkids who we have always treated like they were his. I'm scared for him when he's freed. What do you think? What do you think about sex pffenders in general? Alot of offenders end up homeless with no job and their families abandon them. Our family has and will continue to support him. And the reason he was convicted I think was because he refused a lawyer and to defend himself. He believed in the system. The porn was found on his laptop when he consented for a search of his vehicle. He lives in Texas and is Hispanic. Getting pulled over and searched is normal the closer you get to the border and the less white you look.
This post was really a test for me to see how people would react to my brother when he is released. The majority of the replies have reinforced my fear for him. The biggest issue that people on this site and in reality have, is that they are uneducated on sex offenders and already have prconceived notions and ideas without anything real to back it up. That also goes with police and court procedure. That is the most depressing part for me. Anywho, thank you for the replies both good, bad and accusatory, it helped me lose my faith in humanity that much more! Well, except for the good, understanding ones. A grain of hope is all that you need to get through the dark.