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Putting life back together in sex offender aftermath
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Dear Editor,

I am writing in regards to sex predators and offenders as a victim of such crime myself, having learned how to live again, while knowing I was taken advantage of by someone who didn’t care about my life.

It placed a terrible bitterness within my soul and I am adult women. I am also the mother of three girls and I have a granddaughter. Day by day, year by year, it gets better, I have flashbacks. I was afraid to walk alone. I have over come that now. I’m back to writing and life has become OK.

I honestly believe that regardless how far away, a predator sex offenders shouldn’t be placed on probation and they shouldn’t have the right to live freely amongst us citizens.

As citizens, we have the right to live peacefully and not be afraid of where our children are today or tomorrow or next week. These predators don’t have the right to be free. The sex offender not only hurt me, he already was on the computer as being a sex offender.

Around the world they have help for victims called the victim witness program, as well as the rape crisis department. They help the victims. Please call and reach out to another. We will listen. Thank you to the help that was so freely given to me, and by helping another today it gives me peace inside, one day at a time.

Share your story too. We are here for you. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, it can happen to anyone of us.

Tracy Overstreet