The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Friday, July 25, 2008

A list?

A sexual offender spending 90 days in jail provides overwhelming proof that just as a cat can't change it's stripes, a sexual deviant can't be cured with a few months in jail.

Christopher Dwayne Watson has been locked up in the Malheur County Jail for the past 90 days for a sex crime with a minor. Erin Landis with the Malheur County District Attorney’s office tells NewsChannel 7 that sheriff's deputies found a list titled "people to look up," written by Watson.

The list contains the names of various children ages 6 to 17, and also includes the victim in the case he's now serving time for. Police say the list was detailed with information about the children, providing "everything short of an address to look these girls up".

But wait, it gets worse. He's still going to be freed, they aren't going to keep him behind bars they are just planning on 'watching him'. I'm sure that brings peace of mind to all the parents of these children.

Landis says as of Friday morning Watson is done serving his 90 day sentence, and the law can no longer hold him.

"We've done what we feel we can,” Landis said. “We've got him housed at the community Corrections Center. It's our expectation that he will spend the vast majority of his time there. If he does choose to leave that's an option, but we are going to keep an eye on him with the GPS.”

Turns out this sexual predator isn't even from the area to begin with. Rather, he's from Georgia and only came to the area after meeting his first victim online. The community would like to have him sent back to GA to serve out his 3 years of probation. Can't say I really blame them.