Our Mission

SOSEN upholds laws that are fair, just, and which are based on reliable scientific evidence.  Laws which are also designed to protect the Constitutional rights of all citizens.  SOSEN’s primary mission is to educate the public, the news media, law enforcement and legislators with the true facts about Child Sexual Abuse in an attempt to reduce the unfound and unwarranted hysteria as a result of misinformation and propaganda.  We are striving to incorporate Solutions based on facts that will help change the attitude of our lawmakers from writing and passing legislation which hinders life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for both registrants and their families.

31 comments for “Our Mission

  1. Mary Brown
    September 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I am encouraged to find sites like this. My son is currently in prison for possessing and receipt of CP. He belongs on Tier I, but is listed as Tier II.
    He and his family just want to be able to resume their lives when he gets home. They want to find somewhere where they can do this.
    Is there a network of people who can help?
    Thank you

    • willb
      September 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Mary come join our private secure forums . It is for registered citizen’s and family members. the forums have been around since 2007. So there is a lot of information

    • Heidi
      October 11, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Mary, My understanding is, according to parole stipulations, that the RSO must, when going to places where children frequent, be accompanied by another adult who is aware and studied is the conditions of the parole and probation release. Your son should be able to take his children places if he is with his wife or any other adult who is willing to study and understand those conditions and accompany him.

  2. Charles
    September 15, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I am curious if you have looked at the laws and restrictions in Brevard County Florida? I am a RSO who lives here and I am unable to spend time with my own children outside of the house because anywhere they want to go I am restricted from, so my wife has to take them by herself.

  3. October 31, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Hello, and thank you for the vast amount of information on your website. It truly is a great resource for people and families going through the overly harsh and corrupt punishment that comes with committing a sex crime.

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  4. Lawrence T
    November 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    My son is going thru hell right now, he’s living a somewhat normal life he’s working and has someone in his life while on parole following his conditions, the problem is with his agent, she is one of the meanest agents he has to deal with, she’s on his back every little move he makes, can you tell me is there any way he can request another agent? Or anything he can do for his rights, thank you

    A father who loves his son

  5. Jim T
    November 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Do I have to be currently convicted and registered before I can join? I’m in the process and working with my lawyer. I pretty much know that I will be convicted for unlawful Internet images. In the meantime, my life has been really messed up and I could use some support please.

    • willb
      November 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      I have sent you an e-mail in your provided e-mail address WillB

  6. ExpatRSO
    December 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

    SOSEN should do piece on how the Adam Wash Act is tearing families apart. Very recently US authorities (ICE) have begun notifying foreign governments when RSO’s plan to visit. Thousands of RSO’s have sought to escape the draconian restrictions in the US making it nearly impossible for RSO’s to find housing or employment and have relocated to more enlightened countries for a fresh start. Many of these RSO’s have married a national of their adopted country and even have children. Suddenly after 10 to 20 or more crime free years, the RSO is thrown into the foreign countries jail until they can come up with the funds to be repatriated to the US. Then, to add insult to injury, the Adam Walsh Act also prohibits RSO’s from supporting a US visa for a foreign national to enter the US, effectively permanently separating the RSO from his family for life. I know this because it just happened to me.

  7. February 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Howdy. It is good to see that this website is active and running on all cylinders. It has been a long time since the registry laws, aggravating as they are, have been in place. I hope more resolve can be reached by letting US citizens know how unnecessary the registry really is. ONLY level three offenders should be on the registry, or at least remove I and II from the Internet accessible venues.

    A lot of lives have been ruined by the registry. Some ex-offenders have been abused as a child and this abuse is the primary reason they committed crimes of the mind (speaking of downloading child abuse images where only fantasy was invovled).

    I have filed with the AG of USA, Holder, and my State and County and City to no avail to complain about the unconstitutionality of SORNA. I don’t think J. Walsh had a clue what he was doing when he abused his power as a broadcaster and ruined so many lives. If anyone would like to file a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive visit http://sexoffense.org/ and we can provide you a copy of the 52 page brief.

  8. Sharon
    March 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Back in November 2014 my grandson was arrested for downloading 9 photos of girls under the age of 18. He was very fortunate that we found a good lawyer, he only spent 21 days in jail. BUT he had to register as a sex offender for life, is on community control for one year and probation for another three years. So for downloading photos he has to pay for the rest of his life…. I understand that there needs to be punishment, but I don’t agree that the punishment should be the same for everyone. He cannot find a place to live so he is at a place where only sex offenders and predictors are allowed to live based on the laws. These people are human just like the rest of us, but because of the laws a lot of these people live in the woods or on the streets. We are setting them up for failure no matter how small or big the sex crime was. We have cried, we have prayed, and given him all the support we can but it still will not change his future as a registered sex offender. We can only hope that one day someone realizes that not everyone should pay for the rest of their life and the laws get changed. My heart goes out to all families that have gone through this nightmare!

  9. Summer
    April 2, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Needing any advice please. My husband was just sentenced for viewing cp and spent two years in county before even being sentenced then received 33 years and 15 years probation and was not even told of the prosecutors plea deal for him. I have no idea what to do we have been married 17 years and have four kids and he in no way deserves this PLEASE HELP ???

  10. J.King
    April 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    All of us registrants should come together, because within the next 3-5 years there will be enough SO’s in this country to Sway a vote. If there are 820,000 of us in this country who are close to and know 5-10 people each, we can make the changes needed to be on the same list as Drug Lords and murderers. That’s right – NO LIST.

    • PHYS ED
      March 27, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      For J. King- You’re absolutely right!! Our numbers are becoming legion! I was shocked to discover how simple curiosity could be a heinous crime, even for a one off offense that involved no pedophilias one can be jailed for a lifetime. i just served seven years for two counts that if ran consecutively would be double that! Never molested anybody, wouldn’t think of it, and never did in 75 years and never would. But Illinois law declares anyone sentenced to lifetime supervision(which these days is nearly everybody for ANY type of sex offense) is labeled a vicious predator on the online registry, even for a non contact offense!

    • Falsely.Accused.In.Texas
      January 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Great suggestion! Is there a forum or a petition to get this started? If so, (I haven’t located it yet) please publish it for those of us who are interested in joining.

  11. yom
    May 3, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I left my years in purgatory, head high
    And thought of blue sky, my limit
    And pray of time, my forgiving
    And hope my past, my history.
    Somewhere in my mind, my fear
    That one day my sin comes to visit
    And the pains too great for me to bear
    And my heart sunk and mind feeble
    And blue sky I hope turns gray.
    For the closet holds my rotten skeleton has no door
    Open to view all passing by
    Palm size edged rocks stack my front door, head high
    Ready to launch for all passing by
    Forgive I asked and ask
    For this sin I must forever pay, not my child.
    Yom, Father Rights Advocate

  12. Jennifer
    August 1, 2015 at 6:21 am

    My husband has been out of the home since June 8. New therapist a few months ago. Completed what he needed to to go to the poly for phase 2. Passed that. Than they required him to take the ABLE test a couple weeks ago. Found out this week he failed cuz it showed he likes girls 6-10. Which isnt the case and never was. Now no talk on when he can be home and the therapist just said keep doing what r u doing. About 4-5 weeks ago him and I went to talk with the therapist and she said have a safe plan in place and once he takes the ABLE test we will plan on my training. We did the safe plan and had everything in place a week later. Been waiting for the ABLE test results now they are saying this. He has been in the house since he got jome from Jail up till 2 months ago. That was for over 2 years. The old therapist said everything would get easier after he passed the 1st poly and its just the opposite. My husband has been seeing Bill Johnson at Northland Counseling in the international falls adn after my husband left a message with him few hours later he texted my husband this link….http://link…www.ripoffreport.com/r/AASI/Select-StateProvince/AASI-Abel-Assessment-for-Sexual-InterestDr-Gene-Abel-8-Falsehoods-by-Dr-Gene-Abel-about-1108891. I need to know where to go. We r feeling helpless and its hurting our 3 year. Need help with knowing more able the ABLE test and how we can fight it with the courts and treatment.

    • Falsely.Accused.In.Texas
      January 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Jennifer, your story saddens me. I hope you and your husband find the answers you need to move forward with your lives very soon.

  13. george
    August 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Hi I live in Maryland. I just recently graduated from a college in my area. I am trying to find employment but it’s so hard. Are there any people out there who are sex offenders and have found employment? If so any tips you could give me

    Thanks

  14. Don
    August 15, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Maryland has won a major victory over our legislature’s unconstitutional application of ex post facto laws as pertains to sex offender registries. Our attorney, Nancy Forster took several individuals and a class action suit to the State Court of Appeals (our highest court) and won. This has caused the reduction of about 25% of our state’s sex offenders in a category prior to the 1995 beginning of the state registry to be removed from the list. I am one of them. It’s been twenty years for me. I fight with Maryland’s FAIR organization (Families Advocating Intelligent Registries), and we lobbied over the last five years to see this victory come about. We’re not done yet. We’d like to reinstitute our local county small group program and look for information we can use in the monthly meetings reaching out to registrants and their families and friends who are afflicted by the registry. Please contact us at FAIRregistry.org.

    • Falsely.Accused.In.Texas
      January 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      This is very encouraging news! Thank you!

  15. Brandon lugannani
    December 21, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Hello. I am desperately looking for housing for my father and mother. My father is a SO and was denied living at his old house because of the 100 ft law. Now his PO says he can’t go there anymore because kids play in the street. Is there somewhere we can go to find a house for my parents to move into. We currently live in sarasota, fl. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

  16. Sarah
    December 30, 2015 at 12:16 am

    I am the daughter of a distinguished Captain of our U.S. Navy, a professional critical care nurse that has saved the lived of so many, and the wife of a convicted sex offender. I hold a master’s degree in nursing, preform research and life-saving interventions, I am a member of my neighborhood watch and support my community, I volunteer locally and through my church. I have two children, ages 5 years and 8 months. Over the past year, I have completed graduate school, had a baby, lost my mother (age 57), and was told my husband needed a pacemaker at age 38. We planned and paid for a Disney cruise, the first for our family. Today, Disney Cruise Lines called me and told me that because of my husband’s prior conviction and sex offender registry status, we would not be allowed to cruise with them. Though I begged them to see that this had happened over 20 years ago and he hasn’t had a single offense outside of a few traffic violations since then, they would not budge. They plainly told me, “This is between him and New York State Ma’am”. So after months of excitement and planning, buying every possible Disney dress for our daughter for Christmas, and spending obscene amounts of money on passports for a child and a baby, we were kicked out. I don’t know where to turn from here. I need guidance. We need to get him off the registry or our lives will be destroyed by the stigma of media born fear.

  17. February 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I am currently fighting trying to prove that the state broke the law and cause intrapment.but the judge I got is only looking at the end facts his not looking on how the undercover officers brought up sex with a minor , and I have never been in a crime situation or to jail the judge Ross goodman from Milton Florida rule it as it was my fault for not taking the warning of the add but the add never had anything about a minor , I took it as a crazy mom trying to get a guy for her daughter to marry . I have lost everything, car, friends , job . And seeing my parents take loans out to pay for everything. And all I can do is nothing to help pay , I’m currently doing community service at a church just so I can keep my mind of the case since I can’t work.

  18. Ben S
    July 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I am an RSO in Lincoln, NE, 43 years old, and I don’t feel like I really have a significant support network, with the exception of a RSO social skills group. I am afraid of attending many social gatherings because I fear people there will recognize me from the state’s sex offender registry and disinvite me from future events. A non-profit group at which I volunteer received an anonymous warning from someone that I shouldn’t be a part of the group because of its infrequent events for young parents and their children, and this has negatively affected my ability to attend many social gatherings with confidence. I am also afraid to seek possible romantic partners due to the fact they may discover my RSO status. I am tired of being afraid to socialize and seek that which I have wanted for a long time. I am outraged at how the SOR system has kept me from fully growing as a person.

  19. Josh
    August 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

    My offense was in FL (where I haven’t even visited since I left) and I now live in CA, where the CA DOJ deemed that I don’t have to register.

    But still, FL has me on their site AND my page (like all other registrants) is findable by a simple google search.

    I don’t even care about being on the FL site but them embedding the page so that it can be found by a simple search should be illegal.

    Is there any way to fix this for me and everyone else.

    • Will Bassler
      August 19, 2016 at 10:29 am

      this is a problem with most of the states they receive their federal funding on the number of people on the registry so the more they inflate it the more federal funds they receive the state registries are supposedly for people within the state but almost all states continue to leave a person’s name on the registry long after they have moved out of the state’s jurisdiction until such time as the federal government realizes that it is costing them more than necessary to run the registry ha ha like that’s ever going to happen or until such time as we force the states to give us our day in court where the state has to prove that a person is dangerous enough to be on the community notification as was done in Hawaii Supreme Court decision in Bani versus Hawaii NOV 2001 where the court said that a person’s reputation is a protected liberty interest and could not be infringed upon with out judicial review we will continue to see people on the registry in multiple states the only other choice is to do away with the registry and since the registry is based on the lie and myth of high re-offense rates hopefully some court will come to the realization that the registry is a bill of attainder and serves no other purpose than to shame people

  20. Chip Charnley
    October 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Does this site have any information on the impact of the Aug 6th circuit court of appeals decision Does v Snyder, Nos. 15-1536/2346/ 2486 on RSO’ convicted prior to 2006?

    • Will Bassler
      October 20, 2016 at 8:28 am

      there is been discussion on the secure forums about it. since it is an ex post facto decision it will not affect people whose crimes happened after after the two dates that it will not remove people whose crime happened before those dates it will just change their form of registry and requirements.

  21. Ron Moore
    January 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I read some stories on your blog, i think they are so valid. In my daughters case the massive amount of absurdity that is involved is without a doubt wrong. But no one seems to care, just deal with it is the message!!! she has been convicted of delivering marijuana to a minor, there were allegations of sexual misconduct but those were dropped in a plea. Well she is out now and serving parole as a sex offender, she doesn’t have to register, but none the less these restrictions are so stringent that it is limiting her ability to function as a mother. She can handle all the BS restrictions but impeding her relationship with her children even further than whats been done is a disservice to her family. This is a prime example of the government trampling on constitutional rights of its citizens. Yup she messed up, but as someone who has NEVER been in trouble with the law, does that disqualify her rights as a citizen?

  22. Determined wife
    March 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Hi, my husband and I have spent a year apart and it seems it will be five more years until we can be together because the ages of my children. I’ve been searching for a place that he can discharge to and I’m frustrated. It does not seem there are many places for him to go. He will get a job and get his own place, but he needs a start. It’s stupid because the marshals knew what happened, I told them. I don’t lie and he is a good man. Even the judge and federal prosecutor said over and over that they have never seen a case where it is just one cp file. They even said he doesn’t fit the profile of a so. So, why are they doing this to us? I wanted to scream at them and his family because they sabotage him every time he tries to get away from them and this time they pulled a harsh one that we can never forget. What do we do?

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