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.

42 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

      • Jason
        May 27, 2020 at 1:33 pm

        Hi, I am a RSO in Oregon. I have been out of prison since February 2010 and off Parole/Supervision since November 2013. I have to register for life. My struggle is I’m currently don’t have a stable place to live or work. Looking for housing that will help get on my feet and a stable job so I can live a somewhat normal life. Its been a real struggle to find stable long term housing and employment. My passed was found out at a place of work and it created a lot of chaos and I moved from that town. Please help me seek where I can find positive supporting housing and help with looking for a stable place to work so I can one day have a family of my own.

    • 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

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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!

    • Lee
      June 29, 2017 at 8:19 am

      My 16yr old son is currently in the fight of his life on similar charges. He exchanged pictures with 2 girls (one was an on/off girlfriend of 2) Girl 1 family has a unsavory reputation in our small town & my husband & I repeatedly told him to stay away from her. G1 mother has been harrassing my son since they started dating (flipping son off or yelling out the window whenever she would pass him) G1 mother found out her daughter & my son were talking again. She somehow found out my son was talking to another girl also. G1 went to G2 parents & said she heard my son & their daughter had dated. The girl admitted to having sex & exchanging pics. (The catch here is G2 mom knew they had sex, but didn’t tell the father for fear of his reaction) The father or G2 & mother of G1 decided to make allegations of rape against my son. He was not charged with rape, because the girls’ testimony during interview was sketchy & contradictory. He is being charged with receiving pics (although both girls admitted to sending them) & with threatening G1. He had sent her a text threatening to send out her pictures during an argument (he did not act on his threat) My son has never been in trouble before! He spent 1 week in detention & over 2 months on house arrest. We are still going thru the legal process. Prosecutor is pushing for sex registry. I have never dealt with legal system & am mind blown how unfair it really is. We are questioning everything as parents…did we hire right atty, is there more we can do to help our son, is this normal protocol for these cases? My son has NEVER EVEN BEEN QUESTIONED at any time. How can they take the word of one person & run with it?? Any advice? My son is sick with worry that his life is now over. He’s worried about not getting into college, getting a job, having a wife or kids…

  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.

    • Thomasrigole71@gmail
      August 30, 2018 at 10:12 am

      J King.has a coming together of 820,000 registrants became a possibility?

      • Thomasrigole71@gmail
        August 30, 2018 at 10:17 am

        Do I get any timely response

  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


  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?

  23. kim summers
    July 10, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    8 yrs ago my son was 19 and got involved with a girl that said she was 16 almost 17, she was 13. When found out i asked her to stop contacting him and she wouldnt, she told him she would kill herself and told me she was sorry for lying. She wouldnt leave him alone. Her mother knew about them but never said a word and then my son was arrested and ended up n prison in illinois and now has to register as sexual predator rest his life because of age difference. This girl dressed and acted like an older girl and my daughter thought so 2! Now my son cant find job and his girlfriend has a little girl but her family worries she will lose her if relationship continues. Hes very depressed and im afraid suicidal! This girl went with another boy same age and father just punished her and put on birth control! Both these teenagers were virgins and she told me she pushed him to have sex, not him. He basically feels he has no future and no reason to live because nobody will hire him and hes afraid he cant live with his girlfriend because she has a child. Im afraid he will take his own life! I saw n paper where n a town few miles away a 60 yr old molested a 9 yr old and was sentenced to 2 yrs probation and 10 yrs on registry! I dont get illinois screwed up laws! I c this happen a lot, others that r 25 having sex with 13-14 yr olds and only getting probation and 10 yrs on registry and they do this to my son! Makes no sense, even probation officer at time said they were railroading him! I did learn later that his attorney and states atty were very gd friends and friends with this girls gma. Also the officer didnt record anything or read miranda rights and tried to say another officer there when he did but other officer said he was lying and this never heard n court. His atty basically just wanted him to plead out. My son was scared when cops took him n to talk and didnt know he could ask for atty to b present, he had never bn n trouble and i told a different officer that walked n that i needed to c my son and felt he should have an atty present and he said oh no its no big deal. They had him there for a few hours questioning him then released him til he was arrested. He told me he didnt know what to do because he never been thru it and they didnt tell him he had rt to have atty present. Its obvious officer lied about reading miranda and thats y he lied about other officer being there because he was already n trouble 4 not doing this on 2 other cases and thought officer woukd lie for him but he wouldnt but my sons atty didnt put him on stand to contradict him! I feel his atty didnt represent him how he should have. Is there anything we can do now b 4 he ends his life please!!! Thank u scared in illinois

    • Merchantbanker
      April 26, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      You can find work it is just VERY VERY tough. I was just refused a job since I was on the registry but I’m not convicted. Texas is a messed up system for sure like the rest of the country. Tell him to not stop fighting and that people are there for him.

  24. Joe J
    February 6, 2019 at 8:09 am

    I am a RSO in a small college town in Georgia. Too much to type in this comment hut my life has been flipped upside down, I’ve done my time and am a law abiding citizen I have so many hoops to jump through to not violate my probation. I’ve lost 3 potential good jobs and am homeless due to my residence restrictions. If there’s anyone out there than can provide any guidance I could use some hope, my mental health has taken a toll and my soul is wore thin.


    • GaReform
      March 7, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      Joe J,
      I know what you’re going through. My son is also a RSO in Georgia. Finding employment & housing is almost impossible because of the bias of the label. Having a felon label & the RSO is like the kiss of death. But things are changing. I don’t know where exactly you are in GA but I suggest you reach out to the National Incarceration Association based in the Atlanta area. They are making great efforts for reentry & have several members dealing with the same issues you are. Their website is https://joinnia.com/. Scroll down to see the Contact Us link. Kate is the founder & her son has just been released from incarceration.
      The struggle is hard but there is hope. Several pieces of state legislation are in the works that will help lessen the unsupportable barriers to reentry for RSO. Hang in there & know that you aren’t alone.

  25. Crissy Hunt
    May 13, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Do you know of any skilled nursing facilities that accept sex offenders? Preferably in or close to Florida.
    Thank you,

  26. Serena M.
    May 22, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Seeking Participants for the Sex Offense Registry Study!

    Hello, we are researchers from The Williams Institute at UCLA, and we are looking for research participants who can help us learn about important issues related to sex offense registries. We are collecting anonymous information from people required to register.

    WHO? You are eligible to participate in this study if you are 18 or older, and are required to register on a sex offense registry in the United States.

    HOW? The survey is conducted online and will take 20-30 minutes to complete. Survey information is completely anonymous and confidential. You will never be asked to provide your name or contact information, and there is no way of connecting your personal information to your responses.

    Please complete the survey using this link: http://bit.ly/sors2020
    ABOUT: The goals of this study are to (a) describe demographics including racial and ethnic groups, gender, socioeconomic status, and the experiences of LGBTQ+ people on registries, (b) describe the pathways leading people to registration and issues involving the criminal justice system, and (c) describe the consequences of registration to the health and well-being of people required to register. We aim to inform policymakers about pathways leading to registration, and the impact of registries on the people required to register.

    For more information about our study visit http://www.sorstudy.org

  27. Jessica
    February 18, 2021 at 12:27 pm


    I’m here looking for any ideas, resources, or support groups around both re-entry and employment after release from prison as well as statistics or info about violence against sex offenders while in state prison. Long story short, two years ago I found child porn on my fiancé’s computer. He insisted it wasn’t his and I insisted that we have to report it, so we did. Flash forward the cops, despite a texted confession to us from his friend that it is his pornography, are still planning to convict my fiancé. It makes me question whether he’s telling the truth, but that’s not my main concern right now. Knowing how sex offenders are treated by our law and society, my fiancé has been suicidal for two years now assuming that his life is ruined and that he will be hurt or even killed while in prison. His friend has also threatened to kill us both. I’d like to believe there’s hope, but I don’t know where to start.

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