I have a son who is intellectually and developmentally disabled. He is on the registry because he was taken advantage of, abused and told to expose himself to a minor. He has a misdemeanor. I am submitting a formal comment because the registry in general has put a destructive strain on our whole family since we are advocates and caretakers for my son. We live in a prison of rules and regulations. It has caused damage to my son. The registry puts him in grave danger from the real predators and it has destroyed our whole family.
I am also cofounder and Vice President of Strategic Planning for the nonprofit LRIDD, Legal Reform for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled. Please see our webpage. There are many families in our Organization suffering from the registry.