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Rancho Santa Margarita's Registered Sex Offenders

School has started and Halloween is on the way. Do you know where local sex offenders are in the Rancho Santa Margarita area?

Children will be knocking on doors Wednesday as the sun gives way to darkness, and they'll have one question on their mind:

Trick or treat?

For parents, maybe a better question to ask is: Where do local registered sex offenders live?

With school underway, parents should keep an eye on the Megan's Law website to find out who in the neighborhood has a past history and is worth monitoring as Junior walks to school.

  • Related: Moms Talk discusses navigating the neighborhood when there's a sex offender living there.
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Attached are the 11 men who appear on the Megan's Law website with a last known address in the 92688 ZIP code, and the five men and one woman who live in 92679.

A word of warning, though. Care should be taken to avoid mistaken identities. Information gleaned from the Megan's Law site—and reported here—does not mean the registrants currently live at the location given, nor does it mean they are currently doing anything unlawful. It only means they have committed crimes in the past that require them to register as sex offenders. In some cases, the crimes occured 20 years ago.

There is additonal information about the registrants on the website, such as height, weight, distinct markings and aliases.

As a source of additional comfort to parents of children who attend Rancho Santa Margarita schools, the city's child resource officer will make periodic checks on the registrants.

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InformedParent October 30, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I would say it is not the registered offenders we need to be the MOST concerned about but those who are not registered. Statistics show that 1 in 6 girls and 1 in 8 boys will be sexually assaulted. And it is most often perpetrated by someone you know, not a stranger.
Shana Rowan October 30, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Sex offenders have the lowest recidivism rate of all criminals except murderers, according to dozens of university, federal and state studies. Not all sex offenders have victimized children, and over 1/3 of sex crimes perpetrated against children are committed by other children. 95% of kids are abused by family or friends who aren't on the registry. Lastly, sex offenders have children and family who are harmed by irresponsible reporting such as this. Next time do 5 minutes of research instead of copying everyone else. www.iloveasexoffender.blogspot.com
JLS October 31, 2012 at 05:16 AM
@ Shana, I am dumbfounded by the recidivism rate. I have always been advised sex offenders are "incurable" thus likely to perpetually reoffend. Why do you think people are so misinformed re the recidivism rate???
N October 31, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Sad that anyone would defend these sick people, your just as sick as they are. They all need to be put on an island together and kept away from law abiding citizens.
Shana Rowan November 02, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Because of the sad cycle of public hysteria ---> media hype ----> law makers. Current sex offender laws are based on terrible, unthinkable, but also extremely unusual cases. Why would we ever read about a law-abiding former offender with a wife and kids? It's boring. The media only reports on the horrific child rape & murder cases...and when people get emotional, they don't think straight. Pedophiles DO tend to have higher re-offense rates, but contrary to the popular myth, most on the registry aren't pedophiles. The Justice Policy Organization made an incredible list a few years back with all the registerable offenses in all 50 states - it is absolutely insane how many things can get you on the registry. And I assure you many have nothing to do with kids.

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