When I was working as a reporter - before I moved to the online side of the news biz - one of my jobs was to maintain the current list of sex offenders in our county. As a mom, I recognized quickly the value of being able to readily identify people in our area who might be a threat to my children.
You can find out easily online where the registered child molesters are living near you. For example, click here to find Texas Child Molesters. Regarding of where you reside, start your search here, where you can search by state or ZIP code. There is a one-time access fee for reports and an additional fee if you would like automatic notification when a sex offender registers in your area.
* This post is sponsored by registeredchildmolesterlist.org