[FoRK] Sex Offenders up the arms race.
Adam L Beberg
beberg at mithral.com
Sat Feb 5 23:17:33 PST 2005
Since you cannot "fix" a sex offender any more then you can change
anything else you're born as, this is going to get interesting. Looks
like the sex offenders have gained another weapon.
Remember the good old days when society just killed all the rapists,
murderers, child molesters, and neocons? It was safe to leave your door
unlocked, your kids could goto the park, and being outside after dark
wasn't suicidal... *sigh*
Developer Sues Sex Offender on Sales Loss
Sat Feb 5, 7:09 PM ET
U.S. National - AP
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - A developer who claims sales in a subdivision stopped
after a sex offender and his wife bought a home has sued the couple and
the real estate company that arranged the purchase.
NGI Rental filed the $2 million lawsuit Friday against Randall Dee
Collins and his wife, as well as the real estate company that arranged
their new home purchase.
Randall Collins, 39, was convicted of molesting young girls and is
listed on the Arkansas Crime Information Center Web site. According to
the lawsuit, his wife hired a real estate company to sell her old home,
saying she had married a sex offender and that her home was too close to
A day after the couple bought a home in a new subdivision, the police
department distributed fliers detailing Collins' case.
The lawsuit claims residents indicated they would move if Collins did
not leave the neighborhood — and that sales came to a standstill because
the developer was required to tell potential buyers about Collins.
The lawsuit also alleged Collins called the developer and offered to
move for $250,000, "or he would stay there and kill their subdivision."
A message left on a phone listed to a Randall Collins was not
immediately returned Saturday.
Springdale is about 180 miles northwest of Little Rock.
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