In Florida Donald J. Smith is a prime example of how we need to change the laws in the US in every State regarding sex offenders.
"The man charged in the killing of an 8-year-old had just been released from jail May 31.
Police said they made contact Friday morning with Donald James Smith, 56, who is a registered sex offender, at the home on Segovia Avenue, where he is registered. It was a routine address verification, according to Detective Mike Williams.
Smith lived within walking distance from Dupont Middle School. Police said there was no restriction on him living that close to a school because he was a registered sexual offender, not sexual predator."
He took Cherish on June 22, 2013, Not even a month after being released for his prior crime against a child!
I fail to understand the 'difference' as he was using predator behavior and killed a little girl.
What is wrong with the State of Florida? Why can't they get it right?
"Williams said Cherish's mother met Smith at a Dollar General on Edgewood Avenue West about 7 p.m. Friday. Two younger children, 4 and 5 years old, were also there and remain in the mother's custody.I won't go into the blame game here but to highlight the fact that pedophiles prey on women who are desperate and or seem easy to manipulate.
Smith offered to buy food and clothes for child's family at the nearby Walmart, Williams said. The family was in the Walmart for a couple of hours, he said.
The mother agreed to let Cherish go with Smith to the McDonald's inside the Walmart. The two did not return and the mother called police. "
This is why so many sex offenders and pedophiles get to molest more and more children and as we see kill them.. because there are too many unprepared parents having children. We cannot do anything about this as they will procreate anyways.
We need to offer more help to young Mothers and those who do not have support systems in place so that their children will not have to pay the price for their unprepardness.
"Smith also served prison time for attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children. The first time he attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl into his van and chased her as she ran away. The second time involved Smith trying to lure two girls into his van with pornographic magazines, according to Times-Union archives".
How sad that he wasn't held accountable for life after committing the first crime!
We need to change the laws!! We need to protect our children!!