But in Chicago, the information that does exist shows that the offender is acquainted with the victim in more than 70 percent of sexual assaults.His parole restrictions meant he'd have to wait three years upon exiting prison to see his son.
Throughout his prison term his family had visited him often and sent him money, but upon his release he couldn't move back home with them because his mother lives next door to a day care center and his sister has children at home.
Though he hadn't committed an offense against a child, William, like any paroled sex offender, can't live within 500 feet of a school, public park, or day care center, and he can't have unapproved contact with minors.
After prison, the lives of sex offenders are governed by a battery of legal restrictions intended to keep them from reoffending.
But those laws aim to prevent crimes by people who are strangers to their victims—as well as crimes targeting children.
His offense isn't sympathetic, but among sex offenses it isn't an anomaly.Most sex crimes are committed by people who are acquainted, sometimes intimately, with their victims.