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Keep watch for sex offenders

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In a parish that’s not overwhelmingly massive, the large number of convicted offenders is pretty frightening. And as Sheriff Mike Stone points out, many sex offenders probably harm several victims before they are ever caught because victims are afraid to come forward.

“I think, in some cases, the victims even blame themselves,” Stone said. “But coming forward is the best way to handle the situation, so victims can put it behind them and it won’t linger with them.”

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