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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 6:55 p.m. MST

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RG
Buena Vista, VA

If we are to help look for the suspect (and by "we," I mean the people in the Orem area) we might need to know the color of his skin and hair as well as what he was wearing. In fact, he can change his clothes (probably has done so by now) but he is less likely to change his hair color, and even less likely to change his skin color. No, this is not a racist comment, and it doesn't matter what color he is, only that this information might help to catch him.

Heidi T.
Farmington, UT

Parents, Don't let your children walk anywhere alone...ever.

brotherJonathan
SLC, UT

If a citizen is convicted of Sexual crimes, the best solution, in my opinion, is to have them chipped or a permanent tracking device installed. This would not interfere, in their daily life, once adjudication of crimes was complete and release back into the public is allowed.
Having a record of their whereabouts at all times, would prevent more sexually based crimes in the future: most sex offenders are not stupid, just driven by sexual appetites without moral based control over themselves.
Protect society and help the weak or ill have good reason not to attempt more crimes.
Use our brains and stay constitutional under all laws.

Polly Scott
Centerville, UT

This is the result of pornography. As a culture, we need to stop the progressive nature of sex addiction - starts with pornography and escalates to child pornography and acting out what they see. Pornography can not be ignored. Tracking devices may help after the fact, but the only solution to this problem is stopping pornography from stealing the hearts of our teenagers and men.

brotherJonathan
SLC, UT

Subject: Attn.: Utah Supreme Court Justices & UAG Sean Reyes: "How to protect society from repeat sex offenders and stay constitutional?"
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 19:55:39 +0000
Dear Utah Supreme Court:
Your opinion on use of permanent tracking devices on convicted sexual offenders released into society?
Your opinion could begin the legal process of creating a safer environment for women and children, since most sex crimes are committed against them.
Below is my comment on the abduction of an 11-year old girl in Orem, Deseret News 2-6-2014.
We all know, most of the time, this is done by a repeat offender.
Do you (all) agree this change in policy could protect society and not violate constitutional law?
This message was sent to the courts, UAG, Utah Senate and Utah House member for consideration.

brotherJonathan
SLC, UT

Subject: Attn.: Utah Supreme Court Justices & UAG : "How to protect society from repeat sex offenders and stay constitutional?"
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 19:55:39 +0000
Dear Utah Supreme Court:
Your opinion on use of permanent tracking devices on convicted sexual offenders released into society?
Your opinion could begin the legal process of creating a safer environment for women and children, since most sex crimes are committed against them.
Below is my comment on the abduction of an 11-year old girl in Orem, Deseret News 2-6-2014.
We all know, most of the time, this is done by a repeat offender.
Do you (all) agree this change in policy could protect society and not violate constitutional law?
If a citizen is convicted of Sexual crimes, the best solution, is to have them chipped or a permanent tracking device installed. This would not interfere, in their daily life, once adjudication of crimes was complete and release back into the public is allowed.
Having a record of their whereabouts at all times, would prevent more sexually based crimes in the future: most sex offenders are not stupid, just driven by sexual appetites without moral based control over themselves.

stanfunky
Salt Lake City, UT

brotherJonathan, if you get tracking devices for one type of criminal, it will spread to others before long, and then they'll just implant them in everyone. Might as well tear up the 3rd and 4th Amendments while you're at it.

Treating the problem and finding solutions would go a long ways to rehabilitating those who commit felony crimes. 10-20 year sentences do nothing to this regard, and they re-enter society with no ability to earn a decent living and rebuild their lives. Most employers reject anyone with a felony background on principle, fact.

The individual who committed this horrible crime does need to be caught, ASAP, and brought to justice. But a tracking device is hardly a solution, just another layer of bureaucracy that 'makes people feel safer' while doing little in reality.

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