Sex offenders aren’t always easy to spot

The Marietta Times

June 30, 2012

By Sam Shawver – The Marietta Times ( , The Marietta Times

The typical child molester isn’t lurking around the playground wearing dark glasses and an overcoat, luring youngsters away with a piece of candy.

“These perpetrators don’t look like aliens-in fact they often seem OK. You could have a sex offender in your neighborhood and wouldn’t even know it,” said Karen Days, president of the Center for Family Safety and Healing in Columbus.

Sex abusers are often portrayed as older men, but she said that’s not always the case.

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