Well, things just keep getting more interesting in my Springer-esque neighborhood!
Last night I overheard someone mentioning the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, and I realized I hadn’t looked up my town before I moved in or at any time since. I looked up all the neighborhoods where the ex-H and I were considering buying a house last year. I guess I was in too much of a hurry this time!
So I went to the website. I plugged in my ZIP code. It gave me a list. And guess who was on it?
Why, none other but my mother-abusing, karaoke-singing, stoner neighbor!
Second degree criminal sexual conduct was the charge. It didn’t provide any details, other than that it was not with a minor. So I looked up the meaning for second degree criminal sexual conduct. It is sexual contact (not penetration) involving force, coercion, use of a weapon, or incest, and it is a felony carrying a sentence of up to 15 years.
Now, this guy was never anything but polite to me, and I had no reason to suspect that he was anything other than a bit eccentric. But now…
It’s strange, but I feel almost betrayed. My safe, secure little home was not nearly so safe as I had thought it was. And now I don’t feel nearly as good as I did about living on my own. :-(