My first choice would be to lock them up for life. I know others prefer stronger measures, but if we’re not going to do either because even sexual predators have rights, the least we could do is monitor them when they are release back into society.
We know that the majority of sex offenders repeat, so letting them back out into society is putting the lives of innocent women and children at risk.
When Andrew Bridgewater was released I asked the question, should we have a sex offenders registry in The Bahamas?
Just a week later Marco Archer was kidnapped, molested and brutally murdered. The man they have in connection with Marco’s murder was released a year earlier for the same type of crimes.
Now Just two months after Andrew Bridgewater was released he is again in custody in connection with attempted rape, robbery and attempted kidnapping. According to the Tribune article;
According to well-placed police sources, Bridgewater allegedly attempted to kidnap a male and female student from Carmichael Primary School two weeks ago.
The students managed to escape and reported the incident to their parents who went to Carmichael Road police.
Police are also questioning Bridgewater in connection with the attempted robbery and rape of a woman.
Sources say he attempted to rob and rape the woman at knife point as she was walking home earlier this week.
Police were on a two-week man hunt for this man unbeknownst to the public. Two whole weeks!
If he had an electronic bracelet on, he would’ve been caught immediately. I say go even further. Have a real-time alert system so anytime the bracelet wearer is in the vicinity of a school police are alerted and they come looking for him. This way not too much time will pass between an incident and the offender being caught.
How do you feel about this? Do you think it could work? Whats your suggestions on how to protect the public from sex offenders?