The website keeps an up-to-date color photo of each offender.
Josh’s story here is based on extensive interviews with him and his wife.These children are also not generally being convicted of the crimes people associate with sex offenders, like rape. Paul Andrews is a forensic psychologist who works with juvenile sex offenders in Smith County.Almost two-thirds of offenses were for fondling or non-forcible offenses like sharing pornography. He said labeling children sex offenders is becoming more frequent—and the offenders are getting younger.“They said they would kill my sisters and my parents if I ever said anything,” Josh says.“And I held them true to that, because they were big into hunting, big gun people. I went on with my life and kept that in the back of my head, but obviously it messed me up.” Josh understood the destructive power of secrets because he had one of his own.