12-24-2010, 06:46 AM #1
KS - RSO Wesley Watson- Released Early, impersonates cop, rapes new victim
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --
Wesley Watson, of Kansas City, Kan., has been charged with rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated intimidation of a victim, false impersonation of a law enforcement officer and aggravated sexually battery.
The district attorney's office said Watson pretended to be a police officer and accused a woman of shoplifting in the Walmart parking lot. Watson then put the woman in a vehicle and drove her to the Best Buy parking lot nearby, where she was allegedly raped.
Watson was convicted of attempted rape in Sedgwick County in 1977.
He was also convicted of rape and aggravated assault in 1980.
Kansas City, Kan., police were able to find and arrest Watson on Tuesday because he was wearing a GPS device. Watson was originally granted parole by the Kansas Parole Board in January 2009, but a jury in Wichita deadlocked on finding Watson a sexual predator, which would have remanded him to the Larned State Mental Hospital indefinitely. The deadlock allowed for Watson to be released immediately.
RSO- Rapist Seeking Opportunity
The registry does not protect future victims.
Keem them locked up.
Last edited by impatientredhead; 12-24-2010 at 07:00 AM.
12-27-2010, 09:29 PM #2
He kidnaps and rapes a woman while he's got the bracelet on.
GPS tracker, sex offender registry and he winds up in a Walmart lot abducting a woman.
What is wrong with this picture?
12-27-2010, 09:44 PM #3
12-27-2010, 10:28 PM #4
Well certainly in this instance that GPS did not serve as a deterant but simply offered the public a false sense of security.
So sick of RSO. The idea of registering sex offenders seemed like such a great idea, you know, back when it was going to serve to let the public know about a potential threat once the POS's time had been served and the prison system had to release him. It was supposed to give the public a chance to recognize someone who bore scrutiny.
Somehow or other we, the public began acting as if being an RSO somehow meant they couldn't act or were being monitored to some degree, checked up on. Truth be told, even among the ones who register, the addresses are often long out of date, meaning there is no current one, and really, all they have to do is register where they live. How we all came to be lulled into this false sense of security status, I cannot fathom.
RSO is simply an ineffective atempt at tracking and letting the general populace know about where sex offenders say they live. The tracking bracelet simply means that LE should be able to show the man was there at the scene of the crime at the time in question. Great for prosecuting the rape, useless in preventing it.
My bigger question is, when do we put a stop to all the pleaing down BS that takes the teeth out of sentencing?
12-28-2010, 02:05 AM #5
I think the RSO list is a great starting point, but it needs to be redefined.
Get the petty things off of there.
List and bracelets the ones that there is hope for and actually monitor them.
Lock them up at the first breaking of the rules instead of waiting for another rape victim to happen.
And the ones that all common sense tells you are violent repeat offenders looking for a place to happen, stop letting them out. It doesn't work. Never has, never will.
The registry is useful if you don't use it as a one size fits all.
I think non violent age related issues should be defined tightly and have a limited time on the registry. If you are nineteen, and she is fifteen, and it not violent, it is possible you are just dumb and can earn your way out of the label. I don't think they should be labeled for life and it makes people not take the label all that seriously as time goes on. The predators should be kept in prison through sentencing. And the registry can thin out and monitor the middle of the pack.
12-28-2010, 07:34 PM #6
That would be a great start. Makes total sense, which means it'll never happen. Beaurocracy cannot allow something that makes entirely too much sense.
12-28-2010, 08:14 PM #7
I keep saying that the whole tracking braclet has got to go...it makes no sense. If a person is dangerous enough to have to "track" or be on house arrest, what it implies is that they are too dangerous to be let out into society without being watched. If they are too dangerous, then that's that - forget the braclet just lock them up. The monitoring of these perps is not happening. Behind bars, they cannot re-offend.__________________
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12-28-2010, 11:06 PM #8Registered User
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Let's not forget that Dr. Emilio Luna was released with an anklet a few months ago after being charged with production of child pornography. Within the week, he'd requested permission to attend church. When he didn't return home, his family (bless them) reported that he had absconded. Still nowhere to be found.
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