Sex offender creates poster for missing woman

I just encountered an article about a sex offender who created a missing person poster for a woman who had disappeared. The poster, which offered a $100,000 reward, wasn’t authorized by the family, and they freaked and called the cops when they found out who had made it. The police suspected this man was trying to profit financially from the woman’s disappearance so they sent someone over to offer a “donation.” The man didn’t take the money. He said he had to call the woman’s family. So the police have determined there was no crime committed.

Frankly I’m not sure why this is considered news. It sounds like the guy was just trying to help. What is frustrating about this article is that it doesn’t say what “sex offense” he was convicted of. You’ve seen me spout off on this blog before about sex offender registration. It’s way too inclusive and you can end up on the list for very minor things (such as having sex with a 15-year-old when you’re 17, or even urinating in public). And all the media and people are going to hear is “registered sex offender.”