Weeks after jail release, sex offender charged with murder of Fla. girl abducted from Wal-Mart

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  • Updated: June 22, 2013 - 6:30 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A registered sex offender recently released from jail was charged Saturday with murder in the death of an 8-year-old Florida girl abducted while shopping with her mother.

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artemis133Jun. 22, 1311:45 AM

So sad and so frustrating. RIP Charish. The article stated this person had befriended the mother and daughter and asked to take her to the snack bar. That should have set off alarm bells for the mother. I'm just shaking my head. Sex offenders are not able to be rehabilitated. This kind of thing is going to keep on happening if these people aren't completely controlled.

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boozlesJun. 22, 1311:58 AM

Be afraid if ANYONE tries to befriend you at a WalMart. The red flag is you are shopping at WalMart.

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annerussellJun. 22, 1312:07 PM

This is why child-rape should be a death penalty offense, or in lieu of this, incarceration for life with no possibility of release. Rapists (call them what they are, don't use the euphemism sex offender) never change; they will rape again and again. "Registration" is a waste. And I would never live in Florida, because it is a haven for child rapists.

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boyblue935Jun. 22, 13 1:28 PM

Sincere condolences to both families mentioned in the article here. No offense to the author of the article, but why is it the names of the victims, both small children are given freely but the names of the sex offenders are withheld? That, is wrong, in my opinion. Shouldn't the reverse be done?

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conniemercerJun. 22, 13 6:00 PM

How do you allow your 8 year old to walk away from you with a stranger in a store? Not buying the story.

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wronginfoJun. 22, 13 7:21 PM

artemis133- Sorry that you have been misinformed about people who are on a sex offender registry. Contrary, the majority of people convicted of a sex offense do not recommit sex offenses. The individual who may be responsible for this obviously had many reoccurring issues that should have been cause for law enforcement to be more concerned, but if tax dollars are being wasted to track people convicted of a sex offense from 10 -20 years ago and who have remained crime free since then, the purpose is deflected from monitoring the really sick people. Please note that Thompson's murderer was not on a registry.

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firefly70Jun. 23, 13 3:12 AM

"No offense to the author of the article, but why is it the names of the victims, both small children are given freely but the names of the sex offenders are withheld?":___ Actually the suspect pertinent to this article was named - given freely at the beginning of the second paragraph.

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firefly70Jun. 23, 13 3:20 AM

"And I would never live in Florida, because it is a haven for child rapists.":____ Sorry to disillusion you, but living in the upper-Midwest isn't much better. Of the top 10 states with highest amount of registered sex-offenders per million residents, THREE share borders with Minnesota. Iowa is at #10. South Dakota is at #4. And at #3 is Wisconsin. (Florida was #5).

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newsloverJun. 23, 13 1:24 PM

Such a sad story but honestly who lets their child walk away with a person they dont know? And also this is another case that proves that some criminals should be sent to the facility for sex offenders after their stint in jail. My prayers go to that family.

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