Learn facts before judging sex offenders

We seem to want to punish until we as a society are satisfied and forget about the fact that once people come out of prison, they are expected to move on with their lives. This is hard to do for anyone, but for sex offenders, this task can be especially difficult. The incident referred to in the Feb. 8 Herald story about Will Vollert was an isolated incident and he has not re-offended.

It is possible that people lie, and that people are wrongfully accused, which leaves the accused as victims. Instead of looking deeper into the case which is available since it is public record, we choose to judge and make an already difficult situation worse. As a society, we are supposed to stick together. If you were bleeding, and a sex offender were the only one there to help you, would you deny the help? No, you would accept it.

Unless they are habitual offenders and show no remorse, people do make mistakes, and people are wrongfully accused. I know Vollert, in fact, I am related to him, and I am not ashamed to say so. Until the facts are known, no one should throw stones, and no one should judge.

Lisa Alexander