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BREAKING THE SILENCE


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Some find comfort in registry

Requiring convicted offenders to put their name and crime in public lifts the veil of secrecy they forced upon their targets, say an official and a former child victim

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 03, 2012

~~<p>Regardless of what the experts say, Krista-lyn Stephenson, 18, believes that Hawaii's sex offender registry is effective and serves a vital function.</p>
<p>&quot;To me it helps a lot,&quot; the West Oahu resident said. &quot;It kind of makes me feel safer.&quot;</p>
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Regardless of what the experts say, Krista-lyn Stephenson, 18, believes that Hawaii's sex offender registry is effective and serves a vital function.

"To me it helps a lot," the West Oahu resident said. "It kind of makes me feel safer." Login for more...



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