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TELL US: Should Level 1 Sex Offender Information Be Public?

A Wakefield man and tutor who faces numerous child sex charges was a Level 1 sex offender.

On Thursday afternoon, news spread quickly through the region about the indictment of a Wakefield couple for numerous charges stemming from an illegal day care operation where graphic child sexual abuse occurred. 

, which offered tutoring and day care.

Burbine was a level 1 sex offender, which means he had been convicted of a sex-related crime but was deemed least likely to re-offend.

Sex offenders are classified according to the degree of dangerousness they pose to the public and their likelihood to re-offend. A Level 1 offender has been classified as a “low risk.” A Level 2 offender has been classified as a “moderate risk.” A Level 3 offender has been classified as a “high risk.”

Once an offender is classified as a Level 2 or a Level 3 Offender, his/her sex offender registry information will be available to the public. Level 1 information is not public.

Does this case affect how you feel about the Sex Offender Registry? Would releasing more information about all levels of sex offenders prove helpful? Or, do you think level 1 offenders don't deserve to have their information made public? Tell us in the comments.

Abe Froman December 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Agree. 100%
Abe Froman December 14, 2012 at 03:43 PM
So let's say a guy goes out and has a few too many beers...he realizes that he's had too much to drink. Now he's trying to do the right thing here so he decides to walk home. Now this unfortunate fellow gets halfway home and just can't hold his bladder any longer. He steps off to the side of a dumpster in a parking lot, out of sight to the entire world except for the police officer who happened to be cruising by. Now this police officer had a particularly bad day and just didn't have the patience to deal with anything....throws the book at him and busts him for public Urination....yadda yadda yadda...this guy ends up being classified as a Level 1 Sex Offender. He should be labeled a sex offender to the public with no explanation attached and tattooed on the forehead with "Sex Offender"? Seems wrong to me. What about the 18 year old who gets busted for statatory when his 16 year old girlfriends mom gets all crazy and decides to mess his life up. I think a Tattoo in this case might be extreme. Don't get me wrong....I agree with your feeling....but not your blanket solution.
Reason December 14, 2012 at 03:54 PM
He should have never been classified as a level 1 offender. Frightening history, every official who looked at this guys case should be investigated. http://www.bostonherald.com/print/1061180137
A.j. Blye December 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM
there is one living in Norton housing only feet away from two schools !!!!that should be against the law!!
Sunday Morning December 14, 2012 at 07:06 PM
hi

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