ANGRY MOM: Sex Offender Doesn’t Have To Register

A Marshalltown mom is speaking out, furious that the admitted pedophile who tried to take her daughters does not have to register as a sex offender.

Last week, we introduced you to Stewart Smith – a Marshalltown man who isn’t ashamed to admit he is a pedophile.

Smith is on the National Sex Offender Registry and on registries in Florida and Minnesota.

Earlier this year, Smith was arrested in Tama County on nine counts of enticing for allegedly trying to have sexual contact with eight children.  He reached a deal, pleading guilty to four counts of child stealing.

Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith

The Tama County attorney says there just wasn’t enough evidence to ensure a conviction on the other charges.

Now, the mother of one of Smith’s victims says she would have kept her daughters away if she had known Smith was a sex offender.  But because he isn’t required to register in Iowa she had no idea.

“Because if he was reported on the registry none of this would have happened.  None of it,” she explains. “Because I would have already known.  Other parents would have too.  And none of these kids would have been there.”

We’re not revealing the mother’s identity to protect her children.  She wants Iowa laws to change so sex offenders moving here from other states have to register.

Smith’s time on the registry was up from a 1989 conviction in Minnesota, and he didn’t have to register after his most recent conviction in Iowa.

15 comments

  • Trog

    Stupid, there shouldn’t be a registry. It’s really dumb, and it’s time to stick up for the rights of people.

    • Alicia

      If they didn’t want their “human rights” affected they shouldn’t have done what they did… Consequences should be real for what they did. Did you know that drug dealers usually get more time than sex offenders..?? victims of sexual assault or molestation carry that scar with them. although as parents we shouldnt just trust anyone with our kids, the registry at least gives us a heads up about who may be lurking around. most that have sex crimes im their history are addicted and very commonly try again….

    • Bill Gunderson

      That’s assinine, when the constitution was written cruel and unusual meant a whole diffrent thing. Not you don’t get cable in prison, more like you don’t get pressed to death under a pile of stones.

    • Jerome

      Trog I’m thinking the possibility of of an individual, like yourself, being any more intellectually limited is virtually impossible. Sure let’s not try to identify those people who engage in deviant behavior and see where that leads. Dude your take me drunk I’m home stupid!!!!!!!!

    • FRegistryTerrorists

      Trog:

      You are correct. Sex Offender Registries are negligibly beneficial. We don’t need them. Which wouldn’t be so bad except the way we have done them in the U.S. has made them much worse than merely nearly worthless. The Registries are counterproductive. They are also immoral, un-American, divisive, anti-factual, diversionary, often idiotic, expensive, wasteful, thieving, and often illegal. The main reason they exist is not for public safety either. If it were, all 50 U.S. states would have created many, many other types of Registries well before the year 2000. But they didn’t.

      What this mother and all other people need learn is that they need to protect their children from ALL people. You MUST do that in order to protect your children. You child is not going to be molested by someone who is Registered. It’s going to be someone else. When you protect them, you have no need at all to know about Stewart Smith.

  • Autumn Leigh Morrow-Welch

    i think if someone molests a child he/she should have a big tattoo across his/ her forehead saying MOLESTER. That way you know when you are in a store or a park or anywhere, where that vile human being is at every second. I would rather see them all dead or locked up on an island altogether away from civilization because that is all these sick people deserve.

  • Ted

    how is this f still alive and free? screw the registery… he tried to still 8 children and has been arested before?!?!? That should be instant death.

  • Tedd

    If he’s on the national sex offender registry doesnt that automatically put him on the sex registry in every state?

  • Mike

    Maybe my copy of the Constitution is missing a page…it doesn’t say anything about ‘the right to know about your neighbors’ pasts/ criminal penalties for not being obligated to disclose/ self-incriminate with their personal information.’ I do believe I saw something in there about prohibitions against expost facto laws, cruel/unusual punishment, and presumption of innocence though. At least your expensive, big/intrusive govt loving politicians and courts see things the same way the rest of the lynch mob does though. Remember that the first concentration camps the Nazis had were for ‘sexual deviants.’ But I guess it’s better to put them all in even though 19 out of 20 don’t reoffend and a big part of them are consent/victimless crimes. Just remember America: you begged for this!

  • FRegistryTerrorists

    The Sex Offender Registries are negligibly beneficial. We don’t need them. Which wouldn’t be so bad except the way we have done them in the U.S. has made them much worse than merely nearly worthless. The Registries are counterproductive. They are also immoral, un-American, divisive, anti-factual, diversionary, often idiotic, expensive, wasteful, thieving, and often illegal. The main reason they exist is not for public safety either. If it were, all 50 U.S. states would have created many, many other types of Registries well before the year 2000. But they didn’t.

    What this mother and all other people need learn is that they need to protect their children from ALL people. You MUST do that in order to protect your children. You child is not going to be molested by someone who is Registered. It’s going to be someone else. When you protect them, you have no need at all to know about Stewart Smith.

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