For some things, there just ain’t no curing…

This morning’s Boston Globe featured a story about a 68-year-old Level 3 sex offender (by Massachusetts’ standards, the type most likely to reoffend) who moved to a nursing home. Police put up flyers around the neighborhood warning people, but not within the nursing home itself. The staff knew of his history, but apparently didn’t notify his fellow residents. Thus deprived of his usual youthful victims, John Enos allegedly indulged his desires with his 90-year-old roommate — against the gentleman’s will.

Massachusetts currently has four Level 3 sex offenders living in nursing homes, and a fifth working in one.

(Incredibly insensitive aside: I was very impressed that the reporter avoided the word “bedridden” through most of his story, and only used it in the context of a quote.)

There has — HAS — to be a way to keep these monsters away from society. Where’s Atticus Finch when we really need him?

J.

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