Dating a registered sex offender
The exact rules for each offender depend on the specific conditions of his parole or probation.Mama June might want to think twice about her new man.Twenty-two-year-old Sara began dating 34-year-old Matt, a registered sex offender, just two months ago.She says she “fell head over heels” for Matt, and believes his claim that he’s innocent of the crimes he was convicted of six years ago: indecent assault and corruption of a minor.
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Under Texas law, there’s a big difference between a registered sex offender and one who is still under court supervision and out on parole or probation.
A registered offender who isn’t on probation or parole in Texas can live anywhere he chooses, but the state takes steps to protect residents and keep track of the offender.
An offender’s probation officer must approve his place of residence, and he can’t move from that location without checking in and getting the officer’s consent.
The court might additionally place restrictions on where he can live as a condition of his probation or parole.
Sara says she wants to marry Matt one day and is thinking about moving in with him.