California is paying security guards $800 a day to protect sex offender Donald Robinson, who moved into East Palo Alto the day after Phillip Garrido was arrested nearby on charges that he kidnapped 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard and held her captive for 18 years despite his long record as a sex offender, reports the Associated Press. The Robinson case illustrates how hard it is for the government to move sex offenders back into society.
“It’s hard to blame the community for a natural reaction to a horrific sex crime,” said Dr. Deirdre D’Orazio, a clinical psychologist who works with sexually violent predators. “We’re trying to integrate this person into being a law-abiding citizen again. On the other hand, we’re treating him like he’s going to be a predator forever.”