My heart goes out to the parents of Chelsea King, the beautiful girl who was brutally raped and murdered, allegedly by a registered sex offender, John Gardner. Gardner has been charged with the crime and, if convicted, is eligible for the death penalty. Gardner has been convicted of a previous assault on a 13-year old girl and was released after serving five years of a six year sentence. Psychiatrists had advised against Gardner being released, stating that he was an unlikely candidate for rehabilitation. Yet, this animal was released to attack again and, indeed, attack he did. Changes have to be made in our legal system to be sure that slime balls like this are locked up forever and kept away from our daughters. The Kings are now on a mission to get registered sex offenders off the street. I sincerely hope that they will be able to make a difference in memory of their daughter.
Alison Rhodes is the founder of Safety Mom Enterprises, www.safetymom.com and Safety Mom Solutions, www.safetymomsolutions.com the premier babyproofing company and child safety company in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. Alison is a family safety expert, TV personality and consultant.