Family Wants Sex Offender Who Molested Their Daughter to Buy Their House


for sale signThe case of a man who molested a 7-year-old neighbor over several years is raising eyebrows in the legal community because of a bizarre step the victim's family is taking to try to put the horror behind them. They want Larry Beck to buy their home so they can leave the neighborhood. Who can blame them? They tried to sell but no one wants to live next to a convicted child predator, surprise surprise. Beck served just a year in prison and now he's back home. But while everyone is so focused on the Constitutional and legal aspects of forcing someone to buy a property against their will, what's hard to get passed is why the family is even moving in the first place?

It's not THEY that should be leaving the neighborhood, it's HIM. 

The gall of this man to even step foot back in the community that he exploited and betrayed. But there's a child molester for you. I am so skeptical of the ability to rehabilitate the sick minds of these people that I fear he probably doesn't even think he did anything wrong. Larry Beck is 65 years old, and I'm sorry but that ship has sailed a long time ago.

If I were one of the neighbors in this Pennsylvania town I would be outraged that such a man continues to live there. I would not feel safe with him lurking around, and I would do everything possible to make it clear to him and his family (he lives with his wife and mother) that he is no longer welcome. There are legal ways to do this. Let him be the one who has to uproot his life and leave. The risk of a repeat offense is just too great, and even if he learned to control his impulses, the aura of his crime would still linger. Who would feel comfortable having one of their kids even ride a bike in his perview? He has to go!

The owners of the house claims one of the reasons they can't sell their property is because they can't in good conscience not mention to prospective buyers that a convicted child molester lives nearby, which is commendable. What parent wouldn't do that?

Perhaps the memories associated with the house and the community are just to painful to bear, and moving is the best thing for everyone. If that's so, then by some miracle, I hope the lawsuit demanding Beck buy the $235,000 property works out for them and they can all finally begin to heal. If it doesn't, then it's time for the neighbors of the community to rally together and figure out another way to support this family and force Beck out. That's what neighbors are for.

Would you be able to live in a community where a known child molester resides?


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Coles... Coles_mom

Wow. Interesting dilemma.

bills... billsfan1104

We all live in a community where sexual predators live. Just google it. Until the laws are changed where they put these assholes in jail for life, we have to live with them in our neighborhood. Just tech your children not to talk with strangers, go with them, let them know that a bad person lives in the house and so forth. And don't tell me that you cannot, because you want children to remain innocent. If you want to teach kids about gay sex and other sex education, then we need to teach them who to stay away from

Lisa Kippes

They should sue him for damages...equally the cost of the house and the move. Then, when they win, they maybe use the judgement to force him out of their house (here, you would put a lein on his house and all his property as well as garnish his wages until paid) or he will pay so they can move. They might not be able to force him to buy their house technically, but since there is a conviction, they should be able to get a financial settlement that will possibly force the other guy to move, or at least give them the money they need to move.

nonmember avatar Carlos

Has no one thought about the trauma to the child that will have to see this monster day in and day out next door? Hello Judge!! You might want to put in his parole that he cannot be with in a state of this poor young child he abused!

Scott Alan Fultz

I do not care what crime he committed he served his time and to say that he should leave his home is just as bad as saying that someone who stole a package of beef to feed his family should spend life in prison if the family wants to move let them but do not harass this man about it to I agree he should have spent only one year no I am a firm believer in the Death penalty for rape or child molestation but our leader say he did his time so he did and this family needs to leave him alone

Tosha Frye-rittenhouse

you know ppl probably reside next to all kinds of ppl, you know i don't believe in what he did was right and yes he should have spent a little bit of more time im prison, but you know if he does buy that house h is going to have to live with it for the restof his life on what he did, think about it

Ihear... IheartTea

I think I can understand....maybe the parents just want to get out of a neighborhood where bad things happened to their little girl.  She may be having nightmares, or other problems relating to what happened to her.  Can't believe the guy got 1 year in jail.  What about this 7 year old kid?  So she'll get to carry around the memories of what happened to her for the rest of her life.  I think the punishment for him should also be a lifetime...1 year is way too lenient.  He'll just reoffend.  Strangers can be a problem yes, but the majority of pedophiles stalk children they know.  So moms, be sure you keep an eye on the odd uncle, next door neighbor, or anyone else who sends out weird vibes. I even know a child who was molested by her dad's girl friend's son.  :-(  It happens, usually from someone related or a friend of the family.  It's up to parents to protect their kids...since it seems like our justice system won't.  Unfortunately.

Kitkat Brittain

my fiancee said why let him have another house to possibly bring kids to

Stephanie N John Falardeau

Wouldn't be an issue, I'd be in prison and he'd be dead so my kid's would be able to live a peaceful life even if it had to be without me. There is no way in hell this guy would have ever survived long enough to make it back home!

Rich Menuchak

Scott Alan Fultz your a fucking idiot

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