The case has drawn statewide attention, from law enforcement and prosecutor groups to others representing victim rights. In September , James was arrested after he was charged with molesting two girls — an 8-year-old and an year-old — at a community pool in Hillsborough County. James had a reputation as someone who hung around children, brought toys to the pool and invited the two girls to play with him. Both girls testified that James put his hand in their bathing suits and molested them, court records show. In , a jury convicted James of sexual offenses.
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That conclusion ignores the hard truth, however. Clients have often told me that registration is worse than the actual punishment. Florida has some of the toughest laws in the nation when it comes to sex offender registration.
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