University Notifies Community of Student’s RSO Status…You Know the Rest

After two successful semesters as a linguistics student at University at Buffalo, Daniel is now a former student because he is a registered sex offender.

Because the court deemed Daniel “psychologically abnormal,” the judge – Kenneth Case of Erie County – bumped his level up a notch higher than his original Level 1 score. 

His abnormality? Mild autism.

Now, the Level 2 label could remain with Daniel for life. 

This label has already forced Daniel to leave his UB on-campus housing – where he had spent almost eight uneventful months after his arrest, but prior to his conviction. It’s also prevented him from getting a job or attending classes at UB.

Uneventful months. He has not reoffended.

Who would want to house or hire or even befriend a sex offender? 

Because Daniel was denied housing on UB’s campus, the university determined he could not be in any on-campus dorms. In August of 2014, he was caught in his girlfriend’s dorm room and arrested. 

Last Wednesday, he got his punishment: He’s not allowed on campus for a year. 

The punishment doesn’t matter to Daniel. 

He dropped out of school at the end of the fall semester, ending his hopes of becoming a linguistics researcher. It was too hard to be a sex offender and a student.

Read the whole thing. You won’t find any shocking surprises, just the heartbreaking and routine bureaucratic evisceration of a young man’s life.

~ marie

Published by nufearless

Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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