Huntsville is home to North Alabama's only treatment program for sex offenders. The question is does the program work? And how often does it work for convicted offenders?
For 24 months, offenders are required to attend the program weekly. Their only week off out of each year is Christmas. A
One of the class's participants, a convicted sex offender accused of molesting his own daughter, talked to the WAFF 48 News Investigators. He didn't want his name revealed, so we'll call him John.
John admits he molested his own daughter over the course of six years. How could he do such a thing? He blames pornography, for the most part. "I believe that was the seed that started the whole process was with the pornography. I was trying to fill my own sexual desires."
Those desires, John says are different today than they once were. "I
We asked Dr. Preston how often the program really works and does it keep offender's from re-offending? "I
While he admits taking his daughter's innocence, "I