Video: Police Say Sex Offender Has No Special Supervision
Sex Offender Living In Concord Garage Worried He'll Re-Offend
Homeless Shelters Won't Take In Sex Offenders
CONCORD, N.H. -- A sex offender listed on the state's registry as living in a Concord parking garage near a school is sparking public concern, and even he says he's worried he will re-offend.
Jonathan Perfetto was released from prison a few days ago. He said he has been sleeping in a parking garage, which police say is a violation but not enough of a violation to make an arrest.
Homeless shelters in New Hampshire won't accept sex offenders, but that's not Perfetto's biggest concern. He said that he's worried he will offend again.
"I molested two girls when I was a kid and a relative and a couple of boys I baby-sitted for," he said.
Perfetto never served time for those incidents. He said his victims were too young to come forward. He was sent to the state prison in Berlin, N.H., on 60 counts of possession of child pornography, and he never completed a sex offender rehabilitation program.
"I was violating the rules and I wasn't facing my issues, so I was kicked out," he said.
"He's concerned he's going to re-offend, and we're concerned he's going to re-offend," Concord Chief Robert Barry said.
Barry said he has alerted the city's school department and the public library, where Perfetto spends his days. But Barry said the problem is that other than registering with police, Perfetto is under no supervision.
"There's no strings attached to him upon his release because he maxed out from prison, so he's not on parole or probation," Barry said. "He's free and clear."
Perfetto said he knows what to do to stay out of trouble.
"I've got to stay away from pornography and children," he said.
But he's worried that something might happen.
"Things can turn around," he said. "I'm on my meds. If I stay on them, I'm OK. However, my meds are $400 a month."
Perfetto said he's terrified of re-offending. He said he and his mother plan to introduce a bill that would require sex offenders released from prison to wear electronic monitoring bracelets.