This Sex Offender with an extensive criminal background had just been released from jail May 31st 2013. So many sex offenders are required to attend 12 step meetings to fulfill sex offender probation requirements. It is unbelievable that Alcoholics Anonymous World Services promotes encouraging and actively seeks out in prisons sex predators to attend AA meeting upon their release. Then they invite our teenagers to the same meetings.as these sick individuals. No wonder there is so many sexual assaults by AA and NA members against other 12 step members. Yet they refuse to accept any responsibility.
By Chris Hopper and RaeChelle Davis, Team Coverage
Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013
When Cherish’s mother was shown a photo of Smith, she identified him as the man who abducted her daughter, deputies said.
Cherish’s body was found at an unnamed church on Broward Road on Saturday. Smith was taken into custody later that morning after officers surrounded his van.
Details emerging about Donald Smith
A quick scan of Smith’s personal file shows he lived at the Palace Mobile Home Park in St. Petersburg for a short time after his release from prison in 2007. The park, in its infancy back then, is a place where sex offenders can live freely and go through rehabilitation while on probation.
There is very little in Smith’s file about his time there. Nobody there now remembers his stay. His therapist at the time said the only notes he has on Smith show he was getting on top of his issues and his attendance at therapy sessions was good.
The Department of Corrections sent Smith to the mobile home park shortly after his release, but they allowed him to leave after only eight weeks.
Therapist Don Sweeney worked with Smith at the time and still works with residents who live there today. Sweeney said his time in the facility just wasn’t enough. AA Daytona Beach Meetings and Volusia County AA Meetings Volusia County Intergroup.
“Probationers are sometimes sent here only for a month or two, and there isn’t a whole lot we can do,” he said. “We can maybe break some ice, but we’re talking a couple of years in therapy, minimum.”
Sweeney said that six years later, it is far more common for sex offenders going through the program to live at the Palace for at least two years.
“They come here, and we try to get them to open up, and we do a pretty good job of it, but it takes some time,” he said. “This isn’t a quick fix thing.”
Jacksonville deputies say they did an address check on Smith Friday morning. He had done everything required of him as a registered sex offender up until that point.
An address check is required once a month