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Old 23-12-2007, 20:21
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I met a guy I used to work next to and was quite good friends with on the bus today after not having seen him for a few years.
The thing is.....I know he was sacked, but two people who worked with him, and who I believe, told me a while after that he was actually in prison. They did not know or would not tell me why though.
When I met him he did say he had been sacked but didn't mention being in prison and I didn't ask about that.
He gave me his mobile number and suggested we keep in touch, but I am wary as I have no idea why he was in prison and I feel like I want to know before I contact him.
Is there a way to find out?
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Old 23-12-2007, 20:22
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Nope! ask him
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Old 23-12-2007, 20:28
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If he lives within your area, and you know the date of his sentence, check the local press for that date.
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Old 24-12-2007, 00:07
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I suggest you go to the search facility on the local newspaper(s) website(s) and search on his name and appropriate words such as "sentenced" or "guilty".

If that doesn't turn anything up, do the same on Google.

However, if he has a common name this approach could be very hard work
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Old 24-12-2007, 13:28
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I met a guy I used to work next to and was quite good friends with on the bus today after not having seen him for a few years.
The thing is.....I know he was sacked, but two people who worked with him, and who I believe, told me a while after that he was actually in prison. They did not know or would not tell me why though.
When I met him he did say he had been sacked but didn't mention being in prison and I didn't ask about that.
He gave me his mobile number and suggested we keep in touch, but I am wary as I have no idea why he was in prison and I feel like I want to know before I contact him.
Is there a way to find out?
you can access private info like this as long as you dont live in the country...
so if you know someone who lives abroad...ask them to check for you.
its like, we are allowed access to USA sex offenders register.....and vise versa....but you cant get access to your own countries.
might be worth a try

molly xxx
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Old 24-12-2007, 13:30
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you can access private info like this as long as you dont live in the country...
so if you know someone who lives abroad...ask them to check for you.
its like, we are allowed access to USA sex offenders register.....and vise versa....but you cant get access to your own countries.
might be worth a try

molly xxx
Whaaat? Seriously? How weird is that!
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Old 24-12-2007, 13:35
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In the US, parents have access to pictures and details of all registered paedophiles. This right is known as "Megan's law", named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, who was found strangled near her New Jersey home six years ago. Her parents campaigned for the police to notify communities when paedophiles moved in.
http://education.guardian.co.uk/scho...689261,00.html
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Old 24-12-2007, 17:39
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oh yeah, so they did! i forgot about that law.
but i do know, that someone living abroad, can gain access to our info like that, im not certain how,or how much...but i knew someone who did it.
good luck!

molly xxx
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Old 24-12-2007, 17:46
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Check with the local criminals and see if they recognise his name.
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Old 25-12-2007, 14:23
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Ditto- Happy Christmas housewife, and behave yourself! -Well just enough to keep out of trouble.
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Old 26-12-2007, 00:23
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Hint at it with him. Bring up his job, and what's he been doing since he was sacked. Say there was a rumour going about that he was in jail, if he admits, just ask what for

and come back and tell us what happened.
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Old 26-12-2007, 01:31
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If it's anything serious or particularly unsavoury, then I would have thought that a simple google.co.uk search on his name/home town would turn up an article or two.

I wouldn't ask him directly... would feel uncomfortable doing that, because you're kind of compelling someone to talk about something that they probably would rather forget. If you're good enough friends I think he'd volunteer the info at some point.
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Old 26-12-2007, 08:58
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Drop a bar of soap on the floor and see if he bends down to pick it up for you.
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Old 15-04-2008, 13:16
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you can access private info like this as long as you dont live in the country...
so if you know someone who lives abroad...ask them to check for you.
its like, we are allowed access to USA sex offenders register.....and vise versa....but you cant get access to your own countries.
might be worth a try

molly xxx
what a load of tripe,
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Old 15-04-2008, 15:21
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So, is there any answer or update to this??
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Old 15-04-2008, 17:15
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LexisNexis :x
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Old 15-04-2008, 19:29
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what a load of tripe,

Lol, agree. Americans cant see whose on their sex register from America? Megans Law?
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Old 15-04-2008, 20:56
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what a load of tripe,
Read the whole thread, this has been sorted out months ago.
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