FLORIDA - WFTV found child sex offenders in Orange County repeating their crimes as many as four times and so far, they haven't spent one day in prison.
"We're with Channel 9 News. We're here about him being a repeat sex offender," Stoll told a man who answered the door.
The man went inside the house to get Jordan, but he didn't come out.
Jordan was convicted three times of molesting children.
In March, he was charged again for raping a 15-year-old, yet he's never spent one day in prison.
The same goes for Richard Van Cleave.
Florelene Van Cleave was married to Richard Van Cleave when he was arrested in 2010 for having child porn on his computer.
"What do you think when you look at the family photo here? Or when you look at him?" Stoll said.
"I want to take it out,"
Richard Van Cleave accepted a plea deal, and while on
"I was thinking that he was supposed to be put in
Prosecutors said it's not always so easy.
"A lot of times these cases are not slam dunk cases," said Assistant State Attorney
Barra's team has about 350 child molestation and abuse cases set for trial, although Barra maintains everyone she charges is guilty.
"I don't go into every case saying I want the max sentence possible. That's not our job. Our job is to get a fair resolution," said Barra.
Barra said sometimes that means probation instead of prison time.
Jordan was only 17 when he first offended, so the state considered his age.
Barra said many factors influence decisions that allow offenders to avoid prison.
Victims are often very young, they forget details and a tough cross-examination can hurt the state's case.
"Maybe a jury will
Probation is supposed to limit where you can be at all times, although WFTV didn't find Jordan where he should be living.
"People say, 'Does
"Well, sex-offender probation is like anything else. You could say the same thing about restraining orders," Barra replied.
Meaning, sex offender probation isn't foolproof.
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