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Convicted sex offender, Brian L. Golsby recently abducted, raped, and murdered an Ohio State student. This rare instance of sex offender recidivism stokes fear about sex offenders, but The Columbus Dispatch is fighting against the typical cycle of: rare recidivism event, media latches onto it, public panics.

This Dispatch article by John Futty shares the truth about low sex offender recidivism rates:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170219/ohio-state-student-slaying-anomaly-few-sex-offenders-repeat-crime

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