People's arrests, convictions and jail time resonds are all public information. In many counties, it's available online. In some of the smaller, poorer conties, you have to go to the courthouse to request it. Many states' DRC websites will let you search the records of people who served time in the penitentiaries.
If you are just venting, you may not want to go to the trouble of searching for this (tho, if it's online, it would take only a few minutes). But if you are really trying to take some kind of action, then find out what his arrest record looks like.
Maybe you can speak to the prosecutor and ask to testify against him during the trial or speak at his sentencing.
As a parent, I would find out what the law allows, and if it's permitted, I'd canvass the area, knocking on doors and giving all the residents flyers w/ his picture and a description of his crimes.
Yes, a few houses ago, I lived around the corner from someone who was a registered sex offender...but by the time I discovered it, I was in the process of selling the house and moving. And my daughter was only an infant.
I don't see why it matters if he was in a car accident or has schizophrenia or whatever. He has a problem which causes him to be a threat to children (and maybe other people besides children). I would do whatever I could to educate whoever would listen.
Personally, I don't feel we go far enough to protect the public from repeat sexual predators. I think they need to be stigmatized more...esp if they don't agree to chemical castration or something similar. I tend to get a little stone aged on this subject and wish they would just a set up a colony for them and drop them all off there and bye.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG