Protecting people from harm is important to running any community. There are a variety of dangerous individuals, most certainly predators who attempt to infiltrate the community in order to prey on others.
SOMAPI, a SMART initiative, offers a full report on both adult and juvenile offenders. Based on the report one should come to the determination removing offenders from situations where they may re-offend is the most appropriate decision.
In Columbus, Ohio two registered sex offenders were arrested assaulting minors at ComFest and Zoombezi Bay
Another individual who infiltrated the local furry community in Columbus, Ohio while violating parole
In California a well known register sex offender Daniel Llamas, known by Growly or TORA in the furry community, was arrested for a crime involving minors.
The community must assist in keeping everyone safe from high risk individuals, reach out to conventions and request Registered Sex Offenders be prohibited from attending.
Further ConfusionAAE and FurCon do not permit membership or attendance by any individual who is a convicted sex offender, or appears on any federal or state sex offender registry. In addition, AAE and FurCon reserve the right, at the board’s discretion, to deny membership or attendance to anyone with a documented history of sexual violence, including inappropriate conduct towards minors
Texas Furry Fiesta10. Furry Fiesta and Creature Arts does not permit attendance by any individual who appears on any state or federal sex offender registry.
Tails and TornadoesTails and Tornadoes Fur Con does not permit attendance by any individual who appears on any state or federal sex offender registry