“If you, or an authorized dependent who will reside with you, are found to be registered or are required to register as a sex offender under the laws of any state, you could be denied residency in Air Force military, government-managed and privatized housing,” the policy document says in part.
The new policy is one of several recent changes made by the military services making it harder for convicted sex offenders to live in base housing.
Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (called "rituals"), or have certain thoughts repeatedly. Certain groups of symptoms typically occur together.
These groups are sometimes viewed as dimensions or clusters that may reflect an underlying process.
The new rules are particularly significant for overseas bases, which currently lack public sex offender registries and notification laws common in the United States.
While military officials say it’s unlikely a servicemember would remain on active duty after a court-martial conviction on a sexual offense, especially one of a violent nature, they point out that military family members and civilian employees often have access to base housing.
Craig Franklin, the commander of the Kaiserslautern Military Community and 3rd Air Force, talks during a May 2 town hall meeting at Ramstein Air Base about child safety issues following reports of child molestations and attempted child abduction at military bases in the Kaiserslautern area. SVAN/STARS AND STRIP KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — When military officials began investigating reports of child molestation and an attempted child abduction on Kaiserslautern-area bases earlier this year, they swiftly eliminated one potential suspect. Air Forces in Europe policy change instituted last fall requires all base housing applicants at USAFE bases to fill out a sex offender disclosure form.
The Air Force does not disclose any information about registered sex offenders, such as the offense or where the person lives, and would be unlikely to do so.
“Their privacy interests would likely lead us not to release individual names or addresses” or other specific details, Mitchell said.
“That individual is not a suspect.” When investigators began looking into reports of child molestation and attempted child abductions, that individual was interviewed, Mitchell said. Also, unlike in the United States, there are no public sex offender disclosure laws in Germany. Germany and most European nations don’t maintain public sex offender registries.
No one in USAFE has been forced to move off base or been denied base housing since mandatory disclosure began, Mitchell said. sex offenders who come to Germany with the military, whether on active-duty or as a family member, would not have to report their status to German authorities, said Helmut Bleh, chief prosecutor for the city of Kaiserslautern, home to the largest U. Germany, however, maintains a private database of the names of convicted sex offenders, to which criminal prosecutors and law enforcement officials have access, said Rudolf Egg, a forensic psychology professor and director of the Center for Criminology in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The symmetry factor correlated highly with obsessions related to ordering, counting, symmetry as well as repeating compulsions.