Employment will be severely limited (many employers won’t hire a convict)
Inability to enroll in college, university, or trade school
Loss of GI Bill
Loss of military career
Loss of retirement benefits.
Loss of VA benefits.
Loss of medical benefits.
Loss of spouse, family members, and friends
Loss of income while in jail
Mental, physical suffering before and after prison
Sex offender registration often includes the following:
Limits on where you can live, work, shop, eat.
Cannot go to parks, playgrounds, schools, churches, fairs, malls, etc.
Cannot own a computer or cell phone.
No internet access.
Not allowed to be around children, including family members, children of your family members, and friends.
For example, going to Christmas dinner with a brother’s family (if he has kids) will probably trigger additional charges and jail time. Most convicted sex offenders end up back in prison because they violate strict sex offender rules, not because they commit other sex crimes.