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Man harasses Va. sex offender: Police

By Maria Glod

A convicted sex offender whose photo appears on Virginia's sex offender registry was followed and struck by a car by a man who recognized the sex offender in a Hopewell convenience store, authorities said.

Virginia state police announced Monday that 19-year-old Daniel R. Narron, of Hopewell, had been charged with misuse of the sex offender registry, attempted murder, hit-and-run and attempted aggravated malicious wounding by a mob. He was arrested Nov. 5.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar said the two had no prior relationship or interactions, and that Narron knew the sex offender's face only from the state registry.

Molnar said it is the fourth time someone has been charged with misuse of Virginia's sex offender registry, which is intended to be a safety tool for communities.

Police said the sex offender, who they did not name, entered a convenience store in Hopewell the evening of Oct. 16. Narron, who was with three other companions, recognized the man, approached him and began harrassing him. The victim left on his moped, police said. Narron followed in a 2000 Lincoln Navigator.

Police said Narron struck the man, then fled. Molnar said the victim was not injured.

By Maria Glod  | November 9, 2010; 7:45 AM ET
Categories:  Maria Glod, Sex Crimes, Virginia  
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sex offedors, especially pedos should not be allowed in society. They should have the same sentances as 1rst degree murder either life in prison or executation. THere is no sush thing as rehabililitation for sex offenders. Kind of like you can't make someone gay straight, its the way they are.

Posted by: WhatBubble | November 9, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

People should be allowed to continue a private life once they have paid their debt to society. If the judge feels they need watching then don't let them out. It is unfair to make a guy serve 10 years and then target him on a list where he is ostracized.

Posted by: jackson641 | November 9, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

So is anyone upset that the sex offender, who should never have been let out of prison, was struck by a car!?!

Posted by: soccerhead | November 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I would never say that a sex offender deserves to be victimized when after they are released, now while in prison that is another story...eye for an eye. Still we are a "civilized society".

soccerhead, you have a good point. When I first saw the article title I was like "yes, vigalante justice". Now I feel slightly bad for the guy.

Posted by: ClevenderInDC | November 9, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

good point mloaks. I have a friend that has a sexual offender status because he had a sexual relationship with a freshman when during our senior year.

Posted by: ClevenderInDC | November 9, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

mloaks and ClevenderInDC,
So just avoid underage girls and there is nothing to fear.
A freshman in high school is 14 or 15. Either is under the age for consent. I really see no problem with enforcing the law on this one...kids that age are in no way mature enough to make decisions about sexual activity.
Your friend who was a senior, is either 17 or 18 and should know better.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | November 9, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Attempted murder by hitting someone with your car, and you use the word "harasses" in your headline? How biased and inappropriate.

Posted by: narlington | November 9, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

BigDaddy651

Virginia's law on age of legal consent is mistaken.

Many states set the age at 16 and even include some provisions for those near in age to the younger person.

Some European countries have laws that set the age of legal consent to 13 or 14. These countries in their enlightened wisdom also permit gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.

We hear a lot of clamor about repealing DADT, but laws that turn 18 year old heterosexual males into sex offenders through statutory rape are set in stone.

What's that about?

Posted by: blasmaic | November 9, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

So BigDaddy651, what about underage teenagers who are labeled as sex offenders because they got caught sex-texting each other?

In my opinion, a 2 years difference in teenagers both in high school is not a big difference. 18 year old boy with 16 year old girl-big whoop.

Posted by: Soguns1 | November 9, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The vigilante is a cowardly punk, but I'm curious, how do they define "misuse of a sex offenders registry"?

Posted by: vmax02rider | November 9, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Daniel is being set up. The news media needs to get the facts straight. The sex offender should not be out on the streets harassing people. I am glad I don't live in that town.

Posted by: 20101 | November 9, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Ask yourself people what if the guy mistook someone who looked like the guy on the list and hit him with his Big SUV while he was on a motorbike and killed him or seriously injured him. What does he say when caught? Oops? Come on, we're a nation of laws. Do the crime, serve the time. You or I don't get to be judge and jury and that protects all of us. Hate if you want, but don't take the law into your own hands and then cry about being caught and tried. Daniel, if convicted, did the crime and deserves to do the time. They should post the photos and charges and sentences of idiots like Danny on the same website as the sex offenders with the admonition that individual citizens don't get to accuse, try and judge then punish anyone. Welcome to the slammer Dan where you will find that 19 year olds are "prime meat" and you will learn about "justice" prison style. Hope he's got a good insurance policy because the AIDs and HIV rate in prison is very, very high. Meanwhile, his trial will both embarrass and bankrupt his family paying for his defense. All for what? Commit the crime and pay the piper THAT IS justice. Personally, my heart doesn't bleed for either of these fools but it does go out to the innocent family members who will suffer for his stupidity.

Posted by: tazzt | November 9, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I won't defend sex offenders. However, I agree with those who stated that if they have paid with time in prison, and they have registered as required, they should be allowed to go about their business without being harassed. If we as a society start going after sex offenders who have done their time, then that sets a precedent for going after ANY type of offender who has done his/her time. That's harassment and there isn't a legal or ethical reason for it.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | November 9, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Once a child sex offender, always a child sex offender. They're not like burglars or drug dealers, they don't rehabilitate in jail and they never lose the desire for sex with children. I'm not talking about the senior and the freshman. I'm talking about adults, (almost always) men and their desire to have sex with children of any age. They should never be released back into society. Do you really think that registration does anything to prevent them from reoffending. On the contrary, they just learn to be more careful. They have a network and they use it to become better at what they do.
I can't defend this guy who harrassed the sex offender, but neither would I complain about him.

Posted by: love2bmom | November 9, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm NOT defending sex offenders. However, there is something wrong with the criminal justice system in this country.

We say we want to "rehabilitate" people, but at the same time, we do every thing we can to make sure that they cannot lead a normal life.

We need to decide what we want to do. If we want to rehabilitate, then we need to allow them to lead normal lives, NORMAL in every way (i.e. - NO REGISTRY, no one wants to hire or live by someone on this list.)

But if we don't want to do this, (and I can understand why we may not want to allow some people back into society), we need to put them in half-way houses and stop the pretense of trying to help them "get back into society."

This is partially a consequence of our indecision on this matter. If a person is marked for life, people are going to have a problem with having him in the neighborhood.

Again, I am not defending sex offenders. But I also hate hypocrisy.

Posted by: camiwa | November 10, 2010 2:20 AM | Report abuse

To love2bmom, it never said he was a child sex offender or what his offense was.

Posted by: billbarry1 | November 10, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

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