Dating a registered sex offender
Understandably, TLC, the network that airs “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” isn’t thrilled by the news and admitted that the show’s future is now in doubt.
“TLC is not currently in production on ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’ We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series,” the network said in a statement.
Although sex offenders who have completed probation or parole aren’t subject to residence restrictions, the public has a right to know where they are.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers a website where you can check the current registration database. If the state has determined that a particular offender is high risk, DPS will mail a postcard to residents and businesses in the neighborhood of his residence letting them know his registered address.
If the offender’s victim was younger than 17, and if any schools are in the area of his residence, DPS notifies the schools as well.
Landlords and neighborhood associations are free to make their own rules when they become aware that someone is a sex offender.
Under Texas law, there’s a big difference between a registered sex offender and one who is still under court supervision and out on parole or probation.
At the time it was rumored that Thompson’s infidelity was the reason for the split, a claim that he denied.
They must register their current addresses, along with other information, which must be updated every year, usually around the time of their birthdays.