|In late February 2003, Jeff Welch was tried and convicted of two counts of child molestation in Maricopa County, Arizona (Case No. CR2001-097224). In March 2003, Jeff Welch was also tried and convicted on child-pornography charges (Case No. CR2002-097527. He was sentenced to serve a total of 242 years in prison.|
The first three links below contain information about my efforts to publicize my brother's release from prison in March 1994 after he completed his sentence for sexually abusing a young child.
Please read the following "form reply" before you write to me:
This is a "form letter" which I send in reply to email about these issues.I am responding to your inquiry regarding child molestation, sex offenders, and/or "Megan's Law."
I get 5 to 10 email messages every week on this subject, in addition to more than 500 other email messages per week that demand my attention. Due to time constraints, I simply cannot devote adequate time to reviewing and replying to these messages individually. In addition, I have moved on in my life and I do not wish to spend more time and energy discussing my brother.
Everything I have to say about this subject is posted in my essay (linked from http://www.markwelch.com/molestpr.htm and http://www.markwelch.com/molestpr.htm) and I am not interested in expanding on that information any further. I wrote that essay in the spring of 1994 and I have not updated it since then. I have had no contact with my brother since his release from prison, and I am not certain of his whereabouts (although I believe he moved to Arizona).
I do not wish to share any thoughts or comments about "Megan's Law," community notification, or other efforts to register or publicize sex offenders.
I do not have time to reply to students working on papers about this subject, nor will I respond to reporters.
I thank you for your comments and support, and I wish you luck in your efforts.
-- Mark J. Welch