<blockquote>"How can a guy get married and become a good, stable citizen if they're putting your picture there when it don't belong?"</blockquote> Daniel Ray Erickson is hopping mad. After he was convicted in 1980 for buying a 5-year old girl for $250 and abusing her sexually, the state decided to put his name on its sexual offender website. He has petitioned the state and asked a judge to order the removal of his name from the site. His petition is not based on principle nor on claims of repentance or rehabilitation - <a href="http://www.sptimes.com/2002/12/06/Hernando/Sex_offender_wants_We.shtml">he complains that it's interfering with his love life.</a> Predictably, his girlfriend dumped him after seeing his name (<a href="http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/sexual_predators/OffenderFlyer.asp?keys=37681">and picture</a>--personally, he has a face only his mom can love) on the website. Erickson was arrested earlier this year for failing to register as a sex offender. He has appealed the first case and will be arraigned for the second on Monday. Now, this is a specific case, but let's go beyond it and ask, "is there truly any rehabilitation for sex offenders, and if so does sites like this trample on their rights? Are sex offender registries anything more than a modern-day 'scarlet letter?'"