As a mother of a child who has been abused by her father, I feel this is important because we don't know who is living next door unless they are a sex crime offender or we access public records in a local courthouse. This information should be available on a database just like watchdog. As a single parent, we wouldn't date a sex crime offender nor child abuser, so why shouldn't we have access to search for a child abuser? There are many circumstances this could be useful for, this is just one. Another is some of sex offenders could have started as abusers. The public has a right to know this information, especially on repeat offenders!!!