According to state requirements on community notification, the Belmont Police Department has released information on Belmont’s only Level 3 sex offender.
“[R]egistered sex offender and Belmont resident Carl Peterson is moving to 108 Clark Lane,” read the announcement released April 30.
Peterson and his family currently reside on Barnard Road.
According to additional information provided by Belmont Police, it appears Peterson will be working from home.
“This offender is not wanted by the police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court,” the announcement said. “This notification is not intended to increase fear in the community. It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safe public.”
According to the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board, a level 3 classification is placed on an individual who the Board has determined in which “the risk of reoffense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination.”
Last September, Peterson made headlines across the country when he suddenly spoke about his status and the fear he brought to Belmont at a community forum held by police and county law enforcement officials when it was learned that Peterson had become a resident.
I know Carl Peterson from the time we used to work together in Burlington, MA. The job was a cafeteria job. We became friends quickly and I have to say that he is a nice person. Of course, he never disclosed to anyone his status as related to the sex offenders registry. Honestly, he lied to me about his life. Anyway, the cafeteria didn’t catch him when hired, but when the time came to give him more privileges to do catering in the building, the security services in charge alerted the building and my friend was fired. I never saw him again. The registry of sex offenders is really a life sentence and I cannot believe his life is so messed up until today. I feel sorry for him. How is he making a living?
Yes, he is brave, but what humiliation that goes with.
I wish him good luck. Tomorrow is Easter and hey, we are all sinners.