Talk of the Town: Everyone’s Talking About This House on Villanova –Should You Check for Sex Offenders Before You Buy a Home?

WFAA-TV last week reported that a University Park woman –well, WFAA called her a socialite — was arrested for peddling graphic child porn on her computer. Sick.

According to Channel 8, agents raided Erika Perdue’s $1.5 million University Park home and seized computers filled with child pornography. If it’s the home I think it is, the home on Villanova is valued on DCAD at $1,444,000 and is titled only in the name of Perdue’s spouse, Dallas attorney Mark Douglas Perdue.

It’s very troubling to me that Perdue lives right across the street from a park. Where kiddos play.

Seems like this was a sting op: the FBI had undercover agents access Perdue’s computer files through an illegal child porn site.  Perdue was allegedly sharing child porn unknowingly with agents — you would just never think a woman could be capable of this, would you, if, of course, she is guilty of the charges.

The US Attorney’s office says: “Perdue knowingly mailed, transported and shipped interstate commerce by any means, including by computer, visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”

I’m sorry, this is so sick. Now I’m wondering if this will affect the property values of any homes on the market nearby if, of course, she is found guilty.

Question: do you check for sex offenders before you buy a home? Here is an interesting piece about one unfortunate young man who is on the list, from a mistake he made when he was 12. He’s been paying for it ever since.

 

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  • We would refer to it as a stigmatized property. It may have negative impact on the property’s value but I would not expect it to really hurt other properties in the area other than the impact of a lower comparable home.

  • We would refer to it as a stigmatized property. It may have negative impact on the property’s value but I would not expect it to really hurt other properties in the area other than the impact of a lower comparable home.

  • It could potentially affect property values if they stay in the house and she is found guilty. We regularly direct individuals to websites where they can access crime statistics and registered sex offender information. The Park Cities isn't East Dallas, so this might not be a regular practice in the bubble. It probably should be though.

    All that being said, it's not a disclosure for any seller so it would be solely up to the buyer to determine if there's a registered sex offender in the area and whether they want to live near them. I would imagine most folks would tend to shy away from living next door to a registered sex offender so if it was discovered it would certainly affect the marketability of the home which is obviously going to affect property value in my opinion.

  • It could potentially affect property values if they stay in the house and she is found guilty. We regularly direct individuals to websites where they can access crime statistics and registered sex offender information. The Park Cities isn't East Dallas, so this might not be a regular practice in the bubble. It probably should be though.

    All that being said, it's not a disclosure for any seller so it would be solely up to the buyer to determine if there's a registered sex offender in the area and whether they want to live near them. I would imagine most folks would tend to shy away from living next door to a registered sex offender so if it was discovered it would certainly affect the marketability of the home which is obviously going to affect property value in my opinion.

  • Children raped – and you worry about property values? Lol – I am sure you also call yourself christian….

    You are sick

  • Children raped – and you worry about property values? Lol – I am sure you also call yourself christian….

    You are sick

  • Candy did law enforcement talk to any of the neighbors with children to make sure no-one was harmed or photographed in the area?

    BTW, you don't have to apologize for saying this is so sick – its disgusting.

  • Candy did law enforcement talk to any of the neighbors with children to make sure no-one was harmed or photographed in the area?

    BTW, you don't have to apologize for saying this is so sick – its disgusting.

  • Oh my goodness. I've taken my kids to that park when we are in Dallas!!! This makes me sick to my stomach. I pray that she didn't take pics of my kids. Just sickening. I hope the law comes down hard on her and that her husband doesn't get her off on a technicality.

  • Oh my goodness. I've taken my kids to that park when we are in Dallas!!! This makes me sick to my stomach. I pray that she didn't take pics of my kids. Just sickening. I hope the law comes down hard on her and that her husband doesn't get her off on a technicality.

  • @NYC: This is a real estate blog, so we're going to talk about property values. I think we can all agree that child pornography is disgusting. That's why our society has laws against it that carry severe penalties.

    That said, there was an incident in University Park not too long ago where a sex offender approached a young boy and video taped him. He was not registered with the city.

  • @NYC: This is a real estate blog, so we're going to talk about property values. I think we can all agree that child pornography is disgusting. That's why our society has laws against it that carry severe penalties.

    That said, there was an incident in University Park not too long ago where a sex offender approached a young boy and video taped him. He was not registered with the city.

  • @NYC: I am VERY concerned about the children, and thank God our FBI conducts operations such as this to protect our children. I have often said there is no punishment harsh enough for anyone, anyone who engages in child pornography or abuse. Socialite or no socialite.

  • @NYC: I am VERY concerned about the children, and thank God our FBI conducts operations such as this to protect our children. I have often said there is no punishment harsh enough for anyone, anyone who engages in child pornography or abuse. Socialite or no socialite.

  • @Jennifer: good question.

  • @Jennifer: good question.

  • does this woman have children of her own at home?

  • does this woman have children of her own at home?

  • well, that's what I get for typing at 8am after working 15 hours yesterday. ha ha. I misspell my own moniker!

  • well, that's what I get for typing at 8am after working 15 hours yesterday. ha ha. I misspell my own moniker!

  • Uh, @NYC, this is a REAL ESTATE BLOG, not a crime solvers blog or a victim outreach blog. Clearly you are very confused.

    The Defendant's husband attended UT Law and practices itellectual property law. This trial should be interesting…

  • Uh, @NYC, this is a REAL ESTATE BLOG, not a crime solvers blog or a victim outreach blog. Clearly you are very confused.

    The Defendant's husband attended UT Law and practices itellectual property law. This trial should be interesting…

  • Why is this story being so played down? No one is really reporting it! What a shame , It is such
    a horrible crime. Erika Purdue of dallas texas married to attorney mark douglas purdue.
    the wife erika perdue is caught with hoards of child porn and no one is on this case. Her court
    date was september 10th. Where is the media on this case? I feel like this case is being swept
    under the rug, maybe it is a little political. What is her maiden name? Does anyone know it?
    I do.

  • Why is this story being so played down? No one is really reporting it! What a shame , It is such
    a horrible crime. Erika Purdue of dallas texas married to attorney mark douglas purdue.
    the wife erika perdue is caught with hoards of child porn and no one is on this case. Her court
    date was september 10th. Where is the media on this case? I feel like this case is being swept
    under the rug, maybe it is a little political. What is her maiden name? Does anyone know it?
    I do.

  • I knew her thru Facebook and she hacked my computer one night.I reported her to authorities.She told me that she was,"Above the law" Really?? She's been very close with a male friend in Alabama.She used the last name Boriscs.I believe she was married a few times tho.I know she has a son and grand daughter that she was alone with a million times.She needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.I finally had her blocked because of her words.I knew her elevator didn't go to the top floor!!

  • I knew her thru Facebook and she hacked my computer one night.I reported her to authorities.She told me that she was,"Above the law" Really?? She's been very close with a male friend in Alabama.She used the last name Boriscs.I believe she was married a few times tho.I know she has a son and grand daughter that she was alone with a million times.She needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.I finally had her blocked because of her words.I knew her elevator didn't go to the top floor!!

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