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This kind of mob outrage is at best just plain stupidity.
Some percentage of the population are carpet-baggers to some degree. It's probably somewhere in the region of 2%, but it could be as high as 10% depending on your definition. Most of those people will never diddle kids and will keep their carpet-baggery predilections secret. Not everyone who diddles kids is a carpet-bagger and we don't really know why some carpet-baggers diddle kids and some don't.
We could just execute anyone convicted of diddling kids, but that's a hugely high-risk option, because then kiddy fiddlers have nothing to lose. If you abduct a kid, you might as well kill them, because you'll get strung up either way. If you've been diddling your niece, you might as well kill her if it looks like she might grass you up. The death penalty might be a marginally stronger deterrent, but it's not as if we're soft on kiddy fiddlers at the moment but it doesn't seem to stop them. Same goes for locking them up and throwing away the key.
You can persecute convicted carpet-baggers, but that just drives them underground. If you're living in a tent under a bridge as a social outcast, you've got very little left to lose and so very little reason to keep your nose clean. If you chase them out of town, they'll just move to somewhere they won't be recognised.
If everyone knows that there's a carpet-bagger living at number 32, he poses very little risk to anyone. The whole community will be keeping an eye on him, everyone's kids will have been warned to keep away, the old bill will be round if he so much as glances at a school bus. If he has a job and a home and some semblance of a social life, then he has reasons to keep his nose clean. It doesn't make intuitive sense, but the best way to reduce the risk posed by carpet-baggers is to integrate them into the community to the greatest extent possible.