A friend of mine is going to be a guest of the state for the summer. Pled to a molestation charge. (I have the coolest friends; I bet you don't know any registered sex offenders.) I haven't the slightest idea what really happened, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't believe him. And I don't really want to know. (Ok, I am really dying to know, but don't want to ask.)
I want to visit him in jail, because I kind of feel like he will need the support, if he will become a normal person. I view it that he's paying his debt to society, and now needs my help.
In any event, is there any issue that it looks bad for in C&F to be visiting molesters in jail?
No C&F issues at all. C&F doesn't find guilt by association - they would never even know about your visit, and would have no basis to ask about it from what I remember they ask you on the C&F application.
But you have to ask him. Also, maybe you shouldn't be friends with a confessed molester anymore. Perhaps the "support" you give him should be withdrawing your friendship, because your character doesn't allow you to be sympathetic to molesters? Then he could learn that molesting is bad and drives people away, therefore he shouldn't molest anymore. Thats just me.