He admitted to one huge mistake. But he didn’t want to be branded a sex offender for life  Fresno BeeLifetime registration as a sex offender could finally end for many charged with lesser crimes under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Friday.

Convicted sex offender arrested for rape weeks after removal from Megan's Law website  WPXI PittsburghA convicted sex offender was arrested for raping a woman, just weeks after he was removed from the Megan's Law website.

Names being removed from sex offender registry - News  The IntelligencerPennsylvania State Police have started the process for removing as many as 5000 ex-offenders from the Megan's Law registry under a state supreme court ...

Visiting Stanford scholar is a sex offender  The Daily PostBY ALLISON LEVITSKY Daily Post Staff Writer. A visiting scholar at Stanford is a convicted sex offender who spent time in prison after pleading guilty to forcing ...

1st Catholic priest charged with sex assault after tip to AG's clergy abuse hotline to be sentenced  lehighvalleylive.comA disgraced Roman Catholic priest who admitted to sexually assaulting a teenage girl three decades ago will be sentenced Monday in Superior Court in ...

Legal questions swirl around Megan's Law in Pennsylvania  Allentown Morning CallJason Davies, who admitted raping a Wilson woman after breaking into her home, is seeking to avoid having to register as a sex offender, citing a recent state ...

Changes Are Coming to California Sex Offender Registry  Santa Barbara IndependentFifty-four sex offenders live within two miles of the Santa Barbara Independent's Figueroa Street offices. Their mugshots, height, weight, ethnicity, eye color, ...

Alaska Supreme Court Rules Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional  Outside The Beltway - Mobile EditionThe Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that the state's sex offender registry violates due process protections in the state and Federal Constitutions.

More than 1000 'predators' left off Oregon's public sex offender website  KATUA local mom told KATU she found out too late that she dated a sexual predator. She said when she checked Oregon's public sex offender registry website he ...

Despite legislative fix, challenges to Megan's Law continue  Allentown Morning CallPennsylvania lawmakers say they have fixed problems with Megan's Law that threatened to allow thousands of sex offenders from having to register. Defense ...

Fairfield Families on Edge as Sex Offender Moves in Blocks From Elementary School  WPMT FOX 43FAIRFIELD -- A man on parole for sex crimes involving children is being allowed to live within blocks of a Fairfield elementary school. James Shephard turned ...

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Megan's Law list might get smaller  Sunbury Daily ItemSUNBURY — The number of sex offenders on the state's Megan's Law sex offender registry could drop as the result of a July ruling by the Pennsylvania ...

Committee passes sex offender registry bill, urges broader reforms  Arizona MirrorThe House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously in favor of a limited proposal to slightly expand the number of people who are eligible to be removed from ...

Court: Retroactive sex offender registration rules unconstitutional  Allentown Morning CallThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down retroactive rules that required more people to register as sex offenders.

There are more than 400 lifetime-registered sex offenders living in Dauphin County  PennLive.comPa. Megan's Law Website. As of May 2017, there are approximately 437 tier 3 sex offenders living in Dauphin County, according to the Pennsylvania Megan's ...

DPH commissioner finds her voice on immunizations  The CT MirrorRenée Coleman-Mitchell, the commissioner of public health, calls for ending religious exemptions for immunizations. Renée Coleman-Mitchell, the ...

'Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,' Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds  ReasonThe decision rejects driver's licenses labeled "CRIMINAL SEX OFFENDER" and a broad demand for reports on internet use.

Texas reneging: States expansion of sex-offender laws challenged  Austin American-StatesmanAt least four sex offenders in Texas have floated a new argument that has earned early legal victories. When the Beaumont police detective called him in 2014, ...

Forty Fort airport transforms into iconic ‘gin joint’ for ‘An Evening in CASAblanca’  Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderFORTY FORT — With tunes by Fats Waller and Louie Armstrong playing and gin flowing freely, donors supporting CASA of Luzerne County said, “Here's looking ...

Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they've challenged rules  Detroit Free PressWASHINGTON – Eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upheld a decision saying parts of Michigan's sex offender registry law — one of the ...

Alabama Moves to State-Ordered Castration  The AtlanticA new law for child sex offenders harkens back to a time when much less was known about human sexuality.

22 missing Megan's Law offenders in Pa. who are wanted by police  lehighvalleylive.comThey are required to continually update their information and photographs. These people -- including one from the Lehigh Valley -- didn't.

California Megan’s Law Website  CBS SacramentoFound if there are registered sex offenders living near you by visiting https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov. A California senator who believes the state's sex offender ...

California Will Dramatically Change Management of State Sex Offender Registry System in 2021  ESR NEWSWritten By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn. In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384 (SB 384) – also known as the “Sex ...

Thousands removed from Maine Sex Offender Registry  WMTW PortlandThousands of Maine sex offenders have been removed from the state's registry before their sentences ended.

Board wants to remove low-risk sex offenders from registry  SFGateThe state board that oversees California's sex offender registration laws wants to thin out and overhaul the registry because they say it has grown too big and ...

California man on parole for child sex crimes accused of sexually assaulting girl on playground  Q13 News SeattleA registered sex offender has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student at an elementary school playground in Torrance, police ...

Listed for Life  Slate MagazineIf you've ever accessed a state sex offender registry online, you know you can search for a list of the mug shots, home addresses, and registered...

Sex offender, former Catholic priest reportedly presided over Masses in Fillmore  Ventura County StarA former Catholic priest removed from ministry and convicted of molestation was reportedly presiding at home Masses in Fillmore, according to a May 30 alert ...

Connor Betts’ obituary removed from funeral home website  WKRG News 5DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Bellbrook funeral home, Conner & Koch, posted obituaries for both Megan Betts and her brother, Connor Betts Wednesday.

Online bank Simple makes things harder by removing bill pay  TechCrunchWith a growing number of challenger banks taking on the U.S. market, one of the original startup banks, Simple — now owned by BBVA — has taken the ...

Missouri Just Reformed Its Sex-Offender Registry. But 1,200 Offenders Are Missing  Riverfront TimesUntil very recently, Missouri's sex-offender registry functioned like a factory with a single product. Regardless of the crime they'd committed, the state treated ...

Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say  Al Jazeera AmericaExperts say public registries don't reduce assault — and sex offenders are increasingly challenging the rules in court.

He's 74. His victims weren't even teens. Now he'll spend up to 30 years in prison.  Lebanon Daily NewsPhillip B. Baker was sentenced for charges stemming from abuse over 7-and-a-half years.

Adultery and fornication: Why are states rushing to get these outdated laws off the books?  SalonAt least seven states are working to amend or repeal outdated sex laws. Why? Take a look at the Supreme Court.

Law banning sex offenders from Facebook goes before Supreme Court  CBS NewsRALEIGH, N.C. -- *Fresh* from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his ...

Megan Rapinoe is dividing Americans instead of uniting them in the fight for gender equity  The Washington PostShe does not have the right to protest the U.S. national anthem when playing for the U.S. national team.

Were 'Child Sex Dolls' Briefly Offered via Amazon?  Snopes.comThe online retailing giant Amazon.com came under scrutiny in March 2019 when reports emerged that their product listings had included “child sex dolls for ...

These sex offenders are begging to be deported. Why does California pay millions to keep them?  The Sacramento BeeUndocumented immigrants living at Coalinga State Hospital have served jail time for their sex crimes but continue to live as civil detainees despite their pleas for ...

How a registered sex offender wound up living in an Airbnb hosting unsuspecting guests  Houston Chronicle This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...

Is a Registry for Juvenile Sex Offenders a Form of 'Child Abuse'?  Crime ReportThomas Arrowwood has been on Oregon's registered sex offender list for over two decades, for an offense committed when he was 12 years old. Now 38 ...

Europe is splitting the internet into three  The VergeIt's strange to think about now, but until the 1920s, you didn't generally need a passport to travel. A smart CEO I know recently mentioned this to me in the context ...

Sex offender revamp in works under state bill  San Francisco ChronicleSACRAMENTO — California's sex offender registry didn't protect Chelsea King. A registered child predator abducted, raped and murdered the 17-year-old high ...

This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?  GenerocityGenerocity sent a reporter to Vermont to learn about a volunteer program that aims to break down the barriers between society and sex offenders. The tagline: ...

‘I Don’t Know Who Those People Are:’ Oudated, Wrong People’s Mug Shots Appear On Illinois Sex Offenders’ Website  CBS ChicagoMELROSE PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Michael Myers is a convicted sex offender with mug shots from 2019, 2016, and 2009 posted on the Illinois sex offender website.

Convicted sex offender feared to be on the loose in Monmouth or Ocean counties  Asbury Park PressTOMS RIVER - A search is underway in Monmouth and Ocean counties for a convicted sex offender who failed to register as one under Megan's Law and may ...

A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence From a Genealogy Site  WIREDThe trial, which hinges on a lead found using DNA on a genealogy site, will not address whether the new sleuthing method is legal, however.

Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia  RevealHundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or ...

Can Trump legally fire Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chairman?  Fox BusinessThe attacks on Powell, and the Fed, are mostly unprecedented, leaving legal experts scrambling.

Raised on the Registry | The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US  Human Rights WatchJacob C. was 11 years old and living in Michigan when he was tried in juvenile court for touching, without penetrating, his sister's genitals. Found guilty of one ...

Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway.  The New York TimesMr. Epstein served time a decade ago. When he returned to New York, he staged a comeback campaign among the elite.

Ramona family with sex offender son offers free holiday train rides for community  The San Diego Union-TribuneA member of a Ramona family that has invited adults and children to their home later this month for free rides on their miniature railroad is a registered sex ...

As some states reconsider sex-offender registries, an Alabama resident argues the state's for-life requirements are too much  Anniston StarAlabama's sex offender laws are among the most stringent in the nation. Home to more than 11000 registered sex offenders, Alabama is among four states that ...

Could You End Up on a Sex Offender Registry?  Wired NewsLately I've been wondering if I'll end up on the sex offender registry. Not because I have any intention of harming anyone, but because it has recently come to my ...

A New Type of DNA Testing Is Entering Crime Investigations  WIREDIn April, a citizen scientist named Barbara Rae-Venter used a little-known genealogy website called GEDMatch to help investigators find a man they'd been ...

She wasn't convicted of the crime, but she's still on the Pa. child abuse registry  York Daily RecordPeople are placed in the ChildLine and Abuse Registry without being convicted of a crime — and can remain on it for life if they don't appeal.

Court ruling upends Maryland's sex offender registry  Baltimore SunThe memory of the break-in still stirs terror three decades later: The Rockville woman was ordered out of bed at knifepoint by a teenage burglar, who ...

For Registered Sex Offenders, An Uphill Civil Rights Battle  NPRRegistered sex offenders say laws that make their identities public and restrict where they can live violate their civil rights. But victims' advocates argue the laws ...

Yes, Trump Can Invoke the Insurrection Act to Deport Immigrants  The AtlanticOne of the most interesting legal phenomena of the Trump administration has been the increased use of—and public focus on—previously obscure federal ...

CT’s ‘red flag’ law — an early, but narrow, effort to take guns  The CT MirrorCo-workers were concerned after Justin Olden, a Stafford public works employee, told them there would be “a mass shooting” if he continued to be reassigned to ...

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticFlowers v. Mississippi reveals a rickety American legal system.

When Kids Are Accused of Sex Crimes  The New YorkerSarah Stillman on the sex-offender registry, and what happens when juveniles are accused of misconduct.

How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites  OutsideYou're out hiking, camping, or mountain biking, when suddenly, you spot it: a tick. Maybe it's on your dog, on your kid, or under your waistband. It doesn't matter ...

Lafayette sexual predators are banned from using social media. That's not stopping them  The Daily AdvertiserAbout 10 percent of the most dangerous sex offenders in Lafayette Parish are using social networking sites in violation of a Louisiana law meant to protect ...

Apple and Google Urged to Dump Saudi App That Lets Men Track Women  The New York TimesBEIRUT, Lebanon — A Saudi mobile application that lets men track and restrict the movements of women in the kingdom has come under increased scrutiny this ...

Courts deemed Michigan's sex offender registry unconstitutional. Two years later, nothing's changed.  Michigan RadioThe American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the state of Michigan over its handling of the state's sex offender registry. In 2016, the 6th Circuit Court ruled ...

A timeline of Trump's record on gun control reform  ABC NewsFollowing mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left at least 31 victims dead, President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that he wanted ...

ICE authorized to create Angel Watch Center to expand child protection efforts following passage of International Megan's Law  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement NewsroomWASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been authorized to create an Angel Watch Center to expand efforts to alert foreign law ...

Missouri Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Molesting 11-Year-Old Girl Gets Probation  HuffPostJoseph Meili's plea agreement removed kidnapping and statutory rape charges.

The First Murder Case to Use Family Tree Forensics Goes to Trial  WIREDA 32-year-old murder case has its first arrest after police turn to genetic genealogy. The technique's legality is now getting scrutiny in the courtroom.

In Defense of Harvey Weinstein’s Harvard Lawyer  The AtlanticThe law professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. is among the most accomplished people at Harvard. He has helped to overturn scores of wrongful convictions and to ...

Trump is not corrupt for removing the special counsel if he believed he was falsely accused: Barr  SalonBarr said it was “not a corrupt motive” for firing Robert Mueller if Trump thought he was being falsely accused.

Priest accused of rape, defrocked - then got government job helping mentally disabled people  York Daily RecordDavid H. Luck had been a deacon in Annville and a priest in Mechanicsburg before taking a job with the York County government.

Dayton, Ohio, shooter Connor Betts kept a "hit list" and "rape list," Bellbrook High School classmates claim  CBS NewsDayton, Ohio — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, claim he was suspended for compiling a "hit list" of ...

Is it fair for sex offenders to stay listed on a registry for life?  STLtoday.comST. LOUIS • On one side of the latest debate over Missouri's sex-offender registry are people such as Daniel Ray Winfrey. In 1991, when Winfrey was 15, he and ...

Amazon pulls "offensive" bath mats and doormats with Quran verses  CBS NewsAmazon removed home goods -- including doormats and bath mats -- featuring verses from the Quran from its website last week after advocates for Muslim civil ...

A DNA Company Wants You to Help Catch Criminals  The AtlanticFamilyTreeDNA was criticized for secretly working with the FBI. Now it's explicitly asking potential customers to help law enforcement.

El Paso mass shooting that left 20 dead probed as 'domestic terrorism': Officials  ABC NewsTwenty people were killed and dozens more injured on Saturday morning in a massacre at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that was packed with back-to-school ...

Dozens of vaccine skeptics testify against removal of religious exemption  The CT MirrorMembers of the public wait for their turn to speak on an effort to eliminate the state's religious exemption on vaccines. Lawmakers seeking to repeal the state's ...

Is a Categorical Denial of Bail for Accused Sex Offenders Constitutional?  ReasonMy co-authored amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to review the issue of whether Arizona can deny bail to accused sex offenders where "proof" of sexual ...

5 Things you need to know about the new plastic bag law  The CT MirrorConnecticut shoppers enter a new era on Thursday when retailers must begin collecting a 10-cent fee on most plastic bags used to carry products. The fee was ...

DNA links San Pedro registered sex offender to 1980 slaying in PVE  The Daily BreezeA 65-year-old registered sex offender living in San Pedro was identified Friday as the suspect in the killing of a 20-year-old Wilmington woman found beaten to ...

Superior man pleads not guilty in anthem assault; heavy security follows threats  MissoulianSUPERIOR — The security detail on hand for Wednesday's arraignment of a man accused of choke-slamming a 13-year-old boy who didn't remove his hat for ...

If you're an Indiana voter, you may have been purged... and this website will help you find out  SalonIf you're an Indiana voter, you may have been removed from the voting rolls of your state and don't even know it. In order to find out whether you were stripped of ...

What Congress Can Do When Trump Appointees Defy It  The AtlanticWhen federal officials ignore subpoenas, imposing a fine is the legislative branch's best hope of getting the information it needs.

Can’t Impeach Trump? Go After His Cabinet.  The AtlanticThe story of William Belknap provides a way forward for Democrats.

Tech Companies Are Deleting Evidence of War Crimes  The AtlanticAlgorithms that take down “terrorist” videos could hamstring efforts to bring human-rights abusers to justice.

The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare  The AtlanticState legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.

Five Things I Learned From the Mueller Report  The AtlanticI spent the week after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report going through it section by section and writing a kind of diary of the endeavor.

UK sets out safety-focused plan to regulate internet firms  TechCrunchThe UK government has laid out proposals to regulate online and social media platforms, setting out the substance of its long-awaited White Paper on online ...

NJ's Catholic dioceses release names of 188 priests accused of sexual abuse  NorthJersey.comNew Jersey's Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday released the names of 188 priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing ...

YouTube Kids video featuring suicide instructions removed after parents complain  ABC NewsA parenting blog has gotten multiple videos removed from YouTube Kids after the videos allegedly gave children instructions on how to kill themselves.

Lawmakers call for end to religious exemption on vaccines  The CT MirrorLawmakers, including House Majority Leader Matthew Ritter, took aim Wednesday at the state's religious exemption to vaccines, calling for a vote to repeal the ...

U.S. passports to identify child sex offenders  Chicago TribuneAmerica's registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas.

ICE prepared to deport 1 million immigrants, enforcement leader says  UPI NewsThe head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said immigration authorities are prepared to carry out deportations of about 1 million people.

Trump Proposes Food-Stamp Work Requirements That He Couldn’t Get Through Congress  The AtlanticOpponents fear that the end of state waivers won't increase employment among low-income people—but will send deep poverty soaring.

Legislation would update Justice Reinvestment Act  Baltimore FishbowlBy Natalie Jones Capital News *Service*. ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — After a comprehensive law overhauled the state's criminal justice system, Maryland has seen ...

How the Supreme Court Messed Up the Census Case  The AtlanticThe justices misrepresented the “pedigree” of the citizenship question.

Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein under fire after new Netflix series "When They See Us"  CBS NewsLinda Fairstein, the longtime New York City prosecutor who oversaw the Central Park Five case, has resigned from at least two boards following backlash from ...