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  • Part 1: Sex Offenders Reside In Homes Which Are Licensed Day Care Centers In Illinois

    09/16/2010 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 9/15/2010 | David E. Smith
    Government Bureaucracy Fails To Protect Children There are many forms of child abuse...verbal, physical and perhaps the most abhorrent is sexual. The stories of teachers who are having sexual relations with their students is a case in point. Just 20 or 30 years ago, such crimes were rare. Today, they are so numerous, many are no longer reported on by the media. Also, children fall prey to sexual abuse from stepparents, foster parents, big brothers, big sisters, even parents themselves (in some cases), and other authority figures. Those who sexually abuse children violate a sacred trust and scar innocent lives....
  • Special Investigation: How Predatory (Muslim) Gangs Force Middle-Class Girls Into the Sex Trade

    08/07/2010 9:33:37 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 7th August 2010 | Sue Reid
    Special investigation: How predatory gangs force middle-class girls into the sex trade By Sue Reid This week a girl who was abducted at the age of 14 and forced to work as a sex slave gave evidence in court that helped convict the nine men who sexually abused her. In this article, Sue Reid reveals how charities are helping those victims of this terrible abuse and importantly, why they are pushing the state to not hold back in their quest to find and convict the grotesque individuals. At 13, Emma still played with dolls and loved nothing more than walking...
  • New study challenges stereotypes of adolescent sex offenders

    07/19/2010 10:50:26 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    American Psychological Association ^ | July 19, 2010 | Unknown
    Analysis shows need for increased focus on sexuality, not social skills, in study and treatment of young sex offendersWASHINGTON – Adolescent sex offenders are often stereotyped and treated as socially inept, but new research negates this image, finding that they are more likely to be characterized by atypical sexual interests -- such as desire for prepubescent children, coercive sex with peers and adults, and exposing their genitals to strangers. Adolescent sex offenders are also more likely to have a history of sexual abuse themselves, been exposed to sexual violence in their families, and experienced early exposure to sex or pornography....
  • Obama's Appeals Court Nominee Sent to Full Senate with Record of Leniency for Sex Offenders...

    06/12/2010 3:44:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 472+ views
    CNS ^ | Friday, June 11, 2010 | By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    Note: Photo and video included. "Obama’s Appeals Court Nominee Sent to Full Senate with Record of Leniency for Sex Offenders, Serial Killer" SNIPPET: "U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny of Connecticut took what many considered extraordinary judicial actions in 2005 to prevent the execution of a serial killer, and the judge also has a record of lenient sentencing for sex offenders. Nevertheless, the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party-line vote, sent his nomination to the full Senate on Thursday. The committee vote was 11-7-1, with only Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, abstaining. All the Republicans voted against the nomination. “This...
  • Calif. Pol Touts 'Pedophile Island' for Sex Offenders

    05/22/2010 7:26:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 866+ views
    AOL News ^ | May 21, 2010 | David Lohr
    Calif. Pol Touts 'Pedophile Island' for Sex Offenders (May 21) -- California gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes has made quite a name for himself in recent weeks -- not so much by surging ahead in the polls, but rather by promising, if elected, to create a "Pedophile Island" for convicted sex offenders. "I read the newspapers, and always somewhere buried in the paper somebody has [been] raped, tortured, kidnapped and so forth," Hughes told AOL News. "We are not getting anywhere [by] putting them back in the neighborhood. ... It's like any alcoholic, sex or drug addict -- have it around...
  • Tougher laws keep sex offenders behind bars

    05/19/2010 1:19:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 191+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 18, 2010 | Paul Koepp
    SALT LAKE CITY — In 1983, when Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, then a state representative, pushed through a bill imposing tougher sex-offender laws, it was a different era. "I was convinced at the time that society had not really looked at sexual abuse," Hillyard said. "There were things going on, even within families, that nobody dared talk about." And while 1996 legislation, also proposed by Hillyard, eliminated mandatory minimum sentences and widened options for prosecutors and judges, Utah still has one of the country's toughest stances on sex crime — with the prison population to show for it. That's why...
  • 36 USA Swimming Coaches Molested Teen Athletes

    04/09/2010 2:47:33 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 84 replies · 3,094+ views ^ | 4/9/2010 | Nick Mcmaster
    (Newser) – USA Swimming has been rocked by the disclosure that 36 coaches have been banned for life for molesting teen athletes over the last 10 years, according to a suit brought by victims' families. Coaches secretly videotaped, fondled, and were otherwise indecent with their charges, court papers reveal. One coach in Indiana set up a camera in a "special" shower room and secretly filmed his athletes while they bathed, ABC News reports. In some cases, the itinerant coaching lifestyle allowed predators to stay one step ahead of authorities and victims' families. Another coach, who was sentenced to 40 years...
  • Obamacare's subsidy for the sexually depraved; Viagra guaranteed to child molesters and rapists

    03/25/2010 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 41 replies · 2,190+ views
    06:39 p.m., March 25, 2010, updated 07:01 p.m., March 25, 2010 EDITORIAL: Obamacare's subsidy for the sexually depraved THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Democrats voted almost unanimously Wednesday night to ensure the right of rapists and child molesters to have guaranteed access to government-subsidized Viagra under the president's health care plan. Only Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana broke ranks with his Democratic colleagues. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, put the Senate's majority party on the spot by offering an amendment denying convicted sex offenders coverage for erectile-dysfunction medications. Dr. Coburn's proposal would also have prohibited health care exchanges from offering any...
  • Patty Murray (D-WA) Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra

    03/25/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Patty Murray Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra   Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 09:03 PM Highlighting her left-wing agenda and the extreme lengths to which Democrats are going to preserve their massive government-run health care bill, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted today to block an amendment that would have prohibited health care plans administered by the federal government from covering erectile dysfunction drugs for individuals convicted of child molestation, rape, or other forms of sexual assault.The amendment, which was offered by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), was defeated by Murray and her Democrat Senate...
  • Dems reject amendment to ban Viagra for sex offenders

    03/24/2010 10:55:18 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 97 replies · 2,516+ views
    Dems reject amendment to ban Viagra for sex offenders Democrats killed an amendment by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn to prevent the newly created insurance exchanges from using federal money to cover Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs for rapists, pedophiles and other sex offenders. The amendment failed 57-42 "The vast majority of Americans don't want their taxpayer dollars paying for this kind of drug for those kind of people," Coburn said. Democratic Sen. Max Baucus urged his colleagues to defeat the amendment. "This is a serious bill. This is a serious debate. The amendment offered by the senator from Oklahoma...
  • Fake “Conservatives” Embrace Homosexual “Monster”

    02/19/2010 6:56:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 621+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 18, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Fake “Conservatives” Embrace Homosexual “Monster” AIM Column By Cliff Kincaid February 18, 2010 Kathleen Parker is the "conservative" columnist liberals can count on to bash conservative personalities and causes. This is why her column is syndicated by the Washington Post and why she is featured on the Chris Matthews show. Now, Parker has done her best imitation of lesbian MSNBC-TV commentator Rachel Maddow by writing a column bashing Uganda's Christian majority for considering passage of a bill to toughen laws against homosexuality. This has been a Maddow cause for months, and Parker is now on the bandwagon. When the MSNBC-TV...
  • State of Tennessee Knew Doc Was Violent Sex Offender (Gave him a medical license anyway...)

    01/26/2010 10:36:12 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 11 replies · 1,219+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 01/25/2010 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state of Tennessee gave a medical license to a known violent sex offender because state law doesn't necessarily prohibit a sex offender from practicing medicine. Video: State Gives Medical License To Sex Offender Doc Channel 4 News is protecting a concerned parent's identity because the mother made a shocking discovery after she took her sick 8-year-old daughter to see their doctor. "I'm outraged. I'm really confused," she said. "Well, first, I got a hunch from him, just a mom hunch. I just really didn't get a good vibe from him." That hunch took her to the...
  • DA: 'Child rapist' Polanski doesn't deserve special treatment

    01/16/2010 5:24:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies · 335+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/15/10 | Ann O'Neill
    Los Angeles prosecutors argued Friday against allowing director Roman Polanski, under house arrest at his Swiss chalet, to be sentenced in absentia after making "a mockery of our criminal justice system" for more than three decades. -snip- Polanski's attorney, Chad Hummel, has been pushing for Polanski to be sentenced without having to return to Los Angeles. Prosecutors have vigorously opposed sentencing him in absentia. In court papers filed Friday, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren stated the reasons in no uncertain terms. "The defendant is a fugitive," Walgren wrote. "A fugitive child rapist, who for 32 years has made a mockery...
  • Nation's Perverts Endorse Full-Body Airport Scanners (Spoof)

    01/09/2010 12:32:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 796+ views
    CAP News ^ | January 9, 2010 | CAP News
    Nation's Perverts Endorse Full-Body Airport Scanners A woman waits patiently for her luggage after undergoing the airlines' new WYSIWYG scan. RENO, Nev. (CAP) - America's largest organized group of perverts and degenerates has released a statement wholeheartedly supporting plans to install full-body scanning equipment in the nation's airports. "Any device that can prevent terrorism while at the same time allowing you to see through people's clothes is A-OK in our book," said Nigel Friedrichsen, president of the Reno-based National Association of Perverts (NAP). "That's the definition of win-win. Um ... At least our definition." The scanners have been highly controversial,...
  • Polanski Thanks His Supporters

    01/03/2010 2:16:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 330+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/28/09
    In an open letter, the filmmaker Roman Polanski has offered his gratitude to people who have written him letters of support while he was jailed in Winterthur prison, near Zurich, and while he remains under house arrest in his chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, The Associated Press reported. In a letter to his friend Bernard-Henri Lévy published online at The Huffington Post, Mr. Polanski wrote: “I would like every one of them to know how heartening it is, when one is locked up in a cell, to hear this murmur of human voices and of solidarity in the morning mail.
  • Sheriff: Body of Missing 11-Year-Old Maryland Girl Sarah H. Foxwell Found

    12/25/2009 5:08:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,349+ views
    AP via NY Daily News ^ | Friday, December 25, 2009
    The body of a Maryland girl who authorities say was abducted by a registered sex offender was found Friday after thousands of volunteers fanned out to look for her. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said that the body of 11-year-old Sarah H. Foxwell was discovered at about 4 p.m. near the Delaware state line. He offered few other details. Thomas J. Leggs Jr., 30, has been charged in her kidnapping. Leggs is a former boyfriend of the girl's aunt, who is her legal guardian. A public defender representing him has not returned a phone call. Thousands of volunteers gathered in...
  • Body of Missing Maryland Girl Found Near State Border

    12/25/2009 5:05:52 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 84 replies · 3,970+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/25/2009 | Fox News
    <p>SALISBURY, Md. — The body of a Maryland girl who authorities say was abducted by a registered sex offender was found Friday after thousands of volunteers fanned out to look for her.</p> <p>Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said that the body of 11-year-old Sarah H. Foxwell was discovered at about 4 p.m. near the Delaware state line. He offered few other details. Thomas J. Leggs Jr., 30, has been charged in her kidnapping.</p>
  • Sex offender charged with assaulting elderly woman at a rural church (MN)

    12/01/2009 4:08:40 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies · 836+ views ^ | 12/01/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    A convicted sex offender has been charged with beating and sexually assaulting a elderly woman as she gave him a tour of a rural Kandiyohi County church last month. According to charges filed Monday, Lindon Roy Knutson, 61, left the 73-year-old victim bloodied on the ground outside the Crow River Church on the afternoon of Nov. 24. Knutson has been convicted of a string of sexual assaults dating back to 1973 and has spent much of the past three decades in prison. In Wisconsin, he was committed as a habitual sex offender, most recently at a mental health institution in...

    11/24/2009 4:22:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies · 937+ views ^ | 11/23/2009 | Derek W. Logue
    Fear tends to hide the truth from us. Most of what our society believes about sex offenders is not true. Below are just a few of the beliefs we were taught that are either misleading or completely untrue: • Epidemic of rape-murders: The Somer Renee Thompson case is a tragedy indeed, but is a very rare tragedy. In the NISMART-2 study from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, only 115 “stereotypical kidnappings” occurred in the year of the study, with only 45 of those cases ended in death or were permanently missing [1]. Your child has a far...

    11/20/2009 11:47:44 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 762+ views ^ | 11/20/2009 | John G. Winder
    “There’s no such thing as monsters.” We tell our kids that. The truth is that monsters are real. A real live monster might live next door to you, or across the street from your child’s school, even around the corner from your church. These monsters are called “Sex Offenders”, a label that is far too innocuous to convey the evil of those who have earned it. Somer Renee Thompson...Only one thing is known for certain: on the way home from school that fateful day, Somer met a monster face-to-face.
  • Thousands of pounds of marijuana seized; sex offenders, immigrants from China are busted in desert

    11/03/2009 5:03:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 846+ views
    DOUGLAS — Federal authorities say they have seized nearly 700 pounds of marijuana at the Douglas Port of Entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were screening travelers and vehicles Sunday night when they came in contact with a 20-year-old Douglas man driving a truck. The vehicle was inspected and authorities discovered that the bed of the F-150 had been completely altered to accommodate the concealment of nearly 700 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.1 million, authorities said. Officers seized the vehicle and marijuana and the man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and...
  • Too many sex offenders for Girl Scouts location?

    10/25/2009 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies · 1,015+ views
    AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho » The headquarters for 620 Girls Scouts in south-central Idaho is moving because too many registered sex offenders live near its current downtown office, officials said. "Do we feel this is the safest environment for girls being served in the area?" asked Shelli Rambo Robertson, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. "We did not." The group last month discontinued meetings at the southern Idaho office and is moving to a new office near the College of Southern Idaho. The headquarters on Fourth Avenue was in an industrial part...
  • Vets will get sex offenders' TVs (MN)

    10/23/2009 8:45:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies · 521+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/23/09 | MIKE KASZUBA and BOB VON STERNBERG
    The big screen, flat panel TVs that so recently hung on the walls of the Moose Lake sex offender program will soon be enjoyed by patients at veterans homes across the state. In a move designed to put an end to an embarrassing episode for a cost-conscious administration, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Friday that at least 14 of the two dozen sets will go to veterans homes in Minneapolis, Fergus Falls, Hastings and Silver Bay. Jon Skillingstad, the administrator of the veterans home in Fergus Falls, said the new televisions will be a welcome addition. "We can easily make use...
  • What if Polanski Were a Republican Senator ?

    10/07/2009 6:31:28 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies · 648+ views
    Commentary ^ | October 07, 2009 | JONATHAN TOBIN
    In today’s New York Times arts section, film industry correspondent Brooks Barnes analyzes Hollywood’s attitude to fugitive sex predator/Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski. Most prominent artists have lined up behind the push to let the famed director off the hook for having drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl over 30 years ago. Polanski fled the country to avoid sentencing after he plead guilty to the lesser charge of unlawful sex with a minor and has since lived in a cushy exile in Europe. After his recent arrest, Polanski is currently sitting in a Swiss jail awaiting possible extradition to the United...
  • Homeless Ga. sex offenders directed to woods

    09/28/2009 7:35:10 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 1,207+ views
    hosted. ^ | Sep 28 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A small group of homeless sex offenders have set up camp in densely wooded area behind a suburban Atlanta office park, directed there by probation officers who say it's a place of last resort for those with nowhere else to go. The nine sex offenders live in tents surrounding a makeshift fire pit in the trees behind a towering "no trespassing" sign, waiting out their probation sentences as they face numerous living restrictions under one of the nation's toughest sex offender policies...
  • Garridos' neighbours reveal 'Creepy Phil's' drug-fuelled orgies with the hillbillies

    08/31/2009 3:57:53 AM PDT · by dennisw · 128 replies · 4,469+ views ^ | 1:28 AM on 31st August 2009 | Andrew Malone
    At the heart of this inquiry lies the nature of the community where Garrido chose to make his home after serving just 11 years of a 50-year sentence for a previous sex attack. For contrary to initial reports, this is far from being mainstream, middle-class, suburban America. Together with his new wife, Nancy, whom he had met while she was visiting her uncle in jail, Garrido settled in a crime-ridden backwater where nobody pries into anyone else's business - unless they are willing to pay the price. 'The people here are like hillbillies,' says one local film-maker. 'They are all...
  • Sex offender Garrido sentenced to fifty served eleven

    08/28/2009 2:50:24 PM PDT · by paltz · 10 replies · 908+ views
    At 11 years of age, Jayce Lee Dugard was snatched from her family in 1991 at a school bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, California. Convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido kept Miss Duggard in a complex of sheds in his backyard for 18 long years. During that time, Mr. Garrido is said to have fathered two daughters, aged 11 and 15 respectively, by Miss Duggardd. He kept all three females hidden within the sheds of his back yard in Antioch, California. Miss Duggard resurfaced this week, when Mr. Garrido was called into a Concord, California parole office. The Telegraph has...
  • Sex Slave Jaycee Lee Dugard ‘Sorry For Bonding With Phillip Garrido’

    08/28/2009 3:26:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 52 replies · 3,522+ views
    London Times ^ | August 28, 2009
    August 29, 2009 Sex slave Jaycee Lee Dugard ‘sorry for bonding with Phillip Garrido’ Jaycee Lee Dugard: was taken from a bus stop in 1991 After being imprisoned as a sex slave for almost two decades and forced to bear the children of her captor, Jaycee Lee Dugard had one thing to say as she was reunited with her family yesterday: “I’m sorry.” “She is very remorseful,” said her stepfather, Carl Probyn. “She feels really guilty for bonding with this man. There’s really a guilt trip here.” America was shocked by the abduction of Jaycee, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 11-year-old in...
  • Mass. High Court Rules In Favor Of Sex Offenders

    08/19/2009 11:34:56 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies · 1,094+ views
    WBUR News ^ | 8/19/09
    BOSTON — The state’s highest court has ruled that sex offenders convicted before 2006 cannot be forced to wear GPS devices if they violate probation or parole. In the 4-3 decision, the Supreme Judicial Court said a 2006 law requiring all sex offenders to wear GPS devices cannot apply retroactively. David Frank, of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, said the case was a balancing act between public safety and constitutional rights. “The court had to balance the right of the public to protect itself against sex offenders and those who have been convicted of certain crimes versus a defendant’s constitutional right to...
  • Woman catches man accused of having sex with horse [2nd offense w/same horse!]

    07/29/2009 10:36:52 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 127 replies · 9,153+ views
    The Sun News [Myrtle Beach] ^ | Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2009 | Kurt Knapek
    A Conway woman who had video surveillance of a man having sexual intercourse with one of her horses said she found the suspect behind her barn Monday night and pointed a shotgun at his head until police arrived and arrested him. Rodell Vereen, 50, of Longs, is charged with buggery and trespassing after Barbara Kenley, who leases Lazy B Stables on Coates Road in the Wampee section of Horry County, told officers she had video of the suspect having sex with a horse then wanted to catch him at her barn. ``That stable was my getaway, my stress relief,'' said...
  • Goldman Sachs Lawyer Caught In Pervert Sting

    07/29/2009 11:11:46 AM PDT · by FromLori · 11 replies · 2,275+ views
    A lawyer for Goldman Sachs has been accused of luring an underage teenager with explicit internet chat and then trying to consummate the cyber-affair by traveling to Westchester. Todd Genger, was caught in a sting operation aimed at perverts who solicit young girls for sex, the Daily News reports. From the Daily News: In reality, the "girl" Genger was chasing was an undercover investigator posing as a teen in the chat room, the Westchester County district attorney's office said. Genger, a Manhattan resident who is married and has three children, was snared after a series of Internet conversations that began...
  • Convicted pastor says he's 'one of the prophets'

    07/24/2009 3:14:02 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 13 replies · 781+ views
    AP ^ | 072409 | JON GAMBRELL
    TEXARKANA, Ark. – Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex. Alamo stood silently as the verdict was read, a contrast to his occasional mutterings during testimony. His five victims sat looking forward in the gallery. One, a woman he "married" at age 8, wiped away a tear. "I'm just another one of the prophets that went to jail for the Gospel," Alamo called to reporters afterward as he was escorted to a waiting U.S....
  • Miami's tent city for sex offenders

    06/22/2009 2:08:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 683+ views
    bbc ^ | 21 June 2009
    A Miami law is forcing many of the city's sex offenders to sleep rough under a bridge, reports Emilio San Pedro for the BBC's Americana programme. Tents set up by released sex offenders under a road bridge in Miami As many as 70 released sex offenders live in the camp The area under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in downtown Miami has in recent years become the unlikely home for a growing community of about 70 convicted sex offenders. They have ended up living in a makeshift tent city under one of the causeway's bridges because of a local law which...
  • Why Obama's Elementary Queering Must Be Stopped

    06/07/2009 4:19:02 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 20 replies · 1,613+ views ^ | 06.07.09 | Kevin McCullough
    While President Obama was in Cairo preaching Islamist propaganda to the ears of Muslim students this last week, his administration was carrying out an even more sinister agenda. While he was willfully misleading the television audience as to the "tolerance" that Islam allows, he quietly nominated a man who teaches students to hate parents. While President Obama seemingly praised the earliest traces of recognition of Sharia law on U.S. soil (women being subjugated into wearing hajibs even in America), he stealthily put forward a nominee who refused to report a sexual relationship where a man was molesting a school age...
  • Homosexuals more likely to molest kids, study reports

    05/26/2009 3:03:25 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 50 replies · 3,417+ views ^ | May 30, 2001 | By Ken Walker
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--A social researcher who has studied sexual behavior for 24 years believes the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has sound reasons for maintaining its prohibition against gay scoutmasters. A homosexual cannot automatically be considered a child molester, said Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education in suburban Louisville, Ky. But with 17-24 percent of boys being abused by age 18, nearly as many as the 25 percent of girls, there is cause for concern, she said. Since heterosexuals outnumber the homosexual population about 44 to 1, as a group the incidence of homosexuals molesting children is...
  • Sex Offenders Forced To Live Under Miami Bridge

    05/20/2009 7:32:50 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 723+ views
    npr. ^ | May 20, 2009
    In Miami, a causeway in the middle of Biscayne Bay has become home to one of the county's least desirable populations: sex offenders. What began a few years ago as a stopgap solution has become de facto public policy. For sex offenders with few resources who want to stay in Miami, there's just one option: an encampment of tents and shacks on the Julia Tuttle Causeway. The encampment got started a few years ago, when Miami-Dade County, like other communities across the country, adopted an ordinance banning sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of anywhere that children gather. It's...
  • 4th Democrat Convicted/Sentenced in a Child Porn Case (This Month)

    05/18/2009 6:31:35 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 13 replies · 975+ views
    Multiple-most recent linked ^ | 5-18-09 | Multiple
    Just today we get:Ex-leader of Young Democrats sentenced in Child Porn case North Carolina Dem activist sentenced in child porn case-involving kids as young as 6 Earlier this month we got:John Kerry "Band of Brothers" member convicted for child Porn- was called on stage during the DNC national convention. ANDHigh-level aide to California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer convicted for receiving and distributing child pornography. Just last month:Child molester back at work at for Democrat in Hawaii Legislature Earlier this year: Democrat Wisconsin mayor charged with child-sex crimes Last Year: Famed left-wing radio personality Bernie Ward guilty of possessing and distributing...
  • 'Stunned' over child porn case Ex-leader of Young Democrats sentenced after long investigation

    05/18/2009 4:53:10 PM PDT · by xcamel · 26 replies · 1,200+ views
    Albany TU ^ | May 16, 2009 | CASEY SEILER AND SARAH HINMAN
    ALBANY — Members of Albany County Young Democrats are "shocked and disturbed" at the revelation that the former president of the organization, Benjamin Jakes-Johnson, spent almost four years facing child pornography charges while rising through the ranks of the local group, as well as the party's state and national affiliates. Jakes-Johnson, 29, received a 57-month sentence in U.S. District Court Thursday after pleading guilty last October to one count of possessing child pornography. According to the office of the U.S. Attorney for New York's Northern District, Jakes-Johnson's computer and several discs were seized in October 2005 at his parents' house...
  • Scrutiny of N.C. Sex-Offender Law Affects Churches (Arrested for churchgoing)

    05/12/2009 2:02:12 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 3 replies · 393+ views
    Church Solutions ^ | 5/12/9 | Jordan Schrder
    North Carolina state law forbids registered sex offenders from many church-related activities, even including worship services, because of the potential presence of children. But state lawmakers are revisiting the sex-offender requirements that some are saying are too harsh.The most controversial language in the ban keeps offenders from going 300 feet of a place “intended primarily for the use, care or supervision of minors.” The prevalence of church nurseries and Sunday schools makes church sanctuaries and worship centers problematic, as many are within the 300-foot radius. Also, any church that meets in a school building or has an adjacent Christian school...
  • ACLU Wants Changes In Nudity Laws Says Punishment Is Extreme

    04/26/2009 9:42:50 PM PDT · by gondramB · 14 replies · 1,261+ views
    ABC Channel 7 Denver ^ | 12:31 pm MDT April 26, 2009
    DENVER -- The American Civil Liberties Union plans to lobby for changes to Colorado laws that require nude offenders to register as sex offenders, claiming the laws are unusually harsh. --- Boulder is no stranger to naked mayhem. Last year, more than 60 nude cyclists rode around the city protesting oil-burning cars; a teenager streaked at the Boulder-Fairview football game; and about a 100 people participated in the annual Naked Pumpkin Run. In each case, the offender could be charged with indecent exposure, which carries a mandatory registration as a sex offender.
  • Today's Babe Sex Offender

    04/15/2009 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 47 replies · 4,302+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | 4/14/9 | Mike Pechar
    Gardnerville, Nevada) Nineteen-year-old Heather Ann Grizoffi pleaded guilty to sexual seduction of a 14-year-old boy yesterday in Douglas County District Court. As a result, Grizoffi was sentenced by Judge Michael Gibbons to 10 days in jail and fined $1,000. Then she was given credit for 10 days served when she was originally arrested. Although she won't be spending time in jail, she was ordered to register as a sex offender which will likely be punishing her for a long time. Yesterday's Babe Sex Offender
  • Chief justice blocks release of sex offenders

    04/04/2009 12:15:12 AM PDT · by gondramB · 18 replies · 813+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Fri Apr 3, 6:21 pm
    WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts has granted the Obama administration's request to the Supreme Court to block the release of certain sex offenders who have completed their federal prison terms. The federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., had earlier invalidated a law allowing the indefinite commitment of "sexually dangerous" prison inmates. Roberts, in an order Friday, says as many as 77 inmates can continue to be held at a prison in North Carolina at least until the high court decides whether to hear the administration's appeal of a ruling by the federal appeals court. ... "That would pose a...
  • Sacramento judge finds sex offender law unconstitutional

    02/14/2009 10:51:09 AM PST · by Califreak · 35 replies · 1,147+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Denny Walsh
    In only the third such ruling in the nation, a Sacramento judge has found to be unconstitutional a statute that makes it a federal crime for someone to fail to register as a sex offender and relocate from one state to another. U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton found that, in enacting the 2006 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, "Congress overstepped its authority under the (Constitution's) commerce clause." Karlton made rulings this week in two prosecutions and threw them out, saying SORNA does not meet the U.S. Supreme Court's standard for congressional jurisdiction over interstate commerce. Federal prosecutors immediately...
  • Effort to Track Sex Offenders Prompts States&#8217; Resistance

    02/08/2009 6:34:22 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 1 replies · 260+ views
    An estimated 100,000 sex offenders are not living where they are registered, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which collects the data from the states and provides it to the United States Marshals Service and other federal agencies. But officials in many states complain about the law’s cost and, in some instances, contend their laws are more effective than the federal one. The states also suggest that the federal requirements violate their right to set their own policies and therefore may be unconstitutional, at least in part.
  • Megan's Law ineffective, study says (common sense surrenders)

    02/07/2009 4:11:53 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies · 605+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/07/09 | Adrienne Lu
    A federally funded study on Megan's Law in New Jersey has found that it does not deter first-time sex offenders or help prevent convicted sex offenders from re-offending. The study is one of a limited number nationwide to empirically examine the impact of sex-offender registration and notification laws such as Megan's Law, which now can be found in every state. --snip-- some people may take better precautions to protect their children if they know there is a sex offender in the neighborhood
  • MySpace removes 90,000 sex offenders

    02/03/2009 1:52:57 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 13 replies · 849+ views ^ | 02-03-09 | AP via MSNBC
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  • Burt Prelutsky: Finding a Home for Sex Offenders

    02/02/2009 12:54:17 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 797+ views ^ | February 2, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    This morning, my hometown newspaper, the L.A. Times, carried the headline “Fixes in Jessica’s Law Are Urged.” The sub-head read: “Tight residency curbs on sex offenders can leave them homeless and propel them to re-offend, a panel says.” For those of you fortunate enough to live someplace where the Times isn’t your local daily, let me assure you that a similar news story runs nearly as regularly as Doonesbury and Dennis the Menace.
  • Sex offenders may have GPS (chips) surgically implanted

    01/14/2009 5:56:30 PM PST · by djf · 42 replies · 700+ views
    KING5 ^ | 1/15/2009 | Drew Mikkelsen
    OLYMPIA, Wash. – State lawmakers may decide the best way to track sex offenders is to surgically implant GPS trackers in their bodies. A bill is being introduced in the House of Representatives to study the cost and feasibility of such a program. It comes after several cases in which sex offenders disappeared after disabling or cutting off their GPS bracelets. In April 2008, the state thought it was keeping tabs on convicted rapist David Torrence using such a device. But, he cut it off in Snohomish County and was on the run for weeks before being caught in Arkansas.
  • Guatemalan Girl Describes Alleged Enforced Prostitution (Illegal Alien Slavery Ring in Los Angeles)

    01/11/2009 1:07:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 9, 2009 | Scott Glover
    Guatemalan girl describes alleged enforced prostitution She testifies in federal court how a group of immigrants duped her into coming to the U.S., forced her to sell herself and kept her captive. By Scott Glover January 9, 2009 When Sandra agreed to make the perilous trek from her native Guatemala to the United States in 2006, she said, she was lured by the prospect of a job as a housekeeper that would enable her to send money to her impoverished family back home. Her father had a hernia that prevented him from working, and money was so tight that she...
  • Criminal gang takes over sex offender website

    01/08/2009 2:40:35 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 9 replies · 918+ views
    The Local ^ | January 6 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    "Criminal organization Original Gangsters (OG) has assumed control of a Swedish website that exposes the identity of sex offenders, Crime News reports. ... The gang has taken the step after the founders of the website, four concerned parents, approached them after receiving a series of threats. "We have families to think about and the threats have recently been getting a little close to home. Call us weak if you will but the family always comes first," explained the four founders in a statement on the site. OG leader Denho "Dano" Acar explained that the the gang "wanted to provide...