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  • Police: Cushing sex offender jailed after telling counselor he fantasized about neighbor’s child
    10-1-2014 Maine: A 57-year-old convicted sex offender is back behind bars after police said he admitted to watching his neighbors’ children and fantasizing about sexually assaulting the girl. Robert McIntyre was arrested Sept. 26 on a probation hold and has been held at the Knox County Jail. The probation office has asked that his probation be revoked. McIntyre was meeting with a counselor on

  • Harsher punishment for predator teachers
    10-1-2014 Florida: 32 new laws go into effect including Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act Thirty two new laws passed by the 2014 Florida legislative session and signed by Gov. Rick Scott got into effect Wednesday. One of the new laws will bring stricter penalties for school officials who take advantage of students sexually. This law was actually introduced by a group of high school students

  • Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offenders
    9-30-2014 California: Adolescents and teenagers convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim will face mandatory sexual-offender treatment in California. Gov. Jerry Brown's office on Tuesday announced he had signed SB838. Democratic Sen. Jim Beall of San Jose introduced the legislation after 15-year-old Audrie Pott committed suicide after a photo of her assault spread online. Three

  • University of Oregon hired sex offender to talk sexual assault awareness to athletes
    9-30-2014 Oregon: KATU’s On Your Side Investigators have learned a convicted sex offender was hired by the University of Oregon to talk to athletes about sexual assault. A contract obtained by KATU says Adam Ritz was paid $4,000 to give the football team alcohol and sexual assault awareness training. Ritz was convicted of sexual battery 10 years ago after a woman who babysat his kids accused

  • Easton settles Boobies costs for $385,000
    9-29-2014 Pennsylvania: Easton Area School District has agreed to pay $385,000 to attorneys who successfully challenged the district's policy banning breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan "I ♥ Boobies!" The settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania ends nearly four years of legal action on behalf of two former middle-school students who challenged the policy