Sex Offender Research and News

  • Son of North Carolina State Rep. arrested, faces sex offense charge
    9-15-2014 North Carolina: GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Officials confirm the son of North Carolina State Representative Michael Speciale Sr. is arrested and charged with 2nd degree sex offense. Pitt County detectives arrested 38-year-old Michael Speciale, Jr. Sunday afternoon in Greenville. Speciale, Jr. is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond. The offenses took place over

  • Sex offenders find shelter at Holland Rescue Mission
    9-14-2014 Michigan: A 29 year-old man arrested for exposing himself to an 11 year-old girl in Holland is a registered sex offender living at the Holland Rescue Mission. And there are a lot of convicted sex offenders living at the mission. "No one else will take them," explains former mission resident Tim Tuttle. Anthony Currier is accused of exposing himself to an 11 year old girl near Black

  • Officer arrested for photos of sex offender
    9-14-2014 Texas: A longtime officer at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested for improper photography related to convicted sex offenders. Chad Alan Hightower, 41, of Boyd was charged Friday morning with improper photography or visual recording. He was released after posting $25,000 bond. According to the arrest warrant affidavit filed by Texas Ranger Ron Pettigrew, Hightower

  • School pilot program will check visitors’ sex offender status
    Would love to see statistics on, who is identified and their backgrounds, that systems like this identify. If anyone has such please forward. 9-12-2014 Maryland: High-tech system allows on-site background checks at campuses Charles County Public Schools will pilot a new security system in the coming weeks that will allow officials to perform instantaneous but abridged background checks on

  • Gary King refunding sex offender's contributions
    See also: Victims awaiting release of billionaire sex offender’s correspondence 9-10-2014 New Mexico: SANTA FE, N.M. -- Democratic gubernatorial challenger Gary King said Tuesday he'll return more than $30,000 in campaign contributions from companies affiliated with a wealthy financier who's a convicted sex offender in Florida. The contributions came from companies with a Virgin Islands