Sex Offender Research and News

  • Sharonville moves ahead with sex offender ban
    4-24-2014 Ohio: Sharonville is banning registered sex offenders from membership to the city’s recreation facilities. Though the ordinance, passed unanimously by City Council, takes effect May 8, Law Director Tom Keating said new applications for membership are already being screened. The ban applies to the facilities that require a pass for admittance, primarily the city’s two swimming pools

  • Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention
    4-22-2014 Florida: In the wake of dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would add 400 new child protective investigators. Critics, however, worry the bill overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are at the root of most child deaths. Gov. Rick Scott has proposed giving the Department of Children and Families $32

  • Bill would require state to notify mayors about sex offender placements
    Given there is no requirement to live at any specific residence for a specified period of time, a registrant could move at a moments notice, if necessary. So what good is this waste of time bill?4-6-2014 Connecticut: If a measure before Connecticut legislators becomes law, when registered sex offenders leave prison and are placed into a Connecticut community, the chief executive officer of the

  • Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'
    4-22-2014 California: California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of killing multiple women while they were supervised by state and federal agents and tracked on electronic monitors. Steinberg's staff said Friday that the

  • Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy
    4-21-2014 Florida: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a deputy during a traffic stop in the Indian Point subdivision in Osceola County Sunday. The deputy was in the middle of arresting Ridge David White, 26, for a probation violation when White fled on foot. The deputy then opened fire on White after a physical altercation occurred, officials said. "