Sex Offender Research & State News

  • Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restrictions
    4-26-15 Texas: From Grits for Breakfast: Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good thing. As Grits told their indefatigable leader Mary Sue Molnar when the organization began, every other criminal justice reform group and activist in the

  • Council toughens sexual predator ordinance
    4-21-15 Florida: The Marco Island City Council passed a tough new ordinance Monday that council members say has made Marco Island a less likely home for a registered sex offender or sexual predator. The ordinance and its more restrictive nature was a request made by councilman Amadeo Petricca. The new law is reflective of language found in a similar legislation enacted by the Miami-Dade County

  • Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offenders
    4-22-15 New York: The Kips Bay men’s shelter that was home to serial sex fiend Rodney Stover before he allegedly raped a woman in a bar bathroom has booted all of its Level 3 sex offenders, it was announced Tuesday. The Bellevue Men’s Shelter removed about 25 of the perverts because the facility is only 650 feet from a school for learning-disabled children and about 1,000 feet from a Montessori

  • A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight
    See earlier story HERE 4-22-15 Vermont: One week after completing a 23-year prison sentence for a violent sexual assault, Richard Laws walked through downtown Burlington on a sun-drenched afternoon — a "free" man. Major media outlets had covered his release on April 9, and television crews filmed a state van dropping him off in Vermont's largest city. In anticipation, police in Burlington and

  • Franklin County sheriff fined for refusing to allow sex offender on work release
    4-21-15 Washington: Franklin County Sheriff Jim Raymond was fined $100 after refusing to allow a sex offender into work release. Raymond said the jail’s rules for work release do not allow sex offenders to take part in the program. But Superior Court Judge Cameron Mitchell ordered a man who pleaded guilty to felony sex crimes to be allowed to leave the jail to go to work with GPS monitoring.