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Sex Offenders

'I'm The Level 3 Sex Offender All Of You Have Been Talking About'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

A man convicted of raping a child in 1999 gave a public speech Thursday night to address his community's concerns about him. Carl Peterson, 48, spo...

Who Will Speak for Child Rape Victims?

Jon Leiberman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

That said, I continue to maintain we don't do enough for victims of child sex abuse. We don't do enough to the monsters who prey on young children. We give too many second (and third) chances and then we wonder what went wrong.

Police Caution Boys To Beware Of Dangerous Sex Offender

AP | By DAVE GRAM | Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. -- Correction officials said Thursday they have a new plan for a high-risk sex offender due to be released from prison: He's moving o...

Why Queers Should Care About Sex Offenders

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 08.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Extein, MSW

The same methods historically used by the government to imprison and pathologize homosexuality and gender variation are being used today to justify the extreme marginalization, lifetime institutionalization, and oppression of people who have violated sex laws.

Why Current Child Porn Laws Imprison the Wrong People

Macie Melendez | Posted 07.20.2013 | Crime
Macie Melendez

These laws have formed the basis of a modern-day witch-hunt that thrives on the vagaries of the Internet and too often captures individuals who make relatively simple errors online, rather than those who produce such material or directly abuse children.

Shocking Reveal About State Sex Offenders

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.26.2013 | San Francisco

A report by the Los Angeles Times has found that thousands of paroled California sex offenders, including many rapists and child molesters, are disarm...

Son Of Sex Offender: My Dad 'Went From Role Model To Worst Person'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Registered sex offenders are subjected to years of public embarrassment and scrutiny, but they aren't the only ones impacted by their crime. Their spo...

Bold Plan To Finance Chemical Castration

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

The Russian government has balked at the cost of a controversial program to deter pedophiles, so a trio of volunteers is stepping up. Veniamin Rodn...

My Gay Dad Is A Registered Sex Offender, And I Still Love Him

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Though I can't make excuses for some of the things my father did, I can find compassion in my heart to help me understand his struggle to come to terms with his sexuality.

Court Rules That Sex Offenders Are A-OK On Facebook

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 01.23.2013 | Technology

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana law that bans registered sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites that can be accessed by childr...

Sex Offender Involved In Supreme Court Case Allegedly Rapes Teen Girl

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A convicted rapist who unsuccessfully challenged Kansas' sex offender rehab program before the U.S. Supreme Court, then co-founded...

Prosecutors Now Say Neighbor Murdered Girl In 1970

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 11.18.2012 | Crime

MILWAUKEE -- Virginia Davis describes says the pain left behind by her 9-year-old sister's 1970 rape and strangulation as being like "a million holes....

Which States Fail To Meet Federal Sex Offender Laws?

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nearly three dozen states have failed to meet conditions of a 2006 federal law that requires them to join a nationwide program to tra...

WATCH: Homeless Men Save Teen From Alleged Sex Attacker

Posted 09.21.2012 | Good News

Just one day after Kevin Long was released from prison, the 37-year-old registered sex offender is back behind bars for allegedly assaulting a teenage...

WATCH: Parents Give Sex Offender A Status Update

Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents

How far would you go to protect your child? For Jesper and Julie Myrfors of Sedro-Wooley, Wash., keeping their teenage daughter out of harm's way mea...

Is It Fair To Be Called A Sex Offender For Life?

The Huffington Post | Claire Gordon | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

Growing up in Texas, Travis Iosue never sat still. He would bark and howl and twitch. His eyes would roll back in his head. He once punched a wall ove...

Chris Kirkham

'Lock Them Up Forever And Let People Make Money Off Of It' | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

Virginia is in the final stages of reviewing proposals that would privatize a mental health treatment facility for sex offenders who can be held indef...

Sext and Sensibility

David Finkelhor | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
David Finkelhor

The twin concerns are that teens in large numbers are mortgaging their futures by launching racy images of themselves into permanent cyber-orbit, and in the process also making themselves vulnerable for prosecution as sex offenders.

Convicted Sex Offender Allegedly Strikes Again At Wendy's

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man on parole for trying to infect children with HIV nearly 20 years ago pulled a boy into a Portland restaurant bathroom over the...

Monsters, Bad Guys and Perps

Ellen Magnis | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Now that the national consciousness has been raised around this issue, a common question is, why do they do it? What happened to Sandusky and others like him who took the path of such cruelty?

TANNING BOOTH TEMPTRESS: Cops Say Woman Seduced Underage Teen At Gym

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

Oklahoma woman Betsy Brashear, 24, was arrested around midnight last Thursday after allegedly luring a 15-year-old boy into a gym tanning room, taking...

You Won't 'Like' This: Louisiana Sex Offenders Must Post Criminal Status On Facebook

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Crime

Convicted sex offenders and child predators who set up a Facebook or other social networking page will have to post their criminal status in their pro...

GOP Lawmaker In Hot Water For Housing A Sex Offender

Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver

Call it Karma, but while a third party group has been sending out mailers questioning his primary state Senate opponent's values, state Rep. Randy Bau...

Tolerance of Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The latest edition of UNICEF's report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of what economists call "relative child poverty" with 23.1 percent of its children living in poverty. Only Romania ranked higher. It was another shameful reminder that, as economist Sheldon Danziger put it, "Among rich countries, the U.S. is exceptional. We are exceptional in our tolerance of poverty." For the Lynch family in Columbus, Ohio, profiled here, headlines like this aren't news. Their family is a portrait of deep poverty in America. In 2010 20.5 million Americans were living on less than half of the federal poverty level.

Man Allegedly Planned To Keep Killing Sex Offenders Until Caught, Police Say

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Crime

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE, June 5 (Reuters) - A Washington state man arrested in the shooting deaths of two sex offenders told investi...