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Does Colo. Need An Animal Abuse Registry?

Posted 01.30.2012 | Denver

Animal abusers over the age of 18 in Colorado may soon find themselves treated like sex offenders if a bill seeking to create an animal registry passe...

Nearly 1 In 5 Women In U.S. Survey Say They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Posted 12.15.2011 | Women

In a new survey of 16,000 American men and women by The Center For Disease Control, 1 in 5 women say they have been raped and 1 in 4 said they were vi...

Men's Magazines Sound Exactly Like WHO?

The Huffington Post | Claire Gordon | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women

Men's magazines aren't known for representing women well, or accurately. In the universe of Playboy, Maxim and GQ, women eagerly strip off their cloth...

Cops: Bible Camp Teacher Had Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Police in Louisiana arrested a 28-year-old woman who they say had sex with a young teenage boy on multiple occasions after meeting at a summer Bible c...

Sex Offender Smiled and Masturbated At WalMart Customers: Police

Posted 12.03.2011 | Miami

Despite what they say about the people of WalMart, one South Florida creep apparently finds them just attractive enough. Convicted sex offender Ga...

Sex Abusers Preying Upon Children Using Sat-Nav

PA | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Vulnerable children are being preyed on for sex via satellite navigation as part of systemic failures to tackle exploitation, campaigners have said. ...

Making Sex Workers Visible in the Village Voice Ad Controversy

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Media
Michelle Chen

The perspectives of sex workers are sidelined in the public discourse on sex ads. Of the many politically savvy voices that fill the debate, few belong to the human beings on whose bodies this culture war is being waged.

Former El Paso Co. Tax Analyst Convicted Of Child Abuse

Posted 01.02.2012 | Denver

A former El Paso County budget analyst has been convicted on 35 counts stemming from sexual assault on at least three girls. Yesterday he was sentence...

Sheriff's Office Will Be Watching Sex Offenders On Halloween

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Sheriff's Office will be visiting the homes of registered sex offenders Monday, making sure they don't open their doors for trick-or-t...

Colo. Teen Destroyed By Sexual Relationship With Adult

Posted 12.25.2011 | Denver

Brenda Harding, a 30-year-old Canon City, Colo. woman accused of a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy who later committed suicide has been sen...

Andrew Cuomo Signs Legislation Banning Child Molesters From Driving School Buses

Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Tuesday banning convicted sex offenders, sex traffickers, those who have lured children and people convicted o...

High On Meth, Man Tries To Have Sex With Cat: Cops

Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

Police arrested a naked man accused of throwing a cat from a seventh-floor window in front of horrified neighbors. The suspect Gerardo Martinez, 30...

David Lohr

Search for Brittanee Drexel Prompts New Search Warrant | David Lohr | Posted 10.02.2011 | Crime

More than two years after Rochester, N.Y., teen Brittanee Drexel vanished while on spring break in Myrtle Beach, S.C., authorities have executed a sea...

High School Sweethearts -- Or Sex Offenders?

Abigail Pesta | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Abigail Pesta

Frank Rodriguez is family man, a husband and father of four daughters. He is also a convicted sex offender.

The Accidental Sex Offender

Marie Claire | Posted 09.12.2011 | Women

It was a classic teenage love story. He was a football star, and she was a cheerleader. They met, they fell in love, they started having sex. And then...

Radley Balko

Myths Of The Criminal Justice System: Part 3 | Radley Balko | Posted 08.24.2011 | Crime

Note: As part of this week's launch of the HuffPost's Crime vertical, senior writer and criminal justice reporter Radley Balko outlines 10 popular myt...

Sex Offenders Allowed Back On Campus

Posted 08.23.2011 | College

Lake Michigan College reinstated a student who they expelled last year for being a registered sex offender on Tuesday. The student has been appeali...

Our Bloated National Sex Registry

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I propose we forget the one-size-fits-all category of "sex offender." Let's give those who have gone on to live law abiding lives for a set number of years the hope -- the goal -- of getting their names expunged.

Laura Stampler

Texas' 10 Hottest Female Sex Offenders? | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

The Houston Press has released a list of the “10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List.” Next to the mugshots (for which the Village V...

Trust, but Verify

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

The new movie Trust is not easy to watch, particularly if, like me, you have a hyper-texting teenage daughter.

No Sympathy for Those Who Traffic in Child Porn

Lisa Madigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lisa Madigan

Recently, a Chicago newspaper printed an editorial titled, "Sex-offender limits sometimes go too far," that amazingly sought sympathy for a convicted child pornographer.

Omar Blas-Pineda, 23, Gets 20 Years For Sex With 12-Year-Old Girl

Lake County News Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An illegal alien may get deported to Mexico for committing "one of the worst crimes", a Lake County judge said Monday. Omar Blas-Pineda, 23, of Munde...

Media Scare Tactics: Do They Create Controversy in the Guise of News for the Sake of Ratings?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Is that the media's job? To invent scenarios that are for the most part implausible just to give them the excuse to have another ten minute panel discussion?

Confronting Your Neighborhood Sex Offenders on Inside Edition

Lisa Guerrero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Guerrero

I began working at Inside Edition in 2006 covering everything from entertainment to breaking news, but recently I've been reporting on some truly fasc...

When Victims Become Guilty by Association

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

At 5:00 p.m. on a Friday, a local watchdog sent out a blast email identifying an educational consultant my friend had hired as a registered sex offender. Then all hell broke loose.