iOS app Android app

National Sex Offender Registry

Did This Man Spend 16 Years In Prison For A Crime He Didn't Commit?

OWN | Posted 07.17.2014 | OWN

On the night of August 31, 1995, 17-year-old Travis Iosue went over to a neighbor's house to hang out. He says it was an ordinary evening of watching ...

FTC Hits Data Brokers For Bad Reports, False Sex Offender Claims

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's tough enough landing a job these days. So imagine if that background check provided to your potential employer wrongly ident...

Capitol Punishment: The Troubling Consequences of Federal Child Pornography Laws

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Andrew Extein, MSW

The decision to empathize with a person who has caused harm is a deeply personal one. We are asking you, however, to think about what happened to Ryan Loskarn, think about the laws, and think about the way society and the media contributes to hatred and hysteria.

We Register Cars -- Why Not Those Who Abuse and Neglect Kids?

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

It's not known if Tyrese's mother knew about Joey Patterson's police record, but she left her tiny son in Patterson's care earlier this month. Now, the boy is dead and Patterson, 27, is charged with aggravated assault on an infant.

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...

Many Sex Offenders Use Tricks To Fly Under Radar: Study

Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

Roughly one in six sex offenders uses techniques pioneered by identity thieves to fly under the radar and avoid registering their addresses and work p...

A Proposed World Wide Registry For Catholic Clergy Predators

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

Recently, the Boston Archdiocese released a list of accused clergy. A good first step. A move in the right direction. But also mind-boggling is the number of Catholic clergy predators in one town.

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.