Sex Crimes. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2012

Court affirms repeat sex offender's life sentenceSex Crime Suspect Arrested in EmeryvilleSarkozy's law-and-order agenda targets sex crimesSarkozy's law-and-order agenda targets sex crimesWhy convictions in sex crimes cases are so hard to getPolice keeping track of sex offendersNew map updates sex offender loitering, residency restrictionsIowa Supreme Court upholds life term for sex crimeTwo years after sex crimes commission report changes have been made but work ...Court affirms repeat sex offender's life sentenceSecret Witness tip leads to Tier III sex offender arrestForum tells what parents should know about sex offendersWindsor ed board member arrestedArkansas board eyes Internet ban for sex offendersJudge rules La. sex law violates offenders' rights

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Ontario man sentenced in sex crimes
Contra Costa TimesMarch 3, 2012

An Ontario man was sentenced to 19 years in state prison as part of a plea bargain he accepted for sex crimes involving a teenage girl and a woman. Tremaine Ulysses Smiler tried to withdraw from the plea deal Wednesday, but Judge Shahla Sabet denied ...more »

Bill would bar sex offenders from military
Marine Corps TimesMarch 7, 2012

By Rick Maze - Staff writer Anyone who commits a felony sex crime would be barred from joining the military under new legislation that would codify a 2009 Defense Department policy. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., would put the ...more »

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Court affirms repeat sex offender's life sentence
Mason City Globe GazetteMarch 31, 2012

DES MOINES (AP) — A man convicted as a repeat sexual offender who targeted underage girls was properly sentenced to life in prison, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court affirmed the sentence for Charles James David Oliver, who was convicted ...more »

Sex Crime Suspect Arrested in Emeryville
NBC Bay AreaMarch 31, 2012

Bashar Aremu, who is being held in custody without bail, is charged with two counts of kidnapping to commit a sex crime or robbery, two counts of sexual battery and one count of robbery for alleged attacks on March 10 and March 14.more »

Sarkozy's law-and-order agenda targets sex crimes
Reuters IndiaMarch 31, 2012

By Emmanuel Jarry | PARIS (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday repeat sex offenders should be sentenced to life in prison, a further sign that the French president is focusing his re-election campaign on law-and-order issues, three weeks before ...more »

Sarkozy's law-and-order agenda targets sex crimes
ReutersMarch 31, 2012

By Emmanuel Jarry | PARIS (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday repeat sex offenders should be sentenced to life in prison, a further sign that the French president is focusing his re-election campaign on law-and-order issues, three weeks before ...more »

Why convictions in sex crimes cases are so hard to get
New York Daily NewsMarch 31, 2012

The good news is that sex crimes have moved from a taboo topic to dinner table conversation. From CSI to Jerry Sandusky, we watch and we discuss. Shows like “Law and Order” have kept sexual abuse in prime time. Cable news shows walk us through crime ...more »

Police keeping track of sex offenders
Porterville RecorderMarch 31, 2012

According to the Department of Justice, persons convicted of specified sex crimes are required by law to register with their local law enforcement agency. Before being released from prison, jail, a mental hospital, or on probation, sex offenders are ...more »

New map updates sex offender loitering, residency restrictions
Marshalltown Times RepublicanMarch 31, 2012

"That map only applies to a small percent of sex offenders," said Steve Hoffman, chief jailer at the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. "That 2000-foot law is for those usually viewed as the most serious." Hoffman, who handles sex offender registration ...more »

Iowa Supreme Court upholds life term for sex crime
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 31, 2012

He was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to life without parole under an Iowa law that elevates second offenses of certain sex crimes to Class A felonies. Oliver argued on appeal that such a sentence is unconstitutionally cruel and unusual.more »

Two years after sex crimes commission report changes have been made but work ...
Plain DealerMarch 31, 2012

By Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer, FileCleveland Mayor Frank Jackson thanks the Special Commission on Missing Persons and Sex Crimes Investigations for their report on problems with police handling of sex crimes at a ...more »

Court affirms repeat sex offender's life sentence
NECNMarch 30, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted as a repeat sexual offender who targeted underage girls was properly sentenced to life in prison, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court affirmed the sentence for Charles James David Oliver, ...more »

Secret Witness tip leads to Tier III sex offender arrest
FoxReno.comMarch 30, 2012

A tip a from Secret Witness led to the arrest of a sex offender in the local area. Detectives with the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) received, and acted upon, a Secret Witness tip alleging a Tier III Sex Offender was living in Lemmon ...more »

Forum tells what parents should know about sex offenders
Montgomery NewspapersMarch 30, 2012

But the fact is, and the Megan's Law website shows, sex offenders are in our communities. "They're everywhere," said Richmond S. Parsons Jr., the deputy chief of Offender Services with Adult Probation and Parole in Montgomery County.more »

Windsor ed board member arrested
MiamiHerald.comMarch 30, 2012

A copy of the criminal complaint was obtained Friday by The Associated Press. Federal authorities said Watts was arrested Thursday night at a hotel after arriving in Orlando. Watts, who is president of Precision Marketing, an advertising and public ...more »

Arkansas board eyes Internet ban for sex offenders
NECNMarch 30, 2012

Unlike the Arkansas policy, however, the law made accessing the sites a crime and applied to offenders who were no longer under state supervision. Pam Laborde, a spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, said the state's ...more »

Judge rules La. sex law violates offenders' rights
WWLMarch 30, 2012

by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN / AP NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana law violates the constitutional rights of people who were required to register as sex offenders after they were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money, a federal judge ruled Thursday ...more »

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