Sex Crimes. Legal news and articles for March 24 - 29, 2013

Legislator: Auditor Report 'Unfortunate Example' of Why Sex Offender Bill...Bill would allow minor crimes to be sealed from public viewSex offender gets state prison sentence, lifetime Megan's Law sanctionsMontana lawmakers pass sex offender billSpike in Internet Sex Crimes Creates Demand for Criminal AttorneysBullock signs sex offender bill into lawGov. Bullock signs sex offender bill into lawNo check of 'secret' sex offenders in daycare auditIs it wrong or is it wise to punish people for what they might do?: Jarvis DeBerrySex offender gets 197 days for going to parkRewriting our rape laws in light of SteubenvilleSex offender law gives AG power over libertySexual Offender Arrested for Burglary and LewdnessBill would teach kids age-of-consent lawsACLU, other groups object to Michigan bill pushing annual sex offender fee

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Court Strikes Down Portion Of Sex Offender Registry Law
Patch.comMarch 5, 2013

"The state and the court made no promises in the plea agreement or during the plea hearing that Petitioner would not have to register as a sex offender," Barbera wrote. "Indeed, the plea agreement is silent on the matter, which was acceptable under the ...more »

Government proposes to lower age for consensual sex from 18 to 16
Deccan ChronicleMarch 5, 2013

New Delhi: The government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 and reintroduce the word 'rape' instead of 'sexual assault' in the new criminal law amendment bill. The draft of the bill has been readied by the government to ...more »

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Legislator: Auditor Report 'Unfortunate Example' of Why Sex Offender Bill...
Patch.comMarch 29, 2013

"The auditor's recent findings should serve as a catalyst to pass targeted legislation which protects the Commonwealth's citizens from dangerous sex offenders," House Minority Leader Brad Jones Jr. (R-North Reading) said in a statement Wednesday.more »

Bill would allow minor crimes to be sealed from public view
Bangor Daily NewsMarch 29, 2013

While Welsh's bill would apply to Class D and E convictions, she said Wednesday she would be open to amendments that would prohibit those convicted of sex crimes or other violent crimes from being allowed to seal off those records. The measure could ...more »

Sex offender gets state prison sentence, lifetime Megan's Law sanctions
Republican & HeraldMarch 29, 2013

Even though he is not a sexually violent predator, Alexander G. Leshko still must serve at least five years in state prison and be subject to lifetime Megan's Law sanctions for having sexual contact with a teenage girl, a Schuylkill County judge ruled ...more »

Montana lawmakers pass sex offender bill
NBC MontanaMarch 29, 2013

Montana lawmakers have passed a law that requires out-of-state sex offenders who move to and live in Montana to submit a DNA sample to authorities. The DNA sample will be added to the state's existing offender database.more »

Spike in Internet Sex Crimes Creates Demand for Criminal Attorneys
EIN News (press release)March 28, 2013

Schwartz & Naderi is a team of Los Angeles criminal attorneys with over 80 years of combined experience and a very successful track record. The firm specializes in sex crimes as well as assault, battery, burglary, domestic violence, DUI, murder ...more »

Bullock signs sex offender bill into law
Billings GazetteMarch 28, 2013

HELENA — Under a new law, out-of-state sex offenders living in Montana will be required to submit a DNA sample to be included in a state-wide sex offender DNA database. Senate Bill 213 passed both chambers unanimously under the sponsorship of ...more »

Gov. Bullock signs sex offender bill into law
Helena Independent RecordMarch 28, 2013

Under a new law, out-of-state sex offenders living in Montana will be required to submit a DNA sample to be included in a state-wide sex offender DNA database. Senate Bill 213 passed both chambers unanimously under the sponsorship of Democratic Sen.more »

No check of 'secret' sex offenders in daycare audit
My Fox BostonMarch 27, 2013

But given the number of Level 1s that FOX Undercover discovered committed sex crimes against children, you'd want to know if one's living at the same address as your child care provider. Our investigation showed that 65 percent of all Level 1 offenders ...more »

Is it wrong or is it wise to punish people for what they might do?: Jarvis DeBerry
NOLA.comMarch 27, 2013

feels the same way about sex offender registries and laws restricting the movement of those convicted of crimes against children. The response: "In no uncertain terms, I will reiterate, once you have served your time, you should be afforded your rights ...more »

Sex offender gets 197 days for going to park
OCRegisterMarch 27, 2013

Godinez appealed the conviction, stating that the county law is too vague and that state law -- which bans paroled sex offenders only if committing crimes against young children -- trumps the county law. Scott Van Camp, Godinez's court-appointed ...more »

Rewriting our rape laws in light of Steubenville
Aljazeera.comMarch 27, 2013

Decades later, our understanding of sex crimes is more evolved, and it's time for another legal shift to reflect that. A history of rape. Traditionally, rape wasn't a crime against a woman but a property crime against her husband, father or other male ...more »

Sex offender law gives AG power over liberty
Yahoo!7 NewsMarch 27, 2013

The Serious Sex Offenders Act was passed in the Legislative Assembly last night after several hours of debate. The law allows the Attorney-General to apply to the courts to keep sex offenders in jail beyond their original sentence period if they're ...more »

Sexual Offender Arrested for Burglary and Lewdness
WCTVMarch 26, 2013

Sexual Offender Arrested for Burglary and Lewdness. By: Garin Flowers March 26, 2013, 6:05 p.m.. A local man registered as a sex offender is in trouble with the law again for an act on a minor. The incident happened Monday in Quincy. Julie, police say ...more »

Bill would teach kids age-of-consent laws
The ColumbianMarch 25, 2013

According to the bill, public schools that already teach sexual health education would be required to also teach students about sexual criminal law in Washington and the legal consequences for committing a sex crime with a minor. "I was sitting at home ...more »

ACLU, other groups object to Michigan bill pushing annual sex offender fee
Detroit Free PressMarch 24, 2013

Sex offenders "put themselves onto this registry by their actions," said Republican Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, who is sponsoring the legislation that is headed to the Senate floor, but not yet scheduled for a vote. "Therefore, they need to pay a ...more »

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