Sex Crimes. Legal news and articles for April 24 - 27, 2017

Should 'stealthing' sex act be a crime?State's sex offender registry has close to 92 percent complianceBill would reform CA sex offender registryColorado teen sexting law unanimously passes in House voteShould it be a crime to remove a condom during sex?Signs will warn sex offenders to stay off school groundsThe West Virginia Supreme Court debates anti-gay hate crimes and ...Should it be a crime to remove a condom during sex?Prosecutors: 'Madison Mexicano' messages prove Destrehan teacher had sex with studentSex crimes detective relieved of duty2nd Long Island camp counselor accused of sex crimes, child ...Proposed CA bill could take some convicted sex offenders off registrySexually violent predator won't be living in Bar-K area after neighbors raise concernsOfficials highlight sex crimes in FlatheadSex offender accused of assaulting child in Westville, New Jersey

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Sex offenders require constant vigilance from law enforcement
Tifton GazetteApril 2, 2017

“Melvin Palmer's crime is so old (he) can live next to whatever he wants to. That's not right. (But) that's the law,” said Perry Connell, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigator who has monitored the county's sex offenders, including Palmer ...more »

Editorial: We need true picture of campus sexual assault
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 13, 2017

The report reveals some of the tip-of-the-iceberg problem of campus sex crimes. Of the 294 sexual-assault complaints on Minnesota campuses, only 55 were reported to law enforcement, and only about half resulted in a formal investigation on campus.more »

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Should 'stealthing' sex act be a crime?
WXYZApril 27, 2017

Debate has sparked as to whether a sex act known as "stealthing" should be considered a criminal act. "Stealthing" takes place when a condom is secretly removed during the middle of intercourse without consent. The practice can lead to increased health ...more »

State's sex offender registry has close to 92 percent compliance
The SouthernApril 27, 2017

Mucha, who partners with law enforcement to interview children who have been victimized in sexual and physical abuse and provide support for their families, said she'd like to see the records made public of those people who were adjudicated as juveniles.more »

Bill would reform CA sex offender registry
Bay Area ReporterApril 27, 2017

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener has introduced a bill that would create a tiered registry for California sex offenders, meaning some could leave the state's lifetime registry earlier than planned. Under state law, all sex offenders currently have to ...more »

Colorado teen sexting law unanimously passes in House vote
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 26, 2017

Fremont County prosecutors decided against filing criminal charges, saying Colorado law did not properly distinguish between adult sexual predators and misbehaving teenagers. Lawmakers last year were unable to agree on how to update child-exploitation ...more »

Should it be a crime to remove a condom during sex?
WFAAApril 26, 2017

There's a disturbing new trend with dangerous consequences. Men are taking off their condoms during consensual sex, then bragging about it online. It's called 'stealthing.' According to Alexandra Brodsky, who conducted a study on the practice, the act ...more »

Signs will warn sex offenders to stay off school grounds
OcalaApril 25, 2017

Law enforcement officials will soon visit the homes of 760 sex offenders and 85 sexual predators in Marion County as part of a new program aimed at reminding convicted sex offenders that they are forbidden to be on the property of schools and child ...more »

The West Virginia Supreme Court debates anti-gay hate crimes and ...
Slate MagazineApril 25, 2017

On April 5, 2015, Zackary Johnson and Casey Williams, a gay couple, shared a brief kiss while walking along the sidewalk in Huntington, West Virginia. ...more »

Should it be a crime to remove a condom during sex?
WTSP 10 NewsApril 25, 2017

There's a disturbing new trend with dangerous consequences. Men are taking off their condoms during consensual sex, then bragging about it online. It's called 'stealthing.' According to Alexandra Brodsky, who conducted a study on the practice, the act ...more »

Prosecutors: 'Madison Mexicano' messages prove Destrehan teacher had sex with student
The AdvocateApril 25, 2017

McElwee told Judge Taylor that she spent time working in the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office years ago working on cases involving sex crimes against juveniles. She said the state's sex offender laws – and their harsh punishments -- were not ...more »

Sex crimes detective relieved of duty
The Commercial AppealApril 25, 2017

Lt. Ouita Knowlton, 47, a 24-year MPD veteran who served until recently as chief of the DNA squad, was relieved of duty on April 4 and re-assigned to the North Main Station, according to records The Commercial Appeal obtained from a source. A special ...more »

2nd Long Island camp counselor accused of sex crimes, child ...
WABC-TVApril 25, 2017

A Long Island camp counselor is under arrest after authorities say he inappropriately touched several children last summer.more »

Proposed CA bill could take some convicted sex offenders off registry
KCRA SacramentoApril 25, 2017

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Bradley McCartt said they're using 60 percent of their law enforcement resources on registering low-level sex offenders instead of monitoring high-risk offenders and solving crimes that have been committed.more »

Sexually violent predator won't be living in Bar-K area after neighbors raise concerns
The Denver ChannelApril 25, 2017

Lawyer will be residing in another community within Boulder County, and once the details have been worked out about his new residence, information will be released to the public, pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, which authorizes law ...more »

Officials highlight sex crimes in Flathead
NBC MontanaApril 25, 2017

Local law enforcement officials say this is just the tip of the iceberg for sex crimes in Montana. High demand is creating avenues for more crime. "Prostitutes are being brought in from outside of the area for a period of time," Curry said. Grace ...more »

Sex offender accused of assaulting child in Westville, New Jersey
6abc.comApril 24, 2017

... he's not listed on New Jersey's sex offender registry. A spokesman for the Gloucester County prosecutor's office wouldn't elaborate, but said certain out-of-state crimes do not trigger registration under New Jersey's Megan's Law. Mary Giannone ...more »

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