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Blogs with News Stories on Sex Offender Issues:

Warning DNA scam

From a Member: Hello, This is xxxxxxxx in Leon County.  I just wanted to let you know that last week I was the target of yet another scam of those of us on the registry.  A "sheriff's deputy" called and said I needed to give a new DNA sample.  An audit had been done...

Fort Mitchell neighbors wanted a playground to displace a sex offenders

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. – In a neighborhood of broad lawns and trees, residents wanted one of their neighbors to leave – and they seized on an unusual way to try and get the city's help to force him out. The drama involved a local prosecutor, a sex offender, and a tiny...

Legal Update: Court denies FDLE’s Motion to Stay

Today, FDLE's motion to stay discovery discovery in Does v. Swearingen was denied. Discovery proceeds in this very important case as scheduled!  A copy of the order follows: Does v. Swearingen - Order on FDLE's Motion to...


Scams targeting people on the registry are becoming more and more prevalent. Because of the wealth of personal information publicly available through the online registry and the abundance of confusing requirements, persons on the registry are easy targets for scams....

Colorado considers keeping some juvenile sex offenders off registry

Colorado lawmakers advanced a proposal this week to place fewer youths who commit sexual offenses on the state registry, and to partially seal that registry from the public. The proposed changes are informed by research showing that harshly penalizing juvenile sex...

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