Sex offenders sentenced in Clinton County Court

PLATTSBURGH — Five Clinton County residents were sentenced recently on separate sex-crime convictions.
All of them were ordered to provide a DNA sample for the state data bank and register as sex offenders with the New York State Sex Offender Registry.

Sex offender from Canada prompting questions, outrage

From the moment Michael Stanley showed up in Seattle, the convicted sex offender and his violent, lengthy history has sparked questions, confusion, and even outrage about why he wasn’t immediately taken into custody.
Canadian authorities alerted Seattle Police when they learned he’d cut off his electronic monitoring device and was believed to be headed here.

“Operation Blackout” will restrict convicted sex offenders on Halloween

Tennessee’s registered sex offenders must abide by some strict rules in order to keep kids safe on Halloween.

The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is working with local agencies to enforce “Operation Blackout” on October 31, which will include random visits to the homes of sex offenders.

Teachers’ union fights bill that would bar sex offenders was working in schools.

A bipartisan bill that would stop convicted sex offenders from working in schools has been passed by the House but is running into a foe as it heads to the Senate: major teachers’ unions like the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.

Sex offender sentenced to 120 days in jail

New London, Conn. —
A convicted sex offender returned behind bars Monday after admitting to numerous probation violations.
Richard Cosme, 42, formerly of Norwich and who now lives in Willimantic, was sentenced in New London Superior Court to 120 days in prison.

Law enforcement agencies conduct checks on 99 sex offenders in central S.D.

PIERRE — Law enforcement agencies in central South Dakota teamed up last week to conduct checks on 99 registered sex offenders in the region.

The U.S. Marshals Service says officials are continuing to investigate a handful of cases in which sex offenders might be prosecuted for breaking the law.

Sex offenders must register where they live and work, and they can be prosecuted if the information they register is inaccurate.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for investigating sex offender registration violations.

Two Palm Desert men arrested in federal sweep of sex offenders

PALM DESERT — Authorities announced charges Monday against 12 people — including two Palm Desert men — in a federal crackdown on child sex offenders.

Authorities also are seeking the public’s help to identify possible additional child victims in two other cases, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The 12 people charged across the Inland were investigated during the past two months.

Jarrett Wayne Martindale Jr., 26, of Palm Desert, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, according to ICE. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21.

Michael Weitzel, 56, of Palm Desert, has agreed to plead guilty to possessing child pornography. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Authorities did not release details about what led them to investigate the men, neither of whom have criminal histories in Riverside County, according to a Desert Sun review of court records.

Are You a Sex Offender For Consensual Sex?

Many times we hear on the news that 2 consenting teenagers engage in sexual acts that both agree to have.  These acts are loving and caring between them, their way showing affection towards one another.  Acts like these would go unnoticed if the 2 consenting teenagers were above a certain age.  

4 Nebraska men indicted for failing to register as sex offenders

Four Nebraska men have been charged in separate federal indictments of failing to register as sex offenders.

Twenty-seven-year-old Duane Levering, of South Sioux City, and 34-year-old Stephen Tanner, of Omaha, are each accused of failing to register in March.

Michigan Sex Offenders To Pay $50

LANSING, MI – People listed on Michigan’s sex offender registry would pay an annual fee of $50 under terms of a bill overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.

Current state law calls for offenders to pay the $50 fee only when they are first registered. Senate Bill 221 would make that an annual payment.