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Convicted sex offenders wore GPS monitors during killing spree, authorities say

Two Southern California men have been charged with murder in the slayings of four women over the last six months, after the body of one victim was found on the conveyor belt of a recycling center in the city of Anaheim, police said on Monday. The two suspects, Franc Cano,…

Florida village is refuge, home for registered sex offenders

Until the 1960s, sugar cane workers from the Caribbean used to live here for part of the year. Then mechanisation took over, meaning sugar companies needed far fewer workers, and the plantation fell into disrepair. Powers remembers the area being “completely rat-infested” when Christian non-profit organisation Matthew 25 Ministries started…

No, you can’t arouse a sex offender and measure his erection, court instructs police

The technical term is penile plethysmography testing. In layman’s terms, it’s an erection-measuring device. Thursday, a federal court ruled that probation officers had no business hooking up released sex offenders to one just to see how they react to pornographic. In scathing language, the ruling of the U.S. Court of…

Florida may prohibit sex offenders from having any porn

Some sex offenders would be barred from accessing pornography under a pair of bills filed by Florida lawmakers. The measures would modify an existing law barring sex offenders from viewing the type of pornography relating to their offense. The new laws would prohibit sex offenders on probation from possessing any…

Sex offenders awarded $1 in liability suit over N.Y. illegal ‘civil commitments’

A jury found Mr. Pataki and two former state officials are ‘not liable’ for illegally confining six sex offenders to…  …

Sex offenders booted from videogame playgrounds

NEW YORK — New York State’s top prosecutor on Thursday announced that thousands of sex offenders have been kicked out of online playgrounds popular with young videogame lovers. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that 3,580 accounts belonging to people compelled by law to register with authorities for sex crime convictions…

U.S. appeals court says sex offenders have right to libraries

DENVER (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a policy barring registered sex offenders from public libraries in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was unconstitutional, a decision that could have reverberations across the nation. “The First Amendment includes a fundamental right to receive information,” a three-judge panel of the…

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