Sex offender

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Board wants low-risk sex offenders taken off list

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state board overseeing California’s sex offender registration laws wants to overhaul the registry because they claim it has grown too big and does not help differentiate between offenders who pose […]

05/25/2014

This undated file image provided by the Department of Justice shows convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart. (AP Photo/Department of Justice, File)

Judge hears public worry on serial rapist release in Palmdale

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After a sniper’s bullet killed her husband in Afghanistan earlier this year, Misty Vivirito moved herself and four daughters from a San Diego Marine Corps base to a home in […]

05/21/2014

In this Oct. 31, 2007 file photo, former New York Gov. George Pataki addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

NY sex criminals lose Pataki psych transfer case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki cannot be held accountable for violating the rights of violent sex offenders who were involuntarily committed to mental institutions event though they had completed lengthy […]

07/31/2013

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Report: Lax laws overseeing Calif. drug counselors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state Senate oversight report finds that at least 23 sex offenders have been approved to work as drug and alcohol counselors in California over the past eight years. A Fresno […]

05/14/2013

85 sex-offender arrests during 'Operation Boo'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California parole agents have arrested 85 sex-offender parolees during an annual statewide Halloween sweep known as “Operation Boo.” The agents checked on 1,700 parolees to make sure they were not contacting […]

11/01/2012

Burglary suspect's GPS bracelet leads to arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police have arrested a burglary suspect after tracing his movements from a GPS monitor he wore while allegedly commiting the crime. A police statement says 48-year-old Wilbert Matheney was […]

10/08/2012

Many states fall short of federal sex offender law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Nearly three dozen states have failed to meet conditions of a 2006 federal law that requires them to take part in a nationwide program to track sex offenders, including five states […]

10/04/2012

Former LA teacher gets 25 year prison term

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) – A former Los Angeles teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting 13 students. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Paul Chapel was also ordered to register as a sex […]

09/20/2012

Oregon soldier on probation can go to Afghanistan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Supreme Court has ordered a judge to modify the terms of a soldier’s probation so he can serve with his unit to Afghanistan. Derrick James McDonald had asked the […]

09/14/2012

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