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'Operation Boo Dat' Ends
With Sex-Offender Arrests
Jan 3, 2022 9:10 AM CST
'Operation Boo Dat' Ends With Sex-Offender Arrests
Monthslong effort also tracks down 5 missing teens in Louisiana
- For most of the fall season, the US Marshals Service was hard at work in Louisiana, scoping out the New Orleans area in an annual crime-fighting operation that paid off big time this year. In a report issued in 2021's final days, the agency announced that thanks to "...
Sep 11, 2021 7:30 AM CDT
Nicki Minaj's Husband Pleads Guilty
Kenneth Petty admits he failed to register as sex offender after move to Calif., could go back to jail
- Nicki Minaj hasn't given a reason for why she pulled out of her performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, simply noting , "I'll explain why another day," but a recent development regarding her spouse may offer a clue. The
New York Post
Feb 23, 2020 5:00 PM CST
Epstein Lawyers: Help, the Lights Are Going Out
They ask the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands to strike down liens
- Jeffrey Epstein once bought Caribbean islands and private jets with the flick of a pen. Now lawyers for his $600 million estate say checks are starting to bounce, the
reports. On Thursday, they told the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands that liens placed by a local attorney...
He Allegedly Raped
44 Women in 5 Years
Jan 21, 2020 10:45 AM CST
He Allegedly Raped 44 Women in 5 Years
Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist' nabbed in Florida
- Police in Florida believe they've found the notorious "Pillowcase Rapist" who attacked more than 40 women at knifepoint over five years in the 1980s. Robert Eugene Koehler, a registered sex offender and mechanic from Palm Bay, was arrested Saturday after a DNA hit, reports the
Dec 18, 2019 2:12 PM CST
Former Miss Kentucky Admits Sexting Teen Boy
Ramsey Bearse pleads guilty in West Virginia
- The former Miss Kentucky accused of sending nude photos to a teenager admitted she did so in court Tuesday, WOWK-TV reports. Ramsey Bearse, 29, who was a middle school teacher in West Virginia at the time, said she shouldn't have been talking to a 15-year-old former student on Snapchat,...
Woman Who Bared
Breasts in Front
Nov 21, 2019 10:10 AM CST
Woman Who Bared Breasts in Front of Stepkids Fights Charges
Tilli Buchanan is trying to get Utah's lewdness laws changed, claiming gender discrimination
- A 28-year-old Utah woman is fighting lewdness charges against her and trying to get her state's law changed after she was accused of exposing her breasts to her three stepkids. Defense attorney Randy Richards tells the
Salt Lake Tribune
that his client, Tilli Buchanan, could end up behind bars...
She Broke Rules While Treating
a Dangerous Sex Offender
Nov 19, 2019 5:15 PM CST
She Broke Rules While Treating a Dangerous Sex Offender
Shannon Smith Sanders was allowed to resign
- A psychologist in charge of treating Iowa’s most dangerous sex offenders violated policies by developing an improperly close relationship with a violent predator who became obsessed with her, the AP has learned. Shannon Smith Sanders, who directed the treatment program at the Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders in...
Judge to Sheriff: You Can't Put
Signs in Sex Offenders' Yards
Oct 30, 2019 9:15 AM CDT
Judge to Sheriff: You Can't Put Signs in Sex Offenders' Yards
Gary Long wanted to keep trick-or-treaters away from certain homes on Halloween
- A wrench has been thrown in a Georgia official's plan to keep kids away from sex offenders on Halloween. CNN reports that US District Court Judge Marc Treadwell issued a preliminary injunction for three plaintiffs who objected to Butts County Sheriff Gary Long's decision to place signs in...
Sex Offenders Sue
Over Halloween Signs
Oct 23, 2019 6:30 PM CDT
Sex Offenders Sue Over Halloween Signs
Butts County Sheriff Gary Long is accused of "exceeding his authority"
- "No trick-or-treat" signs placed on the lawns of Georgia sex offenders last year have triggered a lawsuit—against the local sheriff, NBC News reports. "Warning! No trick-or-treat at this address!" the signs read, with a red circle and line over a trick-or-treat bag. Filed by a group...
A State Couldn't Find This Sex
Offender. Now, a Dozen More
Aug 14, 2019 9:20 AM CDT
A State Couldn't Find This Sex Offender. Now, a Dozen More
Brandon King was convicted of incest with a child, per Wisconsin's Department of Corrections
- Wisconsin is missing 13 sex offenders who should be under active supervision. A rep for the state Department of Corrections has said 13 of 965 sex offenders who are to be monitored are unaccounted for, apparently after removing or tampering with their monitoring devices, per NBC News , which reports the...
Jeffrey Epstein Arrested
on New Sex Charges
Jul 7, 2019 5:34 AM CDT
Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on New Sex Charges
Former friend of Trump, Clinton was arrested Saturday on sex-trafficking charges
- Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Clinton, Prince Andrew, and President Trump,...
Alabama Passes Another
Jun 11, 2019 6:24 AM CDT
Alabama Passes Another Controversial Law
Some sex offenders will be forced to undergo chemical castration before release
- Males convicted of a sex offense against a child under the age of 13 in Alabama will be forced to undergo chemical castration in the month before they're released from custody. Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed into law the bill passed by the state legislature on...
'It's Good to Be Out'
May 14, 2019 7:50 AM CDT
Anthony Weiner: 'It's Good to Be Out'
Former congressman leaves Bronx halfway house a free man
- Good behavior cut the last part of Anthony Weiner's prison sentence by three months, and early Tuesday, the ex-Democratic congressman finally walked out of a Bronx halfway house for good. "It's good to be out," Weiner said, per the
New York Post
. "I'm glad...
Controversial Sentence for
Ex-Bus Driver Who Raped Teen
Apr 30, 2019 8:12 AM CDT
Controversial Sentence for Ex-Bus Driver Who Raped Teen
No jail time for Shane M. Piche; judge rationalized that he had no prior arrest, just one victim
- Just one victim and no prior arrests. That was the rationale an upstate New York judge had last week for giving the lowest-risk sex offender designation to a former Watertown school bus driver who pleaded guilty earlier this year to raping a 14-year-old girl. Instead, per the
Watertown Daily News
Kids Were on a Field Trip. Sex
Offender Was Caught on Bus
Mar 5, 2019 6:58 AM CST
Kids Were on a Field Trip. Sex Offender Was Caught on Bus
Michael Charles Friedrichs has a history of getting on school buses
- Among the last places you'd want to find a high-level sex offender is on a school bus with a bunch of kindergarteners. That's exactly where one was discovered in St. Paul last week, and "horrified" parents are livid. Per the
, police say 61-year-old Michael Charles...
Gets Out of Jail
Feb 17, 2019 11:09 AM CST
Anthony Weiner Gets Out of Jail
Ex-congressman likely in a halfway house or home confinement, will have to register as sex offender
- Carlos Danger isn't quite a free man, but he's a step closer: TMZ reports that Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts, where he's been held since November 2017 after being convicted of sexting a 15-year-old girl. The former congressman is now in pre-release...
He Killed Her,
He Extorted $1K
Oct 26, 2018 10:50 AM CDT
Cops: Before He Killed Her, He Extorted $1K Over Photos
University of Utah's Lauren McCluskey reported extortion to police 9 days before her slaying
- Lauren McCluskey's killer was a master manipulator who penned messages under various names—even posed as a police officer—in an effort to lure and extort the 21-year-old University of Utah student before her death, according to police. Nine days before she was fatally shot on campus by an...
Mayor Has Controversial Plan
for Sex Offenders on Halloween
Oct 24, 2018 11:32 AM CDT
Mayor Has Controversial Plan for Sex Offenders on Halloween
25 to 30 parolees to be watched at city hall in Grovetown, Ga.
- Paroled sex offenders won't have the chance to encounter trick-or-treaters in Grovetown, Ga., this Halloween. That's because Mayor Gary E. Jones plans to round them up. Jones this week revealed his plan to keep 25 to 30 local paroled sex offenders under the watchful eyes of five law...
Missouri Doesn't Know Where
1.3K Sex Offenders Are
Oct 1, 2018 12:05 PM CDT
Missouri Doesn't Know Where 1.3K Sex Offenders Are
State auditor finds troubling results
- Police don't know the whereabouts of nearly 1,300 registered sex offenders in Missouri, including hundreds who fall into the most dangerous category, according to a state audit released Monday. Missouri law requires convicted sex offenders to register their names, addresses, and other information with their county law enforcement,...
Suspect Nabbed in Murders of
Girls Who Vanished Years Apart
Sep 17, 2018 7:12 PM CDT
Suspect Nabbed in Murders of Girls Who Vanished Years Apart
Police say Christopher Clements killed Isabel Celis, 6, and Maribel Gonzalez, 13
- A registered sex offender jailed since last year has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced Saturday. Christopher Matthew Clements, 36, was indicted on Friday by a grand jury on 21 criminal counts, including murder and kidnapping...
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