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Woman Who Bared Breasts in Front of Stepkids Fights Charges

Tilli Buchanan is trying to get Utah's lewdness laws changed, claiming gender discrimination

(Newser) - 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... More »

She Broke Rules While Treating a Dangerous Sex Offender

Shannon Smith Sanders was allowed to resign

(Newser) - 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... More »

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

(Newser) - 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... More »

Sex Offenders Sue Over Halloween Signs

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long is accused of "exceeding his authority"

(Newser) - "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... More »

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

(Newser) - 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... More »

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on New Sex Charges

Former friend of Trump, Clinton was arrested Saturday on sex-trafficking charges

(Newser) - 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,... More »

Alabama Passes Another Controversial Law

Some sex offenders will be forced to undergo chemical castration before release

(Newser) - 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... More »

Anthony Weiner: 'It's Good to Be Out'

Former congressman leaves Bronx halfway house a free man

(Newser) - 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... More »

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

(Newser) - 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 ... More »

Kids Were on a Field Trip. Sex Offender Was Caught on Bus

Michael Charles Friedrichs has a history of getting on school buses

(Newser) - 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 Pioneer Press , police say 61-year-old Michael Charles... More »

Anthony Weiner Gets Out of Jail

Ex-congressman likely in a halfway house or home confinement, will have to register as sex offender

(Newser) - 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... More »

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

(Newser) - 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... More »

Mayor Has Controversial Plan for Sex Offenders on Halloween

25 to 30 parolees to be watched at city hall in Grovetown, Ga.

(Newser) - 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... More »

Missouri Doesn't Know Where 1.3K Sex Offenders Are

State auditor finds troubling results

(Newser) - 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,... More »

Suspect Nabbed in Murders of Girls Who Vanished Years Apart

Police say Christopher Clements killed Isabel Celis, 6, and Maribel Gonzalez, 13

(Newser) - 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... More »

Olivia Munn: Co-Stars Iced Me Out After Sex Offender Reveal

'Predator' actress says she's been snubbed by other actors in the movie

(Newser) - An actor in the Predator reboot was a registered sex offender, and it was one of his famous colleagues who turned him in to the studio . Olivia Munn discovered Steven Wilder Striegel, a friend of The Predator director Shane Black who'd acted in one of the film's scenes... More »

Predator Actress Gets Sex Offender Cut From Film

Olivia Munn convinces Twentieth Century Fox to delete scene with Steven Wilder Striegel

(Newser) - The new Predator movie that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday was not the same flick that existed mere weeks ago. Hours before the fourth installment in the franchise premiered , Twentieth Century Fox revealed The Predator underwent a last-minute edit to remove a scene featuring a registered... More »

Larry Nassar Leaves Tucson Prison After Reported Attack

On Sunday night he was at a holdover facility in Oklahoma

(Newser) - Last month brought word that within hours of being released into the general prison population in late May, Larry Nassar was attacked by other inmates. So said a court filing by his lawyer, and now the Detroit News reports Nassar, 55, has been removed from the federal penitentiary in Tucson,... More »

Cosby: 'Predator' Label Will Hurt My Reputation

Defense lawyers say it would also hurt disgraced comedian's relationship with his grandkids

(Newser) - Bill Cosby isn't about to lie down and be labeled a "sexually violent predator." In a motion filed Monday, lawyers for the convicted rapist say the label recommended by Pennsylvania's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board—which comes with a lifelong requirement to register as a sex offender,... More »

State Board Thinks Cosby Is Officially a 'Predator'

Panel recommends 'sexually violent predator' label, and a judge will decide

(Newser) - If a state panel gets its way, Bill Cosby will be known from here on out as a "sexually violent predator." If a judge agrees, the 81-year-old entertainer would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, reports Philly.com . He'd also... More »

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