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England Has Its First Conviction for Cyberflashing

Nicholas Hawkes was found guilty of sending unsolicited photos of his genitals, gets 5.5 years

(Newser) - England's first convicted cyberflasher was sentenced Tuesday to 5 1/2 years in prison. Nicholas Hawkes, 39, a convicted sex offender who sent unsolicited photos of his genitals to a girl and a woman, was the first person in England and Wales convicted of violating the Online Safety Act, per...

Cops: Sex Offender Was Killed With His Own Weapon

Nicholas Tranchant tried to rape woman in Louisiana laundromat, sheriff's office says

(Newser) - A convicted sex offender who was released from jail in December was killed with his own weapon after he tried to rape a woman in southeast Louisiana on Sunday, police say. The woman was attacked in a laundromat in the small town of Lacombe around 3:30pm, USA Today reports....

Mom Faces Charges After Sex Offender's Escape

Robert Yancy Jr. was recaptured in Texas

(Newser) - A Texas inmate serving life without parole for sexually abusing a child was recaptured on Monday, the day after his escape from his Houston-area prison—and his mother was charged with aiding the escape. Authorities say Robert Yancy Jr. was arrested Monday morning in Matagorda County, about 45 miles southwest...

Cops Say Rubber Bands From Braces Led Them to Suspect

Sex offender accused of kidnapping, assaulting 71-year-old Baltimore woman

(Newser) - Police in Baltimore say an unusual find at an encampment in a city park led them to man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a 71-year-old woman earlier this month. The woman said the man started talking to her on a trail on Nov. 7 and the encounter quickly became threatening,...

Jared Fogle Associate Sentenced to 27 Years

Russell Taylor tells court he was a ' vile, selfish, self-loathing' person

(Newser) - An associate of Jared Fogle who provided evidence that led to the criminal case against the disgraced former Subway pitchman was sentenced Monday to 27 years in prison for sexually molesting young girls and installing cameras to secretly take videos and photos of the victims. Russell Taylor, 50, who pleaded...

'Operation Boo Dat' Ends With Sex-Offender Arrests

Monthslong effort also tracks down 5 missing teens in Louisiana

(Newser) - 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 "...

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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

(Newser) - 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 reports that...

Epstein Lawyers: Help, the Lights Are Going Out

They ask the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands to strike down liens

(Newser) - 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 Miami Herald 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

Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist' nabbed in Florida

(Newser) - 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 Miami Herald . The...

Former Miss Kentucky Admits Sexting Teen Boy

Ramsey Bearse pleads guilty in West Virginia

(Newser) - 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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