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Churches aren’t schools, rules Indiana Court of Appeals

By Olivia Covington . . . Three convicted Boone County sex offenders can return to their church congregations after the Indiana Court of Appeals determined that churches are not considered “school property,” so state statute cannot prohibit the offenders from going to church, even when children are present. The appellate court handed down that decision Tuesday in John Doe 1, et al.,…

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VA: Virginia pulls 132 confined sex offenders from list of eligible voters

State officials abruptly removed 132 sex offenders from Virginia’s list of eligible voters last week, reacting to the latest problem emerging from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping move to restore voting rights to felons who had served out their sentences. A spokesman for McAuliffe (D) said that the offenders, who are confined in a treatment facility under a form of civil…

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36th ATSA Conference

36th Annual Research and Treatment Conference October 25 – 28, 2017 Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center Kansas City, Missouri The 36th Annual Research and Treatment Conference sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be held at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, October 25 – 28, 2017. This conference will…

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Virginia gubernatorial race heats up; Registered citizens take center stage

A marquee policy initiative of Gov. Terry McAuliffe took center stage in the Virginia governor’s race Monday as Republican Ed Gillespie attacked McAuliffe’s approach to felon rights restoration as charitable to the point of being dangerous and Democrat Ralph Northam pushed back by saying Gillespie should be “ashamed” over his “fearmongering campaign.” The Gillespie campaign rolled out an ad Monday…

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