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New Mexico: Sex assault victims rally to candidate Keller’s defense

SANTA FE – The 2011 sex offender legislation that’s surfaced as political ammunition against Tim Keller in Albuquerque’s mayoral race came about after repeated – and largely successful – lawsuits against New Mexico’s largest city for enacting local ordinances that went beyond what was then on the state’s books. Keller, who was then a member of the state Senate, voted…

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Passport requirement casts wide net, imposes badge of shame

By Jacob Sullum . . . The notice, which will appear on the second-to-last page of U.S. passports, is officially known as an “endorsement,” but it is more like a badge of shame. “The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor,” it says, “and is a covered sex offender pursuant to 22 United States Code Section 212b(c)(l).”…

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So much for family values in Fayetteville, North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) –The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has charged Fayetteville Police Captain Tracey Bass-Caine with failure to report sex offender non-compliance. According to an arrest warrant, Bass-Caine’s husband William Augurson, who is a registered sex offender, was with her at events with children present – which is a violation of his sex offender registry restrictions.  (Source)

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US passports to identify convicted child sex offenders

Washington (CNN) The State Department began revoking the passports of convicted child sex offenders this week, in order to comply with a law passed last year. Those affected will have to apply for new passports, which will be marked to indicate their conviction. International Megan’s Law, which was passed last year to crack down on child exploitation, requires the State Department…

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