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Defining terms. What exactly is “sexual misconduct” and who decides?

By Robin . . . Every day brings new charges, it seems, of sexual misconduct on the part of a man in a prominent position. No area is safe. Among the accused are those in the entertainment and media fields, political leaders, sports figures, and even a past president or two. Like a tornado spinning off multiple, smaller tornados, every…

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Cong. Smith defends IML with new press release

A new passport identifier for convicted pedophiles will help protect children from pedophiles looking to travel abroad, possibly to abuse children, said Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), author of legislation to create the identifier. “Child predators thrive on secrecy—a secrecy that allows them to commit heinous crimes against the weakest and most vulnerable,” Smith stated at a press conference on Friday…

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MA: Athletic hall of fame decides not to induct sex offender; other felons okay

SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield Public Schools committee announced Thursday it will not induct a former basketball star into its Athletic Hall of Fame after parents protested over the player being a convicted sex offender. The decision to withdraw the nomination of Desi Jackson comes two days before the annual induction ceremony on Saturday in the Central High School Gym. Mike…

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CA: Recall effort for Brock Turner judge continues to gain momentum

The campaign to recall the judge who sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman appears to be gaining momentum. Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, who’s behind the effort to recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, told ABC10 that they now have more than 70,000 petition signatures. “When Judge Persky…

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MN: Convicted sex offender suing because he has to move

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  A convicted sex offender has filed a federal lawsuit because the city of West St. Paul has told him he has to move.  Fifty-two-year-old Tom Evenstad is blocked by a city ordinance from living within 12-hundred feet of a school, licensed child-care facility or state-licensed group home.  Evenstad’s attorney argued the ordinance is violates his constitutional rights…

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