Texas professor who studies sex offender policy is targeted by vigilantism for his work

It’s not enough that vigilantes go after people required to register as sex offenders and their families, some are now going after the scholars who do research and write about the topics related to anything sexually taboo. University of Texas professor Thomas K. Hubbard has become the target of protests and threats of violence because of his writings on age…

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TX: Texas Sex Offender Registry Upheld by Fifth Circuit

[bloomberglaw.com – 12/17/19] The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program, which requires sex offenders to make in person reports and restricts housing options, doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution by depriving registrants of due process, the Fifth Circuit ruled. An individual convicted of a sex crime in a trial or plea agreement has received the minimum protections […] [Read More]

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MA: Mass. legislators call for hearing after report details sex offenders received trade licenses

[wickedlocal.com – 12/17/19 – Employment restrictions] The chairs of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure want an oversight hearing and an “immediate and thorough investigation” into how sex offenders were able to obtain state licenses to work in various trades and professions. Sen. Paul Feeney and Rep. Tackey Chan issued a joint […] [Read More]

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With our deep gratitude

Updated 12/20/19 By Sandy . . . For persons listed on a sexual offense registry, homelessness is sometimes a reality, and the uncertainty of finding emergency shelter or homeless facilities that welcome registrants is even more of a reality. I have for a week been identifying such places, and, even though I am sure there are more – many more, I…

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Juvenile S.V.P.

By Joshua… On October, 13th 1998, I and a male friend engaged in a sexual experiment while finding a stashed pornography tape…I was 13 years old. In September 2003, when I was 18, I was arrested for Attempted Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse and charged as a Juvenile, My case was transferred because the courts felt their wasn’t enough time left…

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8th Circuit affirms use of electronic video surveillance equipment in failure to register arrest.

This one is for those who think “who will know”…The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s allowance of electronic video surveillance equipment as used by law enforcement to catch someone living where he was not registered. In United States v. STEFANYUK, the defendant was charged with failure to register (among other things). To catch him living where…

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