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New Jersey: $338 million Powerball winner charged with sexual assault of minor

A former bodega owner from New Jersey, best known for his massive lottery win in 2013, has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a minor, the Wayne Patch reported. Pedro Quezada, 49, was arrested Wednesday for sexually assaulting an underage girl for approximately three years while she was between the ages of 11 and 14, Passaic County Prosecutors said in a statement.…

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Maine: Sex offender restriction zones prove controversial for city council

LEWISTON — An ordinance aimed at restricting where convicted sex offenders are allowed to live split the City Council on Tuesday, and was ultimately tabled. The council sought more time to make the decision after hearing arguments from local law enforcement, which drafted the ordinance, as well as testimony from residents and local organizations who believe the restrictions aren’t necessary…

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Colorado county shuts down sex offender registry. Still available through CBI

Montrose County, on Colorado’s Western Slope, has pulled its sex-offender list offline, reportedly because of a recent court ruling in which U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch found that such registries constituted cruel and unusual punishment in the case of three plaintiffs. The action was taken despite the fact that the ruling is specific to the complainants in question, rather than everyone on the roster,…

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Florida man gets 15 years for touching clothed 14-year-old “inappropriately”

PANAMA CITY — A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for inappropriately touching a minor multiple times, according to court records. Jose Davila Camacho, of Panama City, pleaded no contest Friday to five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. He was arrested in February 2016 after a 14-year-old girl came forward to report she’d been touched…

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Law eliminating lifelong registration for sex offenders heads for Brown’s OK

THIS MUCH I KNOW–On September 16, the California Legislature approved a bill that would create a tiered system for the state’s sex offender registry. The bill, SB-384, is expected to be signed by Governor Brown. Authored by Senator Scott Wiener(D-San Francisco) and co-authored by Senators Joel Anderson (R-Alpine), Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), and Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), was sponsored by Equality…

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Federal lawsuit challenges Simi Valley Halloween sex offender law again

For the second time in five years, a federal lawsuit is challenging the constitutionality of a Simi Valley law that bars registered sex offenders listed on the Megan’s Law website from opening their doors to trick-or-treating children on Halloween. The law, enacted by the City Council in September 2012, also forbids the registered sex offenders from decorating the outside of their homes or…

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Michigan: Lowell man gets 60 years for sending nude images of himself to teenager

GRAND RAPIDS – Justin Michael Walling, 28, of Lowell was ordered to spend 60 years in federal prison for sexual offenses against a minor, Acting U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced Monday. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney ordered lifetime supervision for Walling after his release. The FBI’s West Michigan Based Child Exploitation Task Force and…

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CA: “A Stranger Looking to Kidnap and Sex Traffic a Child Is Highly Unlikely” – Roseville, California Police

Looks like the Roseville, California, police department got a little fed up with social media posts going on about local “sex trafficking kidnappers” and “suspicious people.” And so it came out with this amazing document on its Facebook page: True facts about the fears its citizens feel and perpetuate. Kudos to a department that seems determined to do its job.…

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CA governor supports bill to end lifetime registration many sex offenders

After an emotional debate, state lawmakers on Saturday gave final legislative approval to a controversial bill that would end the lifetime listing of many convicted sex offenders on a public registry in California. The bill, which was shelved then revived, was sent to the governor on the last day of the legislative session with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) calling…

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