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Rock sheriff’s office to share in money from sale of sex offender’s home

8-23-17 Wisconsin: JANESVILLE — Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden is scheduled to receive a check Wednesday for $153,660. Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin Jeffrey M. Anderson will present the check, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The money is the sheriff’s office portion of proceeds from the sale of a town of Newark property that belonged…

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Under legal threat, Victorville to repeal sex offender residency rules

[Victorville Daily Press] With threat of a lawsuit hanging over its head, the city will repeal local residency restrictions for registered sex offenders and defer to existing state regulations. The move is not unexpected. Cities across California have been forced to bow to pressure from sex offender law reformists in recent years, while courts have simultaneously limited local regulatory authority.…

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Man accused of setting fire to sex offender’s house

8-20-17 Alabama: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday an arrest in connection with a house fire earlier this summer. Jessie Lessley, 35, of Robinwood, is charged with second-degree arson. Lessley is accused of burning a home in the 400 block of 10th Street on July 31. Authorities said he was reportedly spotted running from the rear of the home just…

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Pennsylvania’s list of registered offenders to get smaller

SUNBURY — The number of sex offenders on the state’s Megan’s Law sex offender registry could drop as the result of a July ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, three Valley district attorneys and the Pennsylvania State Police say. The Supreme Court ruled that 2012 changes to the registry expanding and strengthening reporting rules under the state’s Megan’s Law could not be applied retroactively . . .…

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Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

8-18-17 West Virginia: HUNTINGTON – West Virginia’s intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September. The termination of the ISO program comes after a June 26 order signed by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Allen Loughry, which calls for “consolidation and reformulation” of…

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