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On June 8, 2021 the membership of the American Law Institute gave its final approval to a revision of the Model Penal Code’s chapter on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses. This project was initially authorized by the ALI Council in 2012.  The appointed Reporters, Professors Stephen Schulhofer and Erin Murphy of the New York University […]

Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the appointment of Dr. Ioannis Ioannou, to statewide Mental Health Director, effective July 1, 2021.  As the statewide Mental Health Director, Dr. Ioannou will be…

COLUMBIA — The S.C. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled the state’s lifetime sex offender registration requirement is unconstitutional and people who demonstrate a low risk of reoffending should be able to petition a judge to have their names purged. The June 9 order demands the General Assembly change the law to bring South Carolina in […]

By Sandy and Robin . . . In Wisconsin a new battle is being launched in what is getting to be an old war. Civil rights attorneys Adele Nicholas and Mark Weinberg, seasoned soldiers in…

The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ people and two more for employing pastors convicted of sex offenses.The…

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers want to give district attorneys access to prisoner disciplinary records to help the prosecutors oppose parole requests.The House voted 99-66 on Thursday to pass House Bill 168, sending it to…

NARSOL’s Litigation Summit was a huge success and well received by over 220 viewers. Thanks to the work of some extraordinary volunteers as well as the participation of our guests, NARSOL Live | Litigation Summit,…

By Larry . . . On September 24, 2019, NARSOL engaged an attorney and filed a lawsuit a suit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia challenging the Butts County Sheriff’s…

Two defendants arrested during “Operation End Game,” a multi-agency effort targeting and arresting adult perpetrators in the Athens-area seeking sex with children, were sentenced to prison, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for…

Fresh on the heels of our record-setting summer NARSOL LIVE web event, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws will soon be hosting a NARSOL LIVE Litigation Summit on November 19 & 21, 2020.…

A Mexican national who attempted to lure a young teen for sexual activity has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison. Alvaro Hernandez, 36, of Bristol, Ga., a citizen of Mexico illegally…

Public announcements about the operation, vague on details but full of loaded terms, led to weeks of social media misinformation about the breakup of a massive child sex trafficking ring in Georgia. “39 kids were…

Originally published 10/1/2020 at Reason; reprinted in full here with permission. By Jacob Sullum . . . Every year in the run-up to Halloween, Patch publishes maps showing the homes of “registered sex offenders” in various cities. Ostensibly, this…

NARSOL’s Halloween project this year, developed and implemented by NARSOL and Connecticut’s One Standard of Justice, is an open letter in the form of a press release asking for the end to “red-dotting” the homes or listing the names and addresses of those listed on sexual offense registries. This is an insidious practice that has […]

Two of the men face charges of criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation, deputies say. JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Two men from St. Marys, Georgia and a man from Kingsland, Georgia are among those arrested…

By Michael Hobbes . . . Human trafficking has been having an eventful summer. In July, internet sleuths accused online retailer Wayfair of selling missing children in overpriced cabinets. In August, QAnon supporters (along with…

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked…

U.S. Marshals say they rescued 39 missing children from Georgia in different locations across the country MACON, Ga. — Since the U.S. Marshals announced last week that they rescued 39 missing children from Georgia, we’ve…

On top of the nine child porn charges, Wesley Sterling is also charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County investigators arrested a convicted sex offender and…

Police announced Monday that they are seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old James Eric Watson. JACKSONVILLE, Fla — A registered sexual predator is wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police announced Monday that they are seeking…

The GBI was alerted that Brandon Borah may be using the internet to share child pornography PEACH COUNTY, Ga. — A Robins Air Force Base employee faces several charges of sexual exploitation of children after…

The missing kids were all considered ’at risk’ A joint operation with the U.S. Marshal’s Missing Child Unit in Atlanta and Macon lead to the rescue of 26 children and officials successfully locating 13 others.…

The sex offender registry is public record, as are arrest records in many counties — including Mecklenburg. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dating apps are extremely popular among people looking for love, but now many of those…

Dougherty Co. D.A. won’t put up with anyone disrupting virtual learning By Jim Wallace | August 22, 2020 at 2:24 AM EDT – Updated August 22 at 2:24 AM ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Greg Edwards,…

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (CBS46) — A man wanted in DeKalb County for sex offenses against a minor is behind bars and faces a slew of charges. U.S. Marshall Tyreece Miller told CBS46 News that 26-year-old Ariel Banegas…

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