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ATLANTA (CBS46) — A man charged with raping a 76-year-old Georgia woman has pled guilty.29-year-old Travale Farris pled guilty to one count each of rape, aggravated sexual battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, exploitation and intimidation…

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was for years known primarily for rising from political obscurity in rural Illinois to spending eight years in the nation’s third-highest office. Then came a federal…

We have received a number of inquires asking why we don’t cancel the conference in Houston and move it somewhere else in another state. Due to the fact that several messages have been received, we…

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) — District Attorney Shannon Wallace announces that Woodstock resident Jose Jaimie Argueta, 46, was convicted of false imprisonment and aggravated sodomy charges, and sentenced on July 22.The charges stem from an…

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former teacher in South Carolina has admitted to contacting a Georgia girl who was under 18 with the intention of engaging in sexual activity, federal prosecutors said.Jonathan Eugene Grantham, of…

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia, a Bulloch County man faces substantial time in federal prison after admitting he persuaded children to send him sexual images and photos. Jasiri Hutchison,…

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man who was mistakenly released from an Alabama jail by posing as another inmate has turned himself in, authorities said.Authorities are investigating how 31-year-old Darren Jermaine Chipman was released in…

Cocoa McCoy said that she kept trying to tell police the name of the man who might have taken her daughter – the same man now suspected of killing the first woman. HENRY COUNTY, Ga.…

Here’s what we know about the case so far. HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — The Henry County coroner has identified another set of human remains found July 19 as Conteshia McCoy from Locust Grove. Last week,…

On June 8, the American Law Institute, arguably the most prestigious non-governmental law reform organization in the country, concluded its national meeting. One of its agenda items was to have its thousands of elected members—top federal appeals judges among them, who enjoy lifetime appointments after being confirmed by the United States Senate—vote on a draft of the revised chapter of the […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.Cosby has served more than two years…

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 […]

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