Category: Research & News

Sex Offender News August 2017

Recopied from Florida Action Committee Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge A 25-year-old teacher at Oakleaf High School faces a sex charge after he was arrested Tuesday amid an investigation into inappropriate text messages reported by a student’s parent, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities interviewed the girl, whose […]

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality? by Florida Action Committee | The following are excerpts from this article. Offenders convicted of sex crimes are now singled out for surveillance and restrictions far more punitive than those who commit other types of crime. More than 800,000 Americans are now registered sex offenders. Tracking them has created a booming surveillance industry. Studies have found that rates in […]

Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge

Male Teacher at Oakleaf High (Florida) arrested on sex charge A 25-year-old teacher at Oakleaf High School faces a sex charge after he was arrested Tuesday amid an investigation into inappropriate text messages reported by a student’s parent, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities interviewed the girl, whose age was not listed, and […]

Threats to arrest convicted sex offenders at City Union Mission prompt federal lawsuit

Recopied from Florida Action Committee Threats to arrest convicted sex offenders at City Union Mission prompt federal lawsuit The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is targeting some sex offenders for arrest at the City Union Mission because it sits near a park, according to a federal lawsuit alleging that the practice violates the charity’s constitutionally protected […]

Private prison industry converts Florida inmates into very profitable commodities

Private prison industry converts Florida inmates into very profitable commodities The governor did not say, “Dammit … I’m getting to the bottom of this money-sucking private prison mess.” Rick Scott’s reticence might seem a bit out of character, given his self-crafted persona as Florida’s cold-blooded budget-cutting crusader. Here’s a guy who over the years has […]

1 out of every 111 Adult Males in Florida is a Registered Sex Offender

1 out of every 111 Adult Males in Florida is a Registered Sex Offender The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children updated their “Sex Offender Map” and statistics in May, 2017 to account for the latest statistics. Our colleague from Virginia has put together an analysis of the new counts, which can be found here, […]

Bill requires moving companies disclose employed sex offenders

Bill requires moving companies disclose employed sex offenders FORT MYERS, Fla. – When a mover comes to your house, do you know who you’re inviting in? A new Florida law wants to make sure you’re notified if a sex offender is working for the moving company you hire.Moving businesses we spoke with say they already have […]

New Florida Internet Identifier Law Approved by Governor

New Florida Internet Identifier Law Approved by Governor Florida House Bill 699, which “[r]evises definition of term “Internet identifier”; defines “social Internet communication”; requires sexual predators & sexual offenders to register each Internet identifier’s corresponding website homepage or application software name with FDLE through sheriff’s office; requires sexual predators & sexual offenders to report any […]

Florida Supreme Court: Cant search cellphone without a warrant.

Florida Supreme Court: Cant search cellphone without a warrant. Last week, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Police need a warrant to search a cellphone – even if it is incident to an arrest. In the case of Carpenter v. Florida, a defendant was arrested when he traveled to meet who he thought was a minor […]

Amended Complaint Filed in Florida Internet Identifier Challenge

Amended Complaint Filed in Florida Internet Identifier Challenge On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, an amended complaint was filed in the legal challenge to Florida’s “Internet Identifier” registration requirements that is pending in Federal Court in the Northern District of Florida. The original complaint was filed to challenge the 2014 and 2016 versions of this law. […]

Legal Update: SORR Challenge

Legal Update: SORR Challenge Many have been asking about the status of the SORR (Sex Offender Residency Restriction) Challenge which was recently reversed (in our favor) in the 11th Circuit (Federal Appellate Court). Trial in this case is scheduled for the two-week period commencing  Monday, March 19, 2018. Although that seems a while away and you […]

Florida Internet Identifier Challenge Allowed to Proceed

Florida Internet Identifier Challenge Allowed to Proceed The Federal District Court Judge presiding over the Internet identifier lawsuit is allowing the case to proceed despite the State of Florida’s claim that they amended the statute (the definition of Internet identifiers) and the suit is now Moot. Among other motions for both sides that the judge […]

22 arrested in Fort Lauderdale crackdown on sex offenders

22 arrested in Fort Lauderdale crackdown on sex offenders Some sex offenders have been living illegally in off-limit areas of Fort Lauderdale. But Operation Here Not There has swept up 22 suspects in six weeks, authorities said Tuesday. The city prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,400 feet of a school, school bus stop or […]

Latest Updates & News

Guess the Gender… “St. Augustine teacher sentenced to six months in jail for sex with student” Let’s play “guess the gender”. I’ll give the background and you guess whether the perpetrator is male or female. From yesterday’s Florida Times Union (Jacksonville.com) “A 28-year-old former St. Augustine High School teacher was sentenced to six months in […]

Interested in being a plaintiff in our internet identifier challenge?

Posted by fac-admin on June 2, 2016 Our attorneys are still screening potential plaintiffs for our Internet Identifier challenge which will be filed next month. We are looking to intake as many prospective plaintiffs as possible. If you are (a) no longer on probation/parole, (b) committed an offense prior to the passage of the restriction […]

Former Offender Re-Entry Programs and Resources in Florida

 This is a list of resources for ex-offenders in Florida to get help them reintegrate back into society by helping them find jobs, housing, and develop work skills. Ex-offenders face a variety of barriers as they attempt to re-enter society after serving their prison sentence. Individuals with criminal backgrounds often find it difficult to obtain […]

Area communities tighten their grip on sex offenders

 [WITH FAC COMMENTS] Posted by fac-admin on July 6, 2015 in Articles, Featured Articles | 1 comment (REPOSTED FROM THE FAC) Off U.S. 27 and just east of the Williston city limits sits a quiet, rural neighborhood of manufactured homes on tree-lined streets. The rigid, vinyl-sided homes are surrounded by yards, some littered with kids’ […]

CASTRATION OF SEX OFFENDERS

Topic: SENTENCING; CRIME; CRIMINALS; SEX CRIMES; Location: SEX OFFENDERS;     February 21, 2006 2006-R-0183 By: Sandra Norman-Eady, Chief Attorney You asked for background information on states that allow or require sex offenders to be castrated. SUMMARY Eight states allow chemical or surgical castration of sex offenders. They are: California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, […]

Do Florida Sex Offender Registration Requirements Go Too Far?

Do Florida Sex Offender Registration Requirements Go Too Far? Most would agree that requiring those convicted of molesting and abusing young children to register with local authorities has resulted in safer communities. Likewise, laws dictating where convicted child molesters may live and work have likely prevented numerous crimes against children. That being the case, some […]

Sex Offender Research and News

ADOC: Hualapai Unit will house sex offenders Posted: 08 Dec 2015 09:53 PM PST 12-9-15 Arizona: KINGMAN – When the Hualapai Unit at Arizona State Prison-Kingman reopens next month for the first time since riotous inmates destroyed four of five housing pods in July, the facility won’t be home to general population prisoners, but to […]

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