OH: Web sites profiting from mug shots sued

There’s a good chance that if you’ve been arrested in the past decade, your mugshot is available online, probably on numerous Web sites. A Toledo-based lawyer, Scott Ciolek, is taking on at least five of these sites, of which there are dozens, in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

The suit claims that more than 259,000 Ohioans have been cataloged on various mugshot Web sites and, to have a photo removed — even if an individual has been found not guilty or the charges were dismissed — the sites charge a removal fee. Full Article

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I wonder why Offendex (Now SoArchives) hasn’t been included in this.

I have received email “spam” notifications warning of RSO locations in a specific zip code area. These are not law enforcement activities, but from a private source. Anyone know if this is legal in California?

Please let me know of any lawsuits against soarchives. My husband would like to join as a plaintiff. He was listed for something he did as a teenager and he has never reoffended. He is no longer required to register, but the first thing you see when you google his name is the listing on soarchives. He has paid the price for what he did and they refuse to remove his name. When I emailed them and asked them to remove it, they emailed me back and called my husband and I names and told me that he deserved to die.
This continues to keep my husband from finding better work and haunts us wherever we go. There are laws against posting false information about people. If these people post information that is no longer relevant and it causes harm, isn’t that against the law? Why doesn’t someone do something?