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OWNER OF WEBSITES LOSES CASE IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

Charles Rodrick, owner of a family of websites that publishes the names, photos and other personal information regarding registered citizens and sometimes members of their families, today lost a case filed against him in federal district court when the court entered a default judgment. The case alleged that Rodrick and others he controlled violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act by extorting money from individuals in order to have their personal information removed from those websites.

“This is a major victory for registered citizens in our nation,” stated attorney Janice Bellucci. “The court’s decision today to enter a default judgment in favor of the plaintiffs sends a clear signal to Mr. Rodrick and to others like him who break the law by illegally demanding funds from registered citizens.”

A total of 10 plaintiffs from 5 states challenged Rodrick’s actions in a lawsuit filed in Arizona federal district court in March 2013. The plaintiffs in the case are seeking termination of the websites at issue, payment for their damages, punitive damages as well as attorneys fees and court costs.

Rodrick was initially represented in the case by an attorney, however, his attorney withdrew in November 2013 reportedly due to Rodrick’s failure to pay legal bills. Subsequent to the withdrawal, Rodrick, who has a 10th grade education, filed legal documents he purported to have written that properly cited case law and the complex Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

“The judge in this case wisely granted a motion filed by plaintiffs that required Rodrick to reveal who actually wrote and filed those documents,” stated Bellucci.

The websites owned by Rodrick include Online Detective, Offendex, SORarchives and SexOffenderRecord. According to court records, the Offendex website received revenues in excess of $30,000 per month.

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This is great news. Only I wonder about other sites out there. I’m not on the state web site and am very concerned about this whole RSO mess/crime against humanity. My working life was brought to an abrupt halt because of Rodrick’s web site. I used to think it was because of the states site, but I was wrong and this is how I found out about Rodrick’s sites. It was the registering officer that made me aware of this one year when I was registering. The only good thing that came of this is this is how I stumbled… Read more »

Hi Q. I know what you mean about not wanting to look. Call it shell shock or PTSD, I avoid having to relive the experience again and again. I’d like to stand up here and beat my chest and say everything’s great, but that would be false.

Tim I’ve long thought of it as PTSD because it is. I have some of the symptoms. I’m equally positive many others who have been subject to this state sponsored crime also have the same symptoms; it’s sometimes evident in their posts. I suppose I’m dealing with it the same way you do, by doing what I can to avoid reminders. This is nearly impossible though, because I’m confronted with reminders almost daily and the reminders come in a variety of way’s, shapes and forms, like nickel-dime jobs or no work at all, as well as: :Intrusive memories :Avoidance :Changes… Read more »

Hope to see you there. A few times I have had to see a professional, take a class or get meds (a last resort) due to issues related to this registry, especially when combined with financial issues. That being said, I keep in mind that I am not the crazy one, the crazy ones are those who insist on these registry type laws, despite the evidence that shows they are at best useless at worst deadly.

They are indeed out of control and sorely in need of reigning in. They are so drunk with retribution they’ve lost sight of truth.

An article that night interest you.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39329.htm

Funny how history comes back on people when they’re not paying attention. 230 years ago some Englishmen in America fought against a corporate/government partnership called the East India Company. A lot of the rebel militiamen were indentured servants, convicted of petty crimes in England and sent to colonies for essentially free labor until their debt was paid. Later on this new government funded its institutions of higher education with corporate partnerships profiting off of African slave labor. At least the indentured servant once in the colonies could take his chances and escape to a free life in the American wilderness,… Read more »

If it is of any solace to know. Joseph was placed in a pit & sold by his own brothers & countrymen. Gideon the son of Joash was called out by the men of the city that he Gideon may die. Jephthah also was by his brothers thrust out Samson was betrayed & given into the hands of the enemy. David was hated & hunted by the one who David called “King” Saul. The Prophets where murdered by their fellow countrymen when the Prophets called the leaders to not twist & pervert the Torah i.e. The Law & Constitution of… Read more »

I’ve been on the registry close to 25 years, and I definitely have PTSD, and a pretty severe case of it. I have to rein myself in from getting into a fight almost every week. Constantly peeking out the curtain, losing my shit when I get frustrated…..all classic symptoms. The only thing…..THE ONLY THING THAT HELPS, is Marijuana. I can’t afford to smoke it all day though I probably should. At least at night I have relief.

Charles Rodrick is a piece of trash. Anything that disrupts his life is a great thing. The Sex Offender Registries are all about disrupting people’s lives and harassing them so it is great when that is directed at any person that supports the SORs.

Interesting that he was forced to reveal who wrote and filed the court papers. Why is that important? Why does it matter who wrote them? Just wondering.

Humiliation would be a good reason to expose the author. What goes around comes around. On another note, “According to court records, the Offendex website received revenues in excess of $30,000 per month” Boy, am I in the wrong business. No wonder he was reluctant to give up those site. I always wondered how a douche like this remains breathing and thought (wished) one of these days someone is going to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Then again, maybe he did get the offer: “Remove our colleagues from your site and pay us $30 G per month. Every… Read more »

Or… he could be forced to hand over his domain names to the victims. I’ll set up a website free of charge to expose him and this type of extortion further.

I could basically clone his website, but redact any personal information on individuals… replacing the redactions with HIS information and his mugshot(s). So any time anyone searches for his victims’ names, they will see his and what he did.

How come when this guy does it it’s a crime and when government does it it isn’t? They extort money from citizens who want to be removed also and a LOT more of it through legal costs! No one can just ask to be removed they have to pay to be removed off the government site too! They also extort money from registered citizens by making them pay fees to be on a registry under protest with the threat of prison if they don’t! Who REALLY is the extortionist in the whole bigger picture? This man Rodrick who the government… Read more »

PM:

Really good point. Perhaps the federal government will eventually be forced to repeal it’s laws that have facilitated so much misery and death.

For the same reason that you and I can’t pull people over, write tickets and collect fines.
Why can the government do it, but we can’t?

For the same reason the IRS can target private entities with the wrong political affiliation. For the same reason they can get away with destruction of evidence and claim hundreds of hard drives crashed within minutes of each other.

Have this guy been charged with criminal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) ?

In 2003 the US Supreme court said that the government could disseminate Doe’s information. Not really taking into full consideration all the effects that would have on HIS life. They considered it not to be punishment. Even though they never considered it form HIS standpoint because HE obviously did consider it to be so and HE alone was the one in this case who could say if it is or isn’t punishment to him! Also not considering the fact that historicly this practice had already been considered punishment and infact INHUMANE punishment that needed to be put to an end… Read more »

Here is a question – I didn’t read Rodrick’s case. How did they decide what he did was illegal? What exactly did they say about what made what he did illegal and can we now use it against what the government does? If It’s illegal for him to do it can’t be legal for the government to do! Who knows maybe this guy just turned out to be our best friend!

PM:

Rodrick was extorting money from registrants for removal of their name from his sites, then he wouldn’t remove the name after he took the money. He got money from me! If Rodrick didn’t like someone he would list them as a sex offender even if the individual wasn’t. The list goes on. He’s been sued here and this case in AZ. Here’s one from earlier this year.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/16/sex-offender-websites-victims-awarded-34m-/9195315/

It’s always nice to see a bottom-feeder hit bottom!!!

I would really love to put up a website with Charles Rodrick’s photo, home address, vehicle, so that those who he extorted and abused could have it. Who knows what could happen…let him live in the same fear that he helped perpetuate AND PROFIT FROM on so many!

Tired of hiding

There’s already a site; http://www.idiotsregistry.info/

If you wan’t to put Rodrick on this site I believe you can. It would be much appreciated and so right.

He’s already earned a special place on another idiotsregistry.com (not .info) website.

I’ve decided to volunteer on this project that will be live soon. Chuck Roderick is a classic idiot. Especially what he did in the court room multiple times. For this. We’re also monitoring for any legal name change requests made by him. (I predict he is going to change his name soon).

send his info to Dennis Sobin he’ll list it…

I’m hoping that we hear plenty about this in the news. It sounds like this Rodrick person is in a whole a lot of trouble, hopefully he will be charged, tried and sent to prison for the lives that he has tried hard to destroy. Does this mean that all other of those kinds of web sites will go down? What can people do to help push this issue to the best end possible? There are a lot of issues about posting names on the web and not just with sites like Roderick had – and they all cost people… Read more »

We expect the Arizona Republic newspaper to publish an article about this case and Defendant Rodrick on Sunday, August 10. If possible, we will post the article on this website.

I actually had an issue from a website/arrested 19 years ago and offense expunged about 12-13 years ago. The site showed I had been convicted of what I was arrested for ? I was in shock /the plea was for a much lesser charge ? I was irate! I called the site and the man wouldn’t give me his name and refused to give me his supervisors name? He wouldn’t address the issue and the only way they would correct the mistake was if (I live in OC) went to LA, parked my car/fought traffic/waited in long lines and had… Read more »

Charles Rodrick (Chuck), also formally known as Charles Gilson seemingly destroyed my life. How? Easy. He placed incorrect or outright lies about me on his websites. He targeted me because i refused to give into his demands and i helped identify persons operating behind various mugshot extortion websites. When i lived in Nebraska and had to travel, the information he placed online about me caused others to question who i really was. In order to prove Charles Roderick was stalking me, i placed several online profiles about myself (that i controlled) online for the purposes of telling half truths. Over… Read more »

I hope you do press charges. It would so sweet if he had to register as a sex offender. He ruined my life too. I haven’t been as fortunate as you; I lost my house and just about everything else. I haven’t been able to get any kind of a worth while job since he put me on his site. I’m not on the state registry, but This scum bag put me on his site and my life hasn’t been the same ever since.

Attorney General Tom Horne has declined to pursue criminal charges against Rodrick or anyone else involved in this insidious operation, despite a multitude of easily-provable harassment and physical threats made against registrants. This is most probably why Rodrick acted the way he did in his disdain of the civil court system in general. But more importantly, it shows that registrants will not be represented in any action that involves their own safety by law enforcement in Arizona.

As of this posting, February 19th, the sex offender sites are still up. My conviction was appealed, withdrawn and dismissed back in ’07, and have not registered since, yet he has my information AND photo on this vile sex offender site.

What is it going to take to make this guy stop for good?

Sue him for monetary damages?

Yes I even had my attorney submit the record removal request 2 times and no response! I was exonerated and believe they, like all other sites need to take down your personal info! Most sites had no problem doing this by asking nicely and send documentation! He seems to refuse to respond to any requests! Anyone have any pointers on how to get this POS?!

I noticed that all of the sex offenders claims in the federal case were completely tossed out. What is up with that?

Patience? Its over according to the Federal Judge. I do not see a way to recover from a complete dismissal.

Another shameless hyena website is Homefacts.com

Amen to that.

Can anyone explain why as part of the settlement that the website was not shut down? I just a job offer because I am posted on this jackasses website. I went through 5 interviews, passed a credit check a background check, received, signed and returned an offer letter, then boom they found his website. There I am, despite the fact that I am not a publicly registered sex offender in any state. I was immediately told, they could not hire me based on finding his website, one other reason!!! Now I am screwed.

That happened to me also. During my first day at a new IT Firm, I noticed that could not gain access to some of the network directories. I needed to learn their file structure so that I could do work on some of their software applications. Right around 2 pm, they called me into have a little “chit chat” with the HR Director. Despite having worked years in the Pentagon and for Fortune 500 Federal Contractors, this Company felt that I probably would not be able to receive a security clearance, which would have been required to work on their… Read more »

2 months salary for 6 hours of work? Now if you could just do that a 6 days a year you’ll be set !

Are you working now? I have a small MSP and need some help from time to time.

I’ve been self-employed ever since. They considered the 2 months salary a severence pay.

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