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TX: Judge’s campaign ‘team’ included convicted sex offender

[abc13.com – 3/20/19]

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A convicted sex offender had apparently worked for a newly-elected Harris County judge’s campaign, but wasn’t detected until he was handcuffed in a court room.

______, 36, appeared for an arraignment Wednesday, accused of failing to alert Houston Community College of his sex offender status while enrolled there.

Deputies took ______ into custody while working for Harris County 270th Civil Court Judge Dedra Davis.

Harris County has no record of ______ as an employee, and neither does the district court administrator. If they did, he’d would have undergone a background check before being hired.

However, ABC13 Eyewitness News confirmed that ______ was on the judge’s team, from both people with knowledge of the situation and from the judge’s own Facebook page, which displays photographs of ______ both inside and outside the courthouse representing her office. She refers to him as part of the team.

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Justice or judgment: What will the judge do? [narsol.org – 3/23/19]

 

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  1. Lake County

    There is two other shocking stories at that abc13 link. Both very sad and not good for our cause.

    • Dustin

      @ Lake County:

      Stories like those should highlight the registry’s uselessness, because in each the person’s registry status wasn’t known until after arrest. Rather than lament what a handful of idiots do, start asking what good the registry is if it doesn’t prevent things like these from happening.

      • e

        There are so many obsurdities within this article:

        Are RSOs not allowed to help on political campaigns?

        Couldn’t L.E. Approached him in a less public setting?

        Is what he did by not registering at school so terrible that it warranted taking him into custody?

        • David

          @ e: This story clearly has nothing to do with the judge’s campaign. The media simply created the headline because it gets maximum attention. And, of course, law enforcement was happy to assist by arranging the arrest to take place in a significant public location.

          (I wonder, do members of the media – and law enforcement – ever get sick of themselves for being such bottom-dwelling lowlifes?)

  2. Timmmy

    “accused of failing to alert Houston Community College of his sex offender status while enrolled there. ”

    Is this some sort of new law? Usually you would report your student status while registering, not to the school.

    • RegistrantNotAnOffender

      Well it depends, most colleges have campus police and require you to notify them before you attend a class. At my old school it was as benign as notifying the childcare facilities but some other area schools notify your teachers or the public at large in case of level 3s.

      Now I could see it being grounds for expulsion but I agree with you im not sure he broke the law. Texas is a trip though…

      • lovewillprevail

        In Texas, you have to notify both the school (usually the campus police department and they usually have a form to complete based upon my experience) and the local law enforcement you normally register. I do not know the facts in this article and did not read.

  3. Timothy

    Clearly the purpose of SOR websites are to notify the public. Compelling registrants to notify school official per enrollment repeats SOR’s intent and is therefore duplicitous, like IML. Repetition and duplicity are hallmarks of uncontrolled bureaucracy growth.

    • AJ

      @Timothy:
      While I get what you’re trying to say, you seem to have mixed up “duplicitous” as “duplicative.” Having to register again somewhere is absolutely duplicative; I’m not so sure it’s done with duplicity.

  4. Chris

    Does anyone know any updates with the lawsuit against Texas for not honoring plea deals?

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