OH: Effort underway to charge sex offenders federally

[10tv.com – 2/22/21]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Preying on children and spending very little time in jail; it may surprise you just how many sex offenders have been multiple times before seeing serious times behind bars.

There is an effort underway to charge those offenders federally.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rick Minerd says it is disheartening for his investigators when an offender faces little or no jail time.

“It is frustrating for law enforcement at times when we see repeat offenders. Let’s face it, law enforcement, it’s hard not to become emotionally caught up in a case, especially with young people. When you see a child who has been exploited,” Minerd said.
Which is why Hill and the U.S. Attorney’s Office is working to charge offenders federally, so they face mandatory minimum sentences.

Hill argues one of the reasons many of these offenders see little jail time is that many sex offenses start online and legislation can’t keep up with the rapid advances in technology or tools offenders use to lure children online to get them to meet in-person.

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“Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rick Minerd”

Wow! I am so impressed that this Sheriff’s office has all the facts and truths about repeat s$x offenders and their recidivism rates. Stop your research everyone – ask this office your questions and they will have the facts for you. Nothing but the facts.

Sniff Sniff Sniff – Do I smell someone up for re-election?

Willing to bet the only reason they want to charge federally is because they’re running out of room in state prisons. I have a hard time buying their statistics as well.

Does that mean he is for charging repeat DUIs federally. They seldom if ever see jail time as well. I think if you are charged federally, you should not have to be bound by state registry when released. You were federal, so federal guidelines. No matter where you move, you fall under the federal tier guidelines.
Go read this guy’s twitter feeds. He is obsessed with sex offenders. Spouts all kinds of lies about online predators and finding homeless offenders disgusting. A real piece of work this guy is.

Ohio is about as close as you can get to Florida without actually living in Florida. Seriously back woods hicks there.

Seems like brain mentality is trying to figure out the facts.. well what about the proof, the truth or this techno type event encounter with each individual. So who’s luring who in this game. Seems government will do anything to justify their position in much of this ruse type game issue. Scratches head… tools used to lure, sounds like a double standard in many ways. One wonders what state is “redneck” today in government understanding or man’s.

The question is how do we make people who spout outright lies for personal gain (election) pay for
it eventually? They are lying to the people who are electing them. They need to wear that and be
embarrassed for it somehow. The key is to show that these lies are actually hurting current and future victims and that the person is lying solely for personal gain without any regard to how it affects victims.

Sorry federal law can only be stretched so far. Any prosecutor caught turning a solid state or county case into a shaky federal case won’t be happy at the end of the day. Federal judges don’t like having their time wasted and would quickly let prosecutors know they need to be in state or county courts. Granted with the internet some wiggle room does exist, but there’s no guarantee all the time charges will be much more significant under federal law. More importantly this seems to be a problem of not having strong enough state laws. Rather than begging the federal government for help maybe any state with such problems should fix them in house first?

Ain’t no one forcing this lazy a&$ sheriff to do nothing except collect his welfare , and thats what he wants it continue to do run for office and get payed , And oh yes collect more pay as he abuses our wifes and kids , I say fire the sheriff , very few of these LE types cant even grasp the constitution , or even care about natural rights ! guilty as charged no trial is what the LE want no trial