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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.

I think it’s more along the lines of “we don’t like the decisions local prosecutors and judges are making, so we’ll kick it to the Feds to get what *we* think is right.” Never mind that their job is law *enforcement* and nothing more. Nothing. More. They need to get back to their donuts and speed traps, and step away from things not within their professional purview.

I don’t think so. Federal or state, accusation of sex crimes always equal a conviction (unless the accused has deep pockets and friends in high places, but that’s a separate issue) and sentences will nearly always be severe, with few exceptions. I wouldn’t be surprised if the AG sent a secret memo to all DAs telling them to ease up on their sentences (judges just rubber stamp those these days) because the prison system is running out of space and money. The federal government will subsidize a state prison for housing federal inmates. THAT is probably the driving force behind… Read more »

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.

So much easier to harass registrants than to deal with any other kind of crime.

Yep, God forbid they’d actually have to do any real work. That’s not what they are overpaid for.

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

Hilarious. It’s spelled “Floriduh” though. Just FYI.

Honestly, every single location that supports Hit Lists is nothing but a bunch of dipsh*t, backwards, harassing rednecks. Truly, they are people who don’t believe in facts, science, or reality. Just harassing.

Let’s all work hard to end big government. We have enough “laws”. We have enough of their BS of getting their jollies by trying to control and harm other families. They need to learn to mind their own f’ing business or pay consequences. End big government. End their law enforcement criminals. De-fund everywhere.

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.

If Sen. Lauren Book isn’t embarrassed by her actions- no one else will be.

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… Read more »

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

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