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The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) is dedicated to protecting the Constitution by restoring the civil rights of registrants and their families. In order to achieve that objective, ACSOL will educate and litigate as well as support or oppose legislation.  The ACSOL website and recordings are provided as a service to registrants, registrants’ families, and others for general information only.  The information on the website and in the recordings are not designed to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.  You should not take, or refrain from taking, action based on their content.  Prior results and case studies do not guarantee a similar outcome in future representations.  ACSOL accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from accessing or reliance on content on the ACSOL website and recordings and disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all liability with respect to acts or omissions made by registrants, registrants’ families and others on the basis of content on the ACSOL website.

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Important News / Announcements

ACSOL In-Person Meeting in San Diego on Nov. 2, 2024

Florida City to Consider Significant Increase Residency Restrictions

It’s Time to Sign Up for ACSOL Zoom Conference to be held on September 20 and September 21

ACSOL Online Meeting July 20, 2024

CA: Currently individuals convicted of PC 261.5, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor are not required to register regardless of the age gap. SB1128 would make them register.

General News Feed

18 Jul 2024
Source: cbs12.com 7/17/24 WESTLAKE, Fla. (CBS12) — The Westlake City Council unanimously signed off on plans to enact stricter requirements on sexual predators and offenders – with one minor change. The measure is designed to protect the youngest residents of the area’s fastest-growing city and its main focus is widening the zones where predators are allowed to live, keeping them further away from children....
18 Jul 2024
Source: etias.org [Beginning first half of 2025] Criminal records can prevent you from being allowed to travel to the Schengen Zone. Any travellers applying for ETIAS for a short stay in Europe are likely to have their ETIAS application declined if they have committed a serious crime. Applications from people with minor offences will usually be approved for an ETIAS and granted entry to...
17 Jul 2024
Source: newschannel5.com 7/16/24 Recordings show police discussing luring predator suspect to a jurisdiction where he may not leave the jail alive NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — What happens when you give people with bizarre conspiracy theories a gun and a badge? Secret recordings from inside the troubled Millersville Police Department provide a sobering answer to that question. Those recordings — obtained from what was supposed...
16 Jul 2024
You are invited to attend ACSOL's in-person meeting in San Diego, CA on Saturday, November 2, 2024 starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at: California Western School of Law Room LH-1 225 Cedar Street San Diego The meeting will include discussions regarding topics of interest to both registrants and their loved ones, including the status of proposed changes to the Tiered...
16 Jul 2024
Source: filtermag.org 7/16/24 They say that time is money, but if that’s true then mine doesn’t seem to be worth that much. I have three degrees, and two jobs where they don’t matter. In the little time I have to myself I do freelance work, and still struggle to make ends meet. A struggle felt by many, but especially by those of us laboring...
15 Jul 2024
The City of Westlake, Florida, is scheduled to consider tomorrow a significant increase in its residency restrictions from 1,000 feet to 2,500 feet.  If the city ordinance is adopted, most individuals convicted of a sex offense involving a minor who is 15 years or younger would be prohibited from living near schools, libraries, day care centers, parks, playgrounds, community centers, day camps or any...
14 Jul 2024
Source: msn.com 7/13/24 San Diego sheriff’s deputies failed to take reasonable measures to protect a low-level sex offender when they put him in a jail cell with a high-level violent offender, the county’s civilian oversight board has ruled. The low-level sex offender, a 56-year-old man named Derek Thomas Baker who was sent to jail for failing to properly register, was beaten to death in...
13 Jul 2024
Source: wsls.com 7/13/24 MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – A Montgomery County man is finally getting closure after he was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Closure in the amount of nearly half a million dollars. David Kingrea received over $55,000 last year from the Commonwealth for the time he spent in jail in 2014 for a crime he didn’t commit. But that’s not where...
11 Jul 2024
Source: sentencingproject.org 6/27/24 The United States is an outlier nation in that it strips voting rights from millions of citizens solely on the basis of a criminal conviction. As of 2022, over 4.4 million people in the United States were disenfranchised due to a felony conviction. This is due in part to over 50 years of U.S. mass incarceration, wherein the U.S. incarcerated population...
11 Jul 2024
Source: mlive.com 6/8/24 A convicted child rapist will compete at the Olympics in Paris. Steven van de Velde, 29, who was named to the Dutch beach volleyball team last month, was sentenced to four years in prison in Great Britain in 2016 following the rape of a 12-year-old girl two years earlier when he was 19, Reuters reported. Much like in the U.S. statutory...
10 Jul 2024
Source: eastidahonews.com 8/8/24 [ACSOL  note: this article makes an important point about the lack of relevance about a persons religion] CASCADE (Idaho Statesman) — The Valley County Sheriff’s Office included an intriguing detail recently when it announced that a suspect pleaded guilty to possessing or accessing sexually exploitative material of a child. The result was a lot of online chatter and controversy. In a...
10 Jul 2024
Source: tennessean.com 7/7/24 If you expand the pool of potential capital defendants to include non-lethal child rape, you substantially increase the potential for wrongful convictions. Against the advice of child service providers and experts, the legislature recently passed a bill to expand the death penalty to individuals who sexually abuse children. As the mother of three young children, I understand the desire to punish...
08 Jul 2024
By: ELIZABETH NOLAN BROWN California Democrats are taking heat for "water[ing] down" a "child sex trafficking bill." But—as anyone whose brain isn't completely broken by politics might imagine—this isn't a case of lawmakers trying to make life easy for people who abuse and exploit children. They're just trying to insert a smidge of sanity into the bill's punishment schemes. The scorn with which this has been...
07 Jul 2024
Source: dailykos.com 7/6/24 Mississippi coughed up more than $400,000 this year to attorneys who sued the state over an unconstitutional sodomy law that criminalizes oral and anal sex, and if a similar suit is filed in the future, it could pay even more money. The Legislature appropriated and paid the fees to civil rights attorneys from multiple legal organizations after Mississippi Attorneys General Jim...
06 Jul 2024
Source: 5newsonline.com 7/5/24 BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — Multiple different civilian groups have been credited with helping in the arrest of alleged child On June 26, Daniel ____ was arrested and booked in the Sebastian County Detention Center for possession or use of child sexual abuse material.   An affidavit says that on May 26, officers responded to Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith for...
03 Jul 2024
Source: reason.com 7/2/24 Consider the following hypothetical: You are jailed for two years as you await trial for murder. You are facing the death penalty. You have cancer, which relapsed during your incarceration without access to adequate treatment. And it turns out you were charged based on a false witness confession, which the local prosecutor allegedly destroyed evidence to obscure. Now imagine suing that...
03 Jul 2024
It's time to sign up for ACSOL's annual conference that will be held on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21.  The conference will be virtual and therefore accessible both by Zoom and by phone.  The early bird discount price to attend the conference is $25. "This year's conference will offer a wide range of dynamic speakers that have important information to share," stated...
02 Jul 2024
The California Assembly Public Safety Committee today voted in favor of Senate Bill 1128 (SB 1128) that would require individuals convicted of PC 261.5, unlawful intercourse, who are at least 10 years older than their alleged victim, to register.  During today's hearing, however, the Committee agreed that the bill would not be applied to those previously convicted of this offense.   According to a report...
01 Jul 2024

General Comments July 2024

Comments that are not specific to a certain post should go here, for the month of July 2024. Contributions should relate to the cause and goals of this organization and please, keep it courteous and civil. This section is not intended for posting links to news articles without additional relevant comment.
28 Jun 2024
Source: msn.com 6/28/24 Andrew ‘Drew’ Drechsel, who won Season 11 of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior in 2019, has been sentenced to just over 10 years in prison after being charged with multiple child sex crimes. As reported by People, Drechsel was arrested at his home in Florida back in August 2020 after engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl in 2014 after...
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