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Important News / Announcements

Save the Date: ACSOL Zoom Conference to be held on September 20 and September 21

CA Action Alert: Please Call and Send Letters Opposing Senate Bill 1128 that Could Add up to 32,000 to Registry

ACSOL Online Meeting July 20, 2024

Join ACSOL on July 2 to Oppose SB 1128

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.

ACSOL In-Person Meeting in West Sacramento on July 13, 2024

General News Feed

TN: Tennessee Governor OKs Bill Allowing Death Penalty for Child Rape Convictions

Source: usnews.com 5/14/24 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation allowing the death penalty in child rape convictions, a change the Republican-controlled Statehouse championed amid concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court has banned capital punishment in such cases. Lee, a Republican, quietly signed off on the legislation last week without issuing a statement.   The new Tennessee law, which goes...

Number of CA Registrants Continues to Diminish, Number of Petitions Granted Continues to Grow

Source: ACSOL The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) met today and during that meeting several positive trends were noted.  First, the number of people required to register continues to diminish and the number of petitions granted continues to grow.  Second, CASOMB continues to work toward improving the Tiered Registry Law . According to the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ), the total number...

TN: Sixth Circuit vacates sweeping injunction against Tennessee sex offender registry laws

Source: courthousenews.com 5/15/24 The appeals court panel ordered a federal judge to review the statutory scheme one requirement at a time to determine if any portion violates the ex post facto clause of the Constitution. CINCINNATI (CN) — The entirety of Tennessee's sex offender registry law cannot be thrown out because a handful of requirements may be unconstitutional, the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday. In...

Norway: Sex offender asks Norway’s Supreme Court to declare social media access is a human right

Source: abcnews.go.com 5/1/24 STAVANGER, Norway -- A convicted sex offender is asking the Norwegian Supreme Court to declare that social media access is a human right. The case before the court Thursday involves a man who molested a minor and used the Snapchat messaging app to connect with young boys. The unidentified offender was sentenced last year to 13 months in prison and banned...

Barbados: Youth Minister calls for a sex offender’s registry

Source: starcomnetwork.net 5/15/24 There is a call for a national register for child sex offenders in Barbados. It came from the Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Charles Griffith during the debate on the report of the Child Protection Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday. Mr. Griffith stressed that the Government needs to move a step further and implement the register. Read...

CA: L.A. County puts 66 probation officers on leave for misconduct, including sexual abuse, excessive force

Source: nbcnews.com 5/14/24 [ACSOL is posting this to show abuse of authority] LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Probation Department announced Monday that it has put 66 of its officers on administrative leave in the past five months for alleged offenses including excessive force, sexual abuse and drug possession. The department said the announcement was intended as an effort to “regain public trust”...

Janice’s Journal: Reaching the Goal of 100

It happened.  I have reached my goal of helping 100 registrants obtain a court order terminating their requirement to register. That goal was met yesterday in Los Angeles County under the sweetest of circumstances when a Superior Court judge who previously denied a registrant’s petition granted the same registrant’s petition.   The judge’s initial decision denying the registrant’s petition was flawed because it was based...

ACSOL In-Person Meeting in West Sacramento on July 13, 2024

You are invited to attend ACSOL's in-person meeting in West Sacramento, CA on Saturday, July 13, 2024 starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at: Center for Spiritual Awareness 1275 Starboard Drive West Sacramento 95691 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 Registry Law...

TN: Sex Offender Treatment Class: Four Years, $10,000 and No End in Sight

Source: filtermag.org 5/6/24 Recently, my wife and I were having a quiet dinner at home when armed officers arrived without warning. They ordered me to stand against the wall so they could take a mug shot. While my wife and I sat on the couch, they looked through my phone, photo albums, computer, car—whatever they wanted. These shakedowns occur once a month without warning....

CA Supreme Court ruling will change how police interact with public when stopping, questioning

Source: abc7news.com 5/3/24 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new ruling by the California Supreme Court may change how police interact with the public. Community groups say it's an important step to prevent over-policing. But some police unions say it's going to make it harder for police to work effectively. "I think it's a very important decision," says Sujung Kim, a managing attorney at the...

EU plan to force messaging apps to scan for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) risks millions of false positives, experts warn

Source: techcrunch.com 5/2/24 A controversial push by European Union lawmakers to legally require messaging platforms to scan citizens’ private communications for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) could lead to millions of false positives per day, hundreds of security and privacy experts warned in an open letter Thursday. Concern over the EU proposal has been building since the Commission proposed the CSAM-scanning plan two years...

In This Police Youth Program, a Trail of Sexual Abuse Across the U.S.

Source: themarshallproject.org 5/1/24 Explorer posts, overseen by the Boy Scouts, are supposed to foster an interest in policing. They have faced nearly 200 allegations of misconduct. STOUGHTON, Mass. — The last known person to see Sandra Birchmore alive was a police officer. He stopped by her apartment days before the elementary school teacher’s aide, 23 years old and newly pregnant, was found dead in...

California Cops Locked an Innocent Man in a Sex Offender Unit for 3 Days

Source: reason.com 5/1/24 Victor Manuel Martinez Wario was jailed for a total of five days, spending three of those in special housing for sex offenders. In 2021, Whittier, California, police arrested Victor Manuel Martinez Wario on an outstanding warrant related to a 2012 child molestation conviction. The only problem? Police had arrested the wrong person. However, despite Wario frequently telling police he didn't have...

General Comments May 2024

Comments that are not specific to a certain post should go here, for the month of May 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.

We need to reframe how we think about juvenile sex offenders

Source: salon.com 4/24/24 Most youth who exhibit problematic sexual behavior don't need punishment. They need help Adult sex offenders are criminals who need to be brought to justice to maintain public safety. But we need to be careful about extending that same principle to children who hurt other kids. Most youth who exhibit problematic sexual behavior don't need punishment. They need help. It's time...

IL: DOC can’t outright ban parents convicted of sex offenses from speaking on the phone to their children while they are on supervised release

Source: courthousenews.com 4/19/24 CHICAGO — The Seventh Circuit ruled that the Illinois Department of Corrections may not outright ban parents convicted of sex offenses from speaking on the phone to their children while they are on supervised release. The government may implement call monitoring to minimize the risk of abuse as an alternative to the ban. Read the full ruling (click on "Read the...

QAnon Was Born Out of the Sex Ad Moral Panic That Took Down Backpage.com

Source: theintercept.com 4/27/24 For years, the political establishment opportunistically railed against sex trafficking. Then came Pizzagate. Americans adore a moral panic. During the Red Scare, we believed that Soviet agents were everywhere, having secretly infiltrated all levels of society. In the 1950s, the U.S. government banned switchblades over unfounded fears that we were in the throes of “West Side Story”-style knife violence. The Satanic...

Police Officers Cannot Violate The Fourth Amendment Law

Source: theopinionpages.com 4/25/24 It is a felony and a federal crime to impersonate someone else and intercept private communications intended for them, 18 U.S. Code § 2511.  There is no exception for police, and no exception if written permission is obtained.  Yet impersonating others online is the basis for police sting operations across the country.  Law enforcement must be able to investigate criminal activity,...

Louisiana Residents Emergency 4/28 Call to Action (CTA): fight bills HB 166 (forced vasectomy) and SB 371 (forced surgical castration)

Source of the email ACSOL received: UV4SOR.org (contact@uv4sor.org) Fellow Advocates, We have an Emergency Call to Action (CTA) and need your voice to oppose HB 166 (forced vasectomy) and SB 371 (forced surgical castration) currently before the Louisiana Legislature.  We are doing both bills together as one CTA in the interest of time and the similarities (and heinous nature) of these 2 bills.  The...

Sextortion: A Growing Crime Against Men

Source: psychologytoday.com 12/30/23 Men are being targeted for sextortion at increased rates in the U.S. and beyond. Key points Sextortion is a form of image-based sexual abuse that is growing nationwide. During COVID-19, men experienced higher rates of sextortion than women. Sextortion has negative psychological, physical, and social consequences for victims. “And then all of a sudden I got messages late at night with...