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Important News / Announcements

ACSOL November 20, 2021 Zoom Meeting

Action Alert: Congressional Bill to Expand Reach of IML

ACSOL Announces Major Event in Nation’s Capitol in March 2023

ACSOL Training for CA Tiered Registry Petitions Video Replay Is Now Available

CA: Public Defender Offices Available to Assist Registrants Petition for Removal

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General News Feed

14 Sep 2021
Source: nprillinois.org 9/14/21 Two weeks after Texas effectively banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a Democratic state lawmaker in Illinois is proposing a law based on Texas’ model — but turned on its head. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), who in 2019 sponsored law defining abortion as a fundamental right in Illinois, is introducing a bill dubbed the “EXpanding Abortion Services Act,” the...
13 Sep 2021
A new piece of federal legislation (HR 5150), if passed and signed into law, would expand the reach of the International Megan's Law (IML).  The new legislation was introduced by the original author of the IML, Rep. Chris Smith (Republican, NJ), as well as Rep. Karen Bass (Democrat, CA). The provisions of the legislation regarding the IML are a very small part of the...
13 Sep 2021
ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci will discuss the need to overturn a significant and harmful decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court, Smith v. Doe, during the ACSOL conference on Saturday, September 18, at 10 a.m.  She will also discuss, with ACSOL President Chance Oberstein, the newly effective Tiered Registry Law in California on Saturday, September 18, at 12:30 p.m.. "The U.S. Supreme Court...
13 Sep 2021
Source: nypost.com 9/11/21 A Maryland judge fatally shot himself just as federal law enforcement showed up to his home to arrest him on child porn charges Friday morning, authorities said. Caroline County Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Newell, 50, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound by FBI agents at around 6:43 a.m., according to the Maryland US Attorney’s Office. The feds were at...
10 Sep 2021
Source: boisestatepublicradio.org 9/9/21 A federal judge said the state of Idaho has “no legitimate interest” in forcing two men to register as sex offenders for life due to the state’s “crime against nature” law and will bar officials from doing so. Idaho District Court Judge Lynn Winmill issued a preliminary injunction against the state Wednesday to prevent Randall Menges and an unnamed man identified...
09 Sep 2021
Source: losangeles.cbslocal.com 9/9/21 LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – The Long Beach City Council is considering a proposal that would ban adults unaccompanied by children from entering park playgrounds. The motion, which was co-authored by four councilmembers, calls for “kid zones,” which would be designated as “safe spaces” for children at parks, playgrounds and beaches. Only adults who are accompanying a child under the age of...
09 Sep 2021
CLEVELAND (Catholic News Service) — Two members of Congress have introduced a bill to expand successful trafficking prevention efforts in schools and businesses. Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives Sept. 3. “During COVID … the exploitation of children has risen substantially, mostly online,...
09 Sep 2021
Did You Know? The sex offender registry is government sponsored doxxing that encourages vigilantism! [Video]
Source: NARSOL on YouTube 9/8/21 In May of 2021, someone called the Wheatland, California police at 1 a.m. to say he had "just shot somebody dead." The killer brought a loaded gun and a cell phone jammer to the residence of Ralph Mendez, a person on the sexual offense registry, because of a much, much earlier sexual offense, and killed him. The killer spared...
09 Sep 2021
Source: jlc.org (Juvenile Law Center) email Juvenile Law Center is working on a report on the registration of youth as sex offenders in Florida. The report will address state registration law, county and municipal ordinances, and data on individuals required to register as youth in Florida. We are collecting stories from individuals who were or are required to register as sex offenders in Florida...
09 Sep 2021

States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2021

Louisiana once again has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S., (Rates calculated per 100,000 people) unseating Oklahoma to return to its long-held position as “the world’s prison capital.” By comparison, states like New York and Massachusetts appear progressive, but even these states lock people up at higher rates than nearly every other country on earth. Compared to the rest of the world, every...
07 Sep 2021
Emily Horowitz to Speak at ACSOL Conference on September 17
Professor and Sociologist Emily Horowitz will deliver a thought provoking presentation during the ACSOL conference on Friday, September 17, at 11 a.m. (Pacific).  Her presentation will focus upon "The Failure of Legal Responses to Sexual Violence" and will include a new perspective on how and why false claims about sex offenses have become so pervasive. "Professor Horowitz understands the daily challenges faced by registrants...
07 Sep 2021
Lawmakers, researchers and even some victims seek reform of Colorado’s Sex Offense Management Board. By ALEX BURNESS | aburness@denverpost.com | The Denver Post September 6, 2021 Close to 30 years ago, Mr. Bethurum was living in Wray, in his late 40s, when he groomed an underage family member and entered into what he wrongly thought of as a relationship. He says he now understands...
05 Sep 2021

Canada: Naked in river, but not guilty

Source: castanet.net 9/4/21 Naked man in river at Pioneer Park beach not indecent, judge rules naked in river, but not guilty A naked sex offender in the river at a busy downtown Kamloops beach this summer was not indecent, a judge has ruled, finding the Crown case against him too thin to convict. Kenneth Wickstrom stood trial on one count of committing an indecent...
05 Sep 2021
Source: patch.com 9/4/21 COSTA MESA, CA — Authorities on Friday said convicted child molester Cary Jay Smith is believed to have relocated out of state. However, it's unclear if Smith, who gave himself the moniker Mr. RTK (rape, torture, kill), has registered as a sex offender in his new state. It is certain that his move was not widely publicized in his new community....
04 Sep 2021

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"I was in prison for 15 years on a sex offense (288), and was just told that I will be on probation, Post release community supervision. How will this be different than parole?
04 Sep 2021

Recent Registration Experience

This is basically a check in on my most recent visit to the Sheriffs office to do my annual registration. One thing that surprised me was I was able to register for my annual registration 26 days before my birthday. I knew they required an appointment to register, so I called on September 1st, and much to my surprise the told me to come...
04 Sep 2021
Source: coventrytelegraph.net 9/2/21 A young man was punched repeatedly and told he would be stabbed with a screwdriver at the hands of two men who suspected he was a sex offender. Having been the subject of the "appalling attack" for around half an hour, the victim managed to make a run for it and, as he was so terrified, he jumped out of a...
04 Sep 2021
Source: nwfdailynews.com 9/2/21 As a counselor in the state of Florida, I think it’s time to address challenges concerning social media and illegal sex with minors, and the growing number of designated sex offenders in our state (356/100K – total 76,000 in Florida - 800K nationally). All sex offenders are not child molesters. Pedophiles and rapists are. The US Bureau of Justice reports the average age of...
03 Sep 2021
Prosecutors filed multiple counts of indecent exposure this week against a transgender woman whose alleged conduct was at the center of a viral video that sparked a pair of violent protests outside a spa in Westlake this summer, officials said Thursday. ______ Merager was charged Monday with five counts of indecent exposure, relating to an incident inside the Wi Spa on June 23, according...
02 Sep 2021
Source: ctnewsjunkie.com 8/27/21 Sentencing Commission weighs need for change versus public perception by Lisa BackusAugust 27, 2021, 5:00 am The proposal to move some people off the state’s sex offender registry is going to be a “heavy lift,” according to members of the state Sentencing Commission. But members said it should lead to greater public safety by allowing police to focus on high-risk registrants instead...
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