Supreme Court Weighs Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word.
Markings On Sex Offenders' Passports Could Put Them In Danger?Marking passports to identify sex offenders would wrongly imply that they had engaged in child sex trafficking or child sex tourism and expose them to danger, an attorney told a federal judge Wednesday.
Sex Offender Headed To California Passed Airport Security With Stolen Boarding PassMichael Salata, 61, was arrested on Nov. 5 after boarding the Southwest Airlines flight, according to jail records obtained Thursday.
Missing Teenage Girl Found In Garage Of Sex OffenderLos Angeles County authorities say a missing teenage girl has been found in the garage of the home of a registered sex offender who allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Man Accused Of Exposing Himself Minutes After Registering As Sex OffenderPlacerville police say they have arrested a man accused of exposing himself a few minutes after he registered with the police department as a sex offender.
Fairfield Residents Upset Judge Continued Case With No Decision On Sex Offender StatusMany in the courtroom were outraged by the decision, including one resident who says her family has already been victimized by a sexual predator.
UPDATE: Judge Grants Continuance In Hearing About Sex Offender's Possible Fairfield HomeA man considered a high-risk sexually violent predator will learn today whether he'll move into an upscale Fairfield neighborhood.
Why Is A Sex Offender Moving Into An Upscale Home Paid For By Taxpayers?The house on Willotta Drive boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fire pit and a pool. The 3,000-square-foot home rents for more than $3,000 a month. Now Fraisure Smith, a sexually violent predator, could be living in a sprawling Fairfield home paid for by taxpayers.
Court Rules Against California Sex Offender Residency LawThe court did not strike down the law itself, saying sex offenders could still be forced to live more than 2,000 feet from schools. But it said the decision would have to be made on a case-by-case basis.
Sex Offenders Make Up 30 Percent Of California Prison Homicide VictimsCalifornia state prisoners are killed at a rate that is double the national average - and sex offenders like Ager account for a disproportionate number of victims, according to an Associated Press analysis of corrections records.
Roseville Neighbors Speak Out Against Sex Offender Living In Neighborhood At MeetingWilliam Stephenson was convicted twice of sexual assaults against women in El Dorado County, but now, years later, he’s living in a quiet Roseville neighborhood.
Violent Sexual Predator Moving Into Roseville Neighborhood Has Residents Afraid To Go OutsideThe flyer distributed by police on Thursday describes in specific detail the man’s past crimes, and it has neighbors, especially women, frightened to even go outdoors.

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