Guest speaker will be Douglas County Public Defender Thomas Riley

  • Bring your questions.
  • Contact us for Zoom sign-in information.
  • Downtown Omaha meeting returns Saturday, June 12.

FEARLESS will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 19, on Zoom.

This month, Douglas County Public Defender Thomas Riley will be our guest speaker.

If you wish to attend April’s FEARLESS online, send an email to nunafrd@gmail.com with your full name and a physical mailing address that we can verify.

When we have verified your information, we will send you the sign-in credentials you will need to attend the meeting. We apologize but this process is necessary for the safety and security of individuals who attend FEARLESS.

The in-person downtown-Omaha FEARLESS meeting will resume on Saturday, June 12. Watch this blog for information on the downtown meeting location.

Arizona man charged in scheme targeting people forced to register

  • Fraud arrests in scheme similar to scams attempted in Nebraska.
  • Three indicted in Arizona.
  • Lies and fake websites drove the scheme.

The Associated Press reports that three people have been charged with fraud in Arizona in what prosecutors say was a harassment scheme to get payments from sex offenders in exchange for removing their names from a website.

Charles Rodrick (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)

Schemes similar to this one have been reported in Nebraska, but Nebraska authorities have taken no action.

In an indictment released Thursday, April 8, Charles Rodrick of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Brent Oesterblad are accused of obtaining information from the National Predator Database’s site and posting it on a site created by Rodrick.

Prosecutors say Rodrick, Oesterblad and Sarah Shea then received money for removing the names from Rodrick’s site but failed to do so or republished the victims’ profiles on other sites owned by Rodrick. They also said the trio harassed others whose names weren’t listed in the National Predator Database by posting fraudulent sex offender profiles on Rodrick’s websites. Read the full story here.

Nebraska Story #7: Hector

Nebraska law makes it a felony if you fail to tell the sheriff nothing has changed.

  • He faces prison for failing to waste law enforcement time.
  • No change of address; no change of job; no other changes.
  • This is how to pack your prison with people who don’t belong there.

This is a series of Nebraska stories about life on the registry. All names have been changed, even when the registrant said we could use his or her name. But the laws that cause so much grief are very real.

Hector faces a prison sentence for failure to register during a month when he was required to report. Since his incarceration, Hector has lived at the same address in the same small town. He still lives there.

Nebraska makes it a felony not to report to the sheriff when information changes: when moving to a new address, enrolled in college, or changing jobs.

Nebraska also makes it a felony to fail to report that nothing changed.

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