The real reason for residency restrictions

A Florida television station inadvertently uncovers the real reason for our nation’s harsh sex offender registry laws.   In March, WFTS-TV in Tampa reported on a dust-up between the Tampa Police Department and residents in one neighborhood who complain that the TPD isn’t enforcing a county ordinance prohibiting registered sex offenders from clustering in oneContinue reading “The real reason for residency restrictions”

Florida man sentenced to 100 years for possession of child porn

A Florida man, with no prior criminal record, is looking at spending the rest of his life in prison, after a judge sentenced him to 100 years for possession of child pornography.  The story is reported in the St. Augustine Record. The sentencing came nearly two months after a jury found Jesse Graham Berben guiltyContinue reading “Florida man sentenced to 100 years for possession of child porn”

Challenges for elderly sex offenders

As registered sex offenders grow older, many find it difficult to find adequate assisted living or nursing home care in states with strict residency restrictions.  Reporter Nicki Gorny reports in the Ocala (Florida) Star-Banner about the challenges many of these people face. By the time deputies arrested Thomas Bernard Brown for failing to register asContinue reading “Challenges for elderly sex offenders”