Failure to Comply Arrests Reveal Flaws in Sex Offender Registries

In an article at the Appeal, Joshua Vaughn notes that in just one Pennsylvania county, in one year, more than three times as many people on the sex offender registry were charged with failing to comply with registry requirements as were charged with new sex crimes. Hundreds of people every year in Pennsylvania are arrestedContinue reading “Failure to Comply Arrests Reveal Flaws in Sex Offender Registries”

Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration

Pennsylvania lawmakers made changes to the state’s Sex Offender Registry law after the old law was found unconstitutional. It appears the new law isn’t faring much better with the state’s judges, as exemplified by a recent case. WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court judge has ruled that a West Goshen man convicted of forcingContinue reading “Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration”

Pennsylvania Megan’s Law "legislative fix" no fix at all

Pennsylvania lawmakers thought they fixed problems with their state’s sex offender registry that led the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare portions of the law unconstitutional. Not surprisingly, they likely didn’t fix anything. Pennsylvania lawmakers insist they have fixed problems with Megan’s Law that threatened to allow thousands of sex offenders to avoid having to registerContinue reading “Pennsylvania Megan’s Law "legislative fix" no fix at all”