Mayor defends fire company’s choice of sex offender as chief

From Pennsylvania comes the story of a small town mayor who is standing by the choice of a registered sex offender to be the town’s fire chief. Chief Roger Gilbert Jr. was convicted in 2001 of sexual intercourse with a 4-year-old girl and is listed in the state’s Megan’s Law database, The (Corry) Journal reportedContinue reading “Mayor defends fire company’s choice of sex offender as chief”

Pennsylvania Senate considers overhaul of sex offender registration law

The Pennsylvania Senate will consider an overhaul of the state’s sex offender registration laws. The move is necessary after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled provisions of the Adam Walsh Act could not be applied retroactively.  The proposed legislation would turn back the clock for ex-offenders convicted before the 2012 law took effect, but still require they finishContinue reading “Pennsylvania Senate considers overhaul of sex offender registration law”

Supreme Court denies appeal of Pennsylvania sex offender decision

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to a recent decision that found part of Pennsylvania’s sex offender registration law to be unconstitutional. The high court denied a petition from the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office to review a July decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that found the state’s current sex offenderContinue reading “Supreme Court denies appeal of Pennsylvania sex offender decision”