Couple convicted in "satanic day care" case exonerated

Nearly 25 years after being convicted of sexually abusing children at their home day care facility, a Texas couple has been fully exonerated. The Travis County District Attorney filed papers to declare Dan and Fran Keller “actually innocent, which will allow them for collect payment from the state for their wrongful conviction. Jordan Smith writesContinue reading “Couple convicted in "satanic day care" case exonerated”

How a Texas legislator’s comments helped fuel harsh sex offender laws

The Austin American-Statesman looks at how a statement by one state legislator nearly 20 years ago helped fuel today’s draconian sex offender laws across the country.  July 1997: State Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, a former schoolteacher and proponent of the state’s strict 1995 Ashley’s Laws for sex offenders, attends a conference in Bellevue, Wash., aboutContinue reading “How a Texas legislator’s comments helped fuel harsh sex offender laws”