Plymouth Rejects Sex Offender Registry Restriction Bylaw

A Town Meeting subcommittee in Plymouth, Massachusetts has thoughtfully rejected a proposal that would have imposed ineffectual but damaging living restrictions on Massachusetts sex offenders living, working, and going to school in the town. As Wicked Local reports: Unsubstantiated myths, outright misconceptions and “fraught with constitutional complications.” That sums up the conclusions of a committee… Continue reading »


Audit Finds Streamlined Sex Offender Registry Board Classification Process

A new report from the State Auditor’s office finds that the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board has dramatically improved the sex offender classification process in Massachusetts over the past five years but is still failing to consistently collect registration fees. The audit noted that the Sex Offender Registry Board had reduced 71% of the backlog… Continue reading »


Former State Senator James Marzilli Takes A Plea

A judge today sentenced former state Sen. Joseph “Jim” Marzilli to three months in the Billerica House of Correction for his 2008 accosting four women in one day while on official business. Marzilli had been charged with several counts of attempt to commit the crime of indecent assault and battery. Attorney Crouch filed an amicus… Continue reading »


Massachusetts Considering Adding Level 2 Sex Offenders To Internet Registry

The Lowell Sun is reporting about a proposed Massachusetts law that would greatly expand the community notification requirements for Level 2 sex offenders in Massachusetts. In August 2009, a Level-2 sex offender was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at Westford’s town beach. The man, who moved from Florida to Westford, was listed on… Continue reading »


Sex Offenders Arrested In Boston

As the Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting, the recent state police crackdown on Massachusetts sex offenders has netted several individuals on the State Police’s top list. A Fitchburg man on the state police 10 most-wanted sex offender list was arrested Wednesday morning in Florida. Robert H. Griggs Jr., 51, was arrested at the Green… Continue reading »

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