Jun
09

Massachusetts Legislators Propose Allowing Limited Public Access To Level 1 Sex Offender Information

Legislators from around the state are proposing new legislation in the wake of the arrest of a Level 1 offender on multiple charges of child molestation. State lawmakers from both political parties are lining up behind a bill to allow limited public access to information on Level 1 sex offenders and give the state Sex… Continue reading »

Jun
09

Massachusetts Senate Votes To Dramatically Increase Restrictions On Level 2 Sex Offenders

Multiple news outlets are reporting that the Massachusetts State Senate has passed a host of new changes to the Sex Offender Registration Law that would severely ratchet up the registration and public notification requirements for individuals classified as Level 2 or 3 sex offenders. In part, the law would greatly expand the community notification requirements… Continue reading »

Nov
06

Sex Offender Fined For Groping Cardboard Cut-out

The Berkshire Eagle is reporting an unusual case involving a Level 3 sex offender. PITTSFIELD — A convicted sex offender admitted he kissed and fondled a cardboard cutout of a woman, which was part of a North Street pharmacy’s advertising display. Charlie J. Price, 57, of Pittsfield, pleaded guilty to a single count of disturbing… Continue reading »

Nov
06

Massachusetts Attorney General Considers Sex Offender Ordinance

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is considering a tough new bylaw measure governing sex offenders in Ayer. The state attorney general’s office, which is responsible for reviewing all new bylaws, will consider a sex-offender residency measure that was approved by voice vote at Monday’s Town Meeting. If approved by… Continue reading »

Sep
17

Supreme Judicial Court Rejects Civil Commitment for Exhibitionist

The Boston Globe reports today the Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a superior court decision, which held that a repeat exhibitionist, or flasher, could not be civilly committed under the state’s sexual predator laws, saying there is no evidence that the man poses any danger to anyone. The ruling was restricted to the case of [the… Continue reading »

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