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 »


Massachusetts State Police Capture Another ‘Most Wanted’ Sex Offender

A local news site is reporting that the active State Police investigation into the whereabouts of unregistered sex offenders has netted another arrest. A fifth member of the Massachusetts State Police Ten Most Wanted Sex Offenders list is in custody today after Massachusetts troopers directed a task force in the Pacific Northwest to the suspect’s… Continue reading »


Supreme Judicial Court Rejects Two Day Registration Rule For Sex Offenders

The Boston Globe reports today that the Supreme Judicial Court rejected the Sex Offender Registry Board and the Commonwealth’s interpretation that incarcerated sex offenders had to register with their local police departments within two days of their release as having no basis in state law. The state’s highest court today threw out the conviction of… Continue reading »


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 »

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