Latest Sex offender registration News

Federal judge rules for Tenn. sex offenders, rebukes state

Dec. 03, 2021 16:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday had harsh words for Tennessee officials who continue to enforce retroactive punishments against sex offenders, some of whom committed their offenses decades before the state's sex offender law took effect. “Tennessee...

Rhode Island awarded federal funding to track sex offenders

Oct. 30, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting $385,000 in federal funding to help register and track convicted sex offenders. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, announced the federal funding this week. The funding, administered by the U.S. Department of...

SC requires sex offenders to not give out Halloween candy

Oct. 30, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina again is requiring all registered sex offenders in the state still under supervision for a crime against a child to stay home and not give out candy Halloween night. The curfew lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, the state...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Pfizer’s...

Kent man sentenced to 7 years in prison for rape in park

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 36-year-old Kent man was sentenced in federal court Monday to more than seven years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2020 in Olympic National Park. Christopher James Kuna will be required to register as a sex offender once he has served...