Monday, December 21, 2009

TX - Huntington man found stabbed to death

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12/22/2009

By JESSICA COOLEY

A registered sex offender was found apparently stabbed to death outside his mother's Huntington home Monday afternoon, law enforcement said.

_____' mother discovered his body around 2:20 p.m. and alerted the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, according to Lt. Bryan Holley. The 47-year-old lived next door to her on Shadowood Drive off U.S. Hwy. 69 north.

_____ was convicted of molesting a six-year-old girl in 1993 when he was 20 years old, according to the sex offender registry. It is unclear whether the conviction played a role in his death, Sheriff Kent Henson said.

The murder was a violent crime, according to Holley.

It did not appear _____' home had been burglarized.

Blood splatters throughout the front yard lead investigators to believe the man was chased from his home to the carport, where the body was discovered between his mother's vehicle and her home, Henson said.

"It looks like he was trying to get away," Henson said. "He lived by himself and kept to himself from what family told us."

This murder makes the fourth in Angelina County in two weeks.

The case is under investigation by the Angelina County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers, Henson said.


ME - Battle Brewing Over State's Sex Offender Registry Law

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At least Maine is thinking before jumping on the bandwagon!

12/21/2009

One key lawmaker says legislators are likely to balk at some requirements of the federal Adam Walsh Act, which the state is supposed to comply with in 2010.

A major battle is brewing in Maine over implementation of the nation's so-called Adam Walsh Act. In 2010, Maine is supposed to comply with the federal law, which is aimed at creating similar sex offender policies -- and public Websites -- in all 50 states.
- They are NOT required to do anything, but they federal government bribed them into it, if they do not comply, then they lose 10% of their Bryne Grant funding.  But, it will cost more to implement than they'd lose if not complying.

But the co-chair of the Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee says the issue of how to handle convicted sex offenders has been debated by the panel for years. Sen. Stan Gerzofsky (Contact), a Brunswick Democrat, says Maine lawmakers have already revised the state's sex offender registry law, but he says he doubts that the changes will meet federal requirements.

"We asked for one extension because we didn't understand the funding," he says. "And from what I understand, Washington is going to be funding it differently now, and so between what you would lose if you didn't implement it and what you would gain if you did, we still have to ferret that out."

Gerzofsky says the federal law requires states to have a publicly-accessible registry that includes teenage offenders, and he doubts that Maine lawmakers will go that far. He says there is broad support to make sure true pedophiles are on a publicly-accessible registry, but he says concerns remain about including everyone who has ever committed a sex crime.


NY - Putnam lawyer who had advised a state senator gets 57 months in prison for child porn

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12/21/2009

By Timothy O'Connor

WHITE PLAINS — A Putnam County lawyer who was counsel to a state senator for two decades was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for having child pornography on his computer.

Robert Groezinger, 54, pleaded guilty in July in U.S. District Court in White Plains to one count of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen C. Robinson to four years and nine months in prison and ordered to register with New York state as a sex offender.

Groezinger was part-time counsel to state Sen. Serphin Maltese, R-Queens, for about 20 years. Maltese was defeated in November 2008 in a bid for an 11th term. He had fired Groezinger after federal agents charged Groezinger in October 2008. Agents found 42 images of child pornography on Groezinger's laptop computer and a thumb drive storage device.

Robinson could have sentenced Groezinger to up to 10 years by statute, though federal guidelines called for a sentence of between 57 and 71 months.

The judge rejected a bid by Groezinger's lawyer, Vincent Briccetti, for a term to time served. Groezinger has been jailed since December when Robinson determined he had violated the terms of his release on bond by accessing the Internet through computers at a Bronx law office.


NC - I'm not a sex offender - Please Help!

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Very similar to Ricky's case, below:

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NE - "John Doe" speaks out (Excellent, must listen!)


The state of Nebraska has a new sex offender law that will go in effect on Jan 1st, 2010 if the courts don't issue an injunction. This will mean that over 1600 offenders that are at low risk to re-offend and have paid their debt or are currently on probation will be put on the same website as dangerous sexual predators.


John Doe's Interview

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John Bruning's rebuttal to John Doe's interview | LB-285

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On Wednesday December 23, 2009 proceedings were held before Judge Richard G. Kopf in Lincoln, NE. The hearing was held on plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction.

Evidence and arguments were made by both parties as to motion for preliminary injunction. The Court has taken the matter under advisement and will have an opinion the following Wednesday (12/30) or Thursday (12/31).

Appearance for Plaintiffs: Stuart J. Dornan, Thomas J. Monaghan, Blake Richards; Defendants State of Nebraska, Nebraska State Patrol, Jon Bruning, Col. Bryan Tuma: David D. Cookson and Katherine J. Spohn; for Defendants Douglas County Attorney and Douglas County Sheriff: Timothy K. Dolan and Jeffrey J. Lux