Friday, May 10, 2013

Child Sexual Assault Public Awareness Spot by Kelsey Jones

The best way to prevent sexual abuse is to talk to your kids, teach them about good touch / bad touch and what to do if they are ever touched in a sexual way, and educating them in schools, not mass hysteria and disinformation in order to get voted into office or get money for your organization.

Learn the facts about sex offender re-offense rates and other myths & facts.


AL - Derek Logue discusses how he feels the Alabama Sex Offender Registry is broken


Video Description:
Derek Logue discusses how he feels the Alabama Sex Offender Registry is broken and how he feels a simple mistake of youth destroyed his life.


NM - Some APS schools have sex offender detectors

People could potentially re-offend, but the facts are that most ex-sex offenders do not!


IA - WEBSITE SCAM: Wrongfully Accused ‘Pedophiles’

Original Article

This site doesn't look familiar, but you can see more here.

We do believe the site is the PotentialProstitutes.com or PotentialPredators.com site(s).


05/09/2013

By Aaron Brilbeck

On the surface it seems like a good idea. A website where neighbors can anonymously warn each other about sexual predators living in their neighborhoods. The site, which we are not identifying, proudly boasts ”we operate based on the efforts from (sic) motivated members of their local communities who have at one point or another come into contact with a potential predator.” and “These offenders should be taught a lesson before their actions escalate.”

But here`s the problem. Because the tips are given anonymously, the site claims no responsibility for accuracy. Anyone can post personal information about anyone including pictures, addresses, phone numbers…regardless of whether that person is actually a sexual predator. The administrators of the site credit the Communications Decency Act for that. According to the site “If you are considering suing (the site) because of a profile that you claim is defamatory, you should be aware that, to date, (the site) has never lost a case.” and that, because of the Communications Decency Act, “The site itself cannot be held legally responsible for the posted material” because material is posted by anonymous sources.

And the only way to have that information removed is to pay the administrators of the site $100, according to the site, “Due to the costs associated with altering the content of the site on an individual basis.” That`s the scam.

[name withheld] of Des Moines is listed on the site. He isn`t a sex offender..and suspects an ex-girlfriend posted his information—labeling him a pedophile online. “Oh, I`m really angry. It`s shameful to have that kind of a label. I`m a pretty proud person. I don`t do anything to make myself look bad. At least I try not to. So yeah, that`s about a bad a thing as you can have happen to you.” [name withheld] says.

He won`t pay the hundred bucks…he refuses to be black mailed. But he`s also worried about his reputation. “Absolutely. I`ve got a good reputation. 50 years old. I`ve been around a while. Lived my life. Worked hard. Earned a living. Provided for myself and my family. To have my name drug through the dirt like this is nothing I would have ever expected.”

We`re not releasing the name of the site…we don`t want to help their business. But they`re smart . They are using a proxy so we can`t find out exactly where they`re operating from. So we called the FBI.

It`s definitely illegal. We`re definitely aware of it. And we are taking steps to address it.” says FBI spokeswoman Sandy Breault, “The most important thing is do not pay the money. Do not fall victim to these type of people. It`s a scam and paying the money is not going to get you off the website.”

Because it`s an ongoing investigation, the FBI can`t tell us much about what they know. They warn against paying the money though because then the administrators will have more personal information about you. What we know is the site has been up and down for a few weeks now…but it still posts the names of people like [name withheld]…and their names can be found on the site using common search engines. That`s why he`s talking to us.

I guess I`d rather have it out there and let everybody out there know that this is a bunch of crap rather than people talk behind my back. Giving me a dirty look walking down the street or in the store. Or any of my friends friends.” he says.

We sent several e-mails to the administrators of the site, but no one ever got back to us.

The FBI is asking victims, like [name withheld], to be patient…they`re working on shutting the site down. But [name withheld] says that can`t happen soon enough. Every day the site is up, he says, his reputation becomes more tarnished. “Really it`s worth trashing somebody`s name just to get a hundred dollars?” he asks, “I mean how pathetic are you? Just a worthless…most worthless type person.”
- There are a ton of these types of sites out there, SORARCHIVES.COM is one, which also needs to be shut down and the owners in prison.

If your name appears on the site, you will receive an e-mail from the administrators asking for $100 to have it removed. The FBI asks that you report it here.


AL - Local attorney wants to change how juvenile sex offenders register

Original Article

05/09/2013

By Vanessa Araiza

BIRMINGHAM (WBRC) - If you look up sex offenders online you're hit with hundreds of names, addresses and photos.

The current sex offender registry includes juvenile sex offenders and trial lawyer Richard S. Jaffe wants to see that changed.

"I think it should be an individual basis. I also think that if a person demonstrates rehabilitation and successful treatment that they shouldn't have to register for the rest of their lives," said Jaffe.

He said studies have shown a person's brain doesn't mature until between 22 and 25 years of age. Jaffe believes juvenile sex offenders can be rehabilitated.
- So can most adults.

"I'm not saying that a 15-year-old shouldn't be held accountable for their actions but at the same time there's a limit to the type of punishment and the extent of punishment that anybody should have to undergo," said Jaffe.

Right now Jaffe is working a case involving an offender who is now 19-years-old.

He said when his client was 14 he was playing a game with some other teens and ended up being charged and convicted of a sex crime. Now he is registered as a sex offender.

His father talked to FOX6 News about his son's conviction. He wanted to remain anonymous but said before all this happened he was fine with the way the laws were laid out.
- That is the way it usually works. You do not care until you are affected by the laws.

"I was one of those people until this happened to us. And I will say this, I will never see a news story or read an article and automatically believe someone is guilty," he said.

If the law doesn't change he said it could mean an ill future for his son who he believes was wrongly convicted.

"It's going to affect him in many ways. His career, his personal life. And even if he's fortunate enough to marry and have children I mean he would never be able to even coach his kids ball teams," said the teens' father.

Jaffe wanted to emphasize that all cases are different and each one should be handled that way.

FOX6 News reached out to Chief Deputy Randy Christian with Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for his input.

He said the department works very hard to make Alabama's law one of the toughest in the country and obviously they want it to stay that way.


SC - Aynor police officer (Bradley Rex Jordan) fired, arrested after asking woman to lift shirt to dismiss traffic ticket

Bradley Rex Jordan
Original Article

05/09/2013

By Tonya Root

MYRTLE BEACH — A former Aynor police officer was arrested Thursday morning, a day after he was fired when an investigation discovered he asked a woman to lift her shirt in exchange for a traffic ticket being dismissed, according to authorities.

Bradley Rex Jordan, 34, of Aynor was charged Thursday morning with misconduct in office, which is a misdemeanor, and if convicted, he faces up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine, said Thom Berry, a SLED spokesman.

Jordan was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 7:46 a.m. Thursday and released at 10:28 a.m. on $5,000 bail, according to jail records.

According to an arrest warrant, Jordan offered to dismiss a traffic citation if a woman would lift her shirt for him.

Aynor Police Chief David Thompson issued a statement that department officials received a complaint regarding Jordan on May 2 and within an hour afterward he was placed on administrative leave with pay pending an internal investigation.

The next day Thompson contacted SLED officials and turned the investigation over to them.

On Wednesday, Thompson said Jordan was fired from the police department for a departmental policy violation.

It is the mission of the Aynor Police Department to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct for police officers,” Thompson said in the statement.