Lawsuit: California Breaking Law On Sex Offender Website, Leading To Vigilante Violence

11-10-16 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California is breaking the law by failing to include updates about sex offenders on its Megan’s Law website, leading some offenders to be targeted by vigilantes, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit filed by two offenders says the California Department of Justice has not updated the sex offender registry to include the dates offenders were convicted and released from prison. That has been required under state law since 2010. The information is important so citizens can better gauge if an offender is an immediate threat, said Janice Bellucci, president of the advocacy…

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Man charged with assaulting 3 in Anchorage after finding addresses on sex-offender registry

7-28-16 Alaska: A man charged with using a hammer to attack a registered sex offender in Anchorage last month now faces additional charges for assaulting two other men listed on the public sex-offender registry. According to a recent bail memorandum, Jason Vukovich, a self-styled “avenging angel” according to one of the victims, carried a notebook with a list of names, including Charles Albee, Andres Barbosa and Wesley Demarest. Over five days in June, he entered the homes of the three men, uninvited, and hit them, sometimes with his fists and sometimes with a hammer. He also stole from them, said…

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Neighbor puts up billboard to shame sex offender into moving

11-14-16 Alabama: ROBINWOOD, Ala. – Jeb Lessley had a billboard made to pressure a registered sex offender to move. It shows Raymond Martin’s mugshot and lists his address and charges including second-degree rape and sodomy for a 2013 conviction involving an underage girl. Martin and his family want to see the billboard taken down. He lives across the street from it. “There’s people that already know my circumstances,” he told CBS 42. “They can find it on the website, but it ain’t got to be broadcast. There’s more than one sex offender that lives here.” Martin estimates that there are…

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Woman allegedly stabs accused child molester

11-21-16 Montana: A Great Falls woman is accused of stabbing a man suspected of sexually abusing children. Tracy Lynn Bossie is charged with one count of assault with a weapon, a felony, for allegedly stabbing Wallace Bossie Jr. on Saturday. She made her initial court appearance Monday on a $200,000 arrest warrant. Charging documents say Tracy Bossie pulled up to Great Falls Fire Station 1 Saturday with her horn blaring. Firefighters made contact with her, the report says, and saw that she had multiple injuries to both arms and was covered in blood. Documents say she told the firefighters she…

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Smiley face tattoo, beating leads to two arrests

7-27-16 Louisiana: Smiley face tattoo, beating leads to two arrests A smiley face tattoo and a man with blood on his hands were key pieces of evidence that led the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) to arrest two persons this week in a case that involved a savage beating of a man accused of child abuse. James Don Mulvihill, 311 B.B. Beard Road, Monterey, age 59, was charged Tuesday with four counts of molestation of a juvenile. The man charged with the beating — Stanley Vernon Schickel, 44, 218 Bailey Circle, Ferriday – was charged Sunday with false imprisonment, attempted…

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Caught on Camera: Child Molester Gets Beaten Terribly in Jail

9-7-16 Arkansaw: The video is surveillance footage from the Washington County Jail where an alleged child molester named Kelly Holloway, Mary Reynaga’s brother, gets beaten up by four inmates. Reynaga is interviewed as saying that she thinks they put people like that – referring to Willis – in isolation if they know they’re a danger to somebody. Holloway was sent to the hospital with a broken nose, where he received ten stitches and four staples. Reynaga said it’s like they allowed the assault to happen the whole time, like somebody could be watching it, because all three inmates attacked him…

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‘Alaskan Avenger’ Jason Vukovich Used Sex Offender Registry To Track Then Beat Child Sex Offenders [Video]

8-31-16 Alaska: His name is Jason Vukovich, but they call him the “Alaskan Avenger.” His M.O.? Tracking down Alaskan sex offenders using the Anchorage public online sex offender registry. Once he found what he was looking for, Alaskan Avenger Jason Vukovich reportedly showed up at their respective homes in the middle of the night, hammer in hand, to mete out his own particular brand of justice. According to law enforcement, the reign of the Alaskan Avenger only managed to stretch across a few days in June. That’s because Jason Vukovich eventually got busted for busting in the heads of convicted…

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Man attacked after asking about unattended child

6-13-2014 Massachusetts: A 72-year-old man who was concerned for the safety of a small child left alone in a stroller outside a downtown Dunkin’ Donuts Wednesday afternoon was violently assaulted after going inside to ask whose child it was, police said. Steven Jonathan Thackery, 22, of 7 Orange St., Salem, then literally added insult to injury when he told to police that he thought the older man was a “pedophile,” an assertion he repeated in Salem District Court during his arraignment Thursday. The older man is not. Now, Thackery — who was recently released from jail for other assaultive behavior,…

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Apology brings closure to Webster defamation suit

Interesting case which shows the differences between the “child abuse registry” and the “sex offender registry.” One is known as a “sex offender” only if one is registered in the “sex offender registry,” not so if one is registered in the “child abuse registry.” The sex offender registry covers specifically folks convicted of a sex offense, but the child abuse registry covers many different forms of child abuse which may not be sexual in nature, and there is no public registry because also included are folks who have simply been accused of some form of abuse and not convicted of…

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Man Sentenced for Felony Battery on -a 69 year old- Registered Sex Offender

3-12-2014 Idaho: TWIN FALLS – A man convicted of felony aggravated battery for beating a 69-year-old man was sentenced Monday in Twin Falls County District Court. Bradley Houser, 35, was sentenced to the state’s retained jurisdiction program. He will attend the Correctional Alternative Placement Program through the Idaho Department of Correction. After the program, a judge can either put Houser on probation or send him to prison for an underlying sentence of three to 15 years. Houser was also ordered to reimburse the county public defender’s office for $500 and was ordered to pay victim’s restitution of $1,257.44. Police said…

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