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Aug 27, 2018

Maryland joins sex-offender registry program

Maryland is joining a sex-offender registry program that law enforcement officials say will make it more efficient to share records.

Jun 19, 2017

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down a North Carolina law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites. The justices ruled unanimously Monday in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook boast about beating a traffic ticket led to his conviction for violating a 2008 law […]

May 22, 2017

Rosenstein knew what he was getting into

The deputy U.S. attorney general heads news summary including sex offenders, impeachment and fashion design.

Mar 30, 2015

High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life.

Jun 30, 2014

SORNA doesn’t block exit from sex-offender registry

Convicted sex offenders in Maryland cannot be subjected to retroactive application of the state’s sex-offender registry laws, despite separate “federal obligations” to register, the state’s top court said Monday.

Apr 5, 2013

Teacher’s aide fights conviction based on notes to child

A convicted child sex offender’s attorney battled a prosecutor at Maryland’s top court Friday over whether an elementary-school aide’s letters to a female student, expressing his deep love and his dreams of kissing her, amount to sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor under state law.

Mar 4, 2013

Retroactive sex-offender registry struck down

A man who was convicted of sexual offenses committed before 1995 cannot be ordered to be listed on the state sex offender registry, which went into effect that year, Maryland’s top court ruled Monday.

Jan 30, 2013

Top court: Sex offender must register for life

A man who pleaded guilty to child sex abuse 15 years ago must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, not the 10 years required by the law in place in 1998, the state’s top court held Wednesday.

Feb 15, 2012

Double-murder suspect convicted in Oakland killings

OAKLAND — A registered sex offender has been convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of a young couple in a hobo camp in Oakland. Forty-six-year-old Jeffrey Minnick entered an Alford plea to the charges Wednesday. An Alford plea means a defendant doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges the state could win a […]

Jan 23, 2012

Supreme Court rules for SORNA challenger

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says rules requiring sex offenders to update their registration when crossing state lines don’t automatically apply to those who committed their crimes before the law was passed. The high court ruled 7-2 that Billy Joe Reynolds can challenge his arrest for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Reynolds […]

Sep 15, 2011

Baltimore attorney sentenced to 2 years in prison

An attorney from Baltimore has been sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography. The sentence for 33-year-old Patrick Joseph Redd was announced on Wednesday by the FBI, prosecutors and Maryland State Police. According to a plea agreement, the FBI searched Redd’s home in Baltimore and seized his computer. An examination of […]

Jun 1, 2011

Face-off over Maryland sex offender registration law

ANNAPOLIS — The former state public defender and an assistant attorney general clashed before Maryland’s top court Wednesday over whether a person who committed child sexual abuse in 1996 was validly required to register as a sex offender under the state’s 1997 registry law. Nancy S. Forster, now in private practice, pressed Kenneth Barnes’ appeal […]

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