In June of 1994, a convicted child molester named Charlie Taylor moved into a small apartment in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, across the street from a community center. He had no family. He had no parole officer. At the time, sex offenders deemed too dangerous to be let out of prison early were, paradoxically,…
A new study of over 21,000 Swedish men conducted over 37 years found that "genetics as well as environment can influence the likelihood that a person will become a sexual offender," though "a genetic predisposition did not by any means indicate that a person was bound to become a sex offender."
The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an Indiana law, which bans sex offenders from using social networking sites just because children are on them, is unconstitutional.
The Associated Press is reporting that registered sex offenders are fighting hard in state courts to try and gain access to social networking sites like Facebook—sites which they're currently blocked from using to help protect against potential abuse.
"Are you still hiding yo wives, hiding yo kids and hiding yo husbands?" asks Antoine Dodson of bed intruder fame, oblivious to the fact he's using his sister's misfortune to shill this $2 sex offender augmented reality app.
Looking to get molested but don't know where to look to get the job done? The new Offender Locator iPhone app will show you exactly where to go when all you need is an inappropriate touch.
Representative Pete King of New York has introduced a bill to Congress that would require all new cameraphones to have shutter sounds. Why? For the children!
A Georgia law going into effect tomorrow will require that all sex offenders not simply turn over their email addresses and screen names to authorities—which goes back to 2006—but all their passwords as well.
• A new law in New Jersey willl ban internet sex offenders from the web. But then who will read Gizmodo? [The Register]
• AOL will discontinue development of the Netscape browser early next year. RIP Netscape, you were the original IE alternative. [TechCrunch]
• Once upon a time, Google went by the name BackRub. Yuck.…
Want to make friends with sex offenders but aren't quite sure where they live? Let Vision 20/20 help you. The free web-based program gives users the ability to find the location of any sex offenders living in their area — including the crimes and the intensely creepy mugshots for each. The program is easy to use —…