Restrictions on sex offenders, regardless of the details of their cases, have created a huge population of people whose potential contributions to society have been foreclosed. It’s time to give them the same chance as other returning citizens for full reintegration when they pose no further threat, says a former sentencing mitigation researcher.
Columbus, Ohio, Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs says the porn star was erroneously arrested at a strip club. The city attorney says the law requires that an offender makes “regular appearances” at a business.
The porn actress was accused of violating an Ohio law that prohibits the touching of a nude or semi-nude dancer. In the county so far in 2018, 25 people have been charged under the illegal touching law. That’s up from 16 in 2017 and seven in 2016.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill defiantly rejected calls to resign, saying his name has been “dragged through the gutter” after allegations that he inappropriately touched a lawmaker and several female legislative staffers at a party.
Two ethics experts are asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to check claims that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a potential House Speaker, must have known among sexual abuse in the Ohio State University athletics department in the 1980s and 1990s.
One of the new charges, predatory sexual assault, carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. The updated indictment accuses Weinstein of using force to compel a woman to allow him perform oral sex on her in July 2006.
Traffickers are using government websites to obtain personal information, including mugshots, release dates and charge sheets to identify potential victims while they are still behind bars, The Guardian reports.
The State Department says in its annual report on human trafficking that children who spend time in institutions away from their families suffer long-term emotional damage. The report was prepared before the Trump administration pursued a policy of separating children from their families.
Harvey Weinstein wants jurors to decide whether Chubb Ltd. and other insurers are acting in “bad faith” by refusing to pay to defend him against almost a dozen lawsuits accusing him of assaulting or sexually harassing women over four decades.