The Department of Early Education and Care has failed to take sufficient steps to assure sex offenders aren’t working at licensed day care centers, the state auditor said Wednesday.
The Republican leader in the Massachusetts Senate says the case of a Wakefield man charged with sexually assaulting more than a dozen children points to “deep flaws” in the way the state classifies and tracks sex offenders.
After a disturbing sex abuse case in Wakefield, lawmakers are re-thinking their stance on low level sex offenders.
The Attleboro City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban level two and three sex offenders from any public place where children gather.
The Lowell City Council has passed a law that prohibits some registered sex offenders from the city library at times when children are more likely to be there.
Sex offenders who are on probation cannot be forced to live under new restrictions such as GPS monitoring unless they violate the original conditions of their probation, the state’s highest court ruled Friday.
A former Massachusetts man who had a three-year sexual relationship with a female relative starting when she was 15 has pleaded guilty to child rape and incest charges.
Citing public anger and death threats, lawyers for a man charged with killing his 12-year-old niece say in a new court filing that it’s impossible for him to get a fair trial in Vermont.