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Sex Offenders

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Shakeup At Mass. Sex Offender Registry Board

Gov. Deval Patrick has announced changes in the leadership of the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board.

09/17/2014

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Mass. SJC: Lifetime Parole For Sex Offenders Is Unconstitutional

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that lifetime parole for sex offenders is unconstitutional, finding that only judges can impose new sentences on offenders who have already completed their original sentence.

06/11/2014

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NH Bill Would Eliminate Restrictions On Residency For Sex Offenders

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering whether to bar municipalities from restricting where the state’s more than 2,500 registered sex offenders can live in light of court rulings that found the restrictions are unconstitutional.

03/29/2014

Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump

Auditor: 119 Sex Offender Addresses Match Child Care Providers

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.

03/27/2013

John Burbine (Photo courtesy: Middlesex DA)

State Senator Calls For Changes In Sex Offender Registry After Wakefield Case

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.

12/19/2012

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New Legislation Could Make Info On Low Level Sex Offenders Public

After a disturbing sex abuse case in Wakefield, lawmakers are re-thinking their stance on low level sex offenders.

12/07/2012

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Attleboro Issues Strict Ban On Sex Offenders To Protect Kids

The Attleboro City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban level two and three sex offenders from any public place where children gather.

10/19/2011

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Lowell Limits Library Time For Level 3 Sex Offenders

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.

09/28/2011

Court rejects GPS for freed sex offender

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.

09/17/2010

NH man pleads guilty in MA to child rape

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.

09/10/2010

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