Category: In The News

Sex offender charged with not providing good address. When Stupidity Rules.

Of the many sorties we read, this is one of the most outrageous. 

An Alabama man has been charged for not registering his address in violation of Megan’s law, when in fact he was still in jail at the time.  Should he have registered the jail as his address?  Was this in some way a public safety issue? 

We must ask though, sine the man was not yet released from jail, was he really in violation of Megan’s law.  We will be watching this case closely.

By Jean Cole

A convicted sex offender has been charged with violating Megan’s Law for being unable to give authorities an acceptable address before being released from jail, an official said.

Tommy Dewayne Battles, 46, who was already in Limestone County Jail, was charged Monday with violating the Community Notification Act, aka Megan’s Law, which requires convicted sex offenders to provide a workable address before moving, changing workplaces or, in this case, being released from jail.

Battles was convicted in February 2002 on a charge of attempted first-degree sexual abuse involving an adult woman in Madison County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety Web site.

The Injustice System.

Almost any day of the week you can see movies or television shows that depict powerful people getting away with every kind of criminal activity.   But that’s just in the movies… right?

Well it would seem that in Nevada television has been one upped. 

The Facts:

“The 19-year-old son of a Churchill County judge pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge related to having sex with a severely intoxicated 15-year-old girl at a teen drinking party hosted by a Fallon softball coach”

To anyone in the know, a charge of this kind with a plea agreement will get you some time, probation and you will be on the sex offender registry.

The outcome of this case:

“In his plea, Lister acknowledged the Nevada attorney general’s office had enough evidence to convict him of statutory sexual seduction.  In pleading to the conspiracy charge, he is not required to register as a convicted sex offender.”

Read the complete story here;

Texas State Auditor: Sex Offenders Who Complete Treatment 61% Less Likely to Return to Prison

Recently while conducting research for his Master’s thesis, one SOSEN member found a 2007 report by the Texas State Auditor showing that the state’s sex offenders who complete the prison Sex Offender Treatment Program are 80% LESS LIKELY to return to prison for a new charge.  These rates are 61.6% lower than that of other sex offenders who refused or were not allowed to participate in the program.
The Texas State Auditor report (Report No. 07-026) was released in March 2007 and can be found at  Have you found something interesting?  Email and let us know.