66-year-old Howard Michael Bailey of Burlington, NC was arrested for being a registered sex offender on MySpace. In case you haven’t heard that’s illegal in North Carolina now.
Bailey was also allegedly using e-mail addresses that weren’t registered with the state.
I’m sure our fine Attorney General Roy Cooper will laud this as his MySpace legislation is working. While I’m glad a sex offender is off the streets I think I can probably count on one hand how many NC sex offenders have been caught up with this law. Also it doesn’t address the real issue of keeping the un-registered predators from contacting children on social sites.