The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

A new mobile app called OffenderWatch Safe Virtual Neighborhood is said to scan your kids’ mobile devices for contact from registered sex offenders. It is said to scan your kids’ Snapchat, texts, emails, GPS location, and phone calls and will send an alert to parents if an RSO tries to contact your child. It will …

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California State Senator Sharon Runner is proposing a law that would require registered sex offenders to provide law enforcement with their online names, email addresses and social networking sites. This the type of law has been in effect for some time now in North Carolina. I call it the dumbfish law because while it does …

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More Than 2,100 NC Sex Offenders Found On MySpace: Our esteemed Attorney General here in North Carolina, Roy Cooper (didn’t vote for him), announced yesterday that 2,116 convicted North Carolina sex offenders were found on MySpace. Cooper has subpoenaed MySpace for the names, addresses and other information about said sex offenders so he can share …

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Facebook has removed 5,500 sex offenders since May: Facebook removed over 5,500 convicted sex offenders from their site between last May and this January. That’s roughly an average of 600 per month. In two years MySpace removed 90,000 sex offenders. That works out to 3,750 a month. But the question remains does MySpace have more …

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MySpace Finds 40,000 More Sex Offenders, 90,000 Total: After being subpoenaed by Conn. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal MySpace has identified 90,000 sex offenders that had accounts on MySpace. This is definitely bad news for MySpace that was supposed to be active in deleting accounts that belonged to registered sex offenders. Let’s hear from AG Blumenthal… …

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Conn. AG to MySpace: Turn over sex offender data: Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has subpoenaed MySpace, again, to get them to turn over information about sex offenders belonging to their sites. Yet another PR move from the AG’s office in my opinion. You know MySpace isn’t the only site where sex offenders reside. You …

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Bruning Plan Would Keep Sex Offenders Off Networking Sites: Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says that it’s of critical importance that it be made illegal for sex offenders to use sites like MySpace. Like I’ve said to all the other Attorneys General before him that’s all well and good but how are you going to …

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Georgia sex offenders must hand over computer passwords: Here we go again with possibly the most useless law on the books. It’s now required by law for sex offenders in the state of Georgia to hand over their internet usernames and passwords including social network sites like MySpace and Facebook. I’m sure convicted criminals wouldn’t …

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MySpace can now expel sex offenders: Yesterday President Bush (remember him?) signed a bill into law yesterday that grants sites like MySpace and Facebook to have access to a national database of registered sex offenders. With that access, the sites would be able to cross-reference their user base and expel any registered sex offenders on …

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MySpace Deletes 146 Nebraska Sex Offender Profiles from Site: Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced this past Friday that in the first half of 2008 MySpace has deleted the profiles of 112 sex offenders that are registered in Nebraska. In 2007 247 were deleted. No word on what Nebraska is doing about the unregistered sex …

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