Crime and Consequences points us to a Poughkeepsie Journal report that "a convicted sex offender who violated the terms of probation less than an hour after he left the courtroom in July received 1 1/2 to five years prison sentence today." The man had been placed on probation after he admitted he had failed to notify police he had changed his address, as required by state law for most sex offenders. The original story may be viewed here.
Last week, the Iowa Supreme Court reversed a man's conviction for indecent exposure, "because neither of the female victims saw Ronnie James Isaac's genitals." FindLaw has more. You may view the opinion here. H/T: How Appealing.
Two federal district judges in Montana have "reached opposite conclusions about the constitutionality of a federal law that requires sex offenders to register with local authorities when they move to another state." District Judge Richard Cebull ruled last week that the Adam Walsh Act and the included Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) are constitutional, but District Judge Donald Molloy ruled in June that the act didn't pass constitutional muster. According to the article, "[t]he contradictory rulings mean the U.S. 9th Circuit Court will have to resolve the matter." The big question is whether a Circuit split will eventually emerge to get the Supreme Court's attention.
A New Jersey lawmaker, Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, wants to require sex offenders "to divulge their personal e-mail addresses and share their passwords." The new restrictions would allow parole officers to monitor convicted sex offenders' e-mail use.
A convicted Nevada sex offender will be tried in October "on charges he attempted to light the Nevada Supreme Court Building on fire in June to protest a change to sex offender registry laws." The man pled not guilty to fourth-degree arson last week. According to court records, the man told investigators he was "upset about changes made during the 2007 Legislative session in the sex offender tier system." The fire caused minor damage.