Friday, March 31, 2017

Ohio finally decides to ban bestiality after hick cop from Virginia makes dubious claim of link between bestiality and CSA

No folks, this isn't The Onion. That was my first thought, too. I don't have a problem with a bestiality ban, but where I do take offense is the testimony from Fairfax Virginia Police Detective Jeremy Hoffman. His entire argument is based on his "personal observations. (In the Concord NH Monitor, Hoffman claims, “These people not only choose a victim who had no voice, they chose victims who would never have a voice. During my investigations in Virginia for sexual offenses related to animals, evidence was obtained showing that out of 20 offenders, five had committed sexual offenses against children, six possessed or had possessed child pornography, three solicited sex from a minor, and at least one committed sexual offenses against adults.”)

This isn't a sex crime law; however, the manner in which this bill passed is Shiitake-worthy, and this story hit the AP so it was reposted across America.

Sex with animals in Ohio officially illegal
POLITICS By Lynn Hulsey - Staff Writer

Updated: 12:32 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 |  Posted: 11:04 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It is no longer legal in Ohio to have sex with animals.
Ohio’s law banning bestiality went into effect Tuesday.

“It’s a crime that defies explanation to the rational person,” said Mark Kumpf, director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. “We’re dealing with a different species.”

Previous efforts in 2011 and 2015 to ban it did not gain enough support in the Ohio General Assembly so Ohio was one of the few states that didn’t have an actual law on the books outlawing bestiality.

The bestiality ban finally got enough votes to pass in December after being folded into a bill that also bans local jurisdictions from raising the minimum wage or regulating pet stores.

The new bestiality ban:

* Prohibits a person from engaging in sexual conduct with an animal and related acts.

* Provides for the seizure and impoundment of an animal that is the subject of a violation.

* Authorizes a sentencing court to require an offender to undergo psychological evaluation or counseling.

* Makes bestiality a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.

State Senators Jim Hughes, R-Upper Arlington, and Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, sponsored the bill banning bestiality. Hughes had been trying since 2011 to get a ban in place and was supported by a variety of animal welfare groups.

“I think this is something that is sickening and perverse and we don’t want Ohio to be the place you can come and have sex with an animal,” Hughes, R-Upper Arlington, said in an earlier interview.

Eight states and Washington D.C. still do not have laws against sexual conduct with animals.

Officials in those states might be more likely to ban sex with animals if they realized the connections between bestiality and child sex abuse, said aid Fairfax Virginia Police Detective Jeremy Hoffman, who spent years focused on internet crimes against children.

“I found that people who were engaged in crimes against children were also engaged in sexual crimes against animals,” Hoffman said. “It was people from everyday walks of life. There was no stereotype that you could pin to any of them.”

Like children, animals are incapable of consent and unable to tell on their abuser, said Hoffman.

He and Kumpf said state’s may mistakenly think animal cruelty laws are enough. But Kumpf said abused animals do not always sustain the kind of injuries that would lead to a cruelty conviction. The one case he recalls where the county confiscated a dog that had allegedly been sexually assaulted by a male resulted dismissal of the charges.

“It’s important that we have this as one of the tools in the box to deal with folks,” said Kumpf.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Three Strokes You're Out? Jerkoff judge in Oregon gives LWOP sentence to guy jerking off on city rail

Maybe it seems silly to me to waste a life sentence on a guy who was flogging the bishop on a city train, but judging by the comment section, it seems a lot of people agree. This guy does have a history of the same behavior, but this IS a hands off offense... well, a hands off other people, not hands off himself. I feel in this instance, the Judge is the bigger jerkoff.

This is another instance of the failure of three strikes your out.

All I can say for those who agree with Judge Oscar Garcia is different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Habitual sex offender, public masturbator gets life in prison for latest crime

Print Email Everton Bailey Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Everton Bailey Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive
on March 10, 2017 at 5:39 PM, updated March 10, 2017 at 5:41 PM

A sex offender with a long record and compulsion for public indecency was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for his latest offense -- getting caught masturbating on a MAX train.

Terry E. Iversen, 49, was sentenced after a three-hour hearing in Washington County Circuit Court in which Judge Oscar Garcia heard from the defendant's victims, current and retired detectives who investigated sex-related cases where he was either convicted or not charged, and a probation officer who advocated Iversen spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Iversen pleaded guilty to public indecency in January, a felony because of his past sex-related convictions. The true life sentence is permitted under a "three strikes"-like Oregon law aimed at predatory sex offenders.

"I think it was the right call," said Allison Brown, the county deputy district attorney who prosecuted the case and asked the judge for the life sentence. "He has continued to show that he won't benefit from treatment or rehabilitation, and at that point it's about protecting citizens and preventing him from crimes like this or worse."

She said Iversen had been sentenced to sex offender treatment at least five times but never completed it or stopped his behavior.

Terry Beach, Iversen's attorney, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Friday. He wrote in a sentencing memo that he felt his client's punishment didn't fit the crime and suggested a prison sentence of eight years and four months.

The defense attorney argued Iversen's only conviction for a sex crime that involved physical contact was in March 1989 in Washington County for third-degree rape of a 15-year-old and second-degree sodomy of a 12-year-old girl.

Before Iversen was arrested in October, his most recent public masturbation conviction was in 2000, which was a felony because of his past sex crimes, Beach noted.

"(Iversen) took steps to satisfy a compulsion in a way that minimized the impact it would have on others," Beach said in a sentencing memo. "Such actions do not deserve a life sentence without parole."

A life sentence for multiple felony sex crimes is unusual in Washington County, Brown said, but it's unclear how typical it is statewide.

The Oregon Supreme Court last year overturned a life term as too harsh for a man convicted of public indecency, but it upheld life terms for at least two others in felony sex-related cases.

Court records show a string of past public indecency convictions for Iverson - in 1985, 1996 and 2000, including on public transportation in Washington and Multnomah counties. He also has been convicted of burglary, escape and drug possession.

He got out of prison last year after spending more than 12 years behind bars for assault and other crimes during a police chase that began when he was reported to be following young girls around a shopping center. He crashed into two cars and injured three people during the case in Cedar Mill.

Once out of prison, he was ordered to stay at the Washington County Community Correctional Center but got in trouble again, records show.

He masturbated while sitting behind a woman on a MAX train in Hillsboro in September, Brown said. The woman got off the train and called police, but they couldn't find the suspect.

In October, Iversen sat behind another woman while heading back to the community corrections center in Hillsboro and masturbated behind her. He placed his jacket next to him to block the view of anyone across the aisle, but the woman turned and saw him. Police later arrested him.

Surveillance video linked him to the earlier incident, Brown said, but he was never charged.

Beach said Iversen has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder that causes compulsive sexual behavior. He was responding positively to sex offender treatment after his latest stint in prison but couldn't avoid any of his triggers while on the MAX train in October so he "quietly masturbated," the lawyer said.

He has cooperated with police and taken responsibility for his actions, Beach said. He initially was scheduled to go to trial but opted to plead guilty instead that day to avoid having the victim testify in court, Beach said.

Beach cited the state Supreme Court's decision last year overturning the life sentence of Dennis J. Davidson, who was sentenced in Marion County for masturbating near women while behind a tree in a Salem park and again in front of police officers while standing at a fence in the area. He had three earlier convictions for public indecency.

The court concluded that because Davidson had no sex offense more serious than public indecency, a life sentence without parole would be unconstitutionally disproportionate under Oregon law.

"Unwillingly observing sexual behavior by another person is not a harm of the same magnitude as being specifically and personally subjected to unwanted physical sexual contact or sexual violence," the Supreme Court opinion said.

Davidson is scheduled to be resentenced in April. The prosecution plans to request a sentence of 16 years and eight months.

Brown cited two cases that the Supreme Court upheld last year:

-- The court concluded Douglas W. Sokell's life sentence was appropriate. He had been convicted in Washington County of first-degree sexual abuse for touching an 8-year-old girl's buttocks and hips in a public library. He had two prior sexual abuse convictions involving children.

-- The court noted that William M. Althouse's criminal history justified a life sentence. He had been sentenced for public indecency in Marion County -- his fourth conviction for a felony sex crime, which included two other cases that involved children. In the latest case, Althouse was spotted by a jogger sitting without pants near a popular running path and within 150 feet of a middle school.

The court noted that someone's inability to correct behavior after several opportunities could support a life sentence.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Director of Arkansas transitional home refusing to take registered citizens likens them to "nuclear warheads"

Scott Swanson is the seated man in plaid

I can't imagine a person who likens his clients to explosive weapons can be a very effective at counseling and running a transitional program.

Transitional Housing facility near Omaha barred; Refusal to take sex offenders stops proposal

Posted: Friday, March 3, 2017 3:00 pm |
By JAMES L. WHITE | 0 comments

Transitional Housing facility near Omaha barred; Refusal to take sex offenders stops proposal
A meeting about transitional housing for parolees will still be held Wednesday, but the license for a facility near Omaha has been put on a shelf because management didn’t want to take sex offenders.
Arkansas state Rep. Ron McNair told the Daily Times on Friday that he spoke with Arkansas Community Correction officials that day and was told the group opening the facility didn’t meet ACC regulations, so the license application had been pulled.
Lotus Recovery Services LLC had applied for an ACC Transitional Housing Facility License at 5035 Center Loop between Burlington and Omaha. It would accept non-violent prisoners released on parole and counsel them back to living on the outside, including securing employment for them.
When people living in that area heard about the proposal and saw the license application included accepting sex offenders, they rallied together, signing petitions to have the proposal stopped and taking to social media in droves.
McNair said he didn’t know if public outcry was a part of the ACC’s decision.
Jo McEntire, CEO of Giving Back Industries, said her agency is a partner with Lotus in developing the program.
McEntire said the regulation the partnership didn’t meet was that it didn’t want to take Level 3 and Level 4 sex offenders.
McEntire said the program the partners hoped to open would be for non-violent drug offenders released from prison.
“Our focus is recovery,” McEntire said earlier.
The group has spent years developing a program to teach addicts how to live without drugs, but helping rehabilitate sex offenders is a totally different undertaking.
“We do not know how to help the Level 3 and 4 sex offenders,” McEntire said Friday.
In an email to ACC officials, Scott Swanson, who had opened Oxford House addition recovery houses in the Harrison area and is a partner in the newest venture as well, used an analogy to explain Lotus’ position.
Swanson wrote that Lotus had agreed to take 20 or so “sticks of dynamite” that ACC would be releasing. The program Lotus developed would disarm those sticks of dynamite in hopes they would never be “re-fused.”
But as the project got closer, ACC informed Lotus that there would be a couple of “armed nuclear warheads” in the shipment that Lotus would have to figure out how to disarm.
“We have NO programs for sex offenders,” Swanson wrote.
Instead, Swanson wrote that he hoped to be able to help some of the 12,000 prisoners released, 80 percent of whom suffer with addiction, rather than the comparatively few sex offenders
In response, ACC officials said there would be no need for further discussion or negotiations with Lotus and the application would be considered inactive, and that the licensing process would be discontinued.
McEntire said the partnership will continue its efforts to develop transitional housing for addicts, but Friday’s development meant the Center Loop location won’t be possible.
But, she said the 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, meeting at the John Paul Hammerschmidt Center on the North Arkansas College South Campus will still be held for anyone interested.
The presentation will be the same even if the Center Loop location won’t work, McEntire said, adding that the partnership will continue exploring transitional housing for parolees suffering from addiction.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Homer "Gator" DeLoach won a highly controversial election by 13 votes. He needed a way to gain support. Guess who he is bullying to gain that support?

It is a story that just screams FloriDUH. A sheriff nicknamed "Gator" (again, only in the land of 'Duh) narrowly wins a hotly contested and controversial election, apparently by only 13 votes. The controversy over the recount continues, apparently, so DeLoach needs some cheap publicity. Thus, he creates a new office in his department just to harass and humiliate registered citizens.

Putnam County announced on Friday that they had reorganized resources and created a position known as a “Sex Offender Compliance Specialist.”

The Florida Sex Offender Registry said that there are currently 305 sex offenders in Putnam County.

The county says the specialist “will work in conjunction with the current offender compliance program as a means of providing critical intelligence for investigators by assessing risk-related changes in offender’s behavior.”

“We refuse to allow Putnam County to become a safe haven for sexual offenders and predators,” said Gator Deloach, who was elected Sheriff in Nov. 2016. “While we can’t control in which county they choose to live, we can certainly make Putnam County as inhospitable as possible for them.” 

This car is only for the purposes of humiliating registered citizenns.