A school bus passes by a north Houston home where high-risk sex offenders were housed in spring Neighbors and area lawmakers had not been given notice, as required by law, and the offenders were relocated. A previously little-known state agency has been under fire since it moved high-risk sex offenders to a Houston residential area.
Houston Public Library officials apologized for failing to conduct a background check on a registered sex offender who read books to children at an event hosted by drag queens. Library officials acknowledged in a statement Friday that Garza has "a criminal background that should have prevented him from participating" in the Drag Queen Storytime program, in which drag queens read books at the Freed-Montrose library. Department of Public Safety records show Garza was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of an 8-year-old child infor which he received five years of probation and community supervision.
To help ensure your child's safety, the Texas DPS website has recently updated the list of registered sex offenders in the Houston area. Families who want to be prepared for the Halloween season, and want to know where the sex offenders are can find them on the sex offender registry. There are more than 20 registered sex offenders in downtown Houston who can be easily found on the website via their address, and that's the good news.
In October, three pro-family activists sued to stop the events but the suit was thrown out. In February, after presenting the Houston City Council with a report detailing the background of the drag queen readers, they finally succeeded in getting the event relocated from the library to a local "gay church. The library apologized and explained that all library events are supervised by staff and parents are present, adding that "no participant is ever alone with children.
How safe is your state? Unfortunately, one very real threat in our society is sexual offenders. Minnesota comes out as the state with the least number of sex offenders on our list.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. You probably would not be too surprised to learn that the vast majority of people in the Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender list are male.
Investigators say the nine men met children online and were headed to meet the kids for sex or so they thought. One after another the accused predators are handcuffed and arrested after Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen says the nine men thought they were talking to children online and agreed to meet them for sex. Fortunately, the accused were actually talking with deputies.
Welcome to the Mississippi Sex Offender Registry web site, which lists registered sex offenders in Mississippi. Also, you may use the map application to search your neighborhood or anywhere throughout the state to determine the specific locations of registrants. Individuals included within the registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and state law. Persons who have been arrested or charged with a registrable sex offense or a child- victim oriented offense are not required to register unless the arrest or charge results in a conviction.
A sex offender sexual offendersex abuseror sexual abuser is a person who has committed a sex crime. What constitutes a sex crime differs by culture and legal jurisdiction. The majority of convicted sex offenders have convictions for crimes of a sexual nature; however, some sex offenders have simply violated a law contained in a sexual category.
Jay Lin, a year-old Houston radiologist, was arrested last month on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. A Houston doctor was arrested last month during an undercover sting targeting sexual predators on the internet, the Montgomery County Pct. Jay Lin, 40, worked as an assistant professor for radiology at Baylor College of Medicine when he was arrested July 31 on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, officials said.