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Texas Man Charged with Molestation After Police Read Girl's Letter to Santa

December 16, 2008

A 55-year-old Pharr resident was arrested after a young relative wrote a letter to Santa Claus wishing that the man would stop molesting her.

North Carolina Toughens Gang, Hate Crime Laws

December 3, 2008
Adults and young people involved in gang activity as well as people who burn crosses or sexually assault children now face tougher punishments as 25 new laws took effect Monday in North Carolina.

L.A. County Sheriff's Officials Acknowledge that Genetic Evidence in 5,635 Rape Cases May be Untested

November 13, 2008

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, under pressure from county supervisors and watchdog groups to account for its handling of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, acknowledged Wednesday it did not know whether genetic evidence from more than 5,600 rape cases had been examined.

Gangs Blamed in Almost Half of San Diego Homicides in '07

October 8, 2008

Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

Sex Offenders Challenge Mo. Law Banning Them from Halloween Activities

October 8, 2008
Four Missouri sex offenders are challenging a new state law that confines them to their darkened homes on Halloween and restricts them from contact with children that night.

Undercover Denver Police Unit Praised by Brass

September 26, 2008
The small group has used their brains rather than their guns to outwit and arrest 933 fugitives, including 58 suspected of murder or attempted murder, 124 wanted on sex crimes, 155 gang members and 209 sought on domestic-violence charges.

NYPD Dispatcher Allegedly Arranged Sexual Tryst With 14-Year-Old Girl

August 21, 2008
When the 56-year-old man arrived at the Philadelphia-area mall last Friday morning, FBI agents arrested him and found nine condoms, bottles of flavored lubricant, and a high-definition video camcorder in a bag that he had in his car.

Texas Still Plans to Execute Killer Despite U.N. Order

July 17, 2008
Texas will go ahead with the scheduled Aug. 5 execution of Houston rapist-killer Jose Medellin despite Wednesday's United Nations world court order for a stay, a spokesman for Gov. Rick Perry said.

When Is a Death Sentence Not a Death Sentence?

February 1, 2008

Even with appeals, Jesse Timmendequas should have been scragged, toe-tagged, and bagged long before the Y2K celebrations.

Closing the Tantra Lake Rape Case

August 1, 2006

Like most rape investigations, the Tantra Lake serial rape case began with the terror and tears of a young woman who was being attacked by a man. It ended after years of complex and difficult work by the detectives of the Boulder Police Department.

RemoteMDx TrackerPAL

August 1, 2006
RemoteMDx’s TrackerPAL keeps an eye on sex offenders on parole from a state-of-the-art monitoring system. Once the ankle system is set up, the TrackerPAL tracks the parolee’s every movement, and even limits where he or she can go. When the sex offenders move into areas they are not allowed to be in, an alarm will notify the monitoring center, which, in turn, notifies authorities. The TrackerPAL has two-way communication, and it is tamper-resistant.

Pimping Near Police Station a Bad Idea

February 3, 2006
A married couple pleaded no contest to charges they ran a brothel across the street from a police station in Concord, Calif., Contra Costa County authorities said.

Appleton (Wis.) Police Department

October 1, 2005

The Appleton PD has received national attention for innovations in victim- and social-services-oriented sexual assault investigations, intercultural outreach to ensure services are fairly and effectively distributed to minority communities, and, most notably,  programs that address the real-life needs of its youngest residents.

Trolling for Predators

October 1, 2005

Luckily, there is a new breed of law enforcement officials who are tracking what the NCMEC now calls “Computer Facilitated Crimes Against Children,” and these officers can be found online all over the country, ferreting out pedophiles on their own turf: the chat room.

Getting Justice for Lisa

December 1, 2003

When violent crimes are committed in Boulder, they often involve UC students. One such crime was the brutal abduction and gang rape of a young woman that we'll call "Lisa."

Snatched! Rescuing Stolen Kids

October 1, 2002

To anyone casually tuning into American TV or perusing a major U.S. newspaper, it looked like the country had been beset by an epidemic of kidnapped children.

Finding a Face in the Crowd

October 1, 2002

A security guard looks at the images on the screen in front of him: a video capture of a clean-shaven man with close-cropped hair next to a mugshot of a convicted American drug dealer with a beard and shaggy long hair. They look different, but the guard confirms they are definitely the same man. In minutes, the positively identified man is apprehended.

Club Drugs

April 1, 2002

The sale of club drugs such as ecstacy and LSD has been adopted as a way to fund the personal lifestyles of businessminded gang members. There is some evidence to support the fact that older, mobile gang members are now involved in the sale of these drugs as well.

Nebraska Begins Sex Offender Notification Service

August 1, 2001
Appriss Inc., has teamed up with the Nebraska State Patrol Sex Offender Registry Office to provide sex offender notification on moderate, or Level II, offenders.

The Importance of Being Responsive to Crime Victims

October 1, 2000

The costs and consequences of crime can be measured in different ways.  When measured in dollar amounts, for example, crime costs more than 100 billion dollars annually for lost property, medical bills, and work absenteeism.  These costs are tangible measures of the heavy toll that crime exacts on our country's residents.

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