Stories tagged: sex offender
Mon., June 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban
The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Hauser, Idaho, man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crime
A Hauser, Idaho, man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Voyeurism conviction leads to DNA match in old Spokane Valley sexual assault cases
A man who recently pleaded guilty to voyeurism is facing new charges after his DNA matched samples collected in sexual assault cases from 2008 and 2009.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Montana woman sentenced for sending sexually explicit messages to teenager
A 41-year-old Montana woman has been sentenced for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old boy in 2015.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Jury to decide if serial rapist should be committed to McNeil Island after he broke court rules by having consensual sex
A convicted rapist who broke the rules of his prison release by having a consensual sexual relationship with a woman he’d met at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings could spend the rest …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
Former nonprofit official sentenced for child sex charge
Mathew Plank, who previously worked for several Spokane nonprofit organizations, was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a child sex charge.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Moving sex offenders around doesn’t help them – or the community
A neighborhood is organizing against a threat. They’ve just received a notice from law enforcement that a Level II sex offender is moving in next door. The subject of the …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
Judge frees registered sex offender for a day to attend mother’s memorial
A registered sex offender awaiting trial on federal gun charges has been cleared for temporary release to attend a memorial for his mother, who was found dead in a Seattle …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Convicted sex offender charged for writing girl from Benton County jail
A twice-convicted sex offender has been charged with a new crime for allegedly writing letters from the Benton County jail to a young teen girl about their “sleepovers.”
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
‘Revenge porn’ post get Oregon man 6 months in jail
A Hillsboro man has been sentenced to jail time after being among the first people to be convicted under Oregon’s new law banning so-called “revenge porn.”
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Convicted sex offender charged with armed rape on West Side
A convicted sex offender is accused of attacking a woman at her Everett home and sexually assaulting her.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Trump University staff included drug trafficker, child molester
Donald Trump says he hand-picked only the best to teach success at Trump University. But dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts – including serious financial problems …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Shasta Groene wants sex offenders to spend life behind bars
Shasta Groene, who was kidnapped from her North Idaho home by serial killer Joseph Edward Duncan in May 2005, has started a
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s sex offender registry laws
More than 100 sex offenders have filed a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s sex offender registry laws, arguing that the rules governing registration and community notification are unconstitutional.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Sex offender released from McNeil Island moves to Spokane
A Level II sex offender with an extensive history of breaking into women’s homes has been released from McNeil Island and has listed a home address in the 800 block …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
Brock Turner sex assault focuses attention on sex registries
When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last Tuesday, he joined a nationwide list of registered sex criminals that has grown dramatically in recent …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner returns to Ohio, registers as sex offender
A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry registered as a sex offender Tuesday in Ohio, where he’s living with …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Thirteen arrested in sting targeting child rapists in Spokane County
Thirteen people have been arrested in Spokane County in a major sting operation targeting would-be child rapists.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
State seeks to civilly commit Spokane sex offender
The state of Washington is trying to have a sex offender arrested on multiple child sex charges in Spokane in 1999 civilly committed as a sexually violent predator.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Sex offender charged with trying to film child in Wrigley Field bathroom
Authorities charged a man after he tried to use a camera to record a child inside a bathroom at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon, police said.
Mon., April 11, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Plea change set in Coeur d’Alene kidnapping case
A Coeur d’Alene sex offender accused of assaulting and trying to kidnap a woman he worked with last fall may plead guilty next week. Jason A. Edwards, 45, who worked …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court: Make names of low-level sex offenders public
A split Washington Supreme Court ruled the names of low-level sex offenders should be released to the public upon request, but defense attorneys say the decision could hinder efforts to …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
CdA trucker pleads guilty to molesting seven boys
A Coeur d’Alene long-haul truck driver pleaded guilty Wednesday to molesting seven boys between the ages of 8 and 14. Kevin Gerard Sloniker faces a prison term of up to …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Homeless man who was helped by lottery winner is arrested
A Massachusetts homeless man who was helped by a stranger who won a $200 lottery prize has been arrested on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Sun., July 19, 2015
Washington state seeks to detain sex offender indefinitely
The Washington state attorney general’s office is attempting to label a Stevens County sex offender a sexually violent predator after the man was jailed several times for probation violations. Officials …
Sun., March 29, 2015
Sandpoint man held in 1981 killing of California boy
A Sandpoint man once committed to the Atascadero State Hospital in California as a sexually violent predator was arrested Friday after he was accused of sexually assaulting and killing a …
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014, 12:34 p.m.
FBI still seeking fugitive who may be in Spokane
Kevin Anthony Briggs, 28, has been on the run from federal authorities since Feb. 1. He is thought to have bought a one-way bus ticket to Spokane. Authorities are seeking …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
Sex offender arrested on child porn charge in Coeur d’Alene
A convicted sex offender wanted in Texas was arrested in Coeur d’Alene today and faces fresh charges of having child pornography. Keith D. Killingsworth, 37, was wanted on 12 felony …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2013, 3:57 p.m.
Man convicted of possession of explosives and illegal weapons sentenced to federal prison
A Kootenai County sex offender was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison after he was arrested last year with a pipe bomb and an arsenal of illegal weapons …
Fri., April 19, 2013
Airway Heights prison therapist confronted, quits
A female therapist who specialized in sexual deviancy treatment at the Airway Heights Corrections Center resigned after having an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender, prison officials said Thursday. …