Related News: Two men plead guilty to child solicitation

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Two men will now be convicted sex offenders after they pleaded guilty to soliciting children over the Internet during an undercover Hartford police investigation called Operation Guardian Angel.

A former health care official, 59-year-old Michael Lee Graue, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to felony electronic solicitation of a child in front of Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Quattlebaum.

As part of a guilty plea agreement, Graue received a 6-year prison sentence. He applied for probation through his attorney, Thomas Smith, which will be heard by the court on March 5.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Sex offenders charged

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Seven local sex offenders are back behind bars after being caught in violation of adult sex offender registration laws.

Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said the sting was the result of joint efforts between his office, Troy Police Department, the Alabama Bureau of Investigations and U.S. Marshals Service.

“The team verified that the registered sex offenders were living in compliance,” said Thomas. “We checked all 89 sex offenders’ residences and got seven warrants issued.”

Source: Troy Messenger

Related News: ICE Released 2,837 Convicted Alien Sex Offenders to Comply With Supreme Court Ruling

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders back into American communities in order to comply with a Supreme Court decision authored by Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The 2,837 sex offenders represented five percent of the 59,347 deportable aliens that have been released from detention under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the GAO report, which was released Thursday.

Source: CNS News

Related News: New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social media

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social media.

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law’s author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.

State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican from Bossier City, Louisiana, says his new law, effective August 1, will stand up to constitutional challenge because it expands sex offender registration requirements, common in many states, to include a disclosure on the convicted criminal’s social networking sites as well.

Source: CNN

Related News: Thousands of New York sex offenders blocked from online gaming networks

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“By leveraging the online identity information all registered sex offenders are required to provide, we are able to help reduce potentially harmful situations,” Microsoft VP and Deputy General Counsel Rich Wallis said in a statement. “We’re supportive of Attorney General Schneiderman’s efforts to make the Internet, including online gaming environments like Xbox Live, safer for everyone.”

Source: Ars Technica