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  • Dufresne pleads not guilty in group sex case

    November 25, 2014 1:39 PM

    HAHNVILLE - A 32-year-old Destrehan High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has been charged in St. Charles Parish with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Shelley Dufresne's attorney, Deanne Williams, entered a not guilty plea to the felony charge at her arraignment Tuesday. Dufresne remains free... more »
  • Police: Student led high school prostitution ring

    November 25, 2014 5:57 AM

    VENICE, FL - Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools. The teen was arrested Friday on felony charges of human trafficking of a person under 18. Venice police say at least one act of prostitution took place,... more »
  • Judge to review NCAA's Penn State sanctions emails

    November 8, 2014 2:04 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey said Friday that she will review the unredacted emails to determine whether they can... more »
  • Arraignment of Destrehan teacher delayed

    October 23, 2014 1:16 PM

    HAHNVILLE - Arraignment of a former Destrehan High School teacher at the center of sex allegations involving a 16-year-old student has been pushed back to next month. Shelley Dufresne, 32, was set to be arraigned Thursday, but will be delayed after Retired Judge Anne Lennan Simon granted the continuance on... more »
  • Former LSU Alumni CEO gets suit tossed Play Video

    October 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU Alumni President Dr. Charlie Roberts won't have to pay his former lover a dime after his attorney successfully argued to have a suit against him tossed in district court. Judge Michael Caldwell dismissed the suit because the claims made by Kay Heath, Roberts former lover,... more »
  • Lawsuit: Pastor knew he had AIDS, had affairs

    October 14, 2014 1:23 PM

    MONTGOMERY, AL - An Alabama church wants to remove a pastor accused of having sex with congregation members while infected with AIDS. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Montgomery filed a lawsuit Tuesday against longtime pastor Juan D. McFarland. The lawsuit says that after attempts to remove McFarland as pastor, he... more »
  • Sheriff: attempted murder after victim pays for sex

    October 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    ZACHARY - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say a Central man, William Bottoms, 25, was arrested after he held a man at gunpoint and tried to rob him. Officials say Bottoms went to the victim's car and told him to give up his cash. When the victim said all... more »
  • 7 charged in high school football hazing case

    October 11, 2014 1:29 PM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Prosecutors say seven students have been charged as part of an investigation into hazing on a New Jersey high school football team. Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said Friday night three of the students are charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal restraint and other crimes.... more »
  • 2 teachers post bond, accused of having sex with student

    October 2, 2014 2:43 PM

    GRETNA - Two Destrehan High School teachers accused of having group sex with a student have posted $7,000 cash bonds and been released from custody. Kenner police Sgt. Brian McGregor says 32-year-old Shelly Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess left the Jefferson Parish jail early Thursday. They are accused of having... more »
  • LSU reported sex crimes see big increase Play Video

    October 1, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some crime at LSU saw a big jump last year as statistics released Wednesday show that sex crimes spiked during 2013. A combination of two theories is suspected by LSU Police to help explain why the number of sex crimes spiked on the state's largest college... more »
  • Charlie Roberts' attorney: Heath acting like a 'working girl' Play Video

    August 25, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The attorney for now former LSU alumni president Charlie Roberts likened a deal he is being sued for defaulting payment on to a prostitution agreement. In court documents filed by Mary Olive Pierson, Pierson argues the agreement at the base of Kay Heath's lawsuit, is compensation for... more »
  • LSU Alumni President accused of job-for-sex deal Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The president of the LSU Alumni Association, Dr. Charlie Roberts, is accused of giving a woman a job so she would maintain a sexual relationship with him, and then paying her monthly checks once she resigned. According to the suit Kay Heath, a former employee of the... more »
  • Teacher sex

    July 9, 2014 7:56 PM

    NEW BRIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A high school English teacher is charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before the graduated. Tiffany Leiseth is accused of a crime because the encounters with the male students happened when she still had a teacher-student relationship with them. Eighteen year olds... more »
  • Police: Would-be rapist falls asleep

    June 12, 2014 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a man held a woman at gunpoint in her home and demanded sex. However, the crime never happened because the man dozed off. Police say 21-year-old Darkyus Raymond gained access to the victim's home and waited for her to return on Monday. When... more »
  • Teacher accused of intentional exposure to AIDS

    May 29, 2014 11:38 AM

    GRAY - Sheriff's deputies upgraded charges against a Terrebonne Parish teacher Thursday to include intentional exposure to AIDS. Deputies arrested Derrick Nesby, 37, of New Orleans Wednesday evening on suspicion of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. On Thursday, detectives upgraded his charges to include intentional exposure to AIDS.... more »
  • Italian victims of priest sex abuse appeal to pope

    May 9, 2014 4:12 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Italian victims of priestly sex abuse have appealed directly to Pope Francis for justice, calling for a commission of inquiry into the problem in the Vatican's backyard. In letters and a video posted online Friday, 17 survivors denounce the treatment they have received by the Italian Catholic... more »
  • Vatican defrocks 848 priests in 10 years for abuse

    May 6, 2014 12:27 PM

    GENEVA - The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children: It says 848 priests have been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade. The Vatican's U.N. ambassador to Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi,... more »
  • Suit: cops purposefully looked for affair, embarrassment Play Video

    February 6, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White. Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
  • Two arrested in child sex trafficking case

    January 15, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police accused two people of trafficking a child for sex online this week. Police arrested Taniya Smith, 21, and Dominick Sims, 28, on Monday and charged them with child sex trafficking. The arrests came after police received reports of men visiting a room... more »
  • Former deputy re-arrested for having sex with minor

    November 7, 2013 9:24 AM

    GONZALES - A former law enforcement officer faces additional charges for alleged inappropriate behavior with a minor. Authorities took Todd Tripp into custody Thursday morning for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The arrest is Tripp's latest run-in with the law. The 24-year-old was fired from his... more »
  • New Roads man arrested for child sex trafficking

    September 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    Baton Rouge- A New Roads man has been arrested for trafficking a juvenile for sex. That's according to the Attorney General's office. Along with child sex trafficking, police charged 48 year-old John Wayne Garon with human trafficking, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by sexual immoral acts.... more »
  • Sex Offender Fees to Raise

    August 17, 2013 10:41 AM

    SULPHUR - The city plans to raise its renewal fee for registered sex offenders from $60 to $200. Councilman Stuart Moss tells The American Press that the City Council's vote, expected in September, will affect sex offenders who are already living inside the city. It also will apply a one-time... more »
  • DPW begins cleaning forgotten firehouse

    August 16, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After a series of reports by News 2 investigators, public works crews in Baton Rouge began cleaning an abandoned firehouse today. DPW crews started cleaning up a firehouse at Osage and Pocahontas at 7:15 a.m. Friday, removing trash, dumped tires, and dozens of condoms found on... more »
  • Docs advised to talk about sex

    July 29, 2013 7:28 PM

    CHICAGO- Doctors are now advised to bring up the topic of sex after their patients have a heart attack. Both the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology say address everything from when and how to resume sex and what position might be best for some conditions or... more »
  • Children in Baton Rouge among 105 rescued in FBI raid Play Video

    July 29, 2013 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two Louisiana children were among more than a hundred forced into prostitution and recovered by the FBI in a series of raids in 76 American cities. The FBI said it rescued 105 children and arrested 150 people described as pimps, prostitutes and johns in "Operation Cross Country."... more »
  • 18 arrested for selling sex, one for exposing people to AIDS Play Video

    July 26, 2013 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Eighteen people were booked into parish prison Friday, charged with selling sex on the streets. The FBI participated in the roundup with city police and sheriff's deputies. The federal agency would not release specific details, only saying more would be released Monday about the arrests and a... more »
  • Man arrested in cyberbullying scheme

    July 22, 2013 5:27 PM

    ZACHARY - Police arrested a Zachary man they said tried to bully a 16-year-old into having sex with him, including creating an elaborate social media hoax. Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said detectives arrested Latrell Stepter, 20, on suspicion of cyberbullying, indecent behavior with juveniles and computer-aided... more »
  • Grandfather shocked about details of prostitution inside family home Play Video

    July 10, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a woman arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from her home, says he's disappointed and will let the law run its course. "A dad doesn't want to hear this about his kids," said Arthur Fort. "I'm thinking as any family would.... more »
  • Parents busted for running prostitution ring from family home Play Video

    July 10, 2013 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A set of parents were arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from their home on Colonel Allen Court Wednesday. Police said Charles and Kaelice Smith were busted when an undercover detective found an ad on the website backpage.com, soliciting sex. Investigators said the wife was... more »
  • Cheerleader libel suit retrial begins

    July 8, 2013 7:27 PM

    COVINGTON, KENTUCKY- The lawyer for a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader says his client suffered mental anguish from false and malicious posts that say she slept with every Bengals player and had two sexually transmitted diseases. It was part of opening statements in a retrial of the federal libel lawsuit filed... more »
  • U. S. Marshals arrest man accused of coercing teen

    June 24, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Marshals arrested a man today who's accused of coercing a 13-year-old girl into oral sex, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Marshals arrested Michael Wayne Archer Jr., 24, of Zachary on charges of oral sexual battery and indecent behavior with... more »
  • Defense rests in Franklin Dale Church trial

    June 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Closing arguments began this morning in the trial of a former Livingston Parish fire chief accused of having sex with a child. Prosecutors rested their case this morning after testimony from a computer forensics detective. Defense attorneys rested after calling one witness. Franklin Dale Church faces... more »
  • Hundreds to be stricken from La. sex registry

    June 12, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people who were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law will have their names removed from the state's sex offender registry following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit. U.S District Judge Martin Feldman on Tuesday... more »
  • Indecent behavior trial begins for former fire chief

    June 12, 2013 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Opening statements began this morning in the trial of former fire chief in Livingston Parish, who's accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Franklin Dale Church faces nine counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators said he sent emails and text messages to a 14-year-old girl... more »
  • Sex, drugs and contraband

    June 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- An unfolding scandal with allegations of sex, drugs and access to contraband cell phones surrounds a jail in downtown Baltimore. It has led to an indictment charging 25 prisoners, corrections officers and outside suppliers with a contraband conspiracy. The indictment says one prisoner impregnated four female corrections... more »
  • St. Helena considers rules for sex businesses

    June 2, 2013 11:22 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury is considering two proposed ordinances designed to curtail activities of strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses. The Advocate reports the proposals were drafted by Tennessee lawyer Scott Bergthold and will be discussed at a public hearing in June. Under the... more »
  • Bossier Teacher Arrested

    March 25, 2013 11:14 AM

    HAUGHTON - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Haughton teacher for allegedly having sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student over the past few weeks. Lt. Bill Davis says 28-year-old Jessica Banet, a teacher at Princeton Elementary School and one of the coaches of the girls' softball team for Haughton... more »
  • Goodell: combine sex question "unacceptable''

    March 18, 2013 4:24 PM

    PHOENIX - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls it "unacceptable" to ask a college player at the scouting combine any questions about his sexual orientation. Several players indicated they were asked such questions, and the New York attorney general has urged the NFL to investigate. Goodell says the league will make... more »
  • Video: Maine Zumba teacher got cash for sex

    February 28, 2013 10:21 AM

    ALFRED, Maine - A jury hearing the case of a Maine businessman accused of helping a Zumba instructor engage in prostitution has watched a video showing money changing hands after a sexual encounter. Mark Strong Sr. faces 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution. Prosecutors say he made screen-grab snapshots... more »
  • More young women opt for morning-after pill

    February 14, 2013 7:12 AM

    NEW YORK - A government report says an increasing number of women are using the morning-after pill after sex. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first by the government to focus on emergency contraception since the approval of the morning-after pill 15 years... more »
  • Teacher facing sex charges resigns

    February 6, 2013 7:33 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Tioga High School teacher facing 13 sex crime charges has resigned from the Rapides Parish School District. The Town Talk reports 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey, an English teacher, was arrested on Dec. 19 on charges that she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. She was... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to selling teen sex online

    January 28, 2013 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 31-year-old man has been convicted of selling sex with an underage girl online. Erick Banks pled guilty Monday. Prosecutors said Banks enticed a 15-year-old to engage in acts of prostitution. Banks used ads on the website backpage.com to get clients for the teen. She... more »
  • Tioga High teacher facing additional sex charges

    January 24, 2013 6:48 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish high school teacher, who was arrested last month on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student, now is facing nine additional charges. 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey was arrested Tuesday and later released on a $35,000 bond. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say... more »
  • Ex-Bengals cheerleader's lawsuit trial to begin

    January 21, 2013 6:58 AM

    CINCINNATI - A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who had sex with her underage student and is now in a relationship with him is about to begin another court battle Tuesday. Sarah Jones is a 27-year-old northern Kentucky woman who was convicted three months ago of having sex with her... more »
  • Teacher charged with having sex with student

    December 21, 2012 9:00 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 27-year-old Tioga High School teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school. Heather Michelle Cooksey, of Pineville, was booked Wednesday into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on two counts of carnal knowledge of a... more »
  • Woman accused of mentoring teen prostitute

    December 20, 2012 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 25-year-old Metairie woman has been arrested and accused her of teaching a minor how to be a Bourbon Street prostitute. The Times-Picayune reports Emilie "Bunny" Cook was booked at the New Orleans jail on a charge of trafficking of children for sex purposes. State Police say... more »
  • U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

    December 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa- The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application. The university announced Wednesday that its new application asks students whether they identify with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer community. The... more »
  • Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    December 10, 2012 2:41 PM

    MIAMI - Another Florida man is suing the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying him to New York to have sex with him. The alleged victim is now the fourth... more »
  • Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

    November 20, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW YORK - A 24-year-old college student has accused longtime Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexually abusing him when he was 15. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York by Cecil Singleton accuses Clash of engaging in sexual behavior with him over a two-week period while he was under-age. Singleton... more »
  • Man who accused Elmo puppeteer of teen sex recants

    November 13, 2012 4:43 PM

    NEW YORK - The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teen now says it isn't so. The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual. In response to the statement Tuesday afternoon, Clash issued a... more »
  • Hearing airs sex crimes case against US general

    November 5, 2012 10:53 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in North... more »
  • Prostitution arrests rock Maine tourist town

    October 10, 2012 12:43 PM

    KENNEBUNK, Maine - A Maine tourist town is on edge as residents wait to see which friends and neighbors are named as clients of a fitness instructor who pleaded not guilty to running a prostitution business out of her Zumba studio. Twenty-nine-year-old Alexis Wright pleaded not guilty Tuesday to more... more »
  • Two accused of soliciting "teens" on the internet

    September 26, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested two men they said tried to solicit sex from what they thought were teens over the internet. Deputies arrested Baton Rouge physician James Hargroder, 64, and Shawn Orillion, 45, of Denham Springs this week. Both were charged with... more »
  • Man accused of sex with teen

    September 18, 2012 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested an 30-year-old East Baton Rouge man after they said he had sex with a minor. Terrance Fobb is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl multiple times, even though he knew she was underage. Fobb was booked into the parish prison on... more »
  • Texas teacher convicted after sex with 5 students

    August 17, 2012 2:37 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas- A former Texas high school teacher has been convicted after having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home. A jury took less than an hour Friday to find Brittni Nicole Colleps guilty. She was charged with five counts of having an inappropriate relationship between a student... more »
  • Holden man charged with more indecent behavior counts

    August 2, 2012 3:18 PM

    HOLDEN - Investigators filed three more charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile against a Holden man arrested with his son earlier this week and accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Deputies filed two of the charges against Franklin Dale Church after interviews with that victim and... more »
  • Sentencing begins in Air Force sex scandal trial

    August 2, 2012 10:41 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - A military jury will hear evidence in the sentencing of an Air Force basic training instructor convicted as part of a wider sex scandal at a base in Texas. The jury will begin hearing evidence Thursday at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio in the case... more »
  • Openings set in Texas base sex scandal trial

    July 17, 2012 8:54 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - A military jury will begin hearing the case of an Air Force sergeant who faces charges in a widening sex scandal at a Texas base. Opening statements were set for this morning in the court-martial of Staff Sgt. Luis Walker. It's the first trial resulting from... more »
  • Former deputy indicted for sex with minors

    July 13, 2012 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A grand jury indicted a former Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Attorney General's Office. The indictment accused Clarence "Jeremy" Brister, 37, of three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of molesting a juvenile. ... more »
  • Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

    July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that "the... more »
  • PSU report on sex-abuse scandal due out Thursday

    July 10, 2012 2:55 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa.- A Penn State investigation into whether university officials helped cover up that Jerry Sandusky was molesting children will be released Thursday. The review is being led by former FBI director and federal judge Louis Freeh. Freeh on Tuesday announced the time frame for the release of the report.... more »
  • APSO: Man arrested for having sex with 13-year-old runaway

    July 6, 2012 3:49 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he had sex with a 13-year-old girl who ran away from her home in Gonzales. Major Kevin Hanna with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Michael Long, 40, of Baton Rouge on Thursday, the... more »
  • Mo. officer accused of forcing 2 women to have sex

    July 5, 2012 12:30 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 47-year-old Kansas City police officer has been charged with corruption after prosecutors say he demanded two women have sex with him in exchange for not arresting them. Jeffrey Holmes was released on $75,000 bond Tuesday after being charged with two counts of acceding to corruption... more »
  • Suit: Names must be removed from sex registry

    June 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A class-action lawsuit seeks to have nearly 500 people convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law removed from the state's sex offender registry. A federal judge in New Orleans ruled in April that the names of nine... more »
  • Lafourche deputy booked with having sex with minor

    June 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    HOUMA, La. - Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a minor in Terrebonne Parish. The Courier reports 40-year-old Murphy J. Melancon II of Bourg confessed to being in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl since February. The newspaper says Melancon was fired when... more »
  • US airmen accused in sex scandal

    June 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A widening sex scandal has rocked Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, one of the nation's busiest military training centers. Four male instructors are charged with having sex with, and in one case raping, female trainees. Charges against others are possible. The most serious accusations surround... more »
  • Penn State sex-abuse charges inspire new La. laws

    June 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A sexual abuse scandal that rocked Pennsylvania State University has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and to protect those who do. Lawmakers say the measures were inspired by the Penn State scandal that rocked the... more »
  • Oregon woman wins $900k in lawsuit over herpes claim

    June 7, 2012 12:56 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon jury has awarded $900,000 to a 49-year-old woman who claimed that a 69-year-old Portland man intentionally gave her a sexually transmitted disease after they met on an online dating website. The Oregonian reports that it was the first time that a case of a... more »
  • Paper: Group sex for porn movie shot on L.A. field

    May 31, 2012 12:31 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Memorial Coliseum, home of Southern California's football program and two Summer Olympics, has another claim to fame. The Los Angeles Times reports the stadium was once used to film a hardcore porn movie. The Times said Wednesday that the filming of 40 minutes of group sex on... more »
  • Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook

    May 30, 2012 3:46 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Registered sex offenders who have been banned from social networking websites are fighting back in state courts. Sex offenders have successfully challenged many of the restrictions, arguing that the laws infringe on free speech and their right to participate in common online discussions. The legal battles in Indiana,... more »
  • Tangipahoa Sheriff rounds up non-compliant sex offenders

    May 16, 2012 10:51 AM

    HAMMOND - Tangipahoa Sheriff's deputies served arrest warrants for six sex offenders last Thursday, hoping to send a message to offenders to stay registered or face consequences. Authorities arrested Billy Joe Hart, 44; David Lee Beauchamp, 52; Kevin Lee Jarrell, 40; Kelcy Williams, 34; Zemmon Quillian, 54; and Sedrick... more »
  • New sex offender bill signed into law

    May 11, 2012 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law today a bill which cracks down on sex offenders. Sex offenders cannot establish a residence or reside within three miles of their victim, go within 300 feet of their victim. Sex offender are also prohibited from communicating with their... more »
  • Education bills at the Capitol today

    May 8, 2012 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House Education Committee meets this morning with a wide range of bills on the agenda. They include setting standards for the youngest age a child can enter kindergarten to requiring sex education to be taught in public schools. The committee will also consider a bill... more »
  • Deputy accused of having sex with teen

    May 1, 2012 3:39 PM

    GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been fired following allegations of having sex with a teen-age girl. Sheriff Newell Normand said he terminated 23-year-old Blake Stewart, of Marrero. Stewart has been booked with two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Normand said a 14-year-old girl... more »
  • Barksdale airman arrested for sex crimes

    May 1, 2012 7:51 AM

    JENNINGS - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Barksdale Air Force Base flight mechanic who had inappropriate communications with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. William Elwood Simon of Bossier City was booked with two counts of computer aided solicitation of a minor, four counts of indecent... more »
  • WBRZ receives tips about missing sex offenders live Play Video

    April 26, 2012 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities need your help tracking down missing sex offenders in the Baton Rouge area. We'll show you pictures of missing sex offenders in our area who police have been trying to find but have not had any luck. You might have seen one of these... more »
  • Mandated sex education bill stalls in committee

    April 25, 2012 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House Education Committee has deadlocked on a proposal to require Louisiana public schools to teach sex education. The bill by Democratic Rep. Patricia Smith, of Baton Rouge, would require the courses beginning with the 2013-14 school year. They would include teaching about abstinence, contraceptives and... more »
  • Funeral home sex abuse investigation

    April 6, 2012 11:42 AM

    LONGVIEW - A Washington funeral home employee has been cleared by police of sex abuse allegations. The employee, still working at the funeral home, had been accused of fondling a deceased woman's breasts. The Washington State Department of Licensing investigated Columbia Funeral Services. A female employee told police that she... more »
  • Ex-Colo. sheriff peads guilty to drug charges

    April 5, 2012 12:35 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A former Colorado sheriff known for his crusade against youth drug use has pleaded guilty to charges of trading methamphetamine for sex. Patrick Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of solicitation for prostitution. He was the sheriff in Arapahoe County... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies seek accused sex offender

    April 4, 2012 5:19 PM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa's Juvenile Detectives Unit wants your help in finding a man they say made sexual contact with a 7-year-old victim on numerous occasions. Eric Stuckey, 43, is wanted for the sexual battery and molestation of a juvenile. Police began their investigation Tuesday and said that Stuckey... more »
  • Disqualified transexual pageant contestant seeks lawyer

    April 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A would-be Canadian Miss Universe contestant is deciding what action she'll take after being disqualified from the pageant because she was born a male. Jenna Talackova hired Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred who is known to take on controversial cases. Talackova, 23, underwent a sex... more »
  • St. Helena hires legal expert to craft new sex law

    April 2, 2012 7:12 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has hired Scott Bergthold, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based lawyer whose practice specializes in helping local governments draft laws that regulate adult businesses. Police Jury Vice President Thomas Wicker says Bergthold was recommended to the police jury by the Moral Alliance of St. Helena,... more »
  • Judge rules La. sex law violates offenders' rights

    March 30, 2012 7:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has ruled that a Louisiana law violates the constitutional rights of people who were required to register as sex offenders after they were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Thursday says state lawmakers had no... more »
  • Judge delays Sandusky sex-abuse trial by 3 weeks

    March 29, 2012 2:55 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The judge overseeing the Penn State child sexual abuse case has delayed former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's trial by three weeks. The judge agreed to postpone the trial from mid-May to June 5. His decision came in response to a group of motions filed a week... more »
  • Child sex abuse bill approved

    March 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Senate has approved a bill that would make it a crime to not report child sex abuse. The bill states any adult who sees child abuse would be required to report it, or face a felony charge with a prison sentence up to five years.... more »

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