Monday, September 1, 2014

Are You Searching the Internet Looking For Registered Sex Offender Restrictions, Laws, Travel Information, Recidivism Rates, Studies and Reports, Books or How Much the Commonwealth Spends on the Registry? Stop Searching, It’s All Here!

ü     For the legal restrictions and regulations (including Employment Limitations, State-to-State Travel and Halloween) that ALL Registered Sex Offenders in Virginia must abide by, go here.
ü      For information on International Travel for Registered Sex Offenders, go here.
ü      For the National Recidivism Rates of Registered Sex Offenders in America, go here.
ü      For all sexual crimes and the official statutes in Virginia, go here.
ü      For the annual Virginia State Police Monitoring Sex Offender Reports plus the break down of growth from December 2008 to October 2013, go here.
ü     For the last 10 years of annual Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission Reports including the #1, 2 and 3 Fiscal Impact requests (#1 was “Sex Offenders” for 7 out of 10 years) for legislation from Virginia lawmakers, go here.
ü      The annual VSP Virginia Crime Report for 2012, go here.
ü      The annual Virginia Attorney General Report on Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2008 to 2013, go here.

Registered Sex Offenders in Virginia Can Legally Pick-up and Drop-off Children From School, IF They………..

Back on July 27, 2014 there was a post titled How Can a Virginia Sex Offender Attend Their Child’s School Sponsored Activities? which included the process to obtain permission to be on school property to pick-up and drop-off your children as an RSO in Virginia. 

I usually do not post articles about Virginia RSO’s messing up and facing new charges for their error or blatantly ignoring the laws but one very important point that I made back on July 27 (link above) was that the court order an RSO has obtained to be on school property does NOT follow you when your child changes/advances to a different school. 

So that is the reason I’ve decided to post the below article today so readers learn from this Chesterfield father’s mistake. I do my very best to help all of you maneuver through the minefield of legal restrictions and regulations that change every year here in Virginia because the Commonwealth makes no effort to advise Virginia’s RSO of their legal obligations, a goal I will continue to work on.

Mary Devoy


Mix-up nearly costs sex offender 5 years in prison, August 27, 2014
By Ben Orcutt

Although it may have seemed innocent enough, picking up his 13-year old stepson from Salem Church Middle School on May 14 almost cost a county man five years in prison. 

Joseph Patrick Runyon Sr.’s wife had just started a new job and when school officials called her to pick up her son from school early, she asked Runyon if he would pick the boy up. 

Runyon agreed, and in the process of checking in with office personnel at Salem Church Middle School, they discovered he was on the State Police Sex Offender Registry.