Unregistered Sex Offender Arrested at Homeless Shelter

Posted on August 27th, 2010 No Comments

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday for failing to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts.

According to officials with the Quincy Police Department, 40 year-old Richard LaMothe was required to register as a Level 3 sex offender in 1998 in Michigan and Massachusetts. After being convicted of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

Police went to LaMothe’s last known address on August 10, but he was nowhere to be found. Three days later, Quincy Police tracked him down to Father Bill’s Place on Broad Street. Police say LaMothe had been staying at the shelter for “well over” a month.

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Massachusetts Sex Offender Arrested in Philadelphia

Posted on August 20th, 2010 No Comments

One of Massachusetts’ most dangerous sex offenders was arrested in Philadelphia Tuesday.

According to officials with the Massachusetts State Police, 51 year-old Earnest Baxter was captured by U.S. marshals at a boarding house in Philadelphia after a trooper received information on his whereabouts. Police say they received word Baxter was in Pennsylvania staying with relatives.

Baxter, a high-risk, Level 3 offender, who is listed as one of the Massachusetts State Police’s Top 10 Most Wanted sex offenders. He is wanted by Boston police and Braintree police on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender. He was convicted in 1985 of raping and abusing a child in Pennsylvania, police said.

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Hendersonville Sex Offender Gets 24 Years for Child Pornography

Posted on August 13th, 2010 No Comments

A registered sex offender from Hendersonville, who was convicted in November on two counts of child pornography, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 years in prison.

According to court documents, 61 year-old Albert Charles Burgess will serve 24 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. The court also ordered Burgess to pay restitution of more than $300,000 to one of the victims of his crime.

Burgess was convicted on one count of possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and one count of receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors, according to a press release from United States Attorney Anne M. Tompkins.

Burgess was arrested in a local investigation stemming from a federal law enforcement operation known as “Project Flicker.”

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Massachusetts' CORI Overhaul Discludes Sex Offenders

Posted on August 4th, 2010 No Comments

The Massachusetts state legislature gave final approval to an overhaul of the state’s criminal background check system Tuesday.

First introduced as a state legislative proposal in 2005, reforming the Criminal Offender Record Information – known as CORI – has been championed by a broad array of stakeholders including major law enforcement and business associations. Steve O’Neil, Executive Director of Ex-prisoners and Prisoner Organizing for Community Advancement said “when you’re trying to support your family, get your life on track, and be a role model, you can only have the door slammed in your face so many times. We’ve been educating people across the state for over 6 years – even in a 5 -day walk from Worcester to Boston – exposing CORI as an arcane and counterproductive system.

The new legislation allows felony offenses to be closed after 10 years and misdemeanors after 5. The reduction of 5 years would not apply to cases of homicide or sex offenses, however.

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