Updated: November 8, pm. State Rep. Carolyn Jackson, D-Hammond, speaks March 21 in the Indiana House about her proposal to bar sex offenders from living within 1, feet of a child care center.
A person who has been convicted of sexual offenses under federal or state laws can be a registered sex offender. In many cases, these defendants are required to submit their personal information, including their names and addresses, to government records, where they are kept in a database often known as a sex offender registry. Often crimes such as rape, child molestation, harassment, or other types of sexual abuse will require a defendant to register their information.
The local hotel, unbeknownst to hotel guests or the public, has an agreement with Indiana DOC to house sex offenders who have been released from prison. A convicted sex offender who reportedly grabbed a 5-year-old child last week and allegedly molested the child at a Terre Haute motel faces multiple felony charges. Timothy R. Blazier, 49, appeared via video in Vigo Superior Court 1 on Monday, when he was charged with class-A felony child molesting and attempted child molesting; class-B felony criminal deviate conduct and attempted rape; two counts of class-C felony criminal confinement; class-D felony battery resulting in bodily injury; and a repeat sex offender enhancement that can add up to 10 years in prison to his sentence, if convicted.
A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offendersincluding those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, where sex offender registration can, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing.
One of the most frequent types of cases that end up going to trial are sex crimes. This blog looks at the requirements of the Indiana sex offender probation. One of the conditions of the probation is, if you statutorily have to register as a sex offender, then it is also a condition of your probation.
A new law aiming to keep sex offenders from living next door to their victims goes into effect July 1st. Governor Eric Holcomb signed it into law Monday. The new law states that a sex offender who knowingly lives within a one-mile radius of their victim commits an invasion of privacy.
The Indiana Sex Offender Registry was originally enacted in Despite being nearly a quarter-century old, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding about the registry. Many of these misunderstandings relate to things people think the registry requires.
The law is in honor of a year-old Indianan boy, Zachary Snider. Zachery died inkilled by a convicted sex offender living next to his family. The law ensures that the people of Indiana are aware of offenders living in their community.