North Carolina residents will soon have the ability to track the location of a registered sex offender on their iPhone, thanks to a new app that is being unveiled by the state's attorney general. The tracking application searches within one, three and five miles of your current location.
More than 200 registered sex offenders received house calls from sheriff's deputies last week. The goal was to "knock-and-talk" to offender to check on probation and sentence compliance.
A school bus stop in Mooresville, North Carolina, has been moved after a local news station uncovered that a registered sex offender lived only five feet from both a middle school and high school bus stop. The news report alarmed parents enough that they contacted the local school district to request changing the bus stop location further away from the sex offender.
A 64-year-old Clayton man has been charged with a number of sex crimes after allegedly engaging in illicit acts over a four year period. The man was a substitute teacher in the Johnston County schools from 2006 to 2010. The sex acts occurred at the same time as the man was employed as a substitute teacher.
A Zirconia, North Carolina, man was recently sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervision after online enticement of a minor. The man admitted to the sex crime of sending nude photos to a girl he believed was only 12-years-old. The girl was actually a law enforcement officer.
A former marine with ties to the North Carolina military base Camp Lejeune pled guilty to one count of a child sex charge. He was recently sentenced for the crime of attempting to entice a child in illegal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison and he is required to register as a sexual offender.
A man and a woman from Georgia were charged in May with sex trafficking and other sex crimes related to their involvement in a prostitution ring. The pair allegedly enslaved women in sex acts for money in Atlanta, other areas of Georgia and in North Carolina.
A former student at Parkland High School in Forsyth County says that she had an affair with the band director three years ago in 2007. The teacher currently works at Shepard Middle School in Durham.