A Durham County registered sex offender pleaded guilty to using a social networking website this month. The former North Carolina Central University student was sentenced to three to four months for accessing restricted social networking websites.
The Gaston County Sherriff's Office is holding a required meeting of registered sex offenders on October 31 of this month, despite the fact that some towns have made the decision to observe Halloween on Saturday, October 30.
In our last blog post, we discussed a case decided by the North Carolina Supreme Court last week. Three defendants convicted of sex offenses challenged their enrollment in an electronic monitoring program, arguing that it amounted to an additional and unconstitutional punishment. The law requiring electronic monitoring took effect after the defendants were convicted. The majority held that sex offenders can be subject to electronic monitoring even if they were convicted before the enactment of the law.
A divided North Carolina Supreme Court held last week that North Carolina sex offenders can be subject to electronic monitoring even if their convictions occurred before the passage of the tracking law.
A sex offender was living in his car in the parking lot of the Walmart located on Sigmon Road in Wilmington.
A former Durham teacher's aide pleaded guilty to sex charges yesterday. She was set to go to trial this month for engaging in sexual activity with a student, kidnapping and indecent liberties.
According to a sheriff's report, a convicted North Carolina sex offender has been charged with a second sex offense. Brandon Craig Hardy, 26, is accused of molesting a preschooler. He is also accused of moving to a new residence without notifying authorities.
A Carteret County registered sex offender is charged with having a social networking site. A citizen notified the Carteret County Sheriff's Office that Newport resident Timothy Howard Newman, 35, had an online profile on Facebook, the popular social networking site.