Megan’s Law

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nonprofit To Expand Nassau County Sex Offender Program

Starting next year, the Long Island-based group Parents for Megan’s Law will begin monitoring the online activities of Nassau County’s registered sex offenders.


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N.J. Officials Warn Teens Of Sexting Dangers After Video Of Alleged Sex Act Posted Online

New Jersey officials are working to make teenagers more aware of the dangers of sexting after a 15-year-old Dickinson High School student was accused of posting a video online of what’s described as an off-campus sex act with a 13-year-old girl.


A survey found that teens who “sext” are more likely to be having sex. (Credit: CBS 2)

Proposed N.J. State Law Would Ease Sanctions For Teenage Sexting

New Jersey teens caught sexting naked pictures to one another would no longer have to register as sex offenders under a bill advanced this week by a state Assembly committee.


Jeffrey Kimmel booking photo. The former Ramsey, N.J. police officer has been sentenced to 7 years in prison on a child endangerment charge. (credit: NJ Department of Corrections)

Former Ramsey, NJ Cop Sentenced For Child Endangerment

Jeffrey Kimmel was convicted of the charge in April by a Bergen County jury that also cleared him of child sexual assault charges.


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Ex-NJ Football Coach Avoids Jail Time, Sentenced To Five Years Probation

Scott Rubinetti was sentenced Friday to five years of probation, after admitting to having oral sex with the female student.


Kristin Leone (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Social Studies Teacher Admits Sexual Contact With Student

Kristin Leone faces one year in jail and five years of probation when she’s sentenced under terms of a plea agreement in June.


Jose Ramos Taken Into Custody Nov. 7, 2012 (credit: NYPD handout)

Jose Ramos, Longtime Etan Patz Suspect, Back In Custody After Prison Release

Jose Ramos was released from a Pennsylvania prison Wednesday then immediately arrested on a Megan’s Law violation after providing an outdated address of where he would be residing.


New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Democrats Hold Their Ground In New Jersey Legislative Elections

New Jersey Democrats ceded little if any ground to Republicans in the legislative elections, despite the popularity of Gov. Chris Christie and the millions of dollars he raised for the state GOP.


NJ Teens Face Megan’s Law Registration For What Lawyers Call ‘Horseplay’

An appeals court agreed the boys, who were 14 years old, engaged in sexual contact when they held down two 12-year-old boys in Somerset County in 2008 and placed their bare buttocks on their faces.


Left: Megan Kanka, of Hamilton, N.J., who was 7 years old when a twice-convicted sex offender who lived near her home raped and killed her in 1994 (Courtesy of Kanka Family); Right: Jesse Timmendequas the man convicted of killing Megan Kanka  (credit: Daniel Hulshizer/AP)

Court: Jesse Timmendequas, Man Convicted Of Killing Megan Kanka, Can Continue Appeal

The man convicted of killing a 7-year-old girl who became the namesake of Megan’s Laws across the country should be allowed to pursue claims that his lawyers were ineffective, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.


Megan Donovan

Staten Island Woman Accused Of Having Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy

She’s a 20-year-old woman who allegedly took wild sexual liberties with a 13-year-old boy. And now she is facing very serious charges, including statutory rape.


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NJ Woman Sentenced For Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy

Saying she’s shown little remorse, a judge has sentenced a Bergen County woman to four years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old boy.


Former New Jersey Assemblyman Neil Cohen (center) is seen at his sentencing - Trenton, NJ - Nov 4, 2010 - AP Photo/Mel Evans, Pool

Ex-Assemblyman Gets 5-Year Term For Child Porn

Neil Cohen will serve the term either in prison or a mental hospital. He must also register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.


Toms River Man Gets 12 Years In Child Luring Case

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A Toms River man convicted of trying to lure three young children into a specially rigged, candy-filled van has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.     Brian Warner, […]