NC Lawmakers working to close sex offender loophole…

July 7, 2010

NC Lawmakers working to close sex offender loophole…

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The North Carolina Legislature is working to close a loophole in North Carolina’s sex offender registry law that was exposed by the ABC11 I-Team.

Last month, ABC11 Eyewitness News discovered sex offenders living in North Carolina, but not registered in North Carolina –32 of them in Wake, Durham and Cumberland counties alone.

The loophole allowed offenders convicted or released from prison before 1996 –who moved to North Carolina before December of 2006– to not register.

After the I-Team exposed the loophole, Representative Tim Moore (R-Cleveland County) promised to help close it.

Representative Moore introduced the bill in the Legislature that would fix the legal loophole. House Bill 726 would require sex offender registration for out of state convictions.

On Tuesday, a Senate committee unanimously passed an amendment to close the loophole and require registration for out of state convictions.

“I really appreciate you guys getting to this story,” Rep. Tim Moore said. “Had you not called me I would not have known that we needed to file this bill and this law needed to be changed.”

The bill now goes to the full Senate and then the House for approval.

Respectfully submitted from  WTVD-TV/DT

  1. Charma Brown
    July 30, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    What we really need legislation that ensures that pedophiles such as Mark Foley are punished for their crimes.

    I also believe that all men who work with children should be given a penile plethysmograph test to make sure that they are not attracted to them.

    • July 30, 2010 at 9:24 PM

      Penile plethysmograph
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Penile plethysmography (PPG), or “phallometry”, refers to measurement of bloodflow to the male genital. The most commonly reported methods of conducting penile plethysmography involve the measurement of the circumference of the penis with a mercury-in-rubber strain gauge, or the volume of the penis with an airtight cylinder and inflatable cuff at the base of the penis. Cavernous nerve penile plethysmographs measure changes in response to inter-operative electric stimulation during surgery. The volumetric procedure was invented by Kurt Freund and is more accurate than is the circumferencial procedure which was developed soon afterward. The simpler circumferencial procedure is the more commonly used, however.
      For sexual offenders it is typically used to determine the level of sexual arousal as the subject is exposed to sexually suggestive content, such as pictures, movies or audio. Although there are individuals who have claimed that phallometry is not always appropriate for the evaluation of sexual preferences or treatment effects,[1] large-scale meta-analytic review of the scientific reports demonstrated that phallometric response to stimuli depicting children is the single most accurate method of identifying which sexual offenders will go on to commit new sexual crimes.[2]
      For prostatectomy nerve-sparing surgery, the surgeon applies a mild electrical stimulation near the Cavernous nerves of penis to verify their locations and avoid operative trauma. Damage to these difficult to see nerves can cause erectile dysfunction outcomes. At the surgery’s conclusion, the electrical stimulation penile plethysmograph result is a prognostic which helps to manage the erectile function outcomes earlier than the many months required for recovery.

    • SHELBY
      January 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      and i feel the same should go with women also they should be checked for sexual tendencies , maybe we should have a world wide test on every one and kill the ones that fail, this shows how stupid the system is and how people invades other’s privacy , its sad we lock these people up when half the time it’s the so called “VICTIM” that is the blame, its just ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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