Showing posts with label Sex offenders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sex offenders. Show all posts

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Seeking Sex Offender

SNOW HILL — Worcester County Sheriff's are looking for a registered sex offender who failed to re-register after moving.

Deputies are searching for Joshua Aaron Baker, 32, whose last known address was on Swordfish Drive in West Ocean City. He is a Tier 3 sex offender, the sheriff's office said, the most serious of three available sex offender categories, and must register as such for life.

Baker also has two other warrants for his arrest on unrelated criminal and traffic matters in the Worcester County Circuit Court, the sheriff's office said.

To offer information regarding this investigation, contact the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 632-1111.

 Tipsters may also call to provide information through lines maintained by Maryland Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Sex Offender Wanted By Police Turns Himself In

SNOW HILL – The Worcester sheriff's office said a 20-year-old man on the sex offender registry who was wanted for failing to tell authorities his new address after a move has turned himself in.

Delmar Cubbage, 20, of Bishopville went to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office on July 7, sheriffs said.

He was held without bond pending trial. In Maryland, registered sex offenders have to report a new address to police within three days of moving, and police post current addresses on file in a list of convicted sex offenders.

A few days ago, the sheriff's office said Edward Lee Robbins Jr., 28, of Ocean City was also wanted for failing to re-register.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 410-632-1111 or Maryland Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Worcester Co. Sheriff's Office Searching for 2 Sex Offenders

Delmar James Cubbage
By Kyle Parsons

SNOW HILL, Md.- The Worcester County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it has arrest warrants on file for two men wanted for violating Maryland's sex offender laws.

Police are seeking 20-year-old Delmar James Cubbage of Bishopville. He is wanted for failing to re-register as a sex offender within three days of moving to a new location.
Edward Lee Robbins  Jr.

Police are also seeking 28-year-old Edward Lee Robbins Jr. of Ocean City. He is wanted for failing to re-register as a sex offender within three days of moving to a new location.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two men is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (410) 632-1111. Tipsters may also call Maryland Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Possible Code On Drivers License To ID Sex Offenders

Pension reform and budget cuts may be the leading issues in this year’s General Assembly session, but scores of other subjects are under consideration as well, including sex offender identification on driver’s licenses, alcoholic energy drinks and a possible charge for plastic bags at the grocery store.


Eastern Shore Sen. Richard Colburn (R-37) has submitted a bill that would require the state to put a code on the driver’s licenses of convicted sex offenders so police will be able to identify them.

The code would be something that only police can understand, such as a special numerical code or barcode. The purpose is to alert police that they are dealing with a convicted sex offender, so the officers can ask additional questions if necessary.

A similar measure failed to pass last year amid concerns that it violated the offenders’ rights. Local representatives supported the legislation and wondered if it might have prevented the death of 11-year-old Sarah Foxwell of Salisbury in December 2009, whose accused killer is a registered sex offender.

“This was in the predator bill the Eastern Shore delegation submitted last year. I believed in it last year and I still think it’s important,” Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) said. “It’s a tool for police and investigators and offers heightened awareness of who they’re dealing with.”

Delegate Mike McDermott (R-38B) agrees.

“I think anything we do that might aid law enforcement in making sure our children are safe and we understand who we’re dealing with when we stop a vehicle is not a bad thing. If it had an impact one time and helped save one child, then it would be worth it,” he said.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alternative To Civil Commitment For Predators

A Virginia legislator is proposing castrating sex offenders as an alternative to the increasing costs to detain and treat them after they've served their prison sentences.

Republican Sen. Emmett Hanger's bill would require the state to study the use of physical castration as an alternative to civil commitment for sexually violent predators. A similar proposal was vetoed four years ago.

The civil commitment program's budget grew from $2.7 million in 2004 to $24 million this year. Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed spending nearly $70 million over the next two years to meet the increasing demands.

Hanger's bill also would require study of the crimes that qualify for commitment, the process and housing options for those who leave the program.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sex Offender Says He Should Be Able To Attend Church

A convicted sex offender took his fight to attend church to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.

A lower court told Jonathan Perfetto that he couldn't go to church because his suspended sentence prohibits him from being around children. Perfetto was convicted in 2002 of possessing 61 images of child pornography.

Barbara Keshen of the New Hampshire American Civil Liberties Union told the court that Perfetto, a Jehovah's Witness, has a fundamental right to go to the church of his choice and should be permitted to be around the children of the congregation as long as he has a chaperone.

But Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Cort argued that using a chaperone is unrealistic.

"It would be too dangerous and unrealistic to expect a single person to be able to keep an eye on him every minute of every meeting every week," Cort said.

The justices seemed concerned about setting a precedent of making specific exceptions to the conditions of release for convicts and challenged the notion that the condition of having no contact with children is overly restrictive.

"Maybe the least restrictive is you can study at home," said Chief Justice John Broderick. "You can have someone come to the house. You can deal with the elders of the church or go to services without children."

Keshen argued that the conditions should be tailored based on specific facts about Perfetto and the church. She said the lower court didn't hold a hearing on those issues before denying his request in August.

"The real facts are who is the person now?" Keshen said. "What is the likelihood that he will reoffend? What is the actual danger to any child, and what is this church like?"

The state Supreme Court typically hands down decisions within 90 days. Legal experts said that in this case, the court could order a lower court to hold a hearing to consider evidence from both sides.