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PHOENIX — Tribal members living on tribal land cannot be prosecuted by the state for failing to register as sex offenders, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
In an effort to increase efficiency and turnaround time, the Biology Unit at the Mesa crime lab, which analyzes DNA, switched to an electronic system as of January 2013.
Home sellers and their real estate agents have no obligation to tell buyers there’s a registered sex offender living next door, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
There are more than 14,500 people listed on Arizona's registry of sex offenders, and a tool released by the state can help keep you up-to-date on their whereabouts.
Just in time for Halloween, the Tempe Police Department is trying to make the city safer through a more detailed sex offender database program with real-time information now accessible to the public.
A man convicted of child molestation two years ago and placed on lifetime probation, is accused of trying to hold an 11-year-old boy against his will in the restroom of a Red Robin Restaurant on Monday.
Gov. Jan Brewer has removed the last threat of state action against eyebrow “threaders.”
A bill that would require those convicted of animal abuse to register with the state — similar to sex offenders — may currently be stalled, but its sponsor plans to keep moving it forward through other avenues so it becomes law.
Thousands of convicted sex offenders are evading state and federal authorities, congregating in regions thought to have lax enforcement, slipping back and forth to Mexico or disregarding laws on reporting their whereabouts.
A homeless man turned on a Mesa couple who let him stay in their home by tying up the man and raping the woman on Saturday, according to police and court records.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge must decide whether Monsignor Dale Fushek could get a fair trial if all five of his alleged victims were allowed to lay out their complaints of sexual misconduct in one trial in front of a single jury.
Trash to be collected as scheduled on Labor Day
Enforcing sex offender registration laws requires good judgment and aggressive police work, both of which were missing when Chandler police incorrectly told Chad Tow’s neighbors in January that such a criminal was living in his house.
Chad Tow avoided neighbors for a few weeks earlier this year, and to this day he's still a bit embarrassed. Children no longer visit his south Chandler home to see which of his toys - golf carts, go-carts, street cars - he's tinkering with in his driveway.
A fight is brewing in a Mesa neighborhood over plans to open a group home for ex-convicts and recovering addicts.
Karen Johnson still remembers how it felt to watch parades as a youngster in her northern Illinois hometown.
The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday regarding whether a Mesa priest is entitled to a jury trial on misdemeanor charges that could require him to register as a sex offender.
The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution never has been amended or revoked: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Teen sex offenders would have their photos posted online under a new federal law that threatens to undo reforms state lawmakers pushed through last session.
A sex offender with past convictions for public sexual indecency and indecent exposure was arrested again Sunday on suspicion of fondling his genitals while standing near a pay phone in front of a Mesa store.
A bill that would stiffen penalties for those who force children into prostitution has new life, despite an influential East Valley lawmaker’s attempts to kill it.
We frequently make fun of the ill-conceived and sometimes zany measures cooked up at the Arizona Legislature. But there are times when these same state lawmakers take a serious look at an emotionally charged but critically important issue and withstand verbal slingshots and arrows to propose the right changes.
Two legislative panels on Thursday passed four bills to give judges more authority over juvenile cases and ease laws on young sex offenders.
Two state legislative committees will tackle four more bills Thursday to ease laws on young sex offenders, following the narrow defeat of two measures because of an absent panel member.
They have raging hormones, backward social skills and, at best, poor judgment. Most have confessed their sexual crimes to family members, clergy or school counselors. Many of the teenagers — who are often younger than 15 — are prosecuted as adults.