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63 Year old man Indicted for sexual crimes against a minor pleads guilty
63 Year old man Indicted for sexual crimes against a minor pleads guilty

The original indictment charged James with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, exploitation of a minor by electronic means, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, casual exchange (adult to minor) and attempted aggravated sexual battery.

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Convicted Child Rapist from Murfreesboro will Remain Behind Bars
Convicted Child Rapist from Murfreesboro will Remain Behind Bars

A man convicted by a jury in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom on two counts of rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery, is seeing post-conviction relief as approved by the State of Tennessee Criminal Appeals Court. However, the so-called relief is not in the subject's favor.

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A Murfreesboro man has been convicted again... for another sex related offense.
A Murfreesboro man has been convicted again... for another sex related offense.

The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.

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Attorney who plead guilty to child pornography charges won't practice law again
Attorney who plead guilty to child pornography charges won't practice law again

Sometimes after a court case finds someone guilty, the person convicted moves elsewhere in hopes of starting over. However, there will be no starting over for one former Tennessee lawyer who will not be allowed to have his law license reinstated after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in 2007.

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Sheriff's Detective says that Sex Predators Groom Children
Sheriff's Detective says that Sex Predators Groom Children

Sexual predators "groom" children by using behaviors to see how far they can push children to comply with their wants and desires, said Sheriff's Detective Andrea Knox of the Family Crimes Unit.

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Operation Blackout in TN Targeted 3,188 Sex Offenders
Operation Blackout in TN Targeted 3,188 Sex Offenders

To enhance the safety of Tennessee children, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has visited the homes of more than 3,188 sex offenders since October 21.

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TDOC Launches
TDOC Launches "Operation Blackout"

Statewide sex offender compliance sweep goes into full motion as we near Halloween next Tuesday...

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TN Sex Offender Allegedly Ran from Police During Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
TN Sex Offender Allegedly Ran from Police During Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A man who was convicted in 2012 for the attempted rape of a child allegedly ran from police in recent days, according to an arrest report filed by Murfreesboro Police.

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TN Dept. of Corrections made hundreds of visits to Sex Offenders
TN Dept. of Corrections made hundreds of visits to Sex Offenders

Hundreds of sex offenders got unannounced visits over the weekend from officers with the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

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A conversation with a man who was sexually molested as a child and later turned into what he didn't want to become
A conversation with a man who was sexually molested as a child and later turned into what he didn't want to become

James, whose last name WGNS agreed not to use, said that more needs to be done in rehabilitating offenders. He further suggested that more needs to be done for those who are victims...

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Sex offenders may not be rehabilitated
Sex offenders may not be rehabilitated

Rehabilitation of sex offenders has been heavily discussed by psychologist over the years, with many suggesting that sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated.

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Sex Offender Appeals Murfreesboro Case - Courts AGAIN Say NO
Sex Offender Appeals Murfreesboro Case - Courts AGAIN Say NO

On Monday, October 24, 2016 - the Tennessee Supreme Courts officially closed the case denying an appeal from Whitehair and affirming the conviction filed in the courtroom of Judge David Bragg.

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No Sex Offenders: OPERATION BLACKOUT in TENNESSEE
No Sex Offenders: OPERATION BLACKOUT in TENNESSEE

Operation Blackout is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines for the fall season and Halloween.

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Sex Offender Arrested after Enrolling at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna
Sex Offender Arrested after Enrolling at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna

The reason the subject was on the sex offender registry dates back to the 1980's.

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Registered Sex Offender from Murfreesboro Found in California
Registered Sex Offender from Murfreesboro Found in California

The subject accused of fondling a 14-year old girl on a Rutherford County School Bus in 2008 and later re-arrested for violating the sex offender registry at age 20 in 2010 is now in California, according to police.

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Convicted Sex Offender Wanted in Murfreesboro for Failing to Register
Convicted Sex Offender Wanted in Murfreesboro for Failing to Register

Officer Payne with the Murfreesboro Police Department explained in a report that Thomas Jones had an appointment to register, but did not show up.

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Man found guilty of sexual battery, rape charge amended in Rutherford County
Man found guilty of sexual battery, rape charge amended in Rutherford County

UPDATE: As of Thursday (6/23/16), Irwin was in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and will soon be transported to a state prison.

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Unlawful Up-Skirt Photos Officially Sex Offender Crime in Tennessee on July 1
Unlawful Up-Skirt Photos Officially Sex Offender Crime in Tennessee on July 1

Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently highlighted by Governor Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill marking the signing of the new law.

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Sex Offender Sweep Focuses on Finding Sex Offenders Not Following Rules
Sex Offender Sweep Focuses on Finding Sex Offenders Not Following Rules

Operation: Clean Sweep builds on the daily supervision of the roughly 80,000 offenders on probation and parole across Tennessee.

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UPDATE: LaVergne Police Capture Wanted Sex Offender
UPDATE: LaVergne Police Capture Wanted Sex Offender

A wanted sex offender from La Vergne has been arrested. John Fesmire with La Vergne Police told NewsRadio WGNS Michael Cavallo has been arrested for failing to properly notify police of his release from the Rutherford County jail in 2015.

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Registered Sex Offender on Most Wanted List Captured in Murfreesboro
Registered Sex Offender on Most Wanted List Captured in Murfreesboro

A man who was listed on the Rutherford County Most Wanted List has been captured.

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Murfreesboro man battles the courts to get named removed from the TN Sex Offender Registry
Murfreesboro man battles the courts to get named removed from the TN Sex Offender Registry

A man who lives in Murfreesboro has appealed the Rutherford County Circuit Courts after learning that he has been labeled as a sex offender in the Sex Offender Registry.

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Sex Offender arrested inside Patterson Park Community Center
Sex Offender arrested inside Patterson Park Community Center

A man convicted of lewd acts on a child in the 1990's has been re-arrested after he was caught walking the track inside the Patterson Park Community Center...

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Smyrna Police Looking for Registered Sex Offender with Violent Tendencies
Smyrna Police Looking for Registered Sex Offender with Violent Tendencies

Smyrna Police are searching for a suspect, seen recently in town, who is on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry and has violent tendencies.

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Who is classified as a violent sex offender or non violent offender in Rutherford County?
Who is classified as a violent sex offender or non violent offender in Rutherford County?

With more and more talk of sex offender arrests in recent years, the public is somewhat confused about who has to register and how often a convict is required to check in.

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Convicted Sex Offender in Rutherford County sees his Probation Revoked
Convicted Sex Offender in Rutherford County sees his Probation Revoked

Kenneth McPeak was originally charged with two counts of rape in 2012, but later plead guilty to two counts of attempted rape in 2013 in the Rutherford County courtroom of Judge David Bragg.

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Convicted Sex Offender in Murfreesboro Rearrested
Convicted Sex Offender in Murfreesboro Rearrested

According to the arrest report, "Mr. Tucker revealed that he was on the sex offender registry with a minor as a victim."

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Sex Offender caught too close to a school in Murfreesboro at nearby apartment
Sex Offender caught too close to a school in Murfreesboro at nearby apartment

According to the restrictions set forth by the Sex Offender Registry laws in Tennessee, convicted offenders are not to be within 1,000 feet of local school grounds.

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Sex Offender in TN under TDOC supervision must follow strict guidelines now through Halloween
Sex Offender in TN under TDOC supervision must follow strict guidelines now through Halloween

Operation Blackout began Thursday night (10/22/15) and is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines...

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Ohio Sex Offender arrested in Murfreesboro - Found to be in hotel near day care
Ohio Sex Offender arrested in Murfreesboro - Found to be in hotel near day care

A 39-year old man convicted of a sexual related offense and registered in Ohio as a sex offender was arrested in Murfreesboro.

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Convicted Sex Offender Indicted Again
Convicted Sex Offender Indicted Again

A man previously convicted twice on sex offenses against 16-year-old girls was indicted on additional sexual offenses.

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Sex offender in court after being accused of tampering with GPS device
Sex offender in court after being accused of tampering with GPS device

A homeless man by the name of Bill Swaner is being arraigned before Judge Bragg in a Rutherford County Courtroom this week.

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Convicted Sex Offender from Murfreesboro to remain in Prison
Convicted Sex Offender from Murfreesboro to remain in Prison

60-Year old William Seigler, who was convicted on three counts of "Attempted Rape of a Child" in Rutherford County in 2008, will remain behind bars.

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Bedford County Sex Offender arrested in Rutherford County
Bedford County Sex Offender arrested in Rutherford County

A convicted sex offender wanted in Bedford County for violating the Sex Offender Registry laws was captured in Murfreesboro.

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Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested
Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested

A convicted sex offender in Murfreesboro has been arrested after police found him to be within 1,000 feet of a school.

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Sex offender convicted for raping a child found to be in Murfreesboro park
Sex offender convicted for raping a child found to be in Murfreesboro park

A registered sex offender found to be in Old Fort Park was arrested on Monday morning around 11:00. 39-Year old Robert L. Warner was located with the help of the probation and parole office.

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Convicted Sex Offender arrested after coming within 1,000 feet of a day care center in Murfreesboro
Convicted Sex Offender arrested after coming within 1,000 feet of a day care center in Murfreesboro

Prior to making an arrest, Murfreesboro Police told a convicted sex offender that you can see a sign for a day care from the entrance of a local motel.

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Sex Offender arrested in Murfreesboro Park
Sex Offender arrested in Murfreesboro Park

The report further suggested that suspect Jonathan Ferrell, who is homeless himself, was violating offender rules by being in a park.

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Sunset Ave. Man Charged with Violation of Sex Offender Registry
Sunset Ave. Man Charged with Violation of Sex Offender Registry

A Sunset Avenue man has been charged with violating the sex offender registry. Forty-two year old James Kasiah was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Wednesday just before 4pm after he admitted to staying in the home since December 20th.

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Sex offender found to be living with children
Sex offender found to be living with children

A homeless sex offender wanted by the long arm of the law has been apprehended. 49-Year old Alexander Marable was placed on the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office top ten most wanted list after he failed to register.

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Suspect Fails to Register as Sex Offender
Suspect Fails to Register as Sex Offender

A man who has been working in Murfreesboro since the 9th of October has been arrested for failing to follow the Sex Offender Registry guidelines.

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Sex Offender originally convicted for incident with a child, found to be living near a daycare in Murfreesboro
Sex Offender originally convicted for incident with a child, found to be living near a daycare in Murfreesboro

It didn't take long for police to learn his true identity and to find out that he was not supposed to be near any daycare's.

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Child rapist in Murfreesboro denied a new trial by the Tennessee Supreme Court
Child rapist in Murfreesboro denied a new trial by the Tennessee Supreme Court

A man indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury for raping a child and then later convicted has been denied a new trial.

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Convicted rapist in Murfreesboro allegedly tampered with his tracking device
Convicted rapist in Murfreesboro allegedly tampered with his tracking device

A 33-year old sex offender who failed to properly check in as required by law has been rearrested. 

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Sexual Offender arrested at a motel in Murfreesboro in the Old Fort Parkway area
Sexual Offender arrested at a motel in Murfreesboro in the Old Fort Parkway area

In 2010, he was charged with solicitation of a minor and exploitation of a minor with an electronic device.

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Convicted Sex Offender in Murfreesboro case files appeal - appeal denied
Convicted Sex Offender in Murfreesboro case files appeal - appeal denied

At least 2,292 images and three videos appeared to be child pornography, according to court papers outlining the facts of the original case.

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Man convicted of
Man convicted of "attempted rape of a child" in Ruthereford County to remain behind bars

A man who was convicted of rape of a child, attempted rape of a child, seven counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of child abuse, and one count of attempted solicitation of a minor in Rutherford County...

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Convicted Sex Offender arrested by Murfreesboro PD after authorities say his tracking device showed he was within 1,000 feet of school and park
Convicted Sex Offender arrested by Murfreesboro PD after authorities say his tracking device showed he was within 1,000 feet of school and park

A registered Sex Offender was arrested in Murfreesboro after police determined he was within 1,000 feet of a school and a park.

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Convicted Sex Offender from Florida Arrested in Murfreesboro
Convicted Sex Offender from Florida Arrested in Murfreesboro

Young is on the Sex Offender Registry in Florida after being convicted in year 2000 for committing a sexual act on a child. Young was arrested Tuesday morning at 1 and released just before 6am on Tuesday (3/11/14). 

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Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested
Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested

UPDATE WITH SOUNDBYTE: A convicted Sex Offender has been re-arrested after allegedly violating registry laws and regulations. The suspect says that his title is completely unfair. He gave WGNS a complete statement...

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Sex offenders in Tennessee may soon see special driver's licenses marked by their offense

Should sex offenders have the status marked on their driver’s license in Tennessee? The idea received a good bit of debate last week on Capitol Hill.

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More Sex Offender Trick or Treating News and Information - This Update from the Sheriff's Office
More Sex Offender Trick or Treating News and Information - This Update from the Sheriff's Office
Citizens may keep their families safer by knowing where registered sex offenders live in Rutherford County, thanks to a new Website offered by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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SEX OFFENDERS Not Allowed to Participate in Trick or Treating...
SEX OFFENDERS Not Allowed to Participate in Trick or Treating...
Convicted sex offenders on probation will be checked Oct. 31 to ensure they are not participating in Halloween activities by teams of Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies and state probation officers.
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Sex Offender Near Campus School
Sex Offender Near Campus School
A convicted sex offender has been arrested for living near Campus School. Fifty-eight year old James Michael Williams of Crossway Avenue was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a check by Murfreesboro Police and probation and parole officers.
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Smyrna Police Visit All Sex Offenders Living in their Town Limits, According to the Chief
So where do Sex Offenders live in Smyrna and are they living under the proper sex offender guidelines? Fair question…
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NOT GOOD: Michigan Sex Offender Found Living in Home Across the Street from Central Magnet School
NOT GOOD: Michigan Sex Offender Found Living in Home Across the Street from Central Magnet School
When police in the ‘Boro caught up with Fitrakis they found him living in a home that was divided into apartments at 618 East Main Street acorss the street from Central Magnet School.
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Homeless Sex Offender Accused of Sexual Assault in Murfreesboro
A homeless sex offender has been accused of sexually assaulting a female on East Castle Street. 
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Sex Offender Arrested at Kids Castle in Murfreesboro Thanks to GPS Device
Sex Offender Arrested at Kids Castle in Murfreesboro Thanks to GPS Device
32-year old Kodi Riko Chaney was tracked down by police because of the GPS monitoring device on his ankle. 
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29 Year Old Charged With Sexual Solicitation of Minor on Saturday
A 29-year old La Vergne man has been arrested on some serious charges in Rutherford County. 
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UPDATE: Sex Offender Accused of Tampering with his Monitoring Device to Appear in Court This Coming Monday
UPDATE: Sex Offender Accused of Tampering with his Monitoring Device to Appear in Court This Coming Monday

he Nashville resident was wanted for allegedly tampering with his court ordered tracking device. 

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Convicted Sex Offender Arrested for Allegedly Touching Child in Linebaugh Library

Young was previously convicted in 2001 for the molestation of a child while in Georgia. He later made his way to Murfreesboro where his current address is listed as the Regal Inn on South Church Street.

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Convicted Sex Offender Arrested Twice in 3-Month Period in Rutherford County
A 75-year old Nashville man has been apprehended in Rutherford County for a second time in the past 3-months on sex offender related charges.
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Second Time... Sex Offender Caught Messing With His GPS Tracking Device
For the second time in less than a week, a convicted sex offender has been arrested after allegedly tampering with their GPS monitoring device in Murfreesboro.
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