Tag: sex offender

Sex Offender Fired From Church After Second Charge

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A church employee accused of a sex crime against a young girl is out of a job. William Harrison, Jr. was arrested by Williamston Police Friday. He is charged with two counts of lewd act on a minor. Police say the crimes happened in Williamston, where Harrison lives. Harrison was already on […]

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Sex offender found on church property

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Kings Mountain man was arrested Sunday for going to church. David Lineberger of 108 Brandonwood Lane was arrested for going to Southminster Presbyterian Church of Hoffman Road in Gastonia on Sunday. The 50-year-old man is a regis-tered sex offender. People placed on the N.C. Sex Offender Registry have restrictions on where they can be. […]

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Paedophile back in jail after following teen boy into toilet at Bristol church

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

A PREDATORY paedophile who pursued a 14-year-old boy into a toilet after targeting him at a church has been sent back to jail. Kevin Rodgers, 36, met the boy at a church in central Bristol in January last year. Bristol Crown Court heard that he followed the boy at church gatherings and tried to talk […]

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Police Arrest Sex Offender Sunday at St. Alexander

| September 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Police arrested a registered sex offender at St. Alexander Church's Sunday Mass after a parent noticed the man among the worshipers. Anthony J. Olszowka, 38, of the 13600 block of South Howe Drive in Orland Park, was inside the Palos Heights church but outside of the sanctuary when police took him into custody on Sept. […]

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With open arms and open eyes, churches minister to sex offenders

| August 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Within days of attending a Sunday service at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, a Johnson County man received an unexpected e-mail. Security officials at the Leawood megachurch wanted to see him immediately. They told him this summer that some rules needed to be set if he wished to come back to worship. He […]

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Churches grapple with whether to welcome convicted sex offenders

| July 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

"All are welcome" is a common phrase on many a church sign and Web site. But what happens when a convicted sex offender is at the door? Church officials and legal advocates are grappling with how — and whether — people who have been convicted of sex crimes should be included in U.S. congregations, especially […]

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Church leaders’ suspicions led to arrest

| May 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Church leaders at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church were more vigilant after they became suspicious that a church member who was a registered sex offender was videotaping under the skirts of women and girls at their church. Jackson police confirmed their suspicions and arrested the man on Wednesday. "We do not tolerate this in our church and […]

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Sex Offender Found Working Near Children At Church

| March 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

COCOA, Fla. — Registered sex offender, David Kolker, 54, volunteered at First Methodist Church in Cocoa, working within 10 feet of the children's playground. Kolker was convicted of lewd and lascivious acts and indecent assault upon a child under 16. He is aware that it's illegal for him to live or work near a church, […]

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Chattanooga: Police arrest sex offender leading church services

| January 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

Chattanooga police have arrested a man for violating the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry after he set up a makeshift church on E. 39th Street after authorities told him to avoid church work and being employed near schools. Police say Edward Hughes was working at the same church he operated when he raped someone in 2005. […]

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