Reported by the North County Times (July, 2006):The arson registry list, which is maintained by the California Department of Justice, has 3,761 offenders registered statewide as of June, 2006.The arson registry list is managed by the Sex Offender Tracking Program and is significantly smaller than the sex registrant list, which has 108,000 offenders statewide by comparison.
Story by KXAN Austin News’ Jim Swift
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — A unique and troubling legal case is unfolding in Williamson County. A young man named Jean Karlo Ponzanelli is in the county jail in Georgetown, facing a long prison term. That sentence would be followed by 10 years on the Texas Sex Offender Registry, except that, in this case, Ponzanelli stands to be deported to Mexico following his prison term.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
To the Editor:
For the most part, this column avoids the more hysteria-driven warnings of some others. The implied advice to kids to watch where you are going is certainly good at any time in any place. The directive to parents “…to exercise some discretion when allowing their youngsters to wander around with their faces buried in their phones looking for Pokemon monsters …” is sensible and timely.
If only it had stopped there.
But no, the reason is spelled out in no uncertain terms and in language that should not be used to refer to human beings if our goal is to bring them into the circle of law-abiding society.
My son Cody was one of eleven young US Marines who were arrested and prosecuted for relationships with a 13 year old girl who lied about her age. Eleven young men who have lost their military careers. Eleven young men who made a mistake, one by one. Each circumstance different, yet each circumstance so very similar.
It was the spring of his senior year in high school. Michael was a great kid who had never been in any kind of trouble at school or anywhere else. He made very good grades and was very active in his church youth group. He did not really date but hung out mostly with kids from church and the golf team.
Two years ago I came home to two Williamson County Detectives in my living room questioning my son. I told them that we would be happy to cooperate with them in what ever was going on but they said my son was an adult and just kept hammering him with questions. It was like slow motion.
To better assist you in locating your neighborhood sex-offenders, Texas Voices provides you with the following Sex Offender Location Map. We hope this helps you to better understand the climate of the sex-offender registration system as it exists today.