Non-Compliance With SORA Requirements Means Trouble (Part 1)

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29-year-old Gary Swindall was recently arraigned in the 52/3 District Court in Rochester, MI for failing to comply with Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) requirements. According to court documents in Oakland County, Swindall provided the Michigan State Police with a false address in violation of SORA. When police officers arrived at the location where Swindall was supposed to be living, the homeowner told them that not only was Swindall not there, but he had never lived at that address.

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Mentally Handicapped Man Sentenced to Jail For Sexual Assault

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James G. Lyman is a 26-year-old from Sebewaing in Huron County, Michigan. He is said to have the intellect of a child. Although he is 26, his attorney says he functions at the age level of a child younger than 10. Despite his mental handicap, Lyman was still able to create a profile on the a dating website called Plenty of Fish. Online, he met women and set up dates. One of those dates ended up with Lyman overstepping his bounds and now he is headed to jail as a result.

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More Details on Sex Crimes of Berrien County Courthouse Shooter

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The shooting of two security staff that took place at the Berrien County Courthouse in early July received national media attention. It was a tragic event leaving two courthouse bailiffs dead, two others wounded. The shooter himself is dead, having been shot by responding Berrien police officers. 45-year-old Larry Darnell Gordon, the shooter who managed to take a gun from a deputy sheriff during a transfer at the courthouse was present for arraignment on numerous felony charges. Several of those charges were for sex crimes and as it turns out, even more evidence is coming to light about this issue after Gordon’s death.

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Former Under Sheriff’s Son and Friend Arrested For Rape

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Brodrick McPhail is called Brody by friends and family. He is the 14-year-old son of Fred McPhail, a candidate for Eaton County Sheriff. Fred is also a former Undersheriff in Eaton County, Michigan. That’s not Brody’s only claim to fame. The other item in the media that has garnered him attention is the fact that he and another teenage boy are facing felony charges for criminal sexual conduct and child pornography.

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Northern Michigan Girl’s Track Coach Accused of Child Porn

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Stanley Holmes, a 69-year-old girls track and field coach, was recently arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. The Cheboygan County, Michigan resident is a retired teacher as well as being the current track and field coach and assistant cross country coach at Elms Elementary School in Flushing, MI.

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Stuart Dunnings Accepts Guilty Plea in Prostitution Case

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Stuart Dunnings III, the former Ingham County Prosecutor, has accepted a plea offer in the ongoing prostitution and human trafficking case against him. He appeared this afternoon in the Ingham County Court before Jackson County District Judge Michael Klaeren, where he admitted to having paid for sexual services. The case has been overseen by Judge Klaeren because all of the Ingham County judges recused themselves due to their long prior professional relationships with Dunnings.  

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Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex With Student

Just days before his trial was set to begin in Roscommon County, Michigan, 31-year-old Vaughn J. Canamore has accepted a plea agreement in which he has agreed to plead guilty to having sex with an underaged student.

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Police Officer Charged With Post-Arrest Sex Assault

Erich Fritz, a former officer with the Covert Police Department in Van Buren County, is accused of sexually assaulting someone after a drunk driving arrest. Fritz had apparently only been an officer with that force for two months before these allegations were made. Fritz resigned from the police department.

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Woman Arrested For Prostitution Without Revealing HIV+

A woman from Otsego County in northern Michigan is accused of soliciting sex  on Craigslist. What makes her case distinctly different from the thousands of other people who do, and have done exactly that, is that she is said to be HIV positive. Worse yet, she allegedly failed to disclose it to her clients.

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Convicted Sex Offender Running For Bay County Sheriff in Michigan

Kenneth Zolnierek, a 52-year-old resident of Bay City, is a registered sex offender who has been convicted of multiple felonies. The only difference between him and most other convicted sex offenders in Michigan, is that Zolnierek wants to be the next Bay County Sheriff. And the law says that he can be.

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