SEX OFFENDERS

Three Arrested in Sex Offender Sweep in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Three registered sex offenders are arrested during a sex offender check this week in Dallas County. Sheriff Mike Granthum says Latrell Carmichael — Terry Anderson — and William Carson, Junior — were arrested during a three-day sex offender sweep. He says they’re three of eight registered sex offenders — who were found to not be…

U.S. House Investigating Dating Apps for Allegedly Allowing Minors, Sex Offenders to Use Services

A U.S. House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services. In separate letters Thursday to the companies, the subcommittee is seeking information on users’ ages, procedures for verifying ages, and any complaints about assaults, rape or the use of the services by minors. Dating services…

Alabama Orders ‘Chemical Castration’ of Some Child Molesters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama will require some sex offenders whose crimes involve children to take chemical castration medication during parole, a requirement that has prompted some legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The law will require sex offenders whose crimes involved children under 13 to receive the medication that is supposed…