Category: Tales from the Registry

Continual Shame

By Mike… I was Convicted in 1996 for child molestation in Washington state. I was sentenced to four months’ work release, two-year drug and alcohol class, two-year domestic violence class and six years of cognitive therapy. I completed my sentence and was released from the DOC in 2001. I registered with the King County Sheriff’s office upon release and I was listed as a low level #1 sex offender. Once a year a county officer would come to my place of residence to ensure I was living there. Not too intrusive other than when a sheriff shows up at your door and the neighbors are watching. I never had a neighbor ask but I was sure they were wondering why they were at our home. Fast forward to 2015. I have been a plant manager for many years and was in-between jobs. A head hunter put me in contact with a company in Texas. We did two phone interviews and…

Continue Reading Continual Shame

Secret Prison (The Story of Progress CCC)

By Jason… The story I am about to tell you hasn’t been enhanced for drama. It hasn’t been fabricated. I couldn’t make this up. The story I have wanted to tell others for so long now is real. Its my story. Its also the story of so many other men like me. Who were incarcerated in Pennsylvania’s worst experiment since the creation of the registry. Not surprising. Its a story your only going to hear about here. Unless you know someone who went through it or you lived it. It all started on an October morning in 2016. I had been on parole for a while and was doing my groups and keeping to my conditions. I kept curfew, I paid my supervision fees, and I went to my treatment program. But I had so much trouble finding a new place to live. The homeowner where I lived was selling the home and it would be hard for me to…

Continue Reading Secret Prison (The Story of Progress CCC)

Cautionary tale: if you allow other people to use computers in your house, beware!

By Kas… In 2015, my wife and I had our kid’s high school friends over all of the time to play computer games on our sons’ or their own computers, or with the gaming systems on TV. Unbeknownst to us (the parents) one or more of the teenagers (most under 18, some not) were viewing and downloading CP torrents to their computers. This led to our local law enforcement (LLE) being notified by the Feds and raiding our house and taking all computers present. Sure enough, both of our kids computers contained illegal files. But the police pursued a malicious prosecution against me because I was a teacher and (according to my lawyer) “was a better target.” Worse, the police threatened to arrest my spouse if anyone (other than me) kept trying to take responsibility for the files. (My spouse would immediately lose employment if even arrested for such a crime.) My defense attorney’s solution was bribing the judge. After…

Continue Reading Cautionary tale: if you allow other people to use computers in your house, beware!

Private Attorney General

By James Coghill I’m a paralegal not a lawyer. What I am about to write should not be construed in any way as legal advice and this information is provided for your education only, freely given without charge. What you do with this knowledge is entirely up to you. To get into court as a normal citizen and raise a claim you must have a legal standing to be there and you must prove it to the court. This works to prevent frivolous claims. Otherwise you must hire a lawyer which then gains you admission to the club. The lawyer then serves as a filter for frivolous cases. What most people don’t know is what is contained in Civil Rights Act of 1866 which makes every citizen a Private Attorney General. This was something new to me. After 15 years of working with the law I had never seen this before which is why I present this info here. Even…

Continue Reading Private Attorney General

When running into a juror who wrongly convicted me.

By: Timothy Lawver I thought I’d post this story from my town. https://www.channel3000.com/news/crime/retired-police-officer-accused-in-child-sexual-assault-federally-indicted-wednesday/784893067 I ran into this cop on many occasions, but one in particular I’d like to share. Immediately after I was released I set about contacting groups about my wrongful conviction. I contacted several lawyers, called and wrote the innocence project, and hit the public library. I enter our public library and at the information desk I made eye contact with a man who had looking down messing with books. When he looked up we both recognized one another immediately. He had been a member of the jury who convicted me wrongly. Both stunned almost not wanting to engage at all. It was incredibly awkward. I gathered myself and asked him where the law books were? He got a funny look that turned into disgust and said nothing but pointed toward the section I was looking for. I dug around looking for case law for about an hour,…

Continue Reading When running into a juror who wrongly convicted me.

Five Years of Hell

Hello, my name is Michael and in July of 2015 I was sentenced in Pennsylvania on one charge of invasion of privacy. In August of 2013 I was accused of using an old cell phone to “sneak a peek” at a girls behind in my bathroom at my home. I was sentenced in 2015. My cousins were there that night and not even involved, but pressed charges on me. My one cousin had just become a deputy sheriff in the County Court house and her Boyfriend had just become a part time police officer. They used scare tactics to get me to confess to this crime and even frisked me days later illegally. They told me if I didn’t tell them what they wanted to hear and if I didn’t give them my cell phone, they would go to the police. I was later brought to the court in which my cousin (whom of which pressed the charges) works and…

Continue Reading Five Years of Hell

Engaged and Enraged

My fiance is my favorite person, ever. It kinda makes sense, as I’m preparing to marry him. But how and when we got engaged was less than desired. Backing up a bit, I love this dude. We fell in love the moment we met over 3 1/2 years ago. He is incredibly ambitious and compassionate. Having working in fields where he saved people’s lives, put out burning buildings, and performed cpr on kitties… and he’s a gentleman. I came from a background of sexual trauma and was healing, and he was there supporting me throughout everything. He saw firsthand the impact it can have. We went through tough times (financial troubles) and broke up occasionally, always coming back together. During one brief break up, he went on a date with a girl (we were still talking) and thought it went well. 3 hours later the girl texts him saying she felt uncomfortable during their date, so he apologized. 3 days…

Continue Reading Engaged and Enraged

Hired as Felon, Fired Because of the Registry

By: TK…. My employment was discharged yesterday. The circumstances around my discharge are such farce, that I feel compelled to share. I am 31 years old today, I plead no contest to an attempted sexual assault 9 years ago. I was 22, and the plaintiff was 19 at the time. Ultimately, I spent 2+ years in prison, released in 2012. For 3 years I worked for my family in the midwest. I moved to Florida to be near my partner’s family in 2015. I have scraped by with odd jobs and I have been loosely involved in criminal justice reform efforts these past 3 years. For the past 7 months, I have worked with a local Reentry Coalition. 3 months ago, the coalition director and I met with the director of our local reemployment offices. One month ago, the director of reemployment suggested that I apply to work there, she said that she was about to launch a reentry program…

Continue Reading Hired as Felon, Fired Because of the Registry

The Past is the Past

First of all I’m a wife of a former sex offender not active sex offender. Meaning no harm but when Jesus sets you free your free indeed he changes your mind and heart your whole being , yes I’m bringing up spiritual side , because society the world condemns you for your past , even though your past is past , that is what it is , my husband of 12 years was charged of an offense committed when over 20 years ago but charged in 2009 , the lawyer was a former prosecutor , then became a defendant attorney public , when Hub talked to him , all he said was your looking at 50 if they believe the victim in trial you’re looking at 25 years , prison, so Hub and I talked and his mom and said take way ever plea there is so he did which was written sex offender counseling , comm supervision for life…

Continue Reading The Past is the Past

Promised a cruise. Stuck with a Kia.

By Scott . . . On March 28, 2017 I drove onto the lot of Faccillo Affiliates of Florida Inc. with the intent of buying an automobile. I chose Faccillo because he had been advertising for a couple months that you get a free cruise if you buy Kia from him. It sounded like a really great deal so I signed the papers. I also want to take Robert, my new paramour, on this cruise. We’d be able to get to know about each other. Drove away with my new Kia and cruise tickets. Supposed to leave December 3rd and be gone for four days and four nights. I purchased a 2016 Kia Soul that had 458 miles on it vehicle purchase price was $16,685. (I did not have a trade-in) There were additional charges such as tax, title transfer, and I also bought a service agreement. This brought the balance to $20,901.33. I received a rebate of $3,250 and…

Continue Reading Promised a cruise. Stuck with a Kia.