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Local mothers circulate petition to keep sex predator away from Lawrence
Monday, April 25, 2005
Leroy Hendricks, one of the state's most notorious sex offenders, is set to move into transitional
housing in Lawrence. Several area mothers hope their petition will stop Hendricks and other sexual predators out of the city.
They say that a change in the law is the only way to protect their children.
Sex offender moving to Lawrence
One of the state’s most notorious child molesters is being released from a state
prison hospital next week and is coming to live in Lawrence. A Sedgwick County judge has said that 70-year-old Leroy Hendricks
is ready to move on from an 11-year stay in a sex-predator treatment program at Larned State Hospital.
KBI announces online sex offender database
Senate passes tougher crime bill against sex offenders
Legislation, which would increase penalties for criminals preying on children,
was approved by the Senate on Thursday. The bill increases the statute of limitations for most crimes from two years to five
Notorious sex offender is moving to Lawrence
State won't reveal address, citing privacy of convict
One of the state's most notorious child molesters is being released from
a state prison hospital next week and coming to live in Lawrence.
Double Take: Communication needed to help prevent children from being
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Wes: The presence of registered sex offenders in our neighborhoods has produced some anxiety
lately. Unfortunately, a registry does not scratch the surface of actual offenders living among us, nor can it express any
given registrant's actual risk to our kids.
State predicts high demand for program
Topeka — They are arriving much faster than they are leaving,
so the state's sexual predator treatment program should brace for major expansion in coming years, according to a report released
Florida governor signs tougher sex offender bill in wake of killings
By David Royse - Associated Press Writer * Tuesday, May 3, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Spurred by the
killing of a 9-year-old girl, Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday signed a law imposing tougher penalties on child molesters and requiring
many of those released from prison to wear satellite tracking devices for the rest of their lives.
Petition organizers see signs of support
But sexual predator still scheduled to move to Lawrence
A group trying to block a sexual predator's move to Lawrence says it has gathered about 5,000
petition signatures and is starting to get lawmakers' attention.
Agency: Molester doesn't pose danger
By Eric Weslander * Saturday, April 2, 2005
Lawrence residents shouldn't worry that one of the state's most notorious sex offenders is about
to move to an undisclosed location in the city.
Petition aims to block sex predator
Lawrence mothers lead effort to keep Hendricks out of city
By Eric Weslander * Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Kelli Duncan and others in her family began fuming when they learned about the state's plan
to release a sexual predator from a prison hospital and move him to Lawrence.
Offender threat - A letter to the Editor
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
After searching the Internet for sex offenders' locations in Douglas County, it is frightening
to think there are even more people with this sickening behavior that will be brought to Lawrence.
Tougher penalties - A letter to the Editor
Saturday, May 21, 2005
To protect our children is to protect our future. It is time to stand up for our children. We need to vote
to change the laws on pedophiles and sexual predators. I believe in all the protections that are written into our laws, due
process being one of the most important.
Enough process - A letter to the Editor
Monday, May 30, 2005
In a letter (Public Forum, May 26), Mary Davidson understands my indignation on the subject of a vile person
that makes the choice to harm a child.
Children’s rights - A letter to the Editor
Thursday, June 2, 2005
As me, my mom and my sisters gather signatures on a petition to stop the sexual predator transitional housing
in Lawrence, the most common response is, “Could I please sign it twice?” Or, “You bet I will sign and I
don’t usually sign petitions.” A few do say, “Where are we going to put them?” but usually end up
U.S. lists trafficking offenders
By Anne Gearan - Associated Press Writer * Saturday, June 4, 2005
Washington — The United States accused 14 nations Friday of failing to do
enough to stop the modern-day slave trade in prostitutes, child sex workers and forced laborers. The countries include Saudi
Arabia, Washington’s closest Arab ally in the war on terrorism.
Governor is sent bill toughening crime laws
The Associated Press * Friday, April 1, 2005
Topeka — Legislation increasing penalties for criminals
preying on children has been sent to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.