South Georgia Sex Offenders Arrested

By: Donnitra Gilbert; Bainbridgega.com Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert; Bainbridgega.com Email

Our partners at Bainbridgega.com say the sweep led to three arrests.

Deputies say Thomas Chason, Michael Glenn, and Louis Thomas Jr. were arrested for absconding from their registered addresses.

Bainbridgega.com says there are more than 60 registered sex offenders in Decatur County.

"We verify sex offenders periodically, there isn't a set date that we have, we're required by law to verify them one time a year on their birthday," says Decatur County Sheriff's Captain Liz Croley.

Deputies teamed up with Georgia Department of Corrections to execute the sweep.


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  • by L on May 25, 2011 at 01:16 PM
    Obviously you people who have a problem with Sex Offenders registering either dont have children or you are a Sex Offender yourself !!!!!!
  • by Rudy101 on May 23, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    Failure to register is NOT a crime. It is NOT a crime because the registry was passed ex-post facto and the only outcomes of the registry is a loss of safety and/or security. NOBODY has ANY evidence the registry does ANYTHING BUT strips a person of safety and/or security. The ONLY way the registry can be legal is by balancing the rights of the individual with the rights of the community to be safe. Making broad laws which allegedly protect but do not actually protect AND forcing registration laws on non-dangerous people, without hearing or appeal is ILLEGAL. ILLEGAL laws do NOT have to be followed.
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      by Ole Hickory Marietta, Ga. on May 23, 2011 at 09:13 AM in reply to Rudy101
      What are you thinking? Are you in denial? Do you understand that there are bad people-out-there? Is there any reason, whatsoever, not to know where these people are living? They are tracked, because they are a threat! Failure to register is a crime, and maybe you should step back, take a deep breath, and let it be. I have no problem, knowing where sexual offenders are located! It's great! You know what to expect, when to leave the house, and go to the park with your kids!
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      by Boston Dave on May 23, 2011 at 10:37 AM in reply to Rudy101
      Rudy101. I don't know what the percentage of missing child cases are ones in which someone in the victims neighborhood is the one who is responsible. But in many of these cases, where time is critical, it gives the police a good place to start. As a parent i want to know if my neighbors have been convicted of any sexual crimes. As far as their safety and security...there are laws out there to protect them as well.
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        by CJ on May 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM in reply to Boston Dave
        Most missing children are taken by a parent or guardian. Stranger abductions are very, very rare occurences. If you read the criminal justice literature, the vast majority of children are abused or molested by a family member, close family friend, an aquaintance of the child through some organization or an older neighborhood child. Most studies give an 13 to 14% re-offence rate at 5 years for sex offenders which as actually a lot better than most other types of offenders (violent, drug, etc.) They should be kept track by police and the worst of them need lifetime monitoring but most of them simply want to live and rebuild their lives and society won't allow them to do that because of fear mongering - mostly be the press and shows like CSI that overhype the facts because they know people are fascinated by sex crimes.
  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    Wow. Now if they could verify that everyone getting government assistance really qualified for it - that would be impressive.
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      by SH88 on May 23, 2011 at 05:35 AM in reply to
      Got that right!
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