For Subscription Info. CN — A lawyer for New Jersey arguing Monday before the state Supreme Court called it vital to public safety that certain sex offenders register as such for life. Up until then, convicted sex offenders had the opportunity to request they be removed from the list so long as they went 15 years without committing another offense. Oral arguments Monday morning focused on two sex offenders, referred to only by their initials G. H, who were convicted prior to seeking to have themselves taken off of the list. Last August, a federal judge ruled that the subsection was not intended to be retroactively applied, allowing G.
Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Richard J. Simone Jr. Simone made his initial court appearance today before U. Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman and was detained pending a bail hearing on Friday, Sept. Beginning in Julyan undercover special agent of Homeland Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security, began communicating via the internet with Simone. During an online conversation in AugustSimone sent nine images of child pornography to the undercover agent.
On Sept. Simone was arrested upon his arrival at the location in Monmouth County where he and the undercover agent had arranged to meet prior to the sexual conduct. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
Led by U. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www. The government is represented by Harvey Bartle, attorney in charge of the U. The charges and allegations contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is pd innocent unless and until proven guilty. Simone Complaint.
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Monday, September 16, According to the criminal Complaint filed today in Trenton federal court: Beginning in Julyan undercover special agent of Homeland Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security, began communicating via the internet with Simone. Component s :.