Detectives investigating the murder of a sex offender in Lancashire believe his attackers may be on the run with his body.
Blood and DNA found in a house near Burnley in December have convinced police that _____, a convicted rapist, was beaten to death.
Officers were called to an address at Stockbridge Road, Padiham, after blood-stained clothing was discovered.
They believe the attackers may have taken the body with them and are currently on the run.
Long-distance lorry driver Alan Palmer, 43, and Peter Leonard, 51, have not been seen since December 20 - police think they may be together.
Detective Superintendent Neil Hunter said: "I would urge Mr Leonard and Mr Palmer, or anybody who knows of their whereabouts or has been contacted by them or been in their company recently, to contact police immediately. We need to speak to them as a matter of urgency.
"Due to Mr Palmer's employment, I cannot rule out that he and Mr Leonard may well be anywhere in the country."
Police would not comment on _____’s criminal history, but Sky News has learned he has a conviction for rape.
Palmer has several tattoos on his left arm of a snake head, bull, eagle and swallow.
On his right arm he has a snake and skull with two flower designs featuring the words 'Mam' and 'swallow'.
Leonard has a two-inch scar on his nose and the words 'love' and 'Heidi' tattooed on his hands.
I pastor a church in the cozy town of Omaha, Ill. A friend here recently confided in me that a number of people are concerned that a "child molester" has been attending my church. He asked if that is really true. Then he said, "This has been a big dark cloud hanging over your entire operation there."
Well, the guy was no "child molester." (And even if he had been, it would be irrelevant.) Over 15 years ago, as a stupid 20-year-old, he flashed a couple of minors, and he paid dearly. He admits he was wrong. But he now has a wife, a son, a good job and is one of the finest Christian men I know. I have five children, and I trust him with them. Unfortunately, a person can get labeled as a "sex offender" whether he urinated in public, physically assaulted someone or did something in between. But when the state requires a person to register, everyone assumes the worst. I never heard anyone say, "A sex offender moved into town. I hope he doesn't pee outside!"
I do understand the desire to have an online registry. While I have known the guy for years, I don't know those other guys.
Perhaps we should even expand the Internet registry. Then we could be even better protected. Before letting customers in your store, check the thief registry to ensure they never shoplifted as teenagers. Consult the marijuana registry to guarantee your baby sitter never smoked dope 20 years ago.
Are some sins worse than others? Display everyone's sins online and let readers decide for themselves.
It could expand even further. Screen potential dates through an online adultery database. Screen potential employees and friends through an online liar registry and gossip database.
If we create Internet registries to expose everyone with skeletons in their closets, those registries will contain everyone in your phone book. Everyone has the potential to hurt us.
If someone commits a heinous crime and is a danger to society, we have options such as execution and life in prison.
But it is nonsense to tell a person he is "free" to live normally in society, while broadcasting his past sins on the Internet.
If we must have registries, we need to include everyone's sins, not just a select few.
Repentance and forgiveness are what Christianity is all about. So after my friend informed me about the "big dark cloud" that has been hanging over my church, I responded something like this: "If you know any repentant murderers, adulterers, child-molesters, drunks, wife-beaters, liars, thieves or gossips who need Jesus, you send them to me. I'll gladly give them a warm welcome!"
Paul was a murderer, Peter denied Christ, King David was an adulterer and a murderer, and Solomon had lust issues. Yet God worked wonders through them, wouldn't you agree?
How many of your past sins do you want others to see online?
How much grace and forgiveness do you yourself wish to receive?
About 11:15 a.m., _____, 29, was stabbed by another inmate inside a dormitory at the maximum-security institution. He transported to a hospital, then pronounced dead about 12:15 p.m., said Josh Gelinas, spokesman for the Department of Corrections.
Inmates are being kept in their cells as the investigation continues. The State Law Enforcement Division also is investigating.
SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said investigators are not sure who stabbed _____.
_____, 29, started serving a 20-year sentence for criminal sexual conduct with a minor Feb. 14. He was convicted in Richland County.
This is the second violent incident in the state prison in the past week.
_____ — who pleaded guilty in 2006 to the 1989 killing of _____ in her Baker Street home — took a prison employee hostage at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
_____, 43, a former Sumter resident, released the employee and surrendered without resistance at 4:30 p.m. The employee, whose identity was not released, was examined by medical staff and found to be physically unharmed.
After the incident, _____ was transferred from the maximum-security prison in Bishopville to another maximum-security facility, Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia. He is being housed in a high-security cell and is isolated from other inmates.
_____, who is serving a 30-year murder sentence, faces the possibility of felony hostage charges.
AS 18.65.087 authorizes the Department of Public Safety to maintain a public central registry of persons required to register as sex offenders and child kidnappers under AS 12.63.010 This registry includes offenders who have been convicted of sex offenses specified under AS 12.63.100 who have registered and those who are required to register but may not be in compliance.
New Reporting Requirements Effective January 1, 2009
Sex offenders/child kidnappers are required to report each email address, instant messaging address, and any other Internet communication identifiers they use. "Other Internet communication identifiers" include names used in chat rooms and names used in social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace.
Sex offenders/child kidnappers must notify the department in writting by the next business day of the establishment of or changes to any email address, instant messaging address, or other Internet communication identifier they use.
Sex offenders/child kidnappers whose duty to register arose on or before December 31, 2008 do not have to initially report this information until the date that their next written verification is due.
New Penalties Effective January 1, 2009
Failure to report establishment of or changes to an email address, instant messaging address, or any other Internet communication identifier used by a sex offender/child kidnapper is a class A misdemeanor under Alaska Statute 11.56.840
Payment of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) may be delayed for a sex offender/child kidnapper who is non-compliant with regisration requirements.
New Reporting Forms Effective January 1, 2009
All forms used in sex offender/child kidnapper registration have been revised. Previous versions of these forms will not be accepted after December 31, 2008
The new forms can be found by clicking the View & Print Registration forms link in the upper right corner of this page or by clicking here.
On July 25, 2008, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the Alaska Sex Offender Registration Act’s registration requirement does not apply to persons who committed their crimes before the act became effective on August 10, 1994. Persons convicted of child kidnapping and sex offenses that were committed on or after August 10, 1994, may still be required to register in Alaska. Because the sex offender laws in other states are different from Alaska’s, some sex offenders may be required to register if they live, work, or go to school in another state.
A review of criminal history records for all of the registered sex offenders in Alaska is being conducted by the Department of Public Safety. This review is to identify individuals who may no longer have to register in Alaska as sex offenders, based on this court ruling.
An initial review of the records has been completed, but additional research of individual records is still being conducted. Updates to this website will be ongoing. Records which may have been removed from this website during the initial record review may be added back to the website as the research of the individual records progresses.
In 2006, the Alaska legislature directed the Department to provide the public information about accessing or compiling sex offender and child kidnapper information from this website in relation to a particular geographic area. This information may include directions to Internet mapping programs and websites where information from this registry has been converted to a map or geographical format.
Numerous non-governmental, private websites take information from Alaska’s registry and link it to maps that can be searched in several ways – for example, by offender name, address, or zip code. These commercial mapping websites can be located through Internet search engines such as www.Google.com , www.Yahoo.com, www.Ask.com, or www.hotbot.com by using search terms such as “Alaska sex offender/child kidnapper registry mapping services.” The official Alaska sex offender/child kidnapper registry is updated almost daily, but private websites may not update their linking information as frequently. Members of the public who use private mapping websites are encouraged to confirm offender information on this official site.
The Department of Public Safety:
does not endorse any particular mapping site or search engine;
is not responsible for errors, outdated information, or other problems associated with those sites or search engines; and
is not responsible for any errors or omissions caused by secondary dissemination of information obtained from this official sex offender/child kidnapper registry.
Using information from this site to commit a crime may result in criminal prosecution.
Note that positive identification of a sex offender/child kidnapper requires fingerprint-based identification. Fingerprint-based state criminal history records are available by submitting the subject's fingerprints, a consent form, and a fee. See Background Check Requests for details.
For additional information regarding sex offenders nationally, see the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. For information about confirming criminal history records, contact the Department of Public Safety Criminal Records and Identification Bureau at (907) 269-5767.
Although the Department updates this information regularly, the site may not reflect the current residence, status, or other information regarding an offender. If you believe there are errors in this information, please contact: