Thursday, May 07, 2015

Church Attendance Did Not Violate Sex Offender's Probation Terms

Bangor Daily News reports that a Maine state trial court judge ruled yesterday that convicted sex offender Jason Simpson did not violate the terms of his probation by attending a church service where children were present.  Simpson was convicted in 2007 on 8 counts of gross sexual assault involving a 5-year old boy and 7-year old girl. Conditions of his probation included no contact with children.  Simpson did not speak to any child at the March 22 church service in Augusta that he attended, but a woman whose grandchildren were in church reported Simpson to his probation officer.