A registered sex offender in Florida has been arrested for allegedly targeting teenagers on a Bible app. According to ABC News, the tipster observed that Kersey had sent friend requests to minors in their church group, so they searched his name on on the sex offenders registry, then decided to take action. As a registered sex offender, Kersey was reportedly supposed to disclose to local law enforcement the email addresses and social media accounts he is using. That apparently includes his Bible app activity, according to ABC News, which notes that failing to report this information is a third degree felony. Kelsey reportedly admitted to investigators he used the app and that he did not inform HCSO of his email account.
A convicted sex offender was arrested in Fairfax County after entering a Reston, Virginia, elementary school on Thursday afternoon, police say. Officers took Benjamin Garrett, 29, of D. Caldwell said quick-acting staff at the school noticed Garrett entering the building behind another person. School staff called the Fairfax County police. When officers arrived, they found Garrett walking away from the school. After questioning him, police discovered he was a registered sex offender wanted on an outstanding warrant in another jurisdiction.
Sex offender arrested after entering Reston elementary school
Lorenzo Marchesi 'was believed to be engaging children online to lure and groom them for both online and in-person sexual exploitation,' says the International Justice Mission. Photo from International Justice Mission. Marchesi was arrested after a search of his electronic devices revealed that they contained the illegal materials. Marchesi was earlier intercepted at the Davao International Airport based on a mission order for his arrest issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, and had been detained at the BI holding facility since November 8. BI records showed that Marchesi had been going in and out of the country since January this year through the international airports in Davao and Mactan, Cebu.
A registered sex offender was arrested by local deputies after he arrived to pick up his own children from a Raleigh school, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. Jimmy Spence, 50, was picked up by Wake County deputies after arriving at an unnamed Wake County School—which has remained unnamed to avoid releasing the identity of Spence's child. Spence has been charged with being a felony sex offender on school grounds, according to WNCN.