When Adam N. was arrested for exposing himself to a neighbor, it was hard to understand it as a sex crime. Adam is 32 but functions at the level of a 10-year-old. His mother says that the neighbor was actually abusing Adam and coerced him to expose himself. Adam pled guilty, however, and was sentenced to two years of probation and 10 years on the sex offender registry.
Last September, the then-attorney general announced that people with two or more convictions for sex offenses would be required to wear GPS monitors for life. He ordered 180 people to get fitted for GPS bracelets within 5 days.
Sometimes a local newspaper article may make a small crime appear larger than it really is. This is often because the article's primary source is a law enforcement officer, a detective or a press release from the police department. That may be the case with an instance of alleged identity theft that took place in Oregon recently, leading to the arrest of a Wisconsin man.