Information put out by other states has shown that residency restrictions do not help to prevent sexual offenses from occurring because the victims and the offenders, in most situations, know each other.
"National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview" in National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrown away Children. No, Maryland does not have any residency restrictions.
A 40-year-old Maryland police officer who lives in York County has been accused of felony crimes related to an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl.
NOTE: "Under the custody or supervision of a supervising authority” means the offender was: incarcerated in a county detention center or Division of Correction facility; under the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation; or was under the direct supervision of the Court. By registering a sex offender with a valid address the police, the Sex Offender Registry and the community are all better able to make sure that offender is not able to re-offend.
Non-resident registrants who are working or attending school in Maryland must register for the period of time specified for the category of registration, or until the registrant's employment or student enrollment in Maryland ends (if that occurs before termination of the registration period).
Some states, such as Iowa and Florida, have found that residency restrictions can make it very difficult to track sex offenders who have become homeless.
Having ready access to victims, in private and secretive environments, is how sex offenders thrive.
In Pennsylvania, a minor who is 16 or 17 years old can legally consent to having sex with an adult as long as that adult has no position of authority over them. His defense attorney, Dean Reynosa, could not be reached for comment.
Bonsall's preliminary hearing is scheduled for p.m. He remains free on ,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents. Shawn Vinson, director of media relations for Baltimore County Police, said Bonsall is a detective first-class, and has been a Baltimore County officer for 15 years.Vinson said Bonsall is currently suspended without pay.Texted nude photos: The teen also confirmed she and Bonsall started having sex sometime around her 16th birthday and said he sent her "a lot" of photos, including of his penis, as well as videos of him masturbating, according to charging documents.Bonsall told the girl she "had a great body" and asked her to send nude photos to him, which she did, police allege.A somewhat pervy graduate student gets his hands on a lamp made for friend of the Lampmaker’s by accident.