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Does Michigan's sex offender registry keep us safer?

By L.L. Brasier, Detroit Free Press, May 18, 2015

It has been 10 years since Shaun Webb, a married father and caretaker at an Oakland County Catholic church, was convicted of groping a teenage girl over her sweater, a claim Webb vehemently denies.

Webb, then-37 with a clean criminal record, was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault and sent to jail for seven months.

Though a misdemeanor, state law demanded Webb be listed on the same public sex offender registry as hard-core rapists, pedophiles and other felons. It has meant a decade of poverty, unemployment, harassment and depression for him. Under current state law, he'll be on the list until 2031.

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22-year-old sexual assault looms in parenting case

By Jameson Cook, The Macomb Daily, June 17, 2016

A man’s sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl 22 years ago has become a focal point in a woman’s attempt to allow him to see her children despite being on the Sex Offender Registry.

Thomas Ireland, 40, of St. Clair Shores, admitted on the witness stand in court Friday he committed the acts spelled out in a 1994 police report that says he forced the girl into having sex and performing a sex act on him in the hallway at Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores. He previously claimed the acts were voluntary. The girl was under the age of consent.

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