Failure to reister is a punishable criminal offense. N.), is designed to provide the public with adequate notice and information about those convicted sex offenders that have returned to the community.Ohio’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification law (S. Most recently in 2007, the Ohio State Legislature passed Senate Bill 10, which implemented the Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act of 2006, a federal law which requires the classification of sex offenders into three tiers based on the severity of the offense. These offenders must register their home, school, and work addresses, report any changes in addresses, and periodically verify addresses with the sheriff's office.Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that his office is currently investigating an Aggravated Arson case that has led to the arrest of one individual.Deputies were called to the residence of Dennis Persons, age 56, of 50810 Bigley Ridge Road in Long Bottom to assist the Olive Township Fire Department on a trailer fire.Funded since 2009, supported by the Women’s Center, and recently expanded to OHIO’s regional campuses, the Survivor Advocacy Program provides: “It is because of the initiative taken by the Women’s Center and the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program that the Not Anymore program is being implemented,” Dietzel said.“We selected, customized and will oversee the implementation of the program.” Dietzel explained that the University selected the Not Anymore specifically because it is an interactive program, uses a peer-to-peer approach, and incorporates pre-program and post-program testing.It appears he was stabbed and assaulted, however the exact cause of death has not been released.
30, in the Meigs County Common Pleas Court on the charges of involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, and robbery.
Sheriff Wood reports that Persons had given a statement to deputies at the scene that he had set the fire.
Sheriff Wood and Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams will be meeting with the State Fire Marshal’s Office officials to determine more charges in this investigation.
Not Anymore is also the only program of its kind approved by the Department of Justice, which allocates Violence Against Women Act funding.
Not Anymore also complements efforts by the Obama Administration to address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.