Monday, December 17, 2007


Reading a blog by Absolute Zero I saw in their comments a link to a page that displays a comment that a sex offender had made. In this comment the sex offender who calls himself, DEVILMANN26 said:


Subject: My way of getting back at the MAN

"As some of you know I am forced to wear this GPS tracking device.Anyway I have found that electromagnets destroy the components of these devices.So everyday at work I accidently get to close to one and oops the tracker stops working.So they have been replacing them 3 a week at least now.Maybe they will ban me from using welding equipment…They say each device costs over 1500 dollars so I have cost they state well over 10000 so far as they already replaced 7 trackers…I love it what a waste ao taxpayers money.Oh wait I pay taxes too so i guess i am screwing myself.Oh wait cant i press charges on myself for screwing myself then i wont be able to be within 25 feet of myself.What a perfect system we have here in good ol New Jersey….Kevin Misner"

Now just by googling his screen name interesting stuff pops up, like his email address is which takes you to this myspace page:

The person at this profile under that email address goes by the name,Cal and this is the default picture used for that profile.

It also lead me to find that he also goes by the name, devilsrule on a Apple support site for his computer. And just by googling his real name even more interesting stuff pops up, like this article below:

Megan’s Law violator

STONINGTON — Kevin P. Misner, 31, of 70 Wilson Ave., Keansburg, N.J., has been charged by state police at Stonington with two counts of failing to comply with Megan’s Law, which requires a sexual offender to register a new address with state police.

State police said Misner informed police that he was residing at 1011 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, but never officially resided there. Police said Misner also failed to report his New Jersey address.

Misner was arraigned at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and committed to Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Type - Mappable
Conviction(s) NJ004 - SEXUAL ASSAULT

Here is the WIKI on him
It say's on his WIKI:

-Kevin P. Misner- aka devilmann26 - Convicted of SEXUAL ASSAULT against a minor in New Jersey in 1993 after spending 5 years in prison he has been charged with failing to register in NJ though he did register in PA which has less strict registration requirements. Kevin has stated that he purposefully destroys his GPS monitor just to cost the state money, claiming he's damaged over $10,000 worth, he hides his computers from the authorities and registers dozens of emails simply to overload the system.

Then his WIKI takes you to this screenshot of him from the states Megan's Law website:

AND THIS ARTICLE WITH A MAP: (click on the sex offenders tab)

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Seaside Heights Councilman William Akers stands at Barnegat and Hancock avenues, not far from playgrounds and the Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School, areas off-limits to sex offenders. Because Seaside Heights is a vacation spot, borough officials are trying to determine if they can force authorities elsewhere to tell them when sex offenders visit as tourists.
Originally published: January 12, 2007
Laws leave offenders fewer places to live

Billie K. Nichols, convicted of sexually assaulting three children, was told by police to leave his rented room in Keansburg. The 65-year-old was informed that he lives too close to the beach.

About half a mile away, Kevin P. Misner, deemed by a judge to have a higher risk of committing another sex crime, is allowed to live within 1,000 feet of two day care centers and two schools in Keansburg.

Under the borough's residency ordinance, Misner is allowed to stay where he is because he is a homeowner, not a renter.

Keansburg is one of at least 45 towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties that have passed measures since June, restricting where convicted sex offenders can live. And like Keansburg's, some measures have quirks, inconsistencies and seemingly contradictory passages that may run afoul of state law.

Monmouth and Ocean counties were home to 1,220 registered sex offenders in January, according to State Police information. The names and addresses of just 253 were posted on the state's Megan's Law Web site; most of the rest are known only to law enforcement.

Because of the growing number of residency restrictions, an unknown number of sex offenders may be forced from their homes this year. With fewer and fewer locations in which to live, more registered sex offenders could move to areas outside the exclusion zones — from inner-city enclaves to suburban neighborhoods.

Maureen Kanka, who campaigned for Megan's Law in 1994 after her 7-year-old daughter, Megan, was raped and murdered by a neighbor who was a convicted sex offender, said she agrees with the concept of residency restrictions. But Kanka, of Hamilton, said she opposes municipalities that completely ban registered sex offenders from moving in.

Brick effectively did that last year when it set sex-offender-free zones around all school bus stops. Bradley Beach imposed an effective total ban by including zones around a bowling alley, religious institutions, and a recreation building.

"I don't think it's fair for towns to push them out onto other towns," Kanka said. If an alternative is to sentence sex offenders to life behind bars, Kanka said that would be an avenue worth exploring.

Some offenders have put up a fight, saying they shouldn't have to move.

In January, a judge temporarily barred Keansburg from enforcing its ordinance after one borough sex offender challenged the measure in Monmouth County Superior Court. As a result, Nichols and 13 other Keansburg residents who pleaded innocent to violating the local restrictions may remain in their homes, at least until the lawsuit is resolved.

The lawsuit may prove effective — Egg Harbor City in Atlantic County amended its ordinance following a similar court fight. It now allows low-risk offenders to move into exclusion zones, but it still bars offenders deemed to have a moderate to high risk of re-offending.

In Monmouth and Ocean counties, only Middletown permits offenders deemed to be low risk, but bars moderate- and high-risk offenders. Upper Freehold bars high-risk offenders from living 2,000 feet from places including schools and horse farms with formal riding programs for minors, while moderate-risk offenders cannot live within 1,000 feet of those places and low-risk offenders are barred from living within 500 feet.

Local officials say their residency rules are designed to protect communities — particularly children — from sex offenders.

Critics say the ordinances are unconstitutional and interfere with the statewide Megan's Law, which requires community notification about offenders considered more likely to commit another sex crime.

Under Megan's Law, about one offender in five is considered sufficiently high risk to be listed on the State Police sex offender Web site.

The names, photographs and addresses of 115 from Monmouth County and 138 from Ocean County were listed on the State Police Web site on Jan. 5.

Out of those 253 registered offenders in the two counties, about 90 lived within 1,000 feet of a school, according to a Gannett New Jersey review of the addresses.

In Monmouth County, there were three high-risk, or tier three, offenders.

In Ocean County, there were 18 tier three offenders listed on the Web site. Another was added last month.

About half of the offenders listed in Monmouth and Ocean counties in January were in seven towns. They are: Dover Township (28), Neptune (19), Lakewood (19), Brick (16), Asbury Park (16), Seaside Heights (13) and Manchester (10).

Of those seven, all but Asbury Park have new ordinances that now restrict where sex offenders may live.

"Measured legislation to provide buffer zones for children is simply common sense," said Terence M. Wall, the Keansburg borough manager and a Holmdel committeeman.

Keansburg's ordinance would make virtually the entire borough off-limits to Nichols and other convicted sex offenders who rent or want to move into town. Holmdel also has residency restrictions.

Locally, exclusion zones range from 500 feet to 2,500 feet. In most municipalities, sex offenders who ignore the ordinances can be fined up to $1,250, jailed for 90 days or subject to 90 days of community service.

But there are inconsistencies among the 45 municipalities — more than half of the 86 towns in the two counties — with exclusion zones:

In 15 communities, renters must move but homeowners may stay.

In 29 municipalities, sex offenders who lived in the community before the local rules were adopted may stay. Neptune Mayor Thomas J. Catley said that clause was added to his township's ordinance so it does not run afoul of the U.S. Constitution's ban on retroactive laws. But in Neptune, if a renter with no history of sex offenses is later charged and convicted of a sex crime against a child, that renter would have to move from a prohibited zone, Township Attorney Donald L. Beekman said. A homeowner, however, who committed a similar crime could stay.

In 14 of the 45 municipalities, the rules apply to both adults and juveniles who are sex offenders. All but one of these communities would force a teenager living in an exclusion zone to move, unless the teen's name is on the deed of the home. A teenager who is a registered sex offender may not live near a school — but local rules do not stop him from attending a school.

In 28 communities, only sex offenders whose victims were minors face restrictions. Those locales would allow someone convicted of raping adult college students to live next to a high school. But the measures would bar an 18-year-old convicted of having consensual sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend.

Nichols, of Keansburg, said the boom in residency restrictions has added to a stressful life. He is upset about the prospect of being kicked out of his home and isn't sure where he would go.

An offender may have little money to finance a move: 85 percent to 90 percent of Megan's Law offenders are indigent, according to state Office of the Public Defender spokesman Thomas Rosenthal.

"I've got to live somewhere," said Nichols, who spent 16 years at the state prison for compulsive sex offenders, the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Woodbridge. In 1988, he pleaded guilty to aggravated sex assault against three girls who ranged in age from 5 to 11, records show.

In prison, Nichols said, he learned how to live in society and how to recognize his "warning signs" so he won't commit another sex crime. If he hadn't responded to treatment, the state could have tried to civilly commit him after he served his sentence, he said.

"You've gotta do your work in there to get out," he said.

After Nichols was released in November 2004, a Superior Court judge declared him a moderate risk of re-offending. He must check in with local authorities every three months.

Now that he is free, he is not about to break the law again, he said.

His $115-a-week room at the Belvedere Hotel is not much, he said, but it's home. In fact, it is about the same size as his former prison cell, he said.

His bed was pressed against the far wall. A roll of toilet paper and cleaning supplies sat on one dresser. A small television set sat atop the other.

"NO SMOKING" was stenciled in white on the paneled wall near the door. Black plastic bags of belongings lay on the floor, and his golf clubs were propped against a wall.

"I just have to find a place I can afford," said Nichols, who works as an assistant greenskeeper at a private golf course. "If you mess up, I can see that. But if you go about your business, and you're not disturbing anybody . . . We used to talk in jail — they should make some kind of island for us. We've got to live someplace."

The exclusion zone is not designed to be a cure-all, but it reduces the likelihood of an offender breaking the law again, borough manager Wall said.

"Others would say that 80 percent of victims are assaulted by people they know," Wall said. "True. The 20 percent matter as well."

In December, Bradley Beach became off-limits to convicted adult sex offenders who attacked minors. The mayor says there are "less than a handful" of offenders, perhaps five, who live there.

Borough resident Harriet May Savitz, 72, who lives a few blocks from at least one of the borough's sex offenders, said the restrictions are a "great idea," and further believes offenders should get longer prison terms.

"I don't want them in anyone's back yard," said the grandmother of four. "I think they lose the right to live in society when they touch a child. That's automatic."

If every community created exclusion zones, it would mean sex offenders could only live in rural areas because suburbs and cities have more schools and churches, said Jackson Tay Bosley, a psychologist and the president of the New Jersey Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

But most jobs are in cities and suburbs, he said.

Most sex offenders need to be employed, in treatment, and monitored, said Ken Singer, a licensed clinical social worker and the executive director of that treatment association, who also runs therapy groups for both sexual abusers and abuse survivors.

The residency rules are "basically a stupid, feel-good idea," he said. "It doesn't do any good for someone to drop out of sight, and not register. It doesn't make anyone safer."

What does work, he said, are programs such as Child Assault Prevention, a state-funded educational program that empowers children and teaches them to be assertive.

Further, because New Jersey already has sex offender laws, municipalities are pre-empted from imposing their own restrictions on Megan's Law offenders, said John S. Furlong, a Trenton-based lawyer, who co-wrote the second edition "Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification: A "Megan's Law' Sourcebook."

Besides sex offender registration and community notification, New Jersey sex offenders convicted after Oct. 31, 1994, are subject to supervision by parole officers for 15 years to life. Parole officers have the power to bar them from living near schools or with minors.

The state also has civil commitment for convicts deemed sexually violent predators but who have completed their prison terms.

In January, there were 343 such people confined to facilities in Kearny and Woodbridge, and their cases are reviewed every six months, according to William Plantier, an official with the state Department of Corrections. Such people are "not in control of their deviant sexual behavior," he said.

Regardless of how well sex offenders did in their therapy sessions, officials in Seaside Heights don't want any more offenders who abused children living within 2,500 feet of a school and other locations. That's most of the borough.

"If this makes it harder for them to seek housing, or if they wanted to go to one community and they can't, I won't lose any sleep over it," Councilman William Akers said. "I think these are bad people, and every community has the right to protect themselves from bad people."

Because Seaside Heights is a vacation spot, it is even more important for borough officials to know where offenders stay and, if possible, keep them out of town, Akers said. So officials are trying to determine if they can force authorities elsewhere to tell them when sex offenders visit as tourists, he said.

Sex offenders, and people with mental health and social service issues, seem to come to Seaside Heights, perhaps because the community has many low-cost motel and hotel rooms in the winter, Akers said.

Thirteen Seaside Heights sex offenders were listed on the State Police Web site in January. The site reported that one was in custody and two were fugitives.

"We seem to be taking on a lot of responsibility for a lot of different people, and we don't have facilities to help these people," Akers said. "We take on a big burden every year."


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