Sex Offender http://wunc.org en Sex Trafficking In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/sex-trafficking-north-carolina <p><em>This segment of The State of Things discusses issues that may be disturbing to some of our younger or more sensitive listeners. &nbsp;</em></p><p>North Carolina ranks as one of the top 10 states for human commerce in the sex industry. Beginning October 1<sup>st</sup>, those convicted of trafficking in North Carolina will face harsher punishments under two new laws.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:58:53 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22783 at http://wunc.org NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media http://wunc.org/post/nc-court-appeals-rules-registered-sex-offenders-can-use-social-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that registered sex offenders can use social media websites. The ruling invalidates a portion of&nbsp;a&nbsp;North Carolina law passed in 2008 called the Protect Children From Sexual Predators&nbsp;Act.</span></p><p align="left">Lester Packingham, Jr. brought the case. He's a registered sex offender who lives in Durham. In 2012, Packingham, Jr. was convicted of accessing a commercial social networking site. He had been using Facebook.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:46:46 +0000 Sam Sanders 21107 at http://wunc.org NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media