Sex offender fights registry by registering his registerers

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After serving more than a decade in prison, [Dennis] Sobin, 70, returned to the District, started a gallery for prison art [Safe Streets Arts Foundation] and ran for mayor. [...] But Sobin is also sex offender. A former pornographer who's appeared on "The Sally Jesse Raphael Show" and "Geraldo," Sobin was convicted of sexual performance using a minor in 1992 in Florida. So, every 90 days, Sobin must report to D.C.'s Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), and his photo appears on D.C.'s public registry.

Sobin thinks it's unfair. So, for his latest act, Sobin has decided to protest his treatment by creating his own online data base and registering the people who monitor him at the sex offender registry. Now, in an unusual case that will be heard on Tuesday, a D.C. Superior Court judge will decide whether a court employee can file a civil protection order to prevent Sobin from posting her photo on his anti-registry registry, www.idiotsregistry.info , and distributing her photograph on fliers.

source: Article 'Sex offender fights registry by registering his registerers' by Justin Moyer; www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-news/sex-offender-fights-registry-by-registering-his-registerers/2014/01/22/0dd54e66-7950-11e3-af7f-13bf0e9965f6_story.html; The Washington Post; 23 January 2014