Serial Offenders: Lessons From The Billingslea Case

June 4, 2014

It’s the kind of story that outrages the public: a serial sex offender is released from custody, and less than a year later, he’s accused of viciously raping a women in her own home. The case of Essie Billingslea has caused an outcry, and it also raises serious questions about what should happen to sex offenders after they’ve served their sentence.


  • Jack Cunha is a criminal defense attorney and a partner at the Boston law firm Cunha and Holcomb.
  • Robert Mendoza is a forensic psychologist and owner of Boston Forensic Associates.

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