About Derek W. Logue of Once Fallen
("The Fallen One")
(Read more about me in my book
Once Fallen)

I have been an activist since 2004, fighting for the rights of registered citizens ("sex offenders"). I am also on the registry. In 1999, I made
a mistake-- I kissed an underage girl. She was somebody I knew, and I knew better. I am what you call a "situational offender." I was
arrested in 2000 and convicted in 2001 (I sat in jail a full year before my conviction.) I served 37 months of a six year sentence in an
Alabama State Prison, and was released in April 2003. I never chose to become an activist, but after I spent years in vain laying low,
working and paying bills, and bothering no one, I was targeted by local politicians determined to use registrants like me to further their
careers. I was forced out of one residence formerly pre-approved by the authorities, and had to fight to keep my second residence. My
activism was inspired by my struggle to survive.

I am not against punishment for people who commit sex crimes. However, I believe punishment should be coupled with prevention and
rehabilitation programs. I have lived under these laws for over a decade, and I have experienced the social ostracism, the denial of
housing and employment services, and harassment that is common to those on the registry. My first taste of online activism came in 2004
through a defunct website called "sexcriminals.com." My fellow activists have helped me through some tough times over the years. Today,
I fight to bring wholesale reforms of America's sex offender laws, including abolishing residency restrictions, the public registry, and
community notification, as well as promote programs that emphasize education and prevention of sexual abuse programs. Healing for
both victims and offenders should be emphasized.

I created this site to help educate the public as well as assist my fellow activists. In 1999, before my arrest, I earned a Bachelor's in
Justice Studies from Athens State University (in Athens, AL). I bring a decade of practical and research experience on the subject of sex
offender laws. Over the years, Once Fallen has become recognized as a leading source of factual information on sex offender laws.
Registrants, counselors, lawyers, and even law enforcement officials have utilized the information here. I have made many media
appearances to help further the cause.

I was born in Baltimore MD in 1976, but lived in Northwest Alabama for 21 years and in Cincinnati for 14 years. I was severely
physically and emotionally abused as a child by my stepfather and bullied at school, and later by the state as a foster child. I was
abandoned to foster care at age 14 and it took earning a college scholarship to Northwest-Shoals Community College to finally be able
to move out on my own at 17 years old. However, unlike the victim cult leaders pushing harsh sex offender laws, I forgave those harmed
me in my youth and believe in the power of forgiveness.

Derek Logue/ Once Fallen Media and Reference Appearances:

  1. WLWT-5 Cincinnati, 5 Dec. 2006, fighting Residency Restriction Laws (Also on FOX 19 News)
  2. Cincinnati Enquirer, 29 July 2007, in newspaper (I was actually fairly disappointed in this article)
  3. Cincinnati Enquirer, July 2007, Online Video Interview
  4. KTKA News (Kansas), 19 May 2008, mentions my comments in blog on-air
  5. SO Clear Media, June 2008, Online Interview
  6. Lehigh Valley Live (PA), 14 Sept 2008, article "The great debate: Are Residency bans effective?"
  7. Appearances on box Fox 19 and Local 12 in Cincinnati on 9 Apr 2009, as a counter to a protest against the VOA Pogue Center
  8. New York Daily News, 3 Aug. 2009, opposing iPhone Offender App
  9. The Cypress Times, 24 Nov. 2009, full length editorial "Of Myths and Monsters"
  10. CNN.com, 12 Jan. 2010, Article on civil commitment
  11. Allen Hunt Show, 12 Jan. 2010, click here for download mp3, I'm on about 28 minutes in
  12. ARC Talk Radio, 31 March 2010 (DOWNLOAD from this link)
  13. Human-Stupidity.com, June 2010
    (Master's Thesis)
  16. The Paula Gloria Show (Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NYC), 27 April 2012, CLICK HERE for Part 1, CLICK
    HERE for Part 2
  17. The Joe Friendly Show (Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NYC), 27 April 2012
  18. Mobile Lagnaippe, 7 August 2012, article on RSO clustering
  19. Once Fallen referenced in the book "Unprecedented: How Sex Offender Laws are Impacting Our Nation" p. 58, p.198,
    and p.333
  20. CBS 42 Birmingham, 20 Feb. 2013, news story on the efforts of ReFORM-AL to fight Alabama's Sex Offender Laws (You
    can CLICK HERE for the Video Version as it appeared on TV, or CLICK HERE for the raw, unedited interview)
  21. Huffington Post Live, 4 June 2013, along with USA Fair and FAC
  22. Dr. Drew On Call [HLN], 13 Aug. 2013, discussing the case of a registrant who gained custody of his daughter
  23. Broward/ Palm Beach New Times, 20 Aug. 2013, in an article about vigilantes
  24. Raising America with Kyra Phillips [HLN], 24 Sept. 2013, addressing rehabilitation and sex offender myths
  25. AL.com (Alabama News), 28 Oct. 2013, opposing AL Sen. Wallace's revised anti-clustering law
  26. The Baylor Lariat, 13 Nov. 2013, in response to an editorial featured in an earlier edition
  27. 700 WLW Cincinnati, 12 Dec. 2013, discussing the need for reforming sex offender sentencing laws
  28. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2014, in support of Dennis Sobin, who created a registry to register his registrants
  29. ACTIVIST CENTRAL 20/20 RADIO, 7 March 2014, discussing serial killer Patrick Drum
  30. Dr. Drew On Call [HLN], 7 April 2014, discussing whether "SVPs" can be rehabilitated
  31. WIAT 42 Birmingham, 31 Oct. 2014. Sadly, they didn't use the best parts of my interview and my identity is not revealed.
  32. Dr. Drew On Call [HLN], 11 Dec. 2014, discussing whether Registered Persons should be allowed to keep lottery winnings
  33. Florida Times-Union, 20 Dec. 2014, discussing the negative impact of residency restriction laws
  34. Miami New Times, 18 Feb. 2015, responding to the Book family, who is pushing for tougher RSO laws (note, I was incorrectly
    listed as representing another organization, so a later version removed my quotes. This is the original version)
  35. Doe v. City of Lynn, SJC-11822 (MA Sup Ct 2015), Once Fallen used as a reference in the Amicus Brief
  36. Sacramento Bee, 10 March 2015, OpEd response to "sex offender colony" idea
  37. AL.com, 7 April 2015, in an OpEd on whether or not we should still maintain a public registry
  38. Tallahassee Democrat, 13 April 2015, Letter to the Editor about the Rally in Tally 2015
  39. Florida Politics & SaintPetersBlog, 22 April 2015, coverage of the Rally in Tally 2015
  40. UB Spectrum, 8 May 2015, discussing registered persons denied secondary education
  41. Protecting Our Kids?: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us by Emily Horowitz (Book), appearances on pp. 8-10
  42. Dr. Drew [HLN], 19 Aug. 2015, discussing Jared Fogle's sex crime case.
  43. Alex City Outlook, 14 Sept. 2015, in an article about sex offenders in rural Alabama
  44. Prison Legal News, 2 Feb. 2016, Honorable mention of Once Fallen in article about the anti-registry movement
  45. Tales from the Registry, 29 Feb. 2016, discussing my brief "job" at Examiner.com
  46. "Untouchable" documentary, March 2016, at Tribeca Film Festival
  47. Broward/ Palm Beach New Times, 29 March 2016, regarding Lauren Book taking money from GEO Group.
  48. Newsday, 23 April 2016, responding to Parents For Megan's Law's frivolous lawsuit against me
  49. The Film Box, 28 April 2016, a critique of my criticisms against the Untouchable documentary
  50. Dr. Drew [HLN], 4 May 2016, discussing case of teen who exposed himself in yearbook photo as a prank [YOUTUBE]
  51. ABC 10 Sacramento and Court House News Service, 27 July 2016, as I joined California RSOL's protest of IML
  52. Metamora Films, 31 July 2016, covering the Cali RSOL protest of Int'l Megan's Law.
  53. Dr. Drew [HLN], 6 Sept. 2016, discussing the Brock Turner case
  54. ABC 10 Sacramento, 18 Sept. 2016, criticizing the public registry
  55. Dayton Daily News, 22 Oct. 2016, discussing registrants in nursing homes [Pic used on WHIO site]
  56. WHIO 7 Dayton OH, 16 Nov. 2016, on a story on reforming Ohio's registry laws
  57. Nebraska Unicameral Update, 9 Feb. 2017, testifying against NE's LB 60
  58. OCCC Pioneer Campus Newsletter, 5 May 2017, (p.4-5) discussing life on the registry
  59. The Atlantic (website), 1 June 2017, discussing registered citizens in nursing homes
  60. Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield (HLN), 22 June 2017, discussing a vigilante case [TRANSCRIPT]
  61. Florida Bulldog, 15 Aug. 2017, on the pending legal fight between Once Fallen and Senator Lauren Book of FL
  62. Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield (HLN), 7 Sept. 2017, discussing RCs, hurricane shelters, & Sheriff Grady Judd
  63. Washington Times, 27 Sept. 2017, commenting on SOTUS considering reviewing Does v. Snyder
  64. Vice.com, 24 Oct. 2017, commenting on the treatment of female registrants in society
  65. Crime and Justice w/ Ashleigh Banfield (HLN), 11 Jan. 2018, discussing a man to be released from the MN-MSOP
  66. Dayton Daily News (Ohio), 24 March 2018, discussing problems with the registry
  67. Dayton Daily News (Ohio), 24 March 2018, discussing second chances for juvenile registrants in college
  68. Washington Times, 19 April 2018, discussing court rulings striking at registry laws
  69. Subjective Belief Blog, 15 May 2018, blogger discussing my interviews on major media and the treatment I received on air
  70. The Miami Herald, 15 May 2018, Letter to the editor suggesting that the city of Miami fires Ron Book.
  71. "The Sex Offender Next Door," Vimeo project by Mikki Skaggs, 16 May 2018
  72. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 15 June 2018, in support of Oregon State U's decision to play Luke Heimlich on team
  73. USM Free Press (Portland ME), 15 Sept 2018, covering the ARM Art-Protest event

SOCIAL NETWORKING LINKS [Note: If the laws in your state bar you from social networking sites then don't click on the links]

In 2007, I received a partial pardon from the state of Alabama in recognition of my rehabilitation. I have been "free" for over 14 years
without a single accusation or suspicion of re-offense. There is hope for redemption, even for those with the label "sex offender."
(c) 2007-2015 Derek  W. Logue. No part of this website may be used in any way without expressed written consent of the site owner.