Once Fallen: Celebrating 10 Years!!!

    Founded in December 2007, Once Fallen has been the leading reference & resource site for Registered Citizens (i.e., those convicted of registrable sex
    offenses) and provide useful information to those seeking to reform or abolish the myriad of excessive sex offender laws, from the public registry to
    residency restrictions and beyond. Once Fallen answers hundreds of phone calls and letters, visits with legislators, assists registrants in connecting to
    available resources and support networks, and provides analysis research on sex offender laws free of charge.


    ARM Coast to Coast 2017 Fundraiser

    The Anti-Registry Movement (ARM) have TWO Awareness Campaigns in the works, one in September in Miami FL and one in Oregon in October.
    That’s right—ARM is spreading the message of reform coast-to-coast.

    EAST COAST: First, members of ARM have been invited to Miami to be interviewed by a foreign film crew who is interested in documenting both the
    ongoing struggle among homeless registrants in Miami and the activism of our Anti-Registry Movement. If you’ve seen the recent videos on the Once
    Fallen YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCETOPjKjK0cT3O4MbofdMIQ], then you are aware this year marks the 10 year
    anniversary of the first two public demonstrations. While there, we would have the opportunity to provide for the needs of those at the camp in the
    greatest need as well as raise awareness and provide footage for the film crew.

    WEST COAST: In light of the story of Luke Heimlich, the Oregon State baseball player slammed by the media for an offense he committed as a teen,
    ARM is conducting a “Campus Blitz.” We will host a public awareness booth at each of the three major Oregon Campuses (U. of Oregon, Oregon State,
    and Portland State), where we will pass out literature in addition to gathering signatures for Ballot Initiative 3 (which would take Oregon’s registry
    completely offline).

    These are both ambitious projects that will maximize exposure to the cause of registry reform and reach a very large audience, many of whom may
    never have heard our message of reform. We don’t like to fundraise, but supplies and transportation costs require funds. Thus, we are asking for your
    generosity to help us with these two projects. Volunteers for these two projects would also be helpful. Those willing to assist us can send PayPal
    donations to thomashenrymadison@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Anti-Registry Movement. Together, we can reform this broken system.

    My PayPal address is iamthefallen1@yahoo.com, or if you prefer sending a check/ money order [made out to Derek Logue, NOT to Once Fallen,
    because I don't have a business account], see my CONTACT ME page for my address. I thank all who support this important reference site. You
    can also support Once Fallen by buying an item from the OnceFallendotcom Amazon.com Wish List. Also, I am a collector of all old Atari products
    from the 2600 to the Jaguar and other vintage games. If you have some old Atari stuff, contact me.

    This FREE and INDEPENDENT resource site is not funded by any other organizations or grants, NOR DO I EVER, NOR WILL I EVER, CHARGE
    FOR MY SERVICES OR ASSISTANCE, so donations are always needed and welcomed. In addition to this site, I also engage in demonstrations and
    other projects to assist registrants in need. None of this is possible without your support. I don't like to fundraise but inmate letters, website fees, travel
    expenses, equipment, and supplies aren't free. Even this website costs money for upkeep. Thus, your donations are greatly needed and 100% of
    proceeds fund projects related to promoting the abolishment of these humiliating and unconstitutional laws.


    On the right hand side of this main page are links to various Information pages on my website The first section are fact guides, the second section are
    editorials and assorted current event articles, and the final section are of site information pages. There is also a search function at the top of this page to
    assist with finding specific topics (For example, if you wanted to see all pages on John Walsh, you can type "John Walsh" in the search box and hit
    "Search" to see all pages where John Walsh has been mentioned).

    The categories are as follows:

  • GUIDES FOR EVERYDAY NEEDS: Fact guides to help registrants with common needs, such as housing or dealing with harassment, as well as
    fact guides for registrant activists
  • FACT GUIDES ON SEX OFFENSE ISSUES: Fact guides on various sex offender laws from registration to the Adam Walsh Act and other legal
  • SEX OFFENDER HISTORY SERIES: A series of articles covering history of sex offender laws and commentaries on the growing sex offender
    legal reform movement.
  • CURRENT EVENTS AND COMMENTARIES: A few personal editorials on various sex offender topics, including the ever-popular "You Might
    Be a Sex Offender If" page.
  • ONCE FALLEN SITE LINKS: My contact page, bio, book sales, and lists for recommended reading, as well as my links page to other sex
    offender reform sites.  

    On your right is a list of fact guides on a variety of sex offender laws and topics. Every fact guide has been researched thoroughly and every effort has
    been made to provide up-to-date and accurate information. Once Fallen is dedicated to providing the best available information. If you find any
    grammatical or spelling errors, research errors, or have suggestions, email me at iamthefallen1@yahoo.com. If you are looking to become an activist,
    I suggest reading my GET ACTIVE page. If you are looking for information not covered by my fact guides, looking to join other activist sites, or to see
    if there are state-specific resources for your area, visit my OTHER RSO SITE LINKS page.


    The purpose of Once is providing an honest education on the truth about sex offender laws and issues, and offering some support services and guidance
    to those seeking to reform America's sex offender laws. Once Fallen is not a legal referral service, nor can we provide legal advice on sex crime
    defense or appealing convictions, and any advice given is a solitary opinion based upon the personal experiences and conclusions made by the owner
    of this site. The purpose of Once Fallen is not seek any influence over "age of consent" laws or, as some erroneously put it, "normalize pedophilia" or
    sexual abuse (and thus is not affiliated in any way with alleged "pro-pedophile" groups like NAMBLA), nor is Once Fallen even part of that debate.
    Instead, Once Fallen provides the best available information on the case against post-conviction sex offender "remedies" such as public shaming lists,
    residency restrictions. Once Fallen promotes an "evidence-based approach" to combating recidivism through a combination of fact-based public
    education programs that do not rely on fear and myths about sex offenders, coupled with programs that stress healthy rehabilitation techniques and
    reintegration programs balancing public safety with the individual needs to those who are labeled "sex offenders." Once Fallen does not support groups
    or individuals who advocate for the registry nor are we affiliated with or support Vicki Henry and her "WAR" group. Mentions of other organizations
    here do not imply any kind of cooperation or agreement between us and are listed for informative purposes only. See my CONTACT ME page for
    detailed info about this site and to contact the webmaster.

    The information provided at this site is free to the public for informational and educational (non-commercial) purposes. If you intend to use anything
    from this website for non-commercial purposes, such as copying a page to hand to a legislator or an inmate, or for school research projects, then this
    falls under "fair use" and you don't need my permission. Commercial ventures, such as for-profit businesses or competing websites, must obtain my
    permission to use any info provided here. Generally I only ask you link to my website and credit me for my work (Derek W. Logue of Once Fallen.
    com). Any opinions expressed here are my own. Links to other websites do not imply any degree of mutual endorsement or support between ONCE
    FALLEN and any other website and are merely here for educational and informative purposes.


    For media inquiries or to contact me, visit my CONTACT ME page. To join the fight, visit my GET ACTIVE page. See also the eAdvocate
    Community Blog for more resources or my RSO SITES/ LINKS PAGE for other support and advocacy sites & related resources.

    EXTERNAL Registrant Resources (Important resources offered by other sites):

    Relief for the Registry Chart released by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center: The ccresourcecenter.org website has released a
    spreadsheet of laws that provide relief from the public sex offender registry. You can download the info by CLICKING HERE.

    50 state registry/ residency restriction guide: You can download a spreadsheet on registration and residency laws for all 50 states or get the complete
    state statutes in PDF form at the rival ACSOL Website by CLICKING HERE.

    NCSL Database of Passed Laws: The National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) has a database of all sex offender legal enhancements (i.e., laws
    passed that increase sex offenders laws) from 2008-2014. CLICK HERE to visit the database.

    RTAG Travel Matrix: The Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG) has created a "Travel Matrix" in an attempt to aid registrants planning international
    travel. The link to this service can be found by CLICKING HERE.

    50 State Guide to Teen Sexting Laws: A work-in-progress from a rival website. I'm not exactly fond of this site because the person who runs it
    supports the registry but the info is good so I'm linking to it. To access this list, CLICK HERE.

The Contents of this website are copyright (c) 2007-2017 Derek W.
Logue. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be used in
any way without expressed written consent of the site owner. Once
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ONCE FALLEN VIDEOS [Subscribe to the OnceFallen.com YouTube Channel for more videos!]

The Shiitake Awards is a Once Fallen
Production, spotlighting those politicians,
people and laws that exploit sex offenders
for personal gain. To learn more about the
annual Shiitake Awards, visit my

To keep up with Shiitake-worthy candidates
throughout the year, visit the
Shiitake-Worthy Blog.

April 2015

Taking on Lauren Book and her victim
industry group was a monumental challenge
deep into hostile territory. But we went and
did what many feared could not be done,
and in the end, the Books ran from us like

This rally is featured in the documentary
'Untouchable," which was played at the 2016
Tribeca Film Festival.
"Christmas at the Camp"
Homeless S.O. Camp, Miami

On December 24, 2016, members of the
Anti-Registry Movement and the Florida
chapter of another group visited the
homeless camp at 36th Ct/ 71st St in
Hialeah and brought supplies to the camp.
Visit both websites to get more involved in
our efforts.

On the second video of this playlist, you can
see the earlier video on the deplorable
conditions at the Miami camp, taken on
March 2016.
"Protecting Our Kids: How Sex
Offender Laws Are Failing Us"
by Emily Horowitz

The newest addition to Once
Fallen's list of Recommended
Reading is now available on

Purchase your copy today!

Click the book graphic to go to
Amazon.com to purchase the
Latest Recommended Reading
(See our
Recommended Media
page for more suggested
books and videos)
The Dolphin
by Craig Hallenstein

A new fiction novel that reads
like a Hollywood Blockbuster
while exposing some
inconvenient truths about the
sex offender registry. Now
available for Pre-order.

CLICK HERE to visit the
author's website.
Sept. 7, 2016

Th Dr. Drew Show had a decent five-year
run, but Drew and CNN are going their
separate ways. I got one last appearance in
during the show. The subject was the
release of a high-profile registrant's release
from prison.

For this final show appearance, I wanted
folks to see the full segment, not just the
part I was in, in order to take in all that
was said. This segment went better than
expected and only on a couple of points
would I have wanted to interject some
reasonable thought. Overall, I felt this was
a decent segment, and I didn't have to tell
anyone to stick it. (LOL)
SO Clear Media Presents:

2007- Year of the Protest

This is an interview I conducted in 2014
with Tom Madison, as he tells the story of
this movement's first attempt at an
organized protest in June 2007 in Miami, to
protest forcing registered citizens to live
under the bridge.

There was a more successful rally in
Columbus OH in December 2007.

The playlist is of various SO Clear Talks
discussions with Tom Madison & Derek
Logue on a variety of interesting topics,
including reviews of Untouchable and other
ONCE FALLEN: Origin (2006)

In 2006, I bought a Mini DV (Standard Def)
camcorder to film a documentary. What I ended up
capturing was a journey that led me to being the
activist I am today. When I first started filming, I
lived in a run-down sleeping room. I just lost my
last job and started collecting SSI soon after. I was
also fighting in court to keep my residence. I lost
my case but found a new apartment. i stayed with
my mom for two months, leaving Cincy at the end of
September and returning just after Thanksgiving.

After some issues moving back, I settled into my
new apartment, only to learn that the city was
looking to increase residency restrictions. I took the
fight back to city hall and won the right to stay at
my new apartment. This victory inspired me to
write my book and, a year to the day after my first
speech at Cincinnati City Hall, the Once Fallen
website.  This is the archive footage from my first
attempt at a film.