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The Ridiculous Laws That Put People on the Sex Offender List

On his 18th birthday, ____ ____ and his 14-year-old girlfriend of one year, Misty, decided to have sex. Because of their ages, that meant ____ committed the crime of statutory rape. When Misty told her father months later, after finding out that _____ had cheated on her, he went to the police. In 1994, ____ struck a deal with prosecutors, pleading no contest to lewd and lascivious behavior. He avoided prison, but as part of the deal, he had to register as a sex offender. Full Article

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  1. Bluewall

    When someone turns 18 the government should mail them “The Law” manual …..

    • ab

      Make it sixteen or whenever someone gets their driver’s license. Oh and not just state law, but federal, and local ordinances too. Plus it can’t just be the criminal or civil codes/statutes but the entire legal manual. Yes this includes the United States constitution and state constitution (screw it, provide all 50 state constitution’s).

  2. Someone who cares

    Why can’t we start a petition, gathering signatures to see how many people would like to have some sex offenses removed from the registry that are clearly not violent or contact offenses. Since California has lifefetime registration, more people get added all the time, and that is overwhelming for anyone and counterproductive to fight sex crimes. I am sure, the majority of smart people would have to welcome this since it lets LE focus more on the true threats.

  3. Bruce

    Hello someone who Cares, I just ran across this article and adds to the Ramifications of sex offenses in various states please read this article it is somewhat bizarre yet I feel it compliments & adds to what You are already saying: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/08/several_states_ban_people_in_the_sex_offender_registry_from_a_bizarre_list.html?wpisrc=burger_bar

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