The state appeals court recently called for state lawmakers to amend the state Sex Offenders Registration Act to show it includes offenders convicted of nonsexual crimes against children.
A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals made the statements in a March 26 opinion in which it denied the appeal of ____ _ ____, 48, of Sterling Heights, who along with two co-defendants was convicted in 2012 of 10 crimes related to imprisoning, assaulting and torturing four male juveniles for several hours in retaliation for breaking into his home. He is serving a nearly seven-year prison term.
____ and his co-defendants were required to register as a sex offender because unlawful imprisonment of a minor is a listed offense in the state law. Full Article
Opinion – Michigan Court of Appeals