Kaitlin Durbin has written a touching story about a young man, David, who has been on the Colorado sex offender registry for over a decade for consensual teenage sex with his girlfriend. She tells, briefly, some of the difficulties that public registration posed for him in his attempts to live a normal life, and she shares his relief and joy that he has now successfully been removed.
The title given the piece — and writers and journalists seldom select their own titles — is “Colorado Springs man removed from sex offender registry in ‘unusual’ case.” Several times in the article the fact that this case was so rare was referenced. The attorney spoke of the case as having no precedent.
From what I could tell — and my legal acumen is somewhere down there with what I know about building rocket ships — the only thing “unusual” is the fact that he was actually removed.