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PA: Names being removed from sex offender registry

[theintell.com]

Pennsylvania State Police have started the process for removing as many as 5,000 ex-offenders from the Megan’s Law registry under a state supreme court mandate and a new law.

Shaquana Green appeared at a Pennsylvania State Police barracks last month to update her information as a registered sex offender. It’s an annual chore she has done for the last five years, having landed on the Megan’s Law list after disappearing with her daughter for three hours in violation of a custody order.

As of this month, though, the name of the 26-year-old Northampton County resident no longer appears on the registry, under a state Supreme Court ruling and a new exemption for parents who had been charged with interfering with custody of children, but no sex crime.

“I get to have my life,” Green said last week. “This is more than a blessing.”

Last year, the state Supreme Court ruled retroactive application of the state’s version of the new, tougher Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act was unconstitutional. In response, state lawmakers passed House Bill 631, a stop-gap measure to keep up to 12,000 individuals on the registry, but that included an exemption for legal guardians charged with interference with custody of children. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill into law Feb. 21. The exemption applies to only legal guardians of children, though another bill in the state Senate would remove interference with custody of children as a Megan’s Law offense; Pennsylvania and Louisiana are the only states where the crime is considered a violent sex offense even when no sexual contact occurred.

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  1. J

    Someone on here – ( months ago), posted a response on how to get removed from ”Homefacts” and other third party sites- after having been taken off the Mefans law site by court order due to Muniz…

    If anyone knows how to go about this, it would be much appreciated.

    I was put on in 2012 due to the enactment of Sorna in Pa. (I was on probation for a triggering offense at the time.
    The Muniz case affected me and I had a superior court decision removing me from the site.
    Homefacts still lists me as an offender- though I should never have been.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    • AJ

      @J:
      From what I recall being mentioned, you just need to contact the site(s) that have you listed. Attaching a copy of the court order may be helpful, if you’re willing to share it. Otherwise it may take a while for them to confirm.

  2. Dave

    I remember seeing awhile back how to go about getting removed from the website if you are past your date of completion and are still listed. If anyone has this info and could repost it I would greatly appreciate it. I completed my 10 years and all the ml people say is you haven’t been reviewed yet and won’t do anything.

  3. Tj

    On the fifth of this month I was finally removed from the registry. Apparently I must have been at the bottom of the out of state people. I have my letter and what a relief.

    • E @ Tj

      Are you saying you have a conviction from outside PA, moved to PA, and have been deregistered? Would you still have to register if you moved back to your state of conviction? If yes, this is huge for people convicted before (what year?)… no matter what state it was in??

      Oh wait, unless you were convicted in Wisconsin.

      • Tj

        I was convicted by court martial overseas. Moved to PA in 2007, became a 10 yr registrant. 2012 law changed, changed me to lifetime. PA Supreme court declared it unconstitutional, and finally changed back to 10 years 2 years after registration would have ended.

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