The Indiana Supreme Court must decide if a Howard County father can attend his son’s school activities despite his serious sex offender status after hearing arguments Thursday on an ex post facto claim.
After being convicted of child solicitation in 2010, _____ ____ was sentenced to 18 months of probation and was ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years. However, the Howard Superior Court granted ____ special permission to continue attending his son’s school activities on school property, despite his sex offender status.
But when the Unlawful Entry Statute, Indiana Code section 35-42-4-14, took effect in 2015, ____ and other serious sex offenders found themselves subject to a Level 6 felony charge if they entered school property. ____ filed a post-conviction relief petition arguing the statute was unconstitutional as applied to him, and the Indiana Court of Appeals agreed. Full Article