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IL: Long legal battle in sex offender case ends with plea deal, probation

Charges filed in 2018 were dismissed Friday against a 26-year-old Normal man after he pleaded guilty to a  new charge involving a 2014 offense, ending his long-running legal challenge of the constitutionality of the state’s sex offender registration rules.

___ ___ was 16 when he engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old classmate. He served 12 months’ probation, and registered as a sex offender until 2018 when the state did not object to his request to end reporting requirements. Full Article

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“Declined to hear the case”
Been seeing that more often the usual in registry inclined cases. Michigan and Colorado too.
Any regime intentionally placing machine need over human need would necessarily require tending in a republic naturally formed by sovereign AND sane men!

Correct Mr. Roberts?

This is what the Registries are about. Idiotic, useless harassment that helps no one except the scumbag big government employees acting like they are working.

Do not support any government that has Registries. Do not support their law enforcement criminals.

” As seen, these courts failed to recognize the breadth necessary to protect the public.”

No surprise from IL.

“___ ___ was 16 when he engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old classmate.”

Give me a freakin’ break!!!! The were BOTH kids!!!

This is certainly a HUGE win for this teenager and for future registrants in IL. It is important to understand that, much like other cases that have occurred recently, this case involved two teenagers who were only 2 years apart; registration laws must be rectified in order to prevent this from occuring in the future. Legislative bodies across the US must grasp that not all sexual crimes are identical and therefore must not evaluate and prosecute them as such. Each case needs to be prosecuted on it’s own merit, not based upon “broad stroke” measures that seek to substantially alter one’s life.

Good job IL! Legislatures throughout the US, coupled with the legal community, are slowly but surely tackling these issues from one jurisdiction to the next.

@Steven V.:
“Legislatures throughout the US, coupled with the legal community, are slowly but surely tackling these issues from one jurisdiction to the next.”
I strenuously disagree. Legislatures aren’t doing anything to improve things unless it affects their being re-elected. In this case, parents cry out about the kids getting caught up in the BS that is registration, but couldn’t give two sh!ts about anyone else. So legislators carve out exceptions to satisfy the current electorate for the current children. To my knowledge, these laws are not enacted as being retroactive or retrospective, though they could be, so those “guilty” of such offenses years ago are not entitled to the same grace. It’s purely the legal community, that community being comprised of a few courageous attorneys and some truly rule-of-law judges, that’s doing ANYthing for us.

What happened to the 14 year old classmate? She/ he also engaged in sexual activity with a minor, right?

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