A man in Dutchess County who’s been forced to register as a sex offender says the registry is unconstitutional and he’s suing to be removed from it.
According to Inner City Press, Karl Pennington was arrested two decades ago for kidnapping a 17-year-old. Currently residing at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, Pennington says he was forced to register as a sex offender because the child was under 18 and he was not their parent or guardian.
Because of this, people like Pennington are forced to remain behind bars even after being paroled. That’s why he’s filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality and enforcement of New York’s Sex Offender Registry rules.