WY: Although Dept Of Corrections Wanted Child Sex Abuser On Probation, Wyo Supreme Court Says No

Source: cowboystatedaily.com 12/27/22 A Riverton man sentenced to a decade in prison for sexually abusing a 5-year-old while he was in his late teens is not entitled to have his sentence reduced to probation after completing Wyoming’s Youthful Offender Transition Program, the Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled.   Joshua ____, 22, was sentenced by Fremont County District Court in June 2021 to between eight and 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl when he was 17.   That sentence was reduced to between six and 10 years…

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WY: Cheney primary challenger says he impregnated 14-year-old when he was 18

[news.yahoo.com/ – 5/21/21] A state senator in Wyoming who’s running against U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and four others in a Republican primary acknowledged he impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 18, vowing not to end his campaign for Congress. It was a disclosure he said he was forced to make because of “the establishment swamp,” but he did not explicitly blame Cheney or any of the other candidates in the race. “Everybody has something in their life that they did … We’ve all had these problems. Why is this…

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WY: Supreme Court – Sex Offender Must Continue To Register In 1994 Conviction

A man who was required to register as a sex offender because of a change in state law must continue to register even though his conviction occurred more than 25 years ago, Wyoming’s Supreme Court has ruled. … At the time of his conviction, ____ was not required to register as a sex offender because the victim was over 16. However, state law changed in 2007 to require registration by those convicted of third-degree sexual assault regardless of the age of the victim. … However, justices said ____ did not…

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WY: Sex offenders now pay the cost of supervision

Previous source of cash has run dry, so the state charges registrants for every change of status. A new Wyoming law means sex offenders must now pay to register or make changes to their registration. If they ignore the new law, they’re subject to criminal charges. It’s a big change for both offenders and law enforcement. In Teton County, where many residents are transient, the law was already tough to enforce. “Say we get a tourist come in from out of town who isn’t currently registered in Wyoming,” Teton County…

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WY: Sex offender registration fees increase with proposed legislation

Sex offenders in Wyoming may face increased registration fees this July in preparation for the 2019 expiration of the grant supporting Wyoming’s sex offender registration program. At the request of the Wyoming Attorney General’s office, legislators appointed to the Judiciary Committee from both the House and Senate worked together over the interim to propose a bill to create the sex offender registration account, which would house increased registration and reporting fees. The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill with no opposition and the Appropriations Committee passed it with a 5-2…

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