Court throws out child sex-offender registration

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Pennsylvania's highest court says a law that requires lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders isn't constitutional. The Supreme Court ruled 5-to-1 on Monday that the state's Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act doesn't allow juvenile defendants the necessary ability to challenge the presumption they're likely to reoffend.

Marsha Levick with the Juvenile Law Center calls it "a great victory for the kids who have been wrongly impacted by the statute." [...] Levick says she's not sure how many people have been registered as juveniles in the state, but it's probably fewer than 100.

source: 'Court throws out child sex-offender registration'; www.lewistownsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/765313/Court-throws-out-child-sex-offender-registration.html?isap=1&nav=5013; Lewistown Sentinel (Associated Press); 30 December 2014