Pennsylvania Court Ruling will Reduce Number of Lifetime Sex Offenders

A decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court means that people who commit certain sex crimes cannot be placed on the sex offender registry for life unless they commit a subsequent offense.

The decision was reported at pennlive.com.

The majority decision means sex offenders convicted of “Tier 1” crimes including kidnapping of minors, child luring, institutional sexual assault, indecent assault, prostitution involving minors, possessing child porn and unlawful contact with a minor won’t be required to register for life on their first offense, no matter how many charges their first convictions entail. They will still have to register with police for 10 years.

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