Colorado man removed from sex offender registry in "unusual" case

Reporter Kaitlin Durbin writes about a Colorado Springs man who has won his battle to be removed from the sex offender registry, in a case described as “unprecedented.” The man was convicted in a Romeo-and-Juliet case in Missouri, for having sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend when he was 17. 

For more than a decade, David felt “like trash” having to register as a sex offender because he had consensual sex with his girlfriend when they were both minors. 

Now, with the help of a local attorney, those days are behind him. 

He was officially removed from the registry Jan. 2. 

Now I feel like everybody else,” David said. The Gazette agreed to use only his first name to protect his identity.

It’s sad that anyone should be labeled a “sex offender” under such circumstances…or that anyone should be on a sex offender registry.

Read more here.

Read commentary on the case here.

Published by nufearless

Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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