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Pa. judge tosses youth sex offenders' registration

November 9, 2013
Associated Press

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A judge in central Pennsylvania says a 2011 state law that requires lifetime Megan's Law registration for juvenile sex offenders isn't constitutional.

The York Dispatch reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/HOEmcL ) that York County Judge John Uhler ordered state police this week to remove the names of seven young men from the state's Megan's Law registry.

Uhler says it's common for juveniles have a great capacity to rehabilitate themselves and noted they have a low rate of re-offending.

The law passed two years ago requires lifetime registration for those convicted as juveniles of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse or aggravated indecent assault.

A prosecutor with the York County district attorney's office says they believe the law is constitutional and they're considering an appeal of the judge's decision.

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Information from: The York Dispatch, http://www.yorkdispatch.com

 
 

 

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