Nov. 26, 2012, 8:47 a.m.
Sex register questioned as judge criticises mandatory requirement
"Judge Julian Leckkie said the law designed to put paedophiles [sic] on a sex register was a waste of time.
A COUNTY court judge has criticised a mandatory sentencing law requiring an 18-year-old Warrnambool man to be registered as a sex offender for 10 years."
"He ordered Pickett be placed on a community corrections order which include he receive treatment for alcohol rehabilitation and, if advised, attend the sex offenders program."