Sunday, 29 September 2013

USA - Further Progress

September 29, 2013

Some off sex offender registry

"At least 17 removed from registry in area after ruling requires changes

JA is finally getting some relief after 20 years of anxiety.

A, 50, is one of approximately 300 people whose names have been removed from Oklahoma’s Sex Offender Registry since a June state Supreme Court ruling, according to Department of Corrections records.

“It’s a big relief,” the Boynton man said. “I don't worry about it no more. I used to worry about it all the time — would I get in trouble where I lived.”

Nearly 7,400 convicted sex offenders’ names appear on the DOC’s registry. That is down from approximately 7,700 listed when the state’s highest civil court ruled amendments to the Sexual Offender Registration Act couldn’t be applied retroactively."

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