Monday, November 30, 2009

Maine Lawsuits Remove Sex Offenders from Registry : Nearly 100 removed from Maine sex offender list.

Augusta, Maine - Maine officials say nearly 100 people have been removed from the state’s sex offender registry two months after of a new law went into effect changing the registry’s rules.

People convicted of sex offenses dating back to 1982 were previously listed on the registry. But after court challenges, the Legislature changed the law so that people convicted of offenses between 1982 and June 30, 1992, no longer had to be on the list if they didn’t have any subsequent felony-level offenses.

Matthew Ruel, director of the State Bureau of Identification, told the Kennebec Journal that as of last week, 245 people had submitted applications seeking to be taken off the registry, with nearly 100 of those being removed.