Sunday, January 10, 2010

No Registration Needed for Some MO Sex Offenders No registration needed for some Mo. sex offenders.

A Missouri judge says a federal sex offender registration requirement cannot apply to a person who received a suspended sentence.
The ruling Friday by Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan is the latest in a series of Missouri court decisions clarifying who must abide by laws requiring sex offenders to register their addresses with authorities. Callahan says the person does not have to follow a 2006 federal registration law because it applies only to convicted sex offenders - and Missouri law does not treat a suspended sentence as a conviction.