Monday, June 7, 2010

UPDATES, Monday June 7 : Ohio E-sorn Public Registry and County Sheriffs

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UPDATE, Monday June 7, (2:00 pm): called the Ohio Attorney General's OHLEG office today and spoke with the office of Steve Brown again. His office representative told us that Steve Brown was drafting guidelines and an FAQ to be sent to County Sheriff Departments instructing them as to what to do in order to remove invalid registrants from the Sex Offender Registry in their counties as a result of Thursday's Ohio Supreme Court ruling in Bodyke vs, Ohio.

Readers should contact their County Sheriff Office to ask about these guidelines as soon as possible. We are still awaiting a return call from our County Sheriff office. You must help to keep the pressure on these state and local authorities to assure they do what they are legally required to do to comply with the Ohio Supreme Court decision.

UPDATE, Monday June 7, (3:30 pm):

We received a return call from Montgomery County Sheriff Office which denied receiving any guidelines yet from the Ohio Attorney General OHLEG office. We were assured that action would be taken as soon as they receive these guidelines but that the Attorney General Office was still meeting to discuss what the Ohio Supreme Court ruling actually meant ! What? They still don't know what the ruling means??

In the meantime, readers must be vigilant and aware that some Ohio legislators are still planning to skirt the Ohio Supreme Court ruling and introduce new sex offender legislation:

Ohio Senators Tim Shaffer and Tim Grendell have both made public statements regarding the Bodyke decision implying they will propose new sex offender legislation.

Contact them at:

Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Tim Grendell: Phone: 614) 644-7718 Email:
Tim Schaffer: Phone: (614) 466-5838 Email:

UPDATE, Monday June 7,
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