Fox Topix: Sex Offender Registry Appeal

Should a man’s name now be taken off the sex offender registry because his conviction was erased 18 years ago? Why or why not?

The Michigan Supreme Court will take up the appeal of a man who’s been put on the state’s sex offender registry for life.

The man was 19 when he was charged with kissing and groping a 12-year-old girl in Wayne County. He pleaded guilty in the case, but his conviction was taken off the books in 1997 after he completed three years of probation. Michigan law also gives breaks to young offenders who exhibit good behavior.

Last year, the state appeals court told the man that being on the registry is not a punishment and does not constitute as something as cruel or unusual in violation of the constitution.

Over the weekend, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal that would take the man’s name off the sex offender registry.

For today’s Fox Topix, we want to know: Should a man’s name now be taken off the sex offender registry even though his conviction was erased 18 years ago? Why or why not?

Let us know what you think. Please leave your comment below or email us: mtm@mifox32.com

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