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No Registration Needed for Some MO Sex Offenders

January 10, 2010

ky3.com: 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.

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