SD Panel Approves Changes to Sex Offender Registry

February 12, 2010

grandforksherald.com: Panel approves changes to South Dakota sex offender registry.

Pierre, S.D. — A South Dakota Senate committee today advanced a bill that would create tiers for the state’s sex offender registry, giving some people a chance to get their names removed from the list eventually.

The measure, which now heads to the full Senate, would create three groups of sex crimes. Those convicted of the most serious ones, including crimes against children, could never get off the offender list. Those convicted of mid-level sex crimes could ask to be removed after 25 years, and those convicted of less serious crimes such as misdemeanor indecent exposure or statutory rape when the offender is 25 or younger could ask to be removed after 10 years.

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