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WI: Law Adds Video Voyeurs to Sex Offender Registry

May 26, 2010

wbay.com(WI): Law Adds Video Voyeurs to Sex Offender Registry.

A new state law now lets judges put video voyeurs on the sex offender registry. Video voyeurism is classified as a felony. It’s when someone records another person in the nude without their consent, makes copies of the recording, or distributes them.

The law says if a person is convicted of video voyeurism, a court can order them to register with the Department of Corrections as a sex offender.

“Hopefully for the persons with cell phones and all these things, persons thinking of taking an inappropriate picture and putting it on the Internet, that maybe they’ll think twice,” Representative Ted Zigmunt said.

“It might take a little time, but as soon as you start seeing persons’ pictures out there on the sex offender registry it’s going to hit home for a lot of people,” Brown County sheriff’s captain Jeff Sanborn said.

This is just more dilution of the stated intent of these registries. With so many people listed on sex offender registries, their original purpose is lost.

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