SD Lawmakers OK Change In Sex Offender Registry
March 10, 2010, 3:56 PM
PIERRE, SD -
A measure allowing some people to get their names removed from the state sex offender registry has been approved by the South Dakota Legislature.
The Senate on Wednesday approved some minor changes made by the House. It will become law if signed by Governor Mike Rounds.
The measure creates three levels of sex crimes. Those convicted of the most serious sex offenses, including crimes against children, could never get off the offender list. Those convicted of midlevel sex crimes could ask to be removed after 25 years.
And those convicted of less serious crimes, such as statutory rape when the offender is no older than 21, could seek to be removed from the list after 10 years.
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