Under New Mexico law, a person convicted of any of 12 sex offenses or who is convicted of an "equivalent" offense must register with the sheriff of the county in which the offender lives. Salas is now residing in the Metropolitan Detention Center, charged with 55 counts of armed robbery, two counts of robbery and other crimes, including kidnapping, child abuse, conspiracy and aggravated assault.
Ashley Reymore-Cloud, a lawyer for the nonprofit Liberty and Justice Coalition, said this lawsuit is not the first to address state issues with "translation of equivalent crimes" for out-of-state sex offenders.
More Comments. Offenders sentenced to parole or pardon must also register after their sentence. SORNA requires sex offenders to check in annually with a new photograph if their appearance has changed. Email required. The rates were When a 2 nd -degree rape is committed on a child or a minor, the convict has to pay up to a maximum of 12, USD as fines or imprisonment of a maximum of 15 years.
Federal law has divided convicted sex offenders into three categories.
Some crimes in New Mexico require registration with law enforcement, but they are not on the public registry. Since Februarythe sex offender registry unit has processed translations. As part of his sentence under Arizona law, Salas was to report to the local sheriff to be put on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life.
The sex offender registries are designed for online public access and are searchable by name, address, county or city and are available on the state Department of Public Safety. The eight John Does range from a man convicted and sentenced in for sexual assault who successfully completed nine years of probation as of June to a man convicted of "lewd conduct" with a minor in California in who said Valencia County sheriffs routinely show up at his house in "sex offender" gear and park outside his house.
Offenders are also subject to online publication of their crimes. Salas is the sort of convicted sex offender, police say, that the registry was designed to help law enforcement and the public to keep under watch. Administrative Services Judicial Operations Warrants.
Detectives say that once an offender is off probation or parole, their contact with the sex offender registration detectives may be the only law enforcement agency tracking their whereabouts. The original state law, passed in , had few teeth for prosecutors and law enforcement but lots of loopholes for felons.
Some crimes in New Mexico require registration with law enforcement, but they are not on the public registry.