These cases, known as statutory rape cases, have received a great deal of press attention and have in some cases led states to reform their laws so that children convicted of statutory rape are not required to register. Four published studies have examined the relationship between failure to register and sex-offense recidivism.
In Michigan, the legal age of consent is StateGa. Rind, P. Zandbergen and T.
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Today, federal law and the laws of all 50 states require adults to register with law enforcement. Tier III includes any sex offender whose offense is punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year and is comparable to or more severe than aggravated sexual abuse or sexual abuse as described in sections and of Title He was finally removed from the registry at age Longo and D.
When Jacob was 14—and still unable to return home—he became the foster child of a pastor and his wife.
The overwhelming majority of the individuals interviewed for this report started registering when they were children under age Recent legislation also sought to prevent sex offenders from being able to obtain or retain certain professional licenses. Barnes, T.
Instead of using available tools to assess the dangerousness of particular people who commit sex offenses as children, most sex offender laws paint them all with the same brush, irrespective of the variety of offenses they may have committed and in total denial of their profound differences from adults.
Interviewees reported having to map out routes before traveling anywhere. In several cases investigated by Human Rights Watch, children often with little legal advice agreed to plead guilty to a sex offense without being informed of the registration requirements they would be subject to for years or decades thereafter.