Lawmakers OK Sex Crime Registry Changes 3-25-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Lawmakers OK Sex Crime Registry Changes 3-25-2011

Many teenagers cited for having consensual sex with minors would no longer be listed on Michigan's sex offender registry under legislation headed to Gov. Rick Snyder.
A package of bills related to the offenders' list was overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the Legislature, and some of the bills are on their way to the governor.
Offenders would not be listed for having consensual sex with partners who were between the ages of 13 and 16, provided the offender was not more than four years older than the victim.

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The legislation calls for a petition process to allow those young offenders currently on the registry to be taken off if a court determined the sex was consensual.
The Michigan bills are aimed at complying with a federal statute.
To view the state's online database of registered sex offenders, click here.
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