Two decades after Ohio began labeling sex offenders on a public database and setting restrictions on where they can live, a major overhaul to the law is being proposed that could drop thousands of lower-level offenders off the list. Ohio currently has more than 17, individuals on the sex offender registry. Less than a third are labeled Tier III, the highest tier, meaning they committed crimes like rape of children, sexual battery or murder with sexual motivation. Opponents of registration have long argued that it does more harm than good to keep those who have served their time from re-integrating into society, and they say the registry unfairly labels people who commit low-level, non-violent crimes. Residency restrictions, which currently bar sex offenders from living within 1, feet of a school or day care, have been a particularly hot button issue and the committee recommends getting rid of them.
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It was at an Oklahoma treatment center where she was participating in a mandatory group therapy session. She was there because fifteen years earlier, Shawna was deemed to be a sexual predator after pleading guilty to having consensual sex with a year-old boy when she was In a desolate parking lot a few months later, I met Adrian. Adrian was a junior at North Dakota State majoring in business management, when he travelled to Miami for spring break.
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Alissa Ackerman of California State University Fullerton, a criminologist and national expert on the treatment of sex offenders. Individuals found to be low-risk — and some adjudged moderate-risk — would be on a registry only available to law enforcement personnel. The proposal was crystalized into a bill introduced during the immediate past session of the General Assembly, though it failed to make it out of the Judiciary Committee. State Sen.