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Convicted sex offender appeals requirement to register in Indiana

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A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to rape and abuse of a child in that state in 1984 will argue before the Indiana Court of Appeals Wednesday that he should not have to register in Indiana, where he now lives.

Thomas H. Andrews completed his sentence in 1989 and moved to Indiana in 1993. He hasn’t been arrested for any sex offense while living in Indiana, but under the state’s sex offender registry requirements, he is classified as a sexually violent predator who must register for life. Andrews argues that because he committed his crimes in Massachusetts before registration requirements took place in that state or in Indiana, Indiana’s registration requirement violates the ex post facto clause of the Indiana Constitution as it relates to him.

The state claims that Andrew has an independent obligation to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006.

The oral arguments in Andrews v. State, 29A02-1112-MI-1166, will be held at 1 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

 

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  1. why is the State trying to play GOD? Automatic sealing of a record is immoral. People should have the right to decide how to handle a record. the state is playing GOD. I have searched for decades, then you want me to pay someone a huge price to contact my son. THIS is extortion and gestapo control. OPEN THE RECORDS NOW. OPEN THE RECORDS NOW. OPEN THE RECORDS NOW.

  2. I haven't made some of the best choices in the last two years I have been to marion county jail 1 and two on three different occasions each time of release dates I've spent 48 to 72 hours after date of release losing a job being denied my freedom after ordered please help

  3. Out here in Kansas, where I now work as a government attorney, we are nearing the end of a process that could have relevance in this matter: "Senate Bill 45 would allow any adult otherwise able to possess a handgun under state and federal laws to carry that gun concealed as a matter of course without a permit. This move, commonly called constitutional carry, would elevate the state to the same club that Vermont, Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming have joined in the past generation." More reading here: http://www.guns.com/2015/03/18/kansas-house-panel-goes-all-in-on-constitutional-carry-measure/ Time to man up, Hoosiers. (And I do not mean that in a sexist way.)

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  5. I am terrified to see Fracking going on not only in Indiana but in Knox county. Water is the most important resource we have any where. It will be the new gold, and we can't live without it and we can live without gold. How ignorant are people?

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