Is the Sex Offender Registration unconstitutional?
First of all, there are different types of Sex Offenders that people don’t want to separate from the each others. For example, one Sex Offender has a thing for molesting children (ages 1-13) and the other Sex Offender just got caught up in a bad situation such as a minor (14-17 Texas law) who decides to lie about her age just to have an older man. And YES IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!!!! So, before you comment, you need to understand that one type of Sex Offender is completely worse then the other one.
Anyhow, I have a brother that I love and have much respect for. He talked to a girl for a few weeks via internet and phone before they finally met. At the time that they met, she told him that she was 19. He was 25 at the time also so that isn’t a big age difference. Well, he finally met up with the girl and spent the whole day with her. I’m not actually sure what they did sexually but I know they had intercourse at the end of the night. Well, I guess the girls parents came home and saw him in the house and got extremely mad. That’s when the whole age thing came out. He found out that she was 15. He showed the text messages to the parents where the girl told him she was 19 but they still had him arrested. Well, he accepted his punishment for his role in it. He ended up getting a 8 year “Deferred Probation”. Of course he has to register as a Sex Offender through the term of his probation. I can understand that. I just don’t understand why the government can force SOME people to register as Sex Offenders for LIFE!! After he completes his Deferred Probation. His case will be dismissed. The sad part is that he is still being punished because he still has to deal with the Sex Offender shit! It seems as if he can never move on with his life because the law won’t let him. I hate seeing him this miserable but I know he isn’t a pedophile!! He wasn’t told that he would have to register for life when the court first put him on probation. I think this is a bit too extreme and very stressful for one person to have to deal with for the rest of their life when they have already served their punishment. Is this really cruel and unusual?
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