A federal appeals court has struck down a series of harsh restrictions imposed by Michigan’s state legislature on previously convicted sex offenders on the grounds that they constituted punishment above, beyond and sometimes long after their sentencing, in violation of the Constitution’s prohibition on retroactive or “ex post facto” laws.
The closely watched case stemmed from amendments in 20 to Michigan’s sex offender registry law — similar to those on the books known as “Megan’s Law” in states across the country — that were imposed retroactively on people convicted and sentenced before they were enacted.
They can be neighbors, babysitters, religious leaders, teachers, coaches, or anyone else who has close contact with children.
Fact: In as many as 93 percent of child sexual abuse cases, the child knows the person that commits the abuse. In the majority of cases, the perpetrator is someone the parents or child knows, and that person may be in a position of trust or responsibility to the child and family.
On a sunny afternoon in December, he met a CNN reporter in the parking lot of the Stilwell Public Library, arm-in-arm with his mother, who is blind.
As he told his story, Blackman cast furtive glances at each passing car and sized up every person entering the library as if to ensure no one was after him.
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