NE: Attorney sues to remove names listed for juvenile sex crimes

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An attorney who successfully sued to keep a 15-year-old boy’s name off Nebraska‘s Sex Offender Registry has filed another lawsuit to remove seven other people who were prosecuted as juveniles.

Joshua Weir filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of seven people who were listed with 67 others on the state’s Sex Offender Registry despite being prosecuted as juveniles, the Lincoln Journal Star reported .

Nebraska’s registry doesn’t include juveniles unless they’re prosecuted criminally in adult court.

The 74 were removed from the registry in August after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a boy moving to Nebraska shouldn’t be listed for something he did in Minnesota when he was 11. The Attorney General’s office had previously said that all sex offenders who move to the state must register, regardless of age.  (Source)

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