Judge: Man Convicted of Sodomy Shouldn’t Be on Sex Offender Registry

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A Montana man who sued the state in order to be taken off its sex offender registry over a past sodomy arrest has won the right to be removed from the list, Boise State Public Radio reports.

Randall Menges was arrested in Idaho in 1994 shortly after his 18th birthday after police say they caught him having sex with two 16-year-old boys. Menges and one of the boys at the time said in the original police report that the encounter was consensual. According to Idaho law, statutory rape occurs when either one partner is under 16 or when the younger person is 16 or 17, if the offender is more than three years older. Menges was not charged with that, and was only charged with Crimes Against Nature.

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