Reply To: Illinois appeals court finds sex offender registration requirement too harsh

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Marie Mitchell

I am glad for every judge who rules SOR laws as punitive because they may have not started out to be, but they definitely are. We are currently fighting to have my husband removed from Oklahoma’s SOR. Ino 2003, when he wore shorts without underwear in a restaurant and only visibly offended an adult woman, he pled guilty. The law was 10 year registration with a 10 year suspended sentence, but they waited till the law was rewritten to sentence him to a total of 20 years registration. Should not the law at time of offense, or arrest, or at least guilty plea be the penalty? They delayed his sentencing for 10 months after he pled guilty.