How to Use Public Records Act Records to Identify Child Sex Offenders in Indiana
An Indiana judge has ruled that the state’s public records law should include sex offenders who have been sentenced to prison, according to The Indianapolis Star.
“Sex offenders should not be allowed to commit further crimes because of their past conduct,” the judge wrote in a ruling published Friday.
“That is a fact.”
The judge also ruled that sex offenders should be included in Indiana’s sex offender registries and that sex offender records should be available to the public.
The state is one of several states that allow sex offenders to remain on the sex offender registry for up to 20 years.
The judge’s ruling comes after a case involving a convicted sex offender who had been on the registry for five years.
Indiana has more than 400 sex offender registers, and some offenders are eligible for parole after serving time in prison.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill in 2017 to create the sex offenders registry, but the bill has yet to be acted upon.
A petition to repeal the sex registry has garnered more than 7,000 signatures.
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