Journal-Star lauds decision keeping teen off regisrty

The Lincoln Journal-Star editorial board says the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decision prohibiting the Nebraska State Patrol from listing a 15 year old boy on the sex offender registry was the right call.

The decision clarifies Nebraska’s law and will benefit more than one family in Nebraska.

The plaintiff is one of about 30 minors on Nebraska’s sex offender registry who was listed simply because he registered upon moving to Nebraska after his juvenile case was adjudicated in another state. 

Now, the Attorney General’s Office and other state officials have clarification from the courts. A spokesman for the Nebraska State Patrol, which oversees the list, said the agency is already taking the appropriate, needed action to remove these juveniles from the registry.

Read the full editorial in the Lincoln Journal-Star. 

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