DETROIT (AP) – The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to look at the case of a man who’s on the sex offender list for life, although his conviction was erased nearly 20 years ago.
The man was 19 when he was charged with kissing and groping a 12-year-old girl in Wayne County. He pleaded guilty, but his conviction was completely erased in 1997 after he completed three years of probation. A law grants certain breaks to young offenders who stay out of trouble.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Where are the Female CEOs in Michigan?
Nonetheless, he’s on the sex offender registry.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
In 2014, the state appeals court told the man that being on the registry isn’t punishment and doesn’t qualify as cruel or unusual in violation of the constitution.
In an order released Saturday, the Supreme Court says it will take an appeal.MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
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