By PennLive staff reports. Tier 3 sex offenders are the most severe offenders in the registry and are required to register their home address and work address every three months for the rest of their lives. Tier 3 sex offenses include such crimes as kidnapping, rape, incest, and sexual assault.
Pennsylvania State Police have started the process for removing as many as 5, ex-offenders from the Megan's Law registry under a state supreme court mandate and a new law. Shaquana Green appeared at a Pennsylvania State Police barracks last month to update her information as a registered sex offender. As of this month, though, the name of the year-old Northampton County resident no longer appears on the registry, under a state Supreme Court ruling and a new exemption for parents who had been charged with interfering with custody of children, but no sex crime.
Section The failure to comply with Sex Offender Registration requirements can be charged as a felony and comes with mandatory jail time. Since the requirements were punitive, SORNA cannot be applied to certain individuals who were convicted before December 20,
Jason A. Davies broke into the Wilson home of a woman he had never met and raped her, threatening to kill her if she screamed. He faces sentencing Friday in Northampton County Court under a plea agreement that recommends six to 12 years in state prison.
Constitutionality of sex offender registries in the United States. Megan's Law is the name for a federal lawand informal name for subsequent state laws, in the United States requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Laws were created in response to the murder of Megan Kanka.
The Pennsylvania State Police has released the latest edition of the annual report, which provides statistics and information concerning the registration of sexual offenders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here to view the report. Act 10 of was signed into law on February 21,
Now, the fates of those people — along with as many as 17, others statewide who were required, under that law, to remain on a registry for decades or life — hinge in large part on the state legislature. On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, a key gatekeeper, unanimously advanced legislation already passed by the House to replace the invalidated law. Meanwhile, a panel of Common Pleas Court judges is deliberating whether to vacate the failure-to-comply convictions for the approximately Philadelphians still under supervision.
By Tony Rhodin For lehighvalleylive. Most of the thousands of Megan's Law offenders in Pennsylvania keep their information and photographs up to date, as is required by authorities. They need to check in with police, but have yet to be charged with a crime for not doing so, Reed added.
Any person who uses the information contained herein to threaten, intimidate, or harass the registrant or their family, or who otherwise misuses this information, may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability. Pennsylvania's General Assembly has determined public safety will be enhanced by making information about registered sexual offenders available to the public through the internet. Knowledge whether a person is a registered sexual offender could be a significant factor in protecting yourself, your family members, or persons in your care from recidivist acts by registered sexual offenders.
In Pennsylvania, it is mandated under Megan's Law that those convicted of certain offenses, most sexual offenses such as rape and indecent assault, must register with the state police, among other requirements. At that time the length of registration for certain crimes was increased from 10 to fifteen years and from 25 years to a lifetime in many instances. Unfairly, the law also retroactively applied these new registration requirements. Individuals who pleaded guilty under a deal that promised a 10 or year registration suddenly found that they were now required to register for 15 years or even for the rest of their life.