Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MD - Man Wins Appeal But Remains on Sex Offender List

Original Article


BALTIMORE (AP) - A man who successfully petitioned Maryland's highest court to be removed from the state's sex offender registry is still on the list.

That's according to the lawyer for the unidentified man, who has filed a motion for contempt.

The man identified in court documents as John Doe pleaded guilty in 2006 to sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in 1984. The Court of Appeals ruled in March that he couldn't be placed on the sex offender registry because it didn't exist when the crime was committed.

Nancy Forster, the man's lawyer, said she's appalled that the state's Department of Public Safety is ignoring the state's highest court.

The department and the Maryland attorney general's office declined to comment on the case.

1 comment :

Mark said...

This is a "CLASSIC" GAME PLAY by the state. The true problem is the fact that this man won his state case (ex post facto), but the federal Adam Walsh Act "TRUMPS" state law. In short, the Adam Act is SUPREME LAW of the land, so he will not be removed until someone files yet another suit over this and I suspect this man will lose his claim if he files because of federal law! Supremacy Clause vs. state law as the Adam Act make MANDATORY, MANDATORY registration! And the exact same issue in Minnesota came up - the offenders lost and had to re-register because of the Supremacy clause! "It's a wonderful life."