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I am from Utah. 23 years ago I plead guilty to attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The penalties of the law for pleading guilty were laid out. I would have to "Register" at the Courthouse once a year for 3 years. 3 years parole. Judge said in court I was looking at doing considerably less than 5 years. Everything that was thrown at me is what is referred to as a "Legal Fiction" I had no idea they could just change the law anytime they wanted without any due process of the law, and that I would become subject to those laws or I would have fought for reduced charges. I did 11 years in prison. The time on Parole changed to 5 years. I was violated 3 different times on "Technical Violations" None of the violations had anything to do with a sex offense. Then in 2008 when I was just ready to get off my 5 year parole I was informed it was now ten years parole. So after being out for 7 years they decide because of a traffic violation that went to warrant I needed to go back to prison. Adult probation and parole recommended 4 years for the violation!!!! Lucky the people whom I love, neighbors included showed up and fought to get me released. I did 6 months. I now have another 10 year parole to do. I was convicted in 1993. This nightmare is never going to end for me. I took a polygraph test so that my granddaughters could live with me. They asked me every sick question possible and I passed 100%. Now that the system has turned prisoner for profit, and they use sex offenders to extort money from the taxpayers by scaring them, I am doomed!!! Oh Utah just created a bunch of reform laws that would help me. But I don't fall under them because of the date of my conviction. But the laws that hurt me I fall under even though it was not a law when I entered my Plea? Funny huh, For some readers I am sure it is. This looks like a good website. I hope people will educate themselves to the truth about everything that is going on. Its a industry now for a lot of people. They depend on sex offenders committing crimes so they can make a living. It's very sad, one of the saddest things is now is they are throwing children in the checkout cart. It really does boil down to money. Taxpayer Money! So the worse they can make all sex offenders look, the more cash they can pull out of all your wallets. True story