Sex Registration

Where persons are convicted of sex offenses, even those not involving illicit touching (such as possession of child pornogoraphy), mandatory sex registration is imposed. Many times that registration is for life. Legislators must act to modify these severe requirements, especially where the defendant is a young person. Sex registration is a concept which destroys the future of the registrant. That person's ability to marry, to have children, to live in a home, and to secure gainful employment is destroyed. There must be reasonable time limits imposed; gradations of registration, and exceptions allowed. Why impose a restrictive life sentence on people who commit sex abuse or child pornography? Why destroy the concept of rehabilitation?