Portion of Ohio's Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Statute Challenged as Unconstitutional
Lifetime Registration, Notification Mandatory for Serious Youthful Offenders
In the Matter of C.P., Adjudicated Delinquent Child and Serious Youthful Offender, Case no. 2010-0731
4th District Court of Appeals (Athens County)
ISSUE: Does a provision of state law that "automatically" imposes lifetime sex offender registration and community notification requirements on any juvenile sex offender age 14 or older who is adjudicated as a Serious Youthful Offender (SYO) violate a defendant's constitutional rights to due process and equal protection of the law?