Legislature Has Deadline to Close Jessica's Law Loophole

Posted on July 28th, 2010 No Comments

Lawmakers have one week to close a loophole in a Massachusetts law that does not require sex offenders who victimized children to register as sex offenders when released from prison.

Jessica’s Law was passed in 2008 to establish minimum mandatory sentences for people convicted of sex crimes against children. The legislation did not include a requirement that people convicted under the law register with the Sex Offender Registry Board when released from jail or prison. The Legislature has until the end of next week to change that, or the law will stay on the books for another year.

A bill to close the loophole was filed last year, but never passed because lawmakers said they ran out of time.

If you have been accused of a serious crime or you are looking for help in the realm of sex crime law, call Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676.


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