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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sex offenders win legal challenge over register

Sex offenders win legal challenge over register

Two convicted sex offenders have won the right to challenge their inclusion on the UK's sex offenders register.

The UK Supreme Court ruling paves the way for other offenders to seek to have their details removed.

The two offenders are a teenager who was convicted of rape aged 11 and a man in his 50s guilty of indecent assault.

They argued the register breached their human rights because they could not have their inclusion reviewed, even if they had evidence they had reformed.

Given that the James Bulger killers were released after 8 years for a killing when they were 10 years of age, it does appear to be OTT to keep someone on the sex offender register for an offence committed when he was 11 years of age.

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