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Colorado attorney general to appeal judge's ruling against state sex offender registry

September 13, 2017 Updated: September 13, 2017 at 7:25 am
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DENVER - The state attorney general is appealing a controversial ruling by a judge two weeks ago that could change the way the public is informed of sex offenders.

The judge sided with an attorney for three sex offenders, who argued that the Colorado sex offender registry is cruel and unusual punishment because the offenders have already served their time, only to be vilified by the public upon release.

Under current state law, sex offenders convicted in Colorado must register with local law enforcement in any jurisdiction they move to, including out of state, under the notion that citizens have the right to know when a sex offender moves nearby.

The registry is available to the public online.

Read more at kktv.com.

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