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To be notified of sexual offenders living in your area, please visit the State of Ohio’s sexual offender registry: office=55149 In 1997, the Governor of the State of Ohio signed into law House Bill 180, the Sexual Offender Registration Bill.The CCSD Sexual Offenders Unit ensures the CCSD is in compliance with Ohio law.Certain sexual offenders are also adjudicated by a judge to be subject to community notification.Any person who uses the information contained herein to threaten, intimidate, or harass the registrant or their family, or who otherwise misuses this information, may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability. S § 9799.32(1), requires the State Police to create and maintain a registry of persons who reside, or is transient, work/carry on a vocation, or attend school in the Commonwealth and who have either been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to, or have been adjudicated delinquent of Certain Sexual Offenses in Pennsylvania or another jurisdiction.
Pennsylvania's General Assembly has determined public safety will be enhanced by making information about registered sexual offenders available to the public through the internet. § 9799.28, the State Police has established this website to provide timely information to the public on registered sexual offenders who reside, or are transient, attend school, or are employed/carry on a vocation, within this Commonwealth.
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The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether a young man whose conviction requires him to register as a sex offender should be excused from this collateral consequence on grounds that it violates the state constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
He objected to being classified as a sex offender and argued that this violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
The trial court noted the objection, and told his counsel, “[y]ou can see if you can get the Court of Appeals to change the requirements of my job.” Blankenship is appealing a 2-1 decision by the Second District Ohio Court of Appeals that upheld his classification, which before 2007 required a hearing and allowed judges to determine whether registration should be required.
In 2011 the court ruled inthat the state’s registration scheme is punitive and thus may not constitutionally be applied retroactively, so it would be a short step for the court to find that the mandatory registration requirement constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in this case.