Important here is Lawmakers want it this way, they enacted the laws! They made it retroactive, BUT FAILED to include all those who have made these mistakes.
Lawmakers, Parents, Moms Dads, Uncles, Aunts and Others who have done the same in their youth, retroactivity -as enacted- PROTECTS them: Please stand up and be counted, err Registered. Its time for a MASS change!
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- "My face is blacked out (In Video) because I am ashamed for everyone to know what I am," says Convicted Sex offender.
Missouri considers him a sex offender, after one decision he made 15 years ago with a 14 year old girl when he was living in Washington.
"One thing led to another and we ended up having consensual sex," he says.
That's considered to be a crime in Washington. He served time in juvenile hall for the crime, even though the sex was consensual.
"It wasn't rape, wasn't child molestation. It wasn't anything with a baby, it wasn't a violent crime and yet i am still paying."
He has tried to move on with his life, he even joined the army. But, his past still haunts him.
"Even with my military record and my degrees in school, I am still overlooked and passed. It sucks," he says.
"There's a whole coax of people who are accused, plead guilty that didn't have that mindset that don't have that same mental makeup as some of the people who are on the list," says Attorney Adam Wood.
Wood says the problem is with how the registry is run, separating the consensual crimes from those that were not. "The list is all encompassing list and it doesn't differential between those two types of people and that's a big issue," he says.
It's an issue that registrants' deal with every day of his life.
"If you're going to judge SOMEONE on something that happened 15 years ago for the person I am today, then shame on you. Shame on you," says registrant.
There was a push a few months ago for a bill that would allow people 18 and under to no longer appear on the registry. But, it did not get passed. ..Source.. by KSPR.com