CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant was properly required to register as a sex offender against a minor?
Defendant pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor. Under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act statute, defendant was sentenced to register, because his offense was categorized as a sex offense against a minor. After awhile, defendant stopped registering. He was convicted of failing to register. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that the statute was void for vagueness. The statute provided that a defendant is required to register when the circumstances involved a sex offense against a minor. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the district court correctly found that defendant’s conduct involved a sex offense against a minor. Affirmed.
United States v. Burgee, 19-3034, Smith, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, District of South Dakota.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.