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.

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