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CASE ENTRY

Doe v. DeWine

In 2006, Jane Doe pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and was classified as a “sexual predator” under Ohio law. In Ohio, that classification is permanent, there is no mechanism for altering it, and it requires designees to comply with all manner of registration rules and housing restrictions. Doe sues, claiming a due process right to periodic hearings at which she can show she is unlikely to commit future sex crimes. Sixth Circuit: No. Whether or not you’re currently dangerous, Ohio can regulate you as a sexual predator for life.


Tags: 2018, Criminal Sexual Activity, Due Process, Sixth Circuit

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