At the turn of the calendar year, it's not uncommon for a whole host of new Missouri or Illinois laws to go into effect. This year, however, Illinois residents will want to be familiar with a new restriction on some individuals subject to sex offender registration in that state.
Sexual violence should always be taken seriously. If a person is found guilty of a sexual violence crime, regardless of the specific charges, they are not only eligible for jail time, but they may also have to register with the Sex Offender Registry for life. This is a penalty that can have very serious, long-term consequences, affecting everything from employment to housing. This is also something a few St. Louis men are facing at this very moment.
It's generally known that being on the Missouri sex offender registry can interfere with employment opportunity, residential rental options and relationships with co-workers and neighbors. But in late October of each year, those subject to Missouri Sex Offender Registration are reminded of another way in which their presence on the registry changes their life.
A man from Warren County, Missouri, was arrested on suspicion of having committed a sex crime with an underage girl.
When defendants in Missouri are found guilty of criminal sexual conduct, most people's expectation is that a lengthy sentence will follow. But one sexual abuse defendant -- well-known to University of Missouri football fans -- has been given a second chance.
A man from Missouri is facing accusations of criminal sexual conduct that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life if he is convicted.
Being listed on the Missouri sex offender registry undoubtedly has a lasting negative effect on a person's life. Employers may be unwilling to hire and landlords may be reluctant to rent to individuals who are required to take part in sex offender registration.