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More Michigan residents may soon be added to the state's sex offender registry.
The house approved a bill that would require people convicted of tier one crimes involving minors to be placed on the online sex offender registry.
That includes unlawful imprisonment if the victim is a minor and knowingly possessing sexually abusive material of a child.
Right now, only tier two and three offenders are placed on the registry.
Offenders convicted of sex crimes currently are not listed on the registry in the following cases:
- Offender is an adjudicated juvenile.
- Offender is deceased.
- Offender is not a Michigan resident.
- Offender is registered for a single tier offense.
- Offender's conviction was not a listed offense requiring registration.
- Offender's conviction date was prior to October 1, 1995, and is no longer involved with the criminal justice system for that offense at that time.
Tier one crimes are listed below:
- Child sexually abusive activity or material possession
- Aggravated indecent exposure, if the victim is younger than 18 years of age
- Unlawful imprisonment, if the victim is younger than 18 years of age
- Criminal sexual conduct 4th degree, if victim is older than 17 years of age
- Capturing/distributing image of unclothed person, if victim is younger than 18 years of age
- Any violation of state law or law ordinance that by its nature constitutes a sexual offense against an individual who is younger than 18 years of age
- Any offense committed by a person who was, at the time of the offense, a sexually delinquent person
- Any offense substantially similar to a listed offense under a law of the United States, any state, or any country under tribal or military law
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Wednesday, February 20 2013, 09:20 AM EST
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