Judge Rules Virginia Teen Won’t Have to Register as Sex Offender After All
The parents of a Loudoun County school sexual assault victim worked to keep the teen attacker out of jail — instead opting for official sex offender status and treatment, but a Virginia judge Thursday ruled the juvenile offender will no longer have to register as a sex offender due to a ruling technicality.
The teenager will be held in a “residential program” at a psychiatric facility, however.
“The decision is horrific,” Scott Smith, father to one of two victims, told WJLA. “I mean what is not disclosed in his sexual evaluation and his physical evaluation