COURT: HE CAN’T AVOID REGISTRY
New York State's highest court yesterday rejected convicted sex offender Todd North's attempt to avoid being placed on a public state registry. The Court of Appeals decision after North, of Jamestown, argued that he committed his crime before the applicable state law was adopted and that the federal charge of which he was convicted didn't equal the state charge upon which mandatory registration is based. He argued that those loopholes exempted him from registering under the state's version of Megan's Law. North pleaded guilty in 2004 to possession of child pornography.
(Albany, New York)