Saturday, January 2, 2016
Virginia wants to remind us Virginia is indeed for losers as they add over 5000 names to the registry overnight!
Approximately 5,604 names added to Virginia Sex Offender Registry
Posted: Friday, January 1, 2016 10:22 am
The Virgina State Police recently added approximately 5,604 names to the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.
The so-called "Supplement" to the list includes information on individuals not previously listed who were convicted of certain sexual offenses on or after July 1, 1980, and before July 1, 1994, according to a state police news release.
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Creating the additional list complies with “Robby’s Rule,” legislation passed in 2015 by the Virginia General Assembly. State legislators also amended an existing law, Code Section 9.1-918 Misuse of registry or supplement information; penalty, to include the additional names.
The Virginia State Police Sex Offender Investigative Unit and Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) spent the past six months researching and verifying names and personal information required by law to be included on the Supplement, according to the news release. State law requires the name of each convicted offender to include their “year of birth, date of the conviction, the jurisdiction in which the conviction occurred, the person's age on the date of the conviction, the offense of which he was convicted, and the Code of Virginia section of the conviction.”
The Supplement differs from the full Sex Offender Registry, established in 1994, as it does not provide convicted offenders’ photographs nor are those listed “subject to the registration requirements" of other previously listed convicted sex offenders.
State law permits those listed on the Supplement to “petition the circuit court in which he was convicted or the circuit court where he then resides for removal of his name and conviction information from the Supplement if the offense he was convicted of would qualify for removal from the Registry under Code Section 9.1-910, according to the state police.