SLED updated guidance on juvenile sex offenders
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Sex offenders--South Carolina--Registers , Child sex offenders--South Carolina--Registers , Teenage sex offenders--South Carolina--Registers
On May 23, 2022, Act 221 (formerly House Bill 4065) went into effect. This law affords all sex offenders in South Carolina a mechanism to seek removal from South Carolina’s lifetime sex offender registry in response to the South Carolina Supreme Court’s decision in Powell v. Keel. This bill creates state tiers for offenders and provides reasonable avenues for removal based on the offender’s applicable state tier. This bill also overhauls the treatment of juvenile sex offenders
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