92°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Hundreds to be stricken from La. sex registry

3 years 3 months 1 week ago June 12, 2013 Jun 12, 2013 Wednesday, June 12 2013 June 12, 2013 3:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people who were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law will have their names removed from the state's sex offender registry following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit.

U.S District Judge Martin Feldman on Tuesday approved the settlement agreement between the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office.

Feldman ruled last year that nine plaintiffs who were convicted of the offense must be stricken from the registry. Plaintiffs' lawyers argued the ruling should be applied to roughly 700 others in the same position.

The settlement doesn't apply to people convicted of soliciting sex from a minor or anyone who was convicted of another sex offense subject to registration.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days