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Sex-offender registration is not cruel and unusual punishment, rules Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court held yesterday that the mandatory sex-offender registration and notification requirements under Ohio law are not cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the U.S. or Ohio Constitutions. The case before the court involved Travis Blankenship, who, at 21 years old, had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl (M.H.). He was …

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Sex offender classification cruel and unusual punishment for convicted man? Ohio Supreme Court to decide

The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a case that may impact the state’s use of the sex offender label in certain circumstances. The case involved Travis Blankenship, who was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in violation of R.C.2907.04(A) in 2012. At the age of 21 Blankenship had engaged in consensual …

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