- The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a person convicted of multiple counts of possession of child pornography in a single case does not have to register for life under the state’s sex offender registration statute.
- The court found that the phrase “separate occasions” in the statute refers to separate incidents or times at which an event occurred. In this case, the five convictions all occurred during the same hearing, so they did not meet the definition of “separate occasions.”
- The court’s ruling means that Corey Rector, the man who challenged the statute, will not have to register for life and will not be subject to lifetime GPS monitoring.
- The state of Wisconsin argued that the court’s interpretation of the statute was too narrow and that it would allow sex offenders to avoid lifetime registration even if they had committed serious offenses. However, the court rejected this argument, stating that it was bound by the plain meaning of the statute.
- The court’s ruling is significant because it could affect the outcome of other cases involving sex offenders who have been convicted of multiple counts in a single case. It could also lead to changes in the state’s sex offender registration statute.
Here are some additional points that were raised in the text:
- The state’s attorney general had previously issued an opinion that multiple convictions in the same case require lifetime GPS monitoring. However, the court found that this opinion was not binding.
- The court’s ruling was not unanimous. Two justices dissented, arguing that the court’s interpretation of the statute was too narrow and that it would allow sex offenders to avoid lifetime registration even if they had committed serious offenses.
- The court’s ruling was met with mixed reactions. Some people praised the court for its decision, while others criticized the ruling as being too lenient on sex offenders.
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