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Sex Offenders In San Diego
Proposition 35, called the “Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act” Initiative was passed on November 6th. The new law
- Increased prison terms from human traffickers.
- Requires convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders.
- Requires all registered sex offenders to disclose their internet accounts.
- Requires criminal fines from convicted human traffickers to pay for services to help victims.
- Mandates law enforcement training on human trafficking.
81% of the voters approved Proposition 35 on election day. Even though it has been approved, it is not now being implemented. A judge has now granted a temporary stay to block part of Proposition 35. The judge has allowed the stay while the ACLU and the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation challenge the proposition.
The groups challenging the proposition are against all the disclosure requirements of Proposition 35. The new law requires sex offenders to register their online screen names, email addresses, and Internet service providers with law enforcement. The law also requires them to let police know anytime they leave a comment online. Sex offenders would have to disclose comments such as restaurant reviews an opinion on a blog.
The groups challenging Proposition 35 argue that the law is overly broad and violates the First Amendment rights of sex offenders by prohibiting their anonymous speech. The groups believe that reintegration into society is an important part of their rehabilitation.
Oral arguments for extending the court order will be held on November 20th.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT SEX REGISTRATION, CONTACT SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY VIK MONDER AT 619.405.0063 OR VISIT SEX OFFENDER ATTORNEY