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Convicted South Carolina Voyeur Must Register as Sex Offender

Dec. 3, 2019, 3:18 PM

A defendant convicted of voyeurism in South Carolina is required to register as a sex offender whenever he moves, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said Dec. 3.

Voyeurism under South Carolina’s law is a sexual offense under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, the opinion by Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum said.

SORNA defines sexual offense as a sexual act or sexual contact with another. Anthony Helton argued that because the South Carolina law doesn’t require physical contact, he wasn’t convicted of a sexual offense requiring registration.

SORNA doesn’t define sexual act or sexual contact, the...

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