Ruling that 12-Year-Ol d Boy Could Be Subject to Life-Long Sex Offender Registration and Be Required to Move from His Home Town Not Disturbed

In re J.W., 787 N.E.2d 747 (Ill. 2003), cert. denied, 124 S. Ct. 222 (2003)

The Supreme Court declined to review a ruling of the Supreme Court of Illinois that a juvenile adjudicated delinquent for aggravated criminal sexual assault could be required to register and report for the rest of his life as a sex offender and could be prohibited from residing in his home town.  The juvenile was a 12-year-old boy who had been sentenced to a term of five years' probation following his admission of having sexual contact with two 7- year-old boys a number of times.  He was required to reside with his aunt and would be allowed to reside with his parents only if they moved to another town.  The juvenile had argued in part that subjecting him to the registration requirement was inconsistent with the purposes and policies underlying the Illinois Juvenile Court Act...

Found in DMHL Volume 23 Issue 1