Md. court sets preponderance test for sex-offender registry

Court of Special Appeals rejects beyond a reasonable doubt

Whether a victim of human trafficking was a minor must be proven and not presumed in order for the convicted trafficker’s name to be placed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, the state’s second-highest court has ruled in keeping an ex-convict’s name stricken from that list – at least for now. In its reported 3-0 decision ...

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