May Court Apply ‘Adam Walsh Act’ Sex Offender Provisions to Crimes Committed Between July 1, 2007 and January 1, 2008?
In re Bruce S., Case no. 2012-0059
First District Court of Appeals (Hamilton County)
ISSUE: In sentencing a defendant for a sexually related offense that was committed between July 1, 2007, and January 1, 2008, may a trial court impose the registration and community notification provisions enacted as part of the Ohio Adam Walsh Act, or must the court apply the registration and community notification provisions of the state’s previous sex offender statute (Megan’s Law)?