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Man wins appeal but remains on sex offender list

Thursday - 5/23/2013, 12:58pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A man who successfully petitioned Maryland's highest court to be removed from the state's sex offender registry is still on the list.

That's according to the lawyer for the unidentified man, who has filed a motion for contempt.

The man identified in court documents as John Doe pleaded guilty in 2006 to sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in 1984. The Court of Appeals ruled in March that he couldn't be placed on the sex offender registry because it didn't exist when the crime was committed.

Nancy Forster, the man's lawyer, tells The Daily Record of Baltimore (http://tinyurl.com/pmxx2tz) she's appalled that the state's Department of Public Safety is ignoring the state's highest court.

The department and the Maryland attorney general's office declined to comment on the case.

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Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.mddailyrecord.com


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