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Court: Some sex offenders don't need to register in AK


August 16, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that some sex offenders convicted outside the state are not required to register in Alaska.

The court ruled Friday that a strict reading of the 1994 Alaska Sex Offender Registration Act gives the state Department of Public Safety no leeway when deciding if out-of-state sex crimes match offenses under Alaska law, the Juneau Empire reported .

The public safety department would determine if the names of registered sex offenders who moved to Alaska would be entered into its sex offender database. It used facts from each case to figure o...

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