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OH - Acquitted of sex crimes, but still has to register?


ELYRIA — It will take a court order to get Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen off the county’s sex offender registration list.

The pair was acquitted Wednesday of charges they had molested 4- and 5-year-old children on Smith’s Head Start bus route in the early 1990s.

Smith and Allen, who have long proclaimed their innocence, were convicted in 1994 and spent 14½ years in prison before being freed on bond by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge earlier this year so he could resentence them because of a flaw in their original sentencing entries.

But Burge said Wednesday that his review of the trial transcript and the evidence in the case led him to conclude that the convictions were unjustified.

Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Res

Added: Jun-26-2009 Occurred On: Jun-26-2009
By: SexOffenderIssues
Tags: sex, sexual, offender, issues, sex offender, sexual offender, acquitted, ohio, wtf,
Location: Elyria, Ohio, United States (load item map)
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