Court: OK Keeps Sex Offenders On Registry Too Long, Must Remove Thousands


As many as 3,000 Oklahoma registered sex offenders may be entitled to have their names removed from the sex offender registry under a new state Supreme Court opinion, Oklahoma City defense attorney David Slane tells The Oklahoman. “I think it’s a landmark opinion,” said Slane, who he has sued the state about 450 times on behalf of sex offenders who believe they are wrongfully listed on the registry.

There are about 7,700 names on the registry. The court said Oklahoma corrections officials have been violating the Oklahoma Constitution by retroactively applying state sex offender laws, dramatically increasing the time many convicted sex offenders must remain listed on the registry.

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