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Ruling: City conviction requires sex offender registration


August 27, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a man's municipal conviction for sexual battery requires him to register as a sex offender.

The 5-2 decision comes in the case of Asnake H. Adem, who was convicted in 2018 of sexual battery in violation of the Shawnee municipal code.

At issue was whether Adem was required to register as a sex offender under the Kansas Offender Registration Act. The Supreme Court ruled that he did, finding that the Shawnee ordinance is identical to the state statute.

Justices Melissa Standridge and Eric Rosen dissented, arguing the Legislature...

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