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IN: COA – REMOVAL FROM SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY MAKES MAN’S CASE MOOT

A man whose name was removed from Indiana’s Sex and Violent Offender Registry on the state’s volition has successfully sought rehearing at the Indiana Court of Appeals, which has now deemed his case moot.

The rehearing comes after the appellate court last month affirmed the denial of Trent McPhearson’s petition for removal from Indiana’s SOR. Following that decision, the state sua sponte removed him from the registry.

McPhearson had been required to register as a sex offender in Maine after he pleaded guilty there to gross sexual assault in 1998. Upon his release from prison in 2003, McPhearson was required to register as a sex offender for life in Maine and in Indiana, where he lived after his release. read more

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