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Sex offender registry law not punitive (access required)

Appellant John Allen Baugh Jr. was convicted in 2000 of having carnal knowledge of a minor. As a result, he was required to register as a sex offender under Virginia’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry Act (VSOR). In 2007, VSOR at Code § 9.1-903(G) was amended requiring an individual subject to its registration provisions ...