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CAV: No “similar” offense needed for “sexually violent” label (access required)

Because the defendant had been required by the State of Idaho to register with the state’s sex-offender and crimes-against-minors registry, Virginia law classifies him as a sexually violent offender who must re-register every 90 days. Background In 2004, Appellant Thomas Turner, then 21 years old, was convicted in Idaho of “sexual abuse of a child under the age ...