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Teenager convicted of rape seeking appeal on sex offender status

When a person in Fairfield County is convicted of a sex crime he or she will assuredly be facing a difficult situation. The consequences of such a conviction can be felt for a lifetime, including the stigma that goes with this type of crime. There may be jail time, stiff fines and the need to register as a sex offender, which can affect the person for the rest of his or her life.

A teenage boy who was convicted of rape earlier this year has asked a court to reconsider his sex offender classification. The teen, along with another boy, was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. A judge ruled that both of the boys have to register as sex offenders every six months for the next 20 years. However, because they are not adults they do not have to include their names on publicly accessible websites.

The boy who is appealing his sex-offender classification was also sentenced to a year in the juvenile detention system. The other young man was sentenced to two years. The attorney representing the boy, who is a public defender, declined to comment on the case, which was filed in court last week.

Whether the court rules in favor or this boy or against him, it will obviously have a huge impact on his life for many years to come. Sex crimes are always serious and anyone who has been charged with any type of sex crime in the Stamford area should consider meeting with a criminal defense attorney sooner rather than later.

Source: Connecticut Post, “Ohio football player appeals sex-offender status,” Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Sep. 19, 2103.

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