Current law gives judges leeway in sentencing juveniles in Iowa. There are groups who want juveniles to be exempt from sex offender registration and notification policies. Such groups cite the growing body of research concerning the collateral consequences of the sex offender registry and statistics claiming higher rates of suicide in juvenile sex offenders.

Read the whole story by Lee Rood of The Des Moines Register:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/2016/10/23/registry-requirements-questioned-young-sex-offenders/92482378/

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