Gov, AG may seek sex offender registry change

Posted at: 12/11/2012 2:31 PM
By: BARRY MASSEY Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez
Gov. Susana Martinez

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King may ask the Legislature to clarify registration requirements for out-of-state sex offenders who move to New Mexico.

Sex offenders are required to register with law enforcement for certain New Mexico crimes or the equivalents of those crimes in other states.

The state Supreme Court ruled last week that a Las Cruces man could withdraw his guilty plea for not registering after moving to New Mexico.

The court said there wasn't enough evidence to show the man's sex offense in California was the same as a New Mexico sex crime. T

he man was required to register as a sex offender in California. Spokesmen for Martinez and King say their offices will consider legislation to deal with issues raised by the court.

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