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Judge: Alter rules for young sex offenders

The judiciary needs more discretion in handling cases that involve juvenile sex offenders, Clark County District Judge William Voy told a committee Friday. He told the panel studying Nevada’s sex-offense laws, headed by Assistant Attorney General Keith Munro, that juvenile offenders as young as 14 shouldn’t be automatically have to be bound by registration and community-notification requirements for the rest of their lives. Rather, he said, judges should be given back the flexibility they had before passage of the federal Adam Walsh act to decide cases on an individual basis. One reason, he said, is that juvenile sex offenders are …

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