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Thu April 23, 2009
Court Rules Man Should Have Registered In KY As A Sex Offender
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – In January 2001, convicted Tennessee sex offender Kenneth McBride moved to Mount Sterling, Kentucky, and found work. When local police discovered his past, he was indicted for not registering as a convicted sex offender.
He was found guilty and sentenced to four years in prison. On appeal, his conviction was reversed because McBride had not been given notice of duty to register in Kentucky.
But the state Supreme Court is reversing the lower court and reinstating the conviction. The high court says McBride had a duty to register as a sex offender and the Commonwealth does not have to provide him with notice of that duty.
Because of the McBride case, state law has been amended to clarify registration requirements for out-of-state sex offenders entering the Commonwealth.