Megan’s Law Offenses in New Jersey

James H. Maynard, Esq.'s Sex Crimes Legal Blogs

Licensed for 25 years

Attorney in Morristown, NJ

In the State of New Jersey, individuals convicted of certain
sex crimes are placed on Megan’s Law, a convicted sex offender community
notification program and registry.  In Morris
County, another individual has been sentenced to lifetime Megan’s Law registration
after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and then
secretly videotaping her in the shower for five years following the
assault.  The charge of aggravated sexual
assault was dismissed as a condition of the plea deal.

Pursuant to N.J.S. 2C:7-2, the following offenses are
eligible for Megan’s Law registration:

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Aggravated sexual assault or rape

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Sexual assault

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Aggravated criminal sexual contact

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Certain kidnapping crimes

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Child endangerment involving sexual conduct

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Production and distribution of child pornography

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Luring and enticing

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Criminal sexual contact if the victim is a minor

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Criminal restraint

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Certain false imprisonment crimes

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The attempt to commit any of the above

Note that is many newspapers article, reporters tend to
state that an offender is convicted to “Megan’s Law for life.”  However, many individuals are eligible for a
Megan’s Law termination or the removal from the registry.  Only individuals who have been convicted of aggravated
sexual assault or sexual assault in involved physical force or coercion are
indefinitely ineligible for a termination in New Jersey.

 

In the State of New Jersey, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes are placed on Megan’s Law, a convicted sex offender community notification program and registry.  In Morris County, another individual has been sentenced to lifetime Megan’s Law registration after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and then secretly videotaping her in the shower for five years following the assault.  The charge of aggravated sexual assault was dism

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