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On December 20, 2012, the Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) required many individuals who were convicted of sex offenses but not classified as violent sex offenders to begin registering as sexual offenders.  A new law passed in March 2014 has removed the registration requirement for individuals convicted of second-degree felony Indecent Assault between January 22, 2006, and January 1, 2007; Unlawful restraint (18 Pa. C.S.A. Section 2902(b)); False Imprisonment (18 Pa. C.S.A. Section 2903(b)); Interference with the Custody of Children (18 Pa. C.S.A. Section 2904);  Statutory Sexual Assault (18 Pa. C.S.A. Section 3122.1); Corruption of Minors (18 Pa. C.S.A. Section 6301); Invasion of Privacy (18 Pa. C.S.A. Section 7507.1); and second-degree misdemeanor Indecent Assault (18 Pa. C.S.A. 3126) between January 23, 2005 and December 19, 2012. 

Individuals who did not have to register as a sexual offender before December 19, 2012 and were convicted of one of the offenses listed above should contact a criminal defense attorney for advice on whether the new law applies to them.

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