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December 9, 1997 | Associated Press
A U.S. Supreme Court justice Monday cleared the way for New Jersey to notify communities of the whereabouts of sex offenders. Justice David H. Souter in Washington turned down a request by lawyers representing sex offenders and the state public defender's office to keep a court order in place barring community notification. The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled, 2 to 1, in August that the law was constitutional, a ruling opponents appealed in November.
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December 9, 1997 | Associated Press
A U.S. Supreme Court justice Monday cleared the way for New Jersey to notify communities of the whereabouts of sex offenders. Justice David H. Souter in Washington turned down a request by lawyers representing sex offenders and the state public defender's office to keep a court order in place barring community notification. The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled, 2 to 1, in August that the law was constitutional, a ruling opponents appealed in November.
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May 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three high school athletes who had sex with a retarded 17-year-old girl wrongly took advantage of her, but that does not constitute forcible sex, a state appeals court ruled. The court overturned three men's convictions on the charge of sexual assault by force or coercion, while leaving in place other charges involving sex with a "mentally defective person." The girl was penetrated with a baseball bat, broom handle and stick by the boys.
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May 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three high school athletes who had sex with a retarded 17-year-old girl wrongly took advantage of her, but that does not constitute forcible sex, a state appeals court ruled. The court overturned three men's convictions on the charge of sexual assault by force or coercion, while leaving in place other charges involving sex with a "mentally defective person." The girl was penetrated with a baseball bat, broom handle and stick by the boys.
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April 24, 1993 | Associated Press
Three young men convicted in the sexual assault of a mentally retarded girl were sentenced Friday to up to 15 years in a youth correctional facility. Superior Court Judge R. Benjamin Cohen showed some leniency in directing that the sentences be served in juvenile detention although the men were convicted as adults. In imposing the sentences, Cohen cited the defendants' youth--ages 22, 21 and 16--and the likelihood that they could be rehabilitated.
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April 24, 1993 | Associated Press
Three young men convicted in the sexual assault of a mentally retarded girl were sentenced Friday to up to 15 years in a youth correctional facility. Superior Court Judge R. Benjamin Cohen showed some leniency in directing that the sentences be served in juvenile detention although the men were convicted as adults. In imposing the sentences, Cohen cited the defendants' youth--ages 22, 21 and 16--and the likelihood that they could be rehabilitated.
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