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Friday, June 24, 2005

Changes To North Carolina's Sex Offenders List

House Bill 1209, which would require someone convicted of the crime "sexual battery" to give a DNA sample to authorities and register on the state's sex offender list, was approved on June 22 and sent to Governor Easley for signature. Sexual battery is a high-level misdemeanor and is defined as engaging in nonconsensual sexual contact that stops short of intercourse or rape. Currently, a person must give a DNA sample if convicted of any felony, stalking or assaulting a handicapped person.

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