Lifetime Sex Offender Registration for 18-Year-Old Who Chatted Online with 15-Year-Old
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New Hampshire's state Supreme Court has upheld a young man's harsh sentence—which includes lifetime registry on the sex offender list—for propositioning a 15-year-old girl over the internet.

The man, Bailey Serpa, was 18 at the time. According to New Hampshire law, Serpa would have been guilty of a mere misdemeanor had the two actually had sex. But online solicitation of a minor is considered a felony.

Serpa appealed the sentence on grounds that it was "unconstitutional and grossly...

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