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MI: Judge bars public from sex offender list.

June 26, 2002

DETROIT -- Police in Michigan can keep compiling a registry of sex offenders, but it will only be seen by officers -- not the general public, U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts said in a decision released Tuesday.

The so-called Michigan sex-offenders list, comprised of convicted offenders who report their home addresses quarterly to police, had been accessible to anyone who wanted to see it as a posting on the state police Web site.

But Roberts, in continuing an earlier ruling, forbade the registry from being disseminated on the Internet again unless the U.S. Court of Appeals says otherwise.

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Source: 2002 The Detroit News