I've read of a teenage boy on the registry for mooning passing cars from the school bus. Others for skinny-dipping in a pond late at night.
Eventually these sex offender registries will be rendered worthless. They'll be so populated by mundane, minor offenders that those actual violent sexual predators will simply fall through the cracks, disappearing amongst the multitude of names.
Exactly. They are purposely diluting the information content of the sex offender registry. There needs to be a means for removing people from the registry after a period of time unless their offense was against a child while an adult. Also the registry should list the person’s exact offense so that the public knows if their neighbor is a pedophile or someone who groped another adult or exposed themselves while relieving themselves in a semi-public place.
You don't suppose that might be the goal?