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In 1997, Defendant pled guilty to child solicitation, a class D felony. Upon discharge from probation in 1999, Defendant was required to register as a sex offender for ten years pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act. In 2006, the legislature amended the Act to require lifetime registration in certain circumstances. Defendant's offense fell within these circumstances. After Defendant had completed ten years of registration, he requested the removal of his registration requirement. The trial court denied the petition. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that, under the facts of this case and as applied to Defendant, the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Indiana Constitution prohibited retroactive application of the lifetime registration requirement.