Commonwealth of Kentucky v. NashAnnotate this Case
Appellee was convicted of a first offense violation of Kentucky's Sex Offender Registration Act ("SORA"), KRS 17.510(11), and of being a second-degree persistent felony offender. At issue was whether appellee was required to register for his 1993 conviction of sodomy in the third-degree under the 1994 SORA or any amendments thereto. The court held that appellee was never required to register under any version of SORA and, therefore, could not be guilty of the crime of failing to register. Accordingly, the court vacated the judgment and sentence and ordered the release of appellee.