Commonwealth v. Daughtery, No. 2019-SC-0201-DG (Ky. 2021)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of three counts of distribution of illegal images in Kentucky state court, though the trial court did not require him to register as a sex offender as it held that it was not a sex offense under state law. The Commonwealth appealed that finding, which the Court of Appeals held was incorrect, but nevertheless affirmed the judgment finding that because the offenses arose from a single course of conduct, lifetime registration was not required. The Commonwealth sought review from the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Holding: Kentucky Supreme Court held that, under the state’s statutory scheme for registration, the Appellant had committed an offense against a minor which required registration and lifetime registration was required.