Doe v. SORB (Mass. 2021)
Nature of Case: Appellant had been convicted of a non-sexual child kidnapping offense and was subsequently required to register as a level three sex offender by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board. Appellant sought review of their determination, contending that as applied to him, the determination was unlawful.
Holding: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts affirmed the decision of the SORB, finding that non-sexual offenses such as the index offense for which Appellant was convicted trigger a registration obligation and is consistent with the legislative intent of the SORA scheme.