Jersey Court: No GPS for Pre-2007 Sex Crimes
Newsworks reports that the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the state can’t require sex offenders to wear GPS tracking units for crimes committed before 2007. The law that requiring offenders to wear such devices was passed in the state.
The justices voted, 4-3, that it was unconstitutional for the state Parole Board to require a suspect who served 23 years for attempted assault of a minor to wear the device after he was released from prison in 2009.
Attorneys for 81-year-old George C. Riley, of Eatontown, argued that ordering him to wear a GPS device on his ankle was an additional punishment.
Riley was convicted in 1986 of trying to have sex with an 11-year-old girl.