In a well-reasoned unanimous decision, Justice Albin held that the irrebuttable presumption that a juvenile sex offender can never be rehabilitated and therefore is subject to a lifetime Megan’s Law notification requirement is unconstitutional. State in the Interest of C.K., ___ N.J. ___ (2018).

Although N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2(f) subjects all sex offenders (adults and juveniles) to lifetime Megan’s Law registration and notification requirements, it does permit a registrant to apply for termination of these requirements 15 years after conviction, or juvenile adjudication, if the defendant “is not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others.”

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