For many different types of sex crime charges in Colorado, a conviction means that you need to add your name to the sex offender registry, but this is not a hard and fast rule that applies to all offenses. It is very important for anyone who is facing charges of this type to know if a conviction will mean that he or she has to register.
The governor of Colorado is facing a lawsuit by three people after they were forced to register as sex crime offenders for life for incidents that happened as children or years ago. The impact on their lives has left them unable to secure gainful employment and in some situations, unable to secure adequate housing for a sex crime committed long in the past and while they were minors. The plaintiffs allege that the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act is an invasion of privacy.