South Carolina Sex Offenders Have Began Petitioning SLED to be Removed From List

Sex offenders have begun petitioning the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to be removed from the state sex offender registry. Offenders are now able to apply to be removed from the list after new legislation signed by Governor McMaster in May set parameters to do so. The bill is in response to the Supreme Court stating that it was unconstitutional for the state to not have a process that allows sex offenders to be removed from the registry. That ruling gave the state until June 9th to pass a bill. If legislation hadn’t passed, lawmakers say offenders would have immediately been able to ask to be removed.