Florida sex-offender registry challenge rejected

TALLAHASSEE – In at least the third similar case filed by out-of-state residents, a federal appeals court Wednesday rejected an Oklahoma man’s constitutional challenge to being kept on a Florida sex offender registry.

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Douglas Lindsey, who was convicted in 1999 of statutory rape, sodomy, and lewd molestation in Oklahoma and was required to register in Oklahoma as a sex offender. In 2009, he successfully requested to be removed from the Oklahoma registry. Lindsey moved to Martin County in 2011 and did not register in Florida as a sex offender, according to

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