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US v Lundsford

8-5-2013 Missouri:

US v Lundsford

Robert Lunsford, a sex offender subject to the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), entered a conditional plea of guilty to a charge of failing to update his registration after he moved from Missouri to the Philippines.

He appeals the district court's denial of his motion to dismiss the indictment, arguing that SORNA did not require him to update his registration in Missouri to reflect his move out of the country.

Because the text of SORNA does not extend registration requirements to Lunsford's situation, we conclude that the motion to dismiss was meritorious, and we therefore reverse.

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For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the district court is reversed, and the case is remanded with directions to dismiss the indictment.

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