I had previously written on the injustice of placing children on the Sex Offender Registry. See here and here.
According to this study performed by Dr. LeTourneau of Johns Hopkins University, children on the registry were five times as likely to have been approached by an adult for sex in the past year, compared to nonregistered children. The study also showed: Children on the registry were four times as likely to have attempted suicide in the last 30 days, compared to nonregistered children and Registered children were nearly twice as likely to have experienced a sexual assault.
From a policy perspective, I hope this lecture alters some minds in the legislature.