Sex Offenders May Get to Challenge Ruling

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South Carolina's highest court says some sex offenders should have the chance to challenge a ruling ordering them to be electronically monitored for life.
The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that those convicted of abusing a child are entitled to appeal that monitoring decision.
The court decided the case of Jennifer Dykes, who was ruled a sex offender after she was convicted of a lewd act on a child charge stemming from her relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Greenville County.
Dykes was found to be at low risk to re-offend but was ordered wear an electronic ankle bracelet for life after violating her probation.
In a dissent, two justices said they would eliminate lifetime electronic monitoring altogether. This was the second time the court has considered the case.

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