The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a trial court erred in ordering a Nebraska man to register as a sex
In a ruling issued Friday, the court said 32-year-old Chad
Norman, of Wilcox, had been unfairly required to register as part
of his sentence. Norman had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor
assault after prosecutors reduced the charge from child sexual
Prosecutors say the law lets a judge order someone convicted of
a non-sex-based offense to register as a sex offender if there's
evidence the person committed a sex offense.
Norman asserts no such evidence was established.
The high court upheld Norman's conviction but removed the sex
offender requirements, returning the case to the lower court to
determine whether Norman should be subject to the sex offender law.