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W.J.S v. State

Court of Appeals of Arkansas, Division III

February 1, 2017

W.J.S. APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF ARKANSAS APPELLEE

         APPEAL FROM THE CRAWFORD COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT [NO. 17JV-12-208] HONORABLE MICHAEL MEDLOCK, JUDGE

         AFFIRMED

          Lisa-Marie Norris, for appellant.

          Leslie Rutledge, Att'y Gen., by: Brooke Jackson, Ass't Att'y Gen., for appellee.

          RITA W. GRUBER, Chief Judge

         On September 17, 2015, the Circuit Court of Crawford County entered an order requiring W.J.S. to register as a juvenile sex offender. W.J.S. appealed to our court, contending that (1) the State's motion for registration should have been dismissed and (2) the circuit court clearly erred in ruling that he be required to register and in failing to make specific written findings on statutory factors. We affirmed on the first point but remanded on the second, instructing the circuit court to enter an order that satisfied the requirements of Arkansas Code Annotated section 9-27-356 (Repl. 2015). See W.J.S. v. State, 2016 Ark.App. 310, 495 S.W.3d 649. On remand, the circuit court entered an amended order comporting with our mandate. A supplemental record containing the amended order has been lodged in our court, and W.J.S. has filed a supplemental addendum to his original brief. We hold that the circuit court did not clearly err, and we affirm.

         In making its decision to require a juvenile to register as a delinquent sex offender, the circuit court shall consider the following factors:

(i) The seriousness of the offense;
(ii) The protection of society;
(iii) The level of planning and participation in the alleged offense;
(iv) The previous sex offender history of the juvenile, including whether the juvenile has been adjudicated delinquent for prior sex offenses;
(v) Whether there are facilities or programs available to the court that are likely to rehabilitate the juvenile prior to the expiration of the court's jurisdiction;
(vi) The sex offender assessment and any other relevant written reports and other materials relating to the juvenile's mental, physical, educational, and social history; and
(vii) Any other factors deemed relevant by the court. Ark. Code Ann. ยง 9-27-356(e)(2)(A). The circuit court shall make written findings on all factors of subsection (e) and shall enter its order upon a finding by clear and convincing evidence that the juvenile should or should not be required ...

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