Getting Removed from the Sex offenders register

20th Jan 2017

We would like to look into the chances of getting our son taken off the sex offenders register. He was not charged with an offense - his brother was (downloading indecent images) and he was given a simple caution and placed on the register for 2 years.... we think this is unnessasary and want to know if there is any chance of getting him removed? He has no prior criminal record. 

CATEGORY: Criminal

LOCATION: DEVON

1 answer
  • Kent Criminal Law

    I assume that your son was interviewed under caution by the police and that at that at the conclusion of the interview, the decision was made to dispose of the case by way of a formal youth caution, triggering the notification requirement (informally called the sex offenders register). If that is the case, for your son to have been made subejct of the youth caution (trigering the notification requirement) there had to be adimissions to an offence in the police interview. If he didn't in fact admit the offence, then the caution would have been wholly inapropriate and yes, there may be the possibility of having the caution removed from his record and the notification requirement with it. If however, he did indeed make admissions (ie covered for his brother) then it would not really be feasible to have the caution and notification requirement removed.

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