Weiand to remain on sex offender registry

LEWISTOWN — President Judge David Barron denied Frank Weiand’s motion to be removed from the the Megan’s Law Sexual Offender’s Registry on Aug. 1, according to court documents.

The ruling, referencing two statutes from Judicial Code Title 42, stipulated that “the Pennsylvania General Assembly has enacted a constitutional statutory mechanism for (Sexually Violent Predator) designation, (which) renders the registration requirement non punitive” and that recent legislation “allows sex offenders to petition the court to be relieved of any and all registration requirements after 25 years on the registry.”

Weiand was sentenced to register as a lifetime sex offender in June, after pleading no contest to statutory sexual assault in March. According to court documents, Weiand engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile victim, biologically related to him, for a nine-year period, starting when the victim was 3 years old.

In a hearing last month, Weiand, representing himself, had petitioned Barron to remove his name from the registry, after self-filing a motion primarily on based three cases in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Megan’s Law and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act were punitive, excessive and unconstitutional.

Currently, Weiand is paroled and is financially responsible for a $300 fine, more than $2,900 in restitution and the costs of prosecution. Weiand is also not permitted to have any contact with the victim.

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