Sex offender is an ugly label to put on someone. Many deserve it, some do not. It’s unfortunate that our legal system doesn’t differentiate in how dangerous someone is who has had to register as being a sex offender.
Some people are on the registry because they were 18 years old and therefore an adult, and had consenting sex with their girlfriend or boyfriend who was a little younger, under the adult age. That doesn’t seem fair to have to carry that stigma and repercussions for the rest of their life.
Certainly, most of those on the registry deserve to be there. Some have committed horrific crimes. Should we have a way to classify the type of sex crimes someone is convicted of?