The Court of Appeals recognized that the federal statute under which North was convicted criminalized possession by an adult of images of those under 13 years of age engaged in sex acts, while state law criminalized possession of photos involving children under 16 years of age. Even so, the Court held that the federal statute was sufficiently similar to state sex offense law for the Board to require North to register as a sex offender, pursuant to the law’s “essential elements” provision. See: North v. Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders of the State of New York, 8 N.Y.3d 745, 871 N.E.2d 1133
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North v. Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders of the State of New York
|Cite||8 N.Y.3d 745, 871 N.E.2d 1133 (N.Y. 2007)|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|