Boise man files suit over sex offender label - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Boise man files suit over sex offender label

TWIN FALLS, Idaho. - A Boise man has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the state over a suspended policy that led to him being labeled a violent sexual predator.
     
In court papers, 56-year-old Mark S. Wicklund claims he was damaged by the designation, which is no longer being applied to sex offenders in Idaho.
     
The Idaho Department of Correction is no longer using the designation after the Idaho Supreme Court determined it had severe constitutional flaws. Department Spokesman Jeff Ray tells the Times-News a new proposal may be ready for the 2011 Legislature.
     
Ray declined to comment on the lawsuit.
     
The violent sexual predator designation was intended to identify high-risk offenders.
     
A 4th District Judge has vacated the designation for Wicklund, who was convicted of sexual battery of a minor in Ada County in 2001.

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