Court reverses conviction on sex offender registry failure

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court in Washington state has overturned a 2018 conviction of a man for failing to register as a sex offender in Cowlitz County. The Longview Daily News reported that the state Court of Appeals overturned the conviction Tuesday, citing recent law changes. Prosecutors say Reynolds was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender five times in Washington state and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Authorities say he was required under Washington state law to register as a sex offender in the state even though the conviction took place in Oregon, but an appeals court ruled the law was unconstitutional in 2019.