Lou Leon Guerrero said in signing on Monday Sen. Amanda Shelton's bill that changes the sex offender registry law. Previously, convicted sex offenders didn't have to register with the Judiciary of Guam if they were appealing their cases. The appeal process could take years. Shelton said Public Law "empowers survivors of sexual assault by closing loopholes in the sex offender registry. Studies show registration of sex offenders reduces rapes.
Guam's newest laws: Fixing sex offender registry, protecting elderly
Convicted sex offender Joey Tanaka Teriong was spared jail time during his sentencing back in April, but the Adult Probation Office wants the court to send him back to prison. Teriong, who is currently serving five years of supervised release, failed to report to substance abuse treatment sessions and drug tests multiple times in June and July, the probation office alleged in court documents. Probation requested his supervised release be revoked. A petition for warrant or summons for Teriong was filed Tuesday in federal court. He faced up to 10 years in prison, but was sentenced to time served and released from prison back in April. According to Post files, Teriong had been convicted in of third-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony.
New law: Once convicted, sex offenders must register whether or not they file an appeal
Pursuant to Guam Law, the information on this website is gathered from persons who are required to register as sex offenders and to provide, at least once a year, their addresses and other information to local law enforcement. The Judiciary of Guam cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on this website. Searches based on names are not always accurate. Offender addresses are reported at the time of registration and are updated when new information becomes available. Address changes may not be immediately reflected on this website.
Correction: A jury found Robert Reyes guilty January this year. Another date was included in a previous edition of the story. He was sentenced in May to eight years of incarceration with four years suspended with credit for time served. Reyes has yet to serve any time in jail since his sentencing hearing and was allowed to travel to the Philippines to visit elderly relatives, court documents state. His attorney, Assistant Public Defender Rocky Kingree, wrote that Reyes has had no violations and traveled to the Philippines before while on pre-trial release.