CHEYENNE, (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected a convicted sex offender's argument that he didn't have to register with Wyoming authorities. Kenneth Gibson had argued it would be impossible for him to comply with the federal law that requires sex offender registration because the state hadn't fully implemented all its requirements.
A federal appeals court in Denver this week noted that states can lose federal funding if they don't comply with all aspects of the federal registration law. But the court ruled the state's lack of compliance doesn't change the obligation of offenders to register. Court records say Gibson was convicted of third-degree sexual assault in Colorado before moving to Wyoming last year.