BOISE -- The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned a man's conviction for failing to register as a sex offender because Idaho's registration law at the time didn't apply to people who moved to foreign countries.
David Leroy Lee was ordered to register in 2001 after he was convicted of lewd conduct. He was also ordered to confirm his Boise address twice a year. But in October, he left his home, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Lee was eventually arrested in Belize in 2009 in a separate case and was extradited to Idaho, where he was convicted of failing to register. The Idaho Supreme Court overturned his conviction Thursday, saying the law at the time didn't apply to those who left U.S. borders. The law has since been revised.