Nebraska Supreme Court Asked to Rule in Sex Offender Case


The Nebraska Supreme Court is once again over-seeing the sex offender case of a Wilcox man.

The court was asked to determine whether or not the due process rights of Chad Norman, 32, were violated when he was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Norman was accused of fondling a boy and was initially charged with child sexual assault, but pleaded no contest to simple assault. However, judges are allowed to order someone convicted of non-sex-based offenses to register as a sex offender if evidence shows the person committed a sexual offense.

Nebraska's high court previously ruled in January that Norman's rights had been violated because, according to the high court, the lower court relied only on prosecutors' assertion that Norman had committed a sex offense.

The lower court was ordered to reconsider, and it again ordered Norman to register as a sex offender.