A registered sex offender from Alabama has sued Louisiana's governor and law-enforcement leaders, alleging he's being treated more harshly than his fellow sex offenders in his new home of Louisiana.
An unnamed plaintiff filed a lawsuit April 21 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, an unnamed plaintiff filed a complaint against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; Attorney General James D. Caldwell; James LeBlanc, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Michael D. Edmonson, deputy secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Lt. Col. Adam White, deputy superintendent of support for the Louisiana State Police; Major Leland Falcon, commander of technical support services for the Louisiana State Police; Capt. Stacey Barrett, division commander of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information for the Louisiana State Police; Michael Harrison, superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department; and Lt. Christopher Eskew, deputy director of the state's sex offender and child predatory registry.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff remains unnamed because of violence, harassment and intimidation often directed toward sex offenders; his son shares his name and because he is "challenging governmental authority." The suit says that on April 30, 2012, the unnamed plaintiff pleaded guilty to transmitting obscene material to a minor by computer in Marengo County, Ala., and later moved to New Orleans and transferred his sex offender registration there.
Louisiana, the lawsuit states, "determined that he must register on the state sex offender registry for the duration of his life and must renew his registration in-person every three months," based on a fairly new state law.
Th plaintiff cites a prolonged punishment causing him harm, humiliation, embarrassment, shame, fear and stigma. He seeks declaratory relief.
He is represented by attorney Craig G. Mordock of the Mordock Law Group in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number: 2:15-cv-01283-SSV-JCW.