Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Appellate Roundup

July 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Christopher L. Young

SCOWA.

State v. Johnson, No. 98493-0 (June 10, 2021). At issue: whether a condition of community custody — allowing a convicted child sex crime offender to access the Internet only through filters approved by a custody officer — is impermissibly overbroad and vague. Although the condition could impact constitutional rights, understood in the context of the crimes perpetrated, it was neither overbroad nor vague. 

Johnson had responded to a sting-
operation’s advertisement on Craigslist. Online he met a Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) member pretending to be a 13-year-old girl. After discussing a possible sexual encounter, they arranged to meet in public. Johnson was arrested...

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