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Megan's Law Sentencing- DNA Sampling one of Many Consequences


April 27, 2011 6:14 PM From staff reports

BARSTOW • A registered sex offender charged with the 2008 molestation of a five-year-old Barstow girl was found guilty Wednesday at Barstow Superior Court.

In less than an hour, the jury found Dallas Eagle, 30, guilty of the molestation of a child, said Barstow deputy district attorney, Sean Daugherty. Eagle was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old.

After the 2008 crime Eagle fled CA and was not arrested until July 2009 when he was found living in Pahrump, Nev.

Eagle is expected to receive 25 years to life in prison and is set for sentencing June 15.

Review by Attorney Elisabeth Pasqualini-

Those convicted of a Megan's Law offense, such as rape of a child, will be subject to mandatory DNA sampling for future use by law enforcement agencies, as one of many consequences of conviction. The PA State Courts have held that mandatory registration, DNA sampling, reporting requirements, job reporting and school reporting requirements do NOT violate the law.

If you have been convicted or face sentencing under Megan's Law, you need to have an experienced attorney represent you to ensure you are not improperly determined to be a sex offender. The consequences may last a lifetime. Contact us via email or toll free at the number above.