Family begins petition to get juvenile sex offenders registered

Wednesday, October 4th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oilton-AP) -- The family of a girl authorities believe was killed by an Oilton teen-ager has launched a petition drive to include juveniles in the state's Sex Offenders Registration Act.

Ninteen-year-old Robert Wayne Rotramel is charged with first-degree murder in the August murder of seven-year-old Christi Blevins and with first-degree rape in an attack on her 12-year-old friend.

Prosecutors say Rotramel has no prior criminal record as an adult in Creek County.

But the Tulsa World has quoted a former youth guidance specialist at the L.E. Rader Center in Sand Springs as saying that Rotramel was a juvenile sexual offender.

More than 69-thousand-990 valid signatures will be needed to get the issue on a state ballot. State law requires only registered voters sign initiative petitions.

Juvenile arrest and court records are traditionally kept confidential by law.