ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A woman charged in the rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl was not required to register as a sex offender, despite a prior conviction for conspiracy to rape.

The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2c2UY2G) Saturday that current state law does not mandate registration for a conviction of conspiracy to commit criminal sexual penetration.

Jessica Kelley pleaded no contest to that charge for acting as a lookout while a woman allegedly raped another inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center in September 2012.

The 31-year-old was sentenced to three years but got almost a year taken off for time served.

Legislation that would have required registration for conspiracy to commit certain sex offenses got unanimous approval in the state House last year but died in the Senate.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com