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      SC justices to reconsider sex offender monitoring

      The South Carolina Supreme Court is rehearing the case of a sex offender who says lifetime satellite monitoring of some sex offenders is too harsh a punishment.

      The justices ruled against Jennifer Dykes in May, but have agreed to revisit their ruling with arguments Tuesday.

      Dykes was ruled to be a sex offender after she was convicted of a lewd act on a child charge stemming from her relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Greenville County several years ago. She was found to be at low risk to abuse a child again.

      But after a probation violation, Dykes was ordered to have lifetime monitoring.

      Dykes says her constitutional rights are being violated because she had not been allowed to appeal the decision.