Commonwealth v. Groner

Groner pleaded guilty to sex crimes and was designated as a sexually violent predator (SVP) under SORNA II. Groner appealed and challenged the constitutionality of the SORNA II SVP assessment scheme because it provides for increased registration, notification, and counseling (“RNC”) requirements for a defendant deemed an SVP by clear and convincing evidence. Citing the Supreme Court of PA case of Butler II, which held that SORNA II’s requirements do not violate Alleyne, the Superior Court affirmed.