DECEMBER 10, 2007
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 04CR 9052
NATHANIEL DAVIS, ) Honorable
) Evelyn B. Clay
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE ROBERT E. GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant Nathaniel Davis was convicted after a bench trial of aggravated kidnaping and
possession of a stolen motor vehicle and sentenced to concurrent terms of 18 years and 7 years of
imprisonment. On appeal, defendant claims that his vacillating waiver of his right to testify
required the trial court both to clarify his answer and to inquire into his competency to stand trial.
The defendant also claims that the Sex Offender Registration Act (730 ILCS 150/1 et seq. (West
2004)) was unconstitutional as applied to him because there was no finding that his kidnaping
offense was sexually motivated.