Also enacted by Congress in 1996 was the Sexual Tracking and Identification Act. This act created a national database of sex offenders to be maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The purpose of this database is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in the tracking of sex offenders across state lines.
The Crimes Against
Children Act was
amended by Congress in 1998 to allow
States greater latitude in
contacting registered child sex offenders
to update their current addresses.
Offenders were also required to
register in other states where they
may be attending school. The
law was further amended to include
sex offenders in the military and in
federal employment in the