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Crimes Against Children Act

The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children Act of 1996 was enacted by Congress to implement a national registry of child sex offenders.  The Act requires those convicted of violent crimes against children to register with their State of residence.  Every State must keep a registry of these offenders and maintain their current addresses for at least ten years.  Offenders classified as violent predators are required to verify their living address every three months for life.  Failure of a State to implement the registry can result in a reduction of federal grants to the State.  Under the law States are required to disseminate registration information to the public as is relevant to public safety. 

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 registration process.
 

 
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The San Luis Obispo Tribune Arroyo Grande child molester gets 10 years in prison The Tribune The San Luis Obispo Tribune Johnny Guerrero, 41, of Arroyo Grande was convicted on molesting a child in September and was sentenced Thursday, October 10, 2017, to 26 years in prison. and more raquo

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mySanAntonio.com Convicted child molester arrested again after he was allegedly caught sexually assaulting child mySanAntonio.com A convicted child molester was arrested Saturday, one year after his release from a state prison, after he was allegedly caught sexually abusing another child. George Meyer Jr., 43, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was booked

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Delmarva Daily Times Child molester39s 2nd rape trial moved from Accomack to Virginia Beach Delmarva Daily Times Convicted child molester Khalil Muslimani will face his second rape trial in Virginia Beach after a judge granted his motion to move the case from Accomack County. Muslimani, of Onancock, is already serving two life terms and 20 years in prison after

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