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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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Child Molester Given Level 3 Risk Status At Hearing Monday The Batavian
Child molester given Level 3 risk status at hearing Monday The Batavian A man convicted of two counts of first degree child sex abuse and one count of second degree child sex abuse is counting down the days until his release after three years of incarceration. Storm U. Lang, now 21, was sexually involved with three

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Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest child molester Tucson News Now Tucson News Now Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Border Patrol Station arrested a Mexican national with prior criminal convictions of indecent exposure and and more raquo

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Journal Courier Child molester faces charges alleging sexual abuse from 1993 Journal Courier Fifty three year old Ronald Emery, a convicted sex offender, showed a jail inmate letters he39d written bragging about sexual encounters with a young girl, according to a probable cause affidavit which stated the abuse occurred between 1993 and 1996.

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PennLive.com 70 year old child molester isn39t too old to go to state prison, Pa. court says PennLive.com Despite his arguments to the contrary, a state appeals court has found a 70 year old child molester isn39t too aged to serve a 7 to 12 year prison term. Instead, the Superior Court panel affirmed the sentence a Monroe County judge slapped on Gary

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