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Megan's Law is a term used to refer to state laws that require law enforcement authorities to identify and make pubic a list of what are generally called sex offenders.

New Jersey passed the first "Megan's Law" in 1994 after the rape and murder of Megan Kanka by a previously convicted child sex offender who was living in her neighborhood.  The law reflects the belief that every parent should have the right to know if a previously convicted and potentially dangerous sexual offender moves into their neighborhood.

Under Megan's Laws, child sex offenders, as defined by the law, are required to notify their local law enforcement agency of their current address and any changes in their address after release from incarceration.  Depending upon the state and severity of the crime, they may be required to provide this information to law enforcement for life or for a certain period of time but usually for at least ten years.  In some jurisdictions the law only applies to child sex offenders while others have a reporting requirement for other types of sexual offenders also.

A federal version of Megan's Law was enacted in 1996 as an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children's Act.  The act requires all states to implement procedures to track certain types of convicted sexual offenders and provide reasonable methods of notifying concerned citizens when such persons reside in their neighborhoods.

 

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Wife Of Alleged Childmolester Brain Surgeon Files For Divorce New York Post
New York Post Wife of alleged child molester brain surgeon files for divorce New York Post The father of adult twins has a fixed sexual desire to be part of multiple 39taboo families39 where the parents raise their children sexually, prosecutors wrote in court papers. He39ll appear in court June 28 when bail will be set. Karen Kohut has not

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Redding Record Searchlight Agency blames lack of reporting on hiring alleged child molester Redding Record Searchlight While a Shasta County Sheriff39s Office investigation into allegations a therapist had sex with underage boys dragged on for months, the then 35 year old woman and more raquo

RecentlyReleased Child Molester Moves In Next Door To Victim And Itaposs Leg...
PEOPLE.com Recently Released Child Molester Moves in Next Door to Victim and It39s Legal: 39The Law Is Not on Our Side39 PEOPLE.com A convicted Oklahoma sex offender recently released from prison is living next door to the woman he molested when she was a little girl and it39s legal for him to do so, PEOPLE confirms. Reached by phone Thursday, Danyelle Dyer, 21, tells PEOPLE she Convicted Oklahoma child molester gets released from prison, moves next door to his victimNew York Daily News A Child Molester Moved Next Door To His Victim And The Law Says It39s FineHuffPost ICYMI: Child molester moves next door to his victim, and Harvest Haunted in the workswhnt.com SFGate kfor.com CNN News On 6 all 91 news articles raquo

Convicted Child Molester Receives Additional 250 Years In Prison Dothan Eagle
Dothan Eagle Convicted child molester receives additional 250 years in prison Dothan Eagle are first degree sex abuse, sex abuse of a child under the age of 12, second degree rape, second degree sodomy, attempted first degree rape, first degree sodomy and first degree rape. Smith pleaded guilty to molesting 10 children, including two

McLean Countyaposs Chief Prosecutor Welcomes Unusually Harsh Sentence For Chi...
McLean County39s chief prosecutor welcomes unusually harsh sentence for child molester WJBC News BLOOMINGTON McLean County States Attorney Jason Chambers said it39s very unusual for a judge to impose a prison sentence longer than the penalty recommended by the prosecution, but that39s what happened in the case of a local man convicted of child

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