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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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Child Molester Was Doing Well In Fresno Before His Arrest The Fresno Bee
Fresno Bee Child molester was doing well in Fresno before his arrest The Fresno Bee Before his arrest on March 16, convicted child molester Jeffrey Snyder was adjusting well to life in a dingy Fresno motel. He was going to counseling, attending AA meetings, looking for a job and staying out of trouble, report says. and more raquo

Woman Charged With Allowing Suspected Child Molester Access To 8yearold Girl ...
WWMT TV Woman charged with allowing suspected child molester access to 8 year old girl WWMT TV A local woman is behind bars accused of failing to protect a little girl from a suspected child molester. Michigan State Police arrested Jamie Siler, 24, in Coldwater on Tuesday and Newschannel 339s Brittany Gray was there as she was formally charged in

Machetewielding Child Molester Who Destroyed Victimaposs House Denied Break O... Machete wielding child molester who destroyed victim39s house denied break on prison term Keller claimed in his appeal to the state court that Brewbaker sentenced him too severely. He contended that statements he made to police should not have been used against him during his trial and that he should have had separate trials in the child

Refugee Advocate Admits To Molesting Child, But Where Is He The Daily Herald
Refugee advocate admits to molesting child, but where is he The Daily Herald Hussein Ali, 28, a refugee himself, failed to show up for a court appearance on Thursday. and more raquo

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