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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 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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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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