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Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Pennsylvania residents can search for the names of sexual offenders living near their homes by using a Web site maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police, thanks to Pennsylvania sex offender registry laws.

Based on Megan’s Law, Pennsylvania sex offender registry laws meet the minimum federal standards for collecting, maintaining, ... continue reading

Oregon Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Posted by Nina

All sexual offenders are required to register with the state within 10 days of their release from prison, according to my research of Oregon sex offender registry laws. Based on the 1994 Wetterling Act – or Megan’s Law – the statute gives Oregon the right to track the whereabouts of ... continue reading

New Jersey Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Megan Kanka was only seven years old when she was raped and murdered by a neighbor. A man lured her to his home and promised to show her a puppy. Instead, the New Jersey girl was sexually brutalized and killed.

Megan’s parents banded together with others who suffered tragedies ... continue reading

Kentucky Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Posted by Nina

If you live in Kentucky you can access information about all released sex offenders on the Internet, thanks to Kentucky sex offender registry laws.

Kentucky sex offender registry laws adhere to the minimum federal standards laid out in the Wetterling Act, a federal law that requires all states to ... continue reading

Indiana Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Posted by Nina

In 1994, a young New Jersey girl named Megan Kanka was raped and killed by a man living in her neighborhood. He lured her into his house, promising to show her a puppy. Instead he sexually brutalized her and murdered her.

Megan was only seven years old when she ... continue reading

Connecticut Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Connecticut sex offender registry laws are very similar to those in other states, in that they closely follow the federal standards laid out in the 1994 Wetterling Act. The Wetterling Act is also known as “Megan’s Law.”

“Megan’s Law” requires all states to collect, maintain and analyze data on ... continue reading

California Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Posted by Nina

California registers adult and juvenile offenders who committed crimes of a sexual nature. The state does this in accordance with the Wetterling Act, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994. The law requires all states to collect and maintain data on released sexual offenders and to offer that ... continue reading

Nevada Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Posted by Nina

The 1994 Wetterling Act is a federal law that lays out minimum standards for the collection of information about released sexual offenders. The law requires all states to collect and maintain data on these criminals and to make the information available to the public.

The Wetterling Act is also ... continue reading

Wyoming Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Posted by Nina

In 1994, the federal government enacted a law that gives states the right to collect and maintain a centralized database of sexual offenders and predators. Often called “Megan’s Law,” the statute requires all states to meet minimum requirements and to make the information available to the public.

The Wetterling ... continue reading

Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Posted by Nina

The brutal rape and murder of a seven-year-old New Jersey girl in 1994 inspired the federal government to enact what is commonly known as “Megan’s Law.” The statute lays out the minimum federal guidelines for collecting, analyzing and maintaining data on released sex offenders.

What does that have to ... continue reading

West Virginia Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Posted by Nina

If you are concerned about registered sex offenders living in your neighborhood in West Virginia, you are able to access that information, thanks to the West Virginia sex offender registry laws.

West Virginia sex offender registry laws adhere to the federal minimum standards for collecting, maintaining and analyzing data ... continue reading

Washington Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Washington sex offender registry laws mirror those of other states, because all sex offender registry laws must adhere to the minimum guidelines set out by the federal government.

The 1994 Wetterling Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, requires all states to collect, maintain and analyze information regarding released sex ... continue reading

Virginia Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Posted by Nina

In 1994, a young New Jersey child was brutally raped and killed by a man who lived in her neighborhood. He lured her to his home by promising to show her a puppy, and instead he sexually assaulted her and murdered her. Megan Kanka’s parents had no idea a convicted ... continue reading

Vermont Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Vermont sex offender registry laws allow the state to collect and maintain a centralized repository of information about released sexual offenders. This information is available to the public.

Why is a state allowed to collect what many would consider private information? Because the federal government requires it. The 1994 ... continue reading

Utah Sex Offender Registry Laws

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Posted by Nina

All released sex offenders in the state of Utah must be listed on a central registry that allows the public to access information about them and the crimes they committed.

The law is based on the federal law called the Wetterling Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton. ... continue reading

Texas Sex Offender Registry Laws

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Any person who was in jail for a sexual offense on or after September 1, 1997 is required to register with the state, according to Texas sex offender registry laws. The goal of this law is to arm citizens with information about sexual criminals who may be living nearby.

... continue reading

Tennessee Sex Offender Registry Laws

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Posted by Nina

In 1994, a seven-year-old New Jersey girl was sexually brutalized and killed by her neighbor. The man lured her into his house by promising to show her a puppy. Instead, Megan Kanka was raped and murdered.

Prompted by this crime and others like it, the federal government enacted a ... continue reading

South Dakota Sex Offender Registry Laws

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Posted by Nina

In the state of South Dakota, you have the right to know if a released sex offender is living in your neighborhood. South Dakota sex offender registry laws require all offenders who qualify to register with the state.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Wetterling Act, otherwise known ... continue reading

South Carolina Sex Offender Registry Laws

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Within 24 hours of their release from prison, all sex offenders are required to register with the state’s central database of sexual predators, according to South Carolina sex offender registry laws.

Based on the 1994 Wetterling Act signed by President Bill Clinton, South Carolina sex offender registry laws are ... continue reading

Rhode Island Sex Offender Registry Laws

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Posted by Nina

If you live near a released sex offender in the state of Rhode Island, you have access to their location and the type of crime they committed. The idea behind Rhode Island sex offender registry laws is to give you the information you need to act with caution when you ... continue reading

Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Nina

The federal government requires all states to collect and maintain data regarding released sexual criminals, and also requires them to allow the public access to that data.

The 1994 Wetterling Act lays out the minimum federal standards for sex offender registries. Signed by President Bill Clinton, the statute was ... continue reading

Ohio Sex Offender Registry Laws

Monday, November 6th, 2006
Posted by Nina

In 1994 the federal government enacted the Wetterling Act, a law that lays out the minimum guidelines for collecting and maintaining a centralized database of released sex offenders.

Often referred to as “Megan’s Law,” the federal statute is named for a seven-year-old girl who was raped and brutally murdered ... continue reading

North Dakota Sex Offender Registry Laws

Sunday, November 5th, 2006
Posted by Nina

Megan Kanka’s parents had no idea that they lived in the same neighborhood as a convicted sexual predator. The seven-year-old New Jersey girl was brutally raped and murdered by a man who lived nearby – he lured her into his home by promising to show her a puppy. Then he ... continue reading

North Carolina Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 4th, 2006
Posted by Nina

North Carolina sex offender registry laws are similar to those in other states, all of which adhere to the minimum federal guidelines specified in the Wetterling Act. President Bill Clinton signed the Wetterling Act into law in 1994, and it is often referred to as “Megan’s Law.”

The law ... continue reading

New York Sex Offender Registry Laws

Saturday, November 4th, 2006
Posted by Nina

In 1994, the federal government enacted a statute that requires every state to build and maintain a centralized database of released sexual offenders.

The Wetterling Act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, was prompted by some notorious child murders, and more specifically, by the brutal rape ... continue reading

New Mexico Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Nina

The law that is often referred to as “Megan’s Law” is actually a federal law called the Wetterling Act. Signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, the law lays out minimum federal guidelines for the collection of information about convicted sexual predators. This information must be housed in a central ... continue reading

New Hampshire Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Nina

New Hampshire sex offender laws require every person who has been convicted of a sexual crime against children to register with the state upon their release.

Like other state laws, New Hampshire sex offender laws adhere to the minimum federal guidelines laid out in the Wetterling Act, a 1994 ... continue reading

Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Nina

Nebraska sex offender registry laws are based on the federal guidelines laid out in the Wetterling Act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. The law determines the minimum federal standards for maintaining a centralized database of released sexual predators and their locations.

Why is ... continue reading

Montana Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Nina

Montana sex offender registry laws are very similar to those in other states, in that information about sexual predators who have been released from prison is housed in a centralized database that is available to the public.

This law was prompted by a federal statute that lays out minimum ... continue reading

Mississippi Sex Offender Registry Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Nina

In 1994, a seven-year-old New Jersey girl named Megan Kanka was brutally raped and murdered by a man who lived in her neighborhood. Luring her into his house to see a puppy, the child never returned home again. Megan’s parents had no idea there was a convicted sexual predator living ... continue reading