Latest Megan's Law Stories

2013-07-09 16:53:43

Texas has the second largest sex offender registry in the country, but relatively few people are accessing it or using it to develop protective actions against future sex crimes, a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University found. Texas began its sex offender registry in 1991 to inform citizens about sex offenders living and working in communities throughout the state and to encourage the public to adopt preventive measures against sex crimes. The Texas...

2013-05-02 23:19:01

A former Facebook executive has joined the effort to pass Chelsea´s Law in all 50 states to combat violent sex crimes against children. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Chris Kelly, a former Facebook executive who authored and financed a highly successful California initiative to stop sex trafficking, has joined the effort to pass Chelsea´s Law in all 50 states. Signed in 2010 by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger after unanimously passing both houses of the state Legislature,...

Sex Offenders Online Gaming Account Purged By NY Attorney General
2012-12-20 05:05:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that accounts of more than 2,100 more registered sex offenders have been removed from online gaming communities as part of a first-of-its-kind initiative to protect children from predators within online gaming networks. The program, dubbed “Operation: Game Over,” coincides with recent cases of sexual predators using voice and text chat features in online gaming...

2009-08-07 15:02:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Your typical sex offender molests on average, 117 children. As a result of Megan's Law, all 50 U.S. states require those convicted of sexual offenses to sign a register so that their whereabouts can be tracked and monitored. The bone chilling truth however, is that 23 states have lost track of between 10 and 50 percent of their sex offenders. Stop Child Predators is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing these critically important issues,...

2009-02-03 14:02:00

Internet Safety Technical Task Force Member Sponsors Online Portal (childonlineprotectionservice.com) to Provide Parents a Voice in the Internet Safety Debate WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John A. Phillips, CEO of Aristotle, announced today the official launch of www.ChildOnlineProtectionService.com (COPS), a web portal designed to educate parents as to the real risks of online predation. Phillips, an expert in identity verification technologies and Internet Safety Technical...

2005-09-22 09:30:00

BOSTON -- As many as 4,500 sex offenders are among tens of thousands of people evacuated by Hurricane Katrina, prison officials say, worsening what critics call an already patchy national database on sexual crimes. Louisiana State Police say 3,300 to 4,500 sex offenders lived in areas swamped by Katrina. Of those, about 270 usually check in at parole offices in five districts shut by Katrina and are considered at higher risk of repeating their crimes. From Texas to Massachusetts,...

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