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Crimes Against Children Act

The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children Act of 1996 was enacted by Congress to implement a national registry of child sex offenders.  The Act requires those convicted of violent crimes against children to register with their State of residence.  Every State must keep a registry of these offenders and maintain their current addresses for at least ten years.  Offenders classified as violent predators are required to verify their living address every three months for life.  Failure of a State to implement the registry can result in a reduction of federal grants to the State.  Under the law States are required to disseminate registration information to the public as is relevant to public safety. 

Also enacted by Congress in 1996 was the Sexual Tracking and Identification Act.  This act created a national database of sex offenders to be maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The purpose of this database is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in the tracking of sex offenders across state lines.

The Crimes Against Children Act was amended by Congress in 1998 to allow States greater latitude in contacting registered child sex offenders to update their current addresses.  Offenders were also required to register in other states where they may be attending school.  The law was further amended to include sex offenders in the military and in federal employment in the registration process.
 

 
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Convicted Child Molester Shot By Evansville Officers Responding To Rape Repor...
Fox 59 Convicted child molester shot by Evansville officers responding to rape report, police say Fox 59 EVANSVILLE, Ind. Evansville police say a convicted child molester was shot by officers during a chase while they were responding to a rape report on Wednesday evening, WFIE reports. Officers were called to an apartment complex around 6:40 p.m. to Convicted sex offender shot by EPD officer after reported rapeWAVE 3 all 11 news articles raquo

Carmel Man Arrested Again On Child Molestation Charges While Out On Bail WTHR
Carmel man arrested again on child molestation charges while out on bail WTHR NOBLESVILLE, Ind. WTHR Hamilton County prosecutors are hoping to keep a Carmel man in jail after he was arrested for the second time in less than a year on child molestation charges. Anthony S. Johnson is behind bars on 50,000 at the Hamilton

Accused Child Molester Awaits Fate In Court Goshen News
Accused child molester awaits fate in court Goshen News GOSHEN A jury began the process Wednesday of deciding whether an Elkhart man is guilty of molesting two girls he helped raise in a stepfather capacity. Frank Lisa, 73, stood trial on five class A felony charges of child molestation in Elkhart County and more raquo

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