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sex offender

n. generic term for all persons convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestation, sexual harassment and pornography production or distribution. In mosst states convicted sex offenders are supposed to report to local police authorities, but many do not. (See: rape, molestation, sexual harassment, pornography)

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The Sentinel Safe technology will enable MySpace to search state and federal databases in the US to identify and delete the MySpace profiles for registered sex offenders.
When an offender proves in breach of their terms the police national computer and the violent and sex offenders registers are updated to ensure they are traced and dealt with properly.
The person, who police have not named, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with five offences of failing to comply with a sex offender order.
This is one more hurdle that Realtors will have to navigate when it comes to sex offenders," Johnson said.
Professor Theresa Gannon, director of the University of Kent's Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology, which assessed the results, said: "Sex offenders taking part in the pilot project made more disclosures about entering an exclusion zone or making contact with children than sex offenders supervised under normal probation conditions.
The surveys gauged how wardens understood, perceived and responded to the management of sex offenders in correctional institutions.
In Oklahoma and Louisiana, sex offenders are required to carry a state-issued driver's license or identification card with the words "sex offender" printed in bold-face type.
More common are state laws that specify what information must be collected when sex offenders register.
The report showed that, as of March this year there were 417 registered sex offenders being managed by MAPPA, a rise on the previous year's figure of 386.
Furthermore, the men may not have been telling the truth (Salter mentions the possibility that they were "bragging about things that never happened"), and the sample may not have been representative of male child molesters, let alone sex offenders in general.
In this latest effort to crack down on sex offenders, Perry says he wants special teams to arrest sex offenders who violate their probation and electronic monitoring of high-risk sex offenders.
DCI Max Black, of Northumbria Police's public protection unit, said: "Northumbria Police have four missing sex offenders.

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