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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 criminal records of sex offenders are available to the public in order for them to have the information they need, but searching for each record is time consuming, and also it is impossible to search for sex offenders across an entire area with no professional means to do so.
The report from MAPPA - a joint system to manage risks posed by offenders, with input from North and South Lanarkshire Councils, Police Scotland, NHS Lanarkshire and the Scottish Prison Service - reveals that during that period, 18 registered sex offenders in Lanarkshire breached their conditions, nine of whom were returned to prison.
The figures - released by the Home Office - show that the number of sex offenders living in our region has rise by 8% compared with last year - and has increased by a huge 54% compared with 2010/11, when there were just 1,079 living in the area.
The figures reveal Teesside continues to have one of the highest proportion of sex offenders in England and Wales, with a rate of 142.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security, which is the agency responsible for identifying child sex offenders.
Over the past two decades policies and laws concerning the monitoring and control of sex offenders have been passed at the local, state and federal level.
The laws close a gap in the post-sentence scheme that previously meant sex offenders could only be managed for their risk of committing sex offences, not violent offences.
Pagdilao cited a statement by the Bureau of Immigration that foreign sex offenders shall not be allowed entry to Philippine territory in the wake of news reports about the deportation of a foreign national in Dumaguete City who had been a fugitive for 10 years in connection with a sexual assault.
Since the introduction of the Sexual Offences Act in 2003, the number of registered child sex offenders has grown steadily - and now stands at 1,180 in Wales alone.
Work is under way to reduce the number of other vulnerable prisoners co-located with sex offenders.
The monitoring of registered sex offenders in communities needs urgent attention by the government to ensure it is fit for purpose," said Jon Brown, the NSPCC lead for tackling sexual abuse.
A total of 388 sex offenders were registered living in Kirklees as of April 1 this year - up 33% from 291 in 2009.

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