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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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Grants administered by the SMART Office directly include support for SORNA implementation; the Campus-Focused Sexual Assault Perpetrator Prevention and Education Program; the Sex Offender Management Fellowship program; the Circles of Support and Accountability in Indian Country Project Sites and Training and Technical Assistance Programs; the SORNA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program; and the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW).
Andrew Selous said vulnerable prisoners in HMP Northumberland will be transferred to other jails, rather than being housed in a secure wing for sex offenders.
A total of 396 registered sex offenders -- who are supposed to be monitored by police and inform authorities if they change address -- are missing across the UK, with some out of contact with police for more than a decade, according to freedom of information responses to the Press Association, The Guardian reported.
The Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, known as Sarah's |Law, was brought in following a campaign by Sara Payne, whose daughter Sarah, pictured, was murdered by a convicted paedophile
Rivera said it recently came to her attention that four to six sex offenders are living in a building directly across from a public school.
Findings from this study highlight prison wardens' views about sex offenders as prison inmates, as well as attitudes and beliefs toward sex offender survival strategies.
In some cases, children may not even be told that a judgment will require them to register as a sex offender.
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.
Since Florida's publicly accessible sex offender registry did not prevent John Couey from raping and murdering Jessica Lunsford, it is hard to see how his crime bolsters the case for such online databases.
Rick Perry proposed even tougher laws against sex offenders in Texas.
DCI Max Black, of Northumbria Police's public protection unit, said: "Northumbria Police have four missing sex offenders.