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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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com)-- The number of registered sex offenders in the USA has been steadily growing over the years, and as of 2018 there are more than 700,000 registered sex offenders living all across the country.
New figures show that, in March this year, there were 1,658 registered sex offenders living in the Merseyside Police force area.
And sex offender Martin Johnson, 49, breached his order after his opened three accounts on the blogging website Tumblr under the names "dominant daddy", "TS girls" and "world keeps turning".
Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security, which is the agency responsible for identifying child sex offenders.
As a result of these incidents a number of major pieces of legislation established the requirements for sex offender registration and community notification.
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 seeks the establishment of a National Sex Offender Registry System, which shall contain the names and other pertinent details about sex offenders who live and travel in the country.
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.