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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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There are around 3,500 registered sex offenders in the region - and the number is growing by ten per cent each year.
New figures show there were 3,340 registered sex offenders living in the West Midlands police force area at the end of March 2018.
The number of sex offenders per head in the police force area is 54% higher than across England and Wales as a whole, which has one sexoffender for every 878 people.
The NSPCC has said: "It's vital police are given all the tools they need to both effectively monitor child sex offenders in the community and combat the increasing threat posed by complex online abuse".
As well as this, 33 serious sex offenders were returned to prison for breaching their licence conditions.
THE Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, or "Sarah's Law", allows parents to ask police if someone with access to their son or daughter has been convicted or suspected of child abuse.
Figures released on Thursday (October 25) show there were 2,078 registered sex offenders living in the Hampshire police force area at the end of March 2018.
That's 110 more than last year, and it means Teesside has one of the highest proportions of sex offenders in England and Wales, 44% higher than the national average.
Kansas is one of at least 20 states with no sex offender residency restrictions unless on probation or parole.
The sex offender list includes registered sex offenders, the crimes they committed, their mugshots and their distance from the place where the search was conducted from.