VT: Vt. Lawmakers Urged To Approve Sex Offender Registry.
January 29, 2004
Unlike 44 Other States, Vermont Has No 'Megan's Law'
BARRE, Vt. -- Vermont is considering joining the list of states that tracks and publishes the whereabouts of known sex offenders.
Nearly a year ago, Tara Stratton, a teenager from Barre, was allegedly raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender. Her family said it had no idea that the man accused of her murder had been in prison for sex crimes in the past.
Barre police Chief Trevor Whipple said he has the names, phone numbers and photographs of convicted sex offenders in his town, but by no choice of his, that information has to stay locked up.
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