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TX: Sex offender registry in court's crosshairs.

July 7, 2002

Do you know your neighbors? How about the babysitter, the youth counselor at your church, or the person who coaches your kidís little-league team?

Most victims of sex crimes know their attackers, but many do not take advantage of a system that gives the location of people previously sentenced on sexual assault, molestation or indecent exposure charges. Nearly 500 of them live in Galveston County.

For 10 years, Texas has required people convicted of sex offenses and people who receive deferred adjudication for such offenses dating to 1970 to register with local police departments upon their return to society.

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Source: © 2002 The Daily News