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WA: Legislature Considers Statewide Sex Offender Website.


January 22, 2002

By Keith Eldridge

WA: Legislature Considers Statewide Sex Offender Website

OLYMPIA - How do you know if a sex offender is living in your neighborhood?

A few counties have a Web site letting you know, but many others do not.

But now, there's a new effort at the state Legislature to have a statewide sex offender Web site.

Kitsap County is already pretty quick in updating their county Web site. The sheriff's Web site is already listing Nick Stroeder on its Sex Offender Registry.

It includes a photo and the hundred block of his address.

But there is a large discrepancy between counties. In Island County, where the young man lived, the sheriff's Web site only shows dots of where sex offenders live -- no names, no photos, and no addresses.

Now, efforts are under way to change the way you can find out if a sex offender is living on your block.

State lawmakers are hearing about a proposal for a statewide sex offender Web site.



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Source: 2002 KOMO 4 Local News