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NY: Meganís Law - Legal Loophole.


February 4, 2003

By Melissa Long

News 8 Now has learned about a loophole in state law that allows convicted sex offenders to live anonymously in their communities. There are more than 15-thousand registered sex offenders in New York. Megan's Law is designed to keep neighbors informed about where they live. But News 8 Now's Melissa Long says there are some convicted sex offenders you can't find out about.

Officer Bob Jobe keeps track of more than four hundred convicted sex offenders in the city. They're accounted for under Megan's Law, which the governor signed in '95, after seven year old Megan Kanka was raped and killed by a convicted sex offender, living anonymously in her neighborhood.

Megan's Law offers the public "the right to know."


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Source: © 2003 WROC TV NEWS 8