Megan's Law Loopholes Remedied

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 05:54 PM
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Governor Taft has signed into law Thursday a bill closing loopholes in Ohio’s Megan’s Law. The state Wednesday said it had identified nearly 1,000 convicted sex offenders who could be labeled sexual predictors, a designation that requires offenders to report their whereabouts to authorities for life. Officials reviewed inmates’ records after a convicted rapist murdered a Northeast Ohio teenager last year. The previous guidelines looked at anyone who assaulted a child under the age of 13. The new guidelines review all cases in which the victim was under 18.

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