NEW YORK: WEB SITE TO LIST NEW YORK SEX OFFENDERS
New York State is developing an Internet site listing the names and addresses of the worst of the convicted sex offenders living in New York. At least 10 states have already created sex offender Web sites. Convicted sex offenders must register with their local police departments upon their release from jail, under the state's 1996 Megan's Law. Since 1998, residents wanting to see the list have had to go to their local police department or spend $5 on a call to a 900 number. The site should be up and running by early summer and will contain only the profiles of offenders deemed high-risk.