TRACKING SEX OFFENDERS
Parents for Megan's Law, a nonprofit that monitors convicted sex offenders in SuffolkCounty, has alerted police to 173 cases in which offenders allegedly reported inaccurate addresses,contributing to 38 arrests.? Laura Ahearn, executive director of Parents for Megan's Law, said inthe first 16 months of the program, the agency also has identified more than 160 offenders who hadnot updated their photos on the state's sex offender registry as required by law.? Our role is togather information and to confirm what offenders are providing to the registry so that thecommunity can have a tool that's up to date and accurate, Ahearn said.? That means when someonegoes online and looks up an offender, they know that information is up to date.
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