Sex offender laws

  • A career child sex offender who had been released back into the general public

    Ryan Hade a seven year old boy was attacked, sexually assaulted, mutilated and left for dead in a large blackberry thicket.
  • Events that led to sex offender laws

    In 1989, Jacob Wetterling, age 11, was
    kidnapped from his neighborhood in St. Joseph,
    Minnesota. No perpetrator was ever charged,
    and Jacob has never been found.
  • A perpetrator was a paroled sexoffender with a long rap sheet.

    Richard Allen Davis was tried and convicted in 1996 of first-degree murder and four special circumstances: robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and a lewd act on a child of Polly Klaas.
  • Megan Kanka is kidnapped and murdered by her neighbor

    Raped and murdered by her neighbor, pedophile Jesse Timmendequas who had prior convictions for sex offenses involving children and shared the home with two other convicted sex offenders. Authorities knew where Timmendequas and his roommates were living but had not notified the parents in the community of such an obvious danger.
  • Jacob Wetterling Act

    The Wetterling Act required all 50 states to establish effective registration programs for convicted child molesters and other sexually violent offenders.
  • Megan's Law

    On May 17, 1996, President Clinton signed the Federal “Megan’s Law” which required the release of relevant information to protect the public from sexually violent offenders.
  • The Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act

    The Lychner Act also requires a registered sex offender moving to a new state or establishing residence upon release from prison or being placed on parole, supervised release, or probation to notify the FBI and state authorities within ten days of the move.
  • The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000

    The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus.
  • The Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act Of 2006

    This law marks an important step forward in our Nation's efforts to protect those who cannot protect themselves. It will strengthen Federal laws to protect our children from sexual and other violent crimes, prevent child pornography, and make the Internet safer for our sons and daughters.
  • The Jessica Lunsford Act

    Jessica's Law prohibits a convicted sex offender from any gathering place or business where children are likely to be present. Sex offenders currently must register with the local law enforcement agencies within 10 days of their release from prison. This bill shortens the address registry period to three days. In addition, the Act requires any individual convicted of committing a sexual crime against a child under the age of 13 to be electronically monitored for their entire life.