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OK Senate unanimously approves bill that would restrict sex offenders
Sex offender registry - Wikipedia
A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders , including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, where sex offender registration can, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing. Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers. Sometimes, these include or have been proposed to include restrictions on being in the presence of underage persons under the age of majority , living in proximity to a school or day care center, owning toys or items targeted towards children, or using the Internet.
Oklahoma's sex offender residency laws deserve review
WE have long noted the need to review Oklahoma's laws regarding where sex offenders may live. The latest example justifying reconsideration is this: State politicians have made it illegal for convicted sex offenders to live nearly anywhere in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, yet one sex offender was still able to move next door to a former victim. Harold Dwayne English was convicted of molesting his niece when she was 7.
You may also register for the Community Notification system so that you can be notified by email when a registered sex offender moves into the specified radius of the address submitted. The Act applies to any person residing, working, or attending school within the state who has been convicted or received any probationary term for a sex crime in the state after November 1, , or has entered the state after November 1, , having previously been convicted or received any probationary term for a sex crime. State law designates certain sex offenders as habitual two or more sex crime convictions or aggravated convicted of the most serious kinds of sex offenses , and based on federal law all sex offenders are assigned to one of three levels. The Act describes Level 1 offenders as those who pose a low danger to the community and not likely engage in criminal sexual conduct; Level 2 offenders pose a moderate danger to the community and may continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct; and Level 3 offenders pose a serious danger to the community and will continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct.