Convicted Sex Offenders, Kidnappers
Required To Turn in e-mail Addresses
April 12, 2008
(SitNews) - The Alaska Legislature passed significant legislation
Thursday to protect Alaska's children from convicted sex offenders
and child kidnappers that may use the internet to search for
new victims. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage is the prime
sponsor of Senate Bill 185, a bill requiring convicted sex offenders
to register their e-mail addresses, instant messaging addresses
and any other internet communication identifiers with the Alaska
Department of Public Safety.
"Anyone capable of abusing or kidnapping a child gives up
some personal freedoms and privacy even after release from prison,"
said Wielechowski. "We know that the internet is the new
hunting ground for sexual predators so our laws need to guard
children and adults from being victimized."
Wielechowski noted that Alaska has the highest rate of internet
use in the nation and one of the highest rates of sex offenders.
SB 185 also gives judges the ability to require these offenders
to wear electronic monitoring devices for the entire duration
of probation or parole.
The legislation now goes to the Governor to be signed in to law.
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