Sex Offender Crackdown

By Greg Catlin

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 6, 2006 at 4:31 PM EST

One of the New York State Legislature's first priorities this year is to make changes to New York's Megan's Law.
The law requires convicted sex offenders to register with the state for 10 years.
But on January 21st, the first names from 10 years ago will fall off the list unless something is done.
Assemblyman Clifford Crouch held a news conference in Binghamton calling to change the law, supporting a measure that would require sex offenders to register for life.
Crouch says without changes a lot of sex offenders will be on the streets without people knowing where they are.
He says "Over 3,500 could be dropped by the end of the year. These people basically fall off he radar screen. Citizens of our communities will no longer be able to find out where they live and if their child may be in danger."
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the State Assembly will vote this Monday to keep sex offenders on public lists.

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