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The purpose of this website/ information is to promote public awareness/protection, prevent you and those close to you from the potential dangers posed by individuals who have committed sex offences in the past and to deter sex offenders from offending/re-offending. Any criminal actions taken by persons against the offenders named within this site, may result in arrest and prosecution of those persons.

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The parents of 7-year-old Megan Kanka of Hamilton Township,did not know that a twice convicted sex offender was living across the street until that neighbour was charged with the brutal rape and murder of their daughter.


Petition - Protect our Children
Petition published by Derryn Hinch 8-9-2013.

In Australia, the rights of convicted sex offenders seem to take precedence over victims' rights. Especially with paedophiles. Serial sex offenders have their names, photos and addresses, suppressed by the courts on release. 

Unlike Megan's Law in the United States, communities have no knowledge as to who they are or where they are. A public register is a right and a national duty that is long overdue.

We, the undersigned, insist, that by the end of 2014, the Australian governments, state and federal, through their attorneys-general, unite to publish an ongoing national public register of all convicted sex offenders similar to Megan's Law in the United States.


Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation

Parents For Megans Law

Megan's Murderer - Pleads for His Life

U.S. Supreme Court lets stand Megan's Law

Clinton signs Megan's Law

Clinton Signs Tougher "Megans Law"

Christopher’s Law (Canada)
A bold measure in community safety.
The Ontario Sex Offender Registry (OSOR) was created as a result of the abduction and murder of 11-year-old Christopher Stephenson by a convicted sex offender on June 18, 1988. Following the Coroner’s inquest into Christopher’s death, it was recommended that the Solicitor General of Canada, in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General, police and other appropriate bodies, establish a registry for convicted, dangerous, high-risk sexual offenders, and require each offender to register with police in the jurisdiction where the offender will reside or is residing.

Sarah's Law (UK)
Sarahs Law was created as a result of the abduction and murder of Sarah Payne, 8, in July, 2000.
Sarah's law is a legal right for UK parents, which grants them a right to do a child abuse report check on their child handlers and caretakers. The law is supposed to protect the child from pedophiles and molesters, especially those child offenders with previous child offense or abuse convictions.

Child Safety

Community Notification
MAKO has notified over 60 communities around Australia.

AMBER ALERT

MAKO/Files online -
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National Alert Registry

Megan Kanka
Who's Megan? -   Megan Kanka, 7, was killed in July 1994 in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. Jesse Timmerndequas, a twice-convicted sex offender, was sentenced to death for Megan's murder and rape. Megan's parents lobbied for state and federal laws requiring officials to find ways to warn neighbors when known sex offenders move into a neighborhood. In May 1996, the Federal Megan's Law was signed by President Clinton, requiring states to disclose to the public, information about sex offenders.

Megan's Law (also known as the Sexual Predator Notification Law) - The parents of 7-year-old Megan Kanka of Hamilton, Township did not know that a twice convicted sex offender was living across the street until that neighbour was charged with the brutal rape and murder of their daughter.
The crime - occurring only months after a similar incident in Monmouth County - prompted passage of state laws requiring notification about sex offenders who may pose a risk to the community.
New Jersey's law, commonly known as "Megan's Law," requires convicted sex offenders to register with local police,
Megan's Law also establishes a three-tier notification process to provide information about offenders to law enforcement agencies and, when appropriate, to the public. The type of notification is based on an evaluation of the risk to the community from a particular offender. The Attorney General's Office, in consultation with a special 12-member council, has provided county prosecutors, who must make that evaluation, with the factors to be used in determining the level of risk posed by the offender,
Equipped with the descriptions and whereabouts of high risk sex offenders, communities will be better able to protect their children.

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Internet users flock to Megan's Law site.
Sex offender database visited 33 million times since debut.


Interest in the Megan's Law Internet site has soared since the state unveiled the site Dec 15, allowing Californians easier and more detailed access to information about the state's most serious sex offenders.
As of Thursday morning, the site — at www.meganslaw.ca.gov — had more than 33 million hits as people looked up sex offenders in their neighborhoods.
Before the new site was launched, parents and others would have to visit their county sheriff's office or participating police departments to access the information.
One reason that law enforcement officials have welcomed the wider access is the ability to give people, especially parents, another way to safeguard their children.
"It gives parents another tool to keep an eye out on their neighborhoods, on the schools their kids are going to," said Fresno County sheriff's Lt. Robert Kandarian. "Many kids walk to schools, and this way, parents can even check the paths their kids walk to school to see if there are any sexual predators who may be living (in the area)," Kandarian said. The state site lists information about more than 63,000 registered sex offenders, with addresses of the 33,500 most serious offenders.
As of this week, the Web site listed 3,384 registered sex offenders in the six-county central San Joaquin Valley: Fresno County, 1,632; Tulare County, 724; Merced County, 507; Madera County, 268; Kings County, 216; and Mariposa County, 37.
Some people have expressed concern that easier access to information, including home addresses, could trigger incidents of vigilantism.
At the least, they say, the site may include inaccurate information or be unfair to those rehabilitating themselves.
Law enforcement officials emphasized that vigilantism is illegal and inappropriate use of the information. They said that if questions are raised about inaccuracies, they are checked out and forwarded to the state Department of Justice, which updates the site daily.
Nathan Barankin, a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office, said the goal is simply to "arm the public with information they need to protect themselves, not to affirmatively take matters into their own hands."
Barankin also said that the information is public, and the site just makes that information more accessible.
The site had more than five million hits in its first six days and at times froze because of overwhelming demand, Barankin said. "We were preparing for an onslaught, and instead we got deluged."
He said the site has been beefed up, and few people should experience difficulties.
Viewers can search the site by city, county, ZIP code or name. They also can search by typing in the name of a park or school to locate sex offenders living in the area.
Information provided includes name, aliases (if any), age, gender, race, physical descriptions that include scars and tattoos, a photograph if available, descriptions of the criminal convictions that required the individual to register, and the county and ZIP code where the individual last registered.
The site also will state whether the individual is in violation of his or her registration requirement.
Some believe the Web site provides another opportunity for parents to talk to their children about protecting themselves.
The state Web site includes tips for parents, though Barankin said parents must decide how to handle the topic.
Lori Reynolds, a detective with the Fresno Police Department's sex offender registration unit, said parents should talk to their children about what is good touching and bad touching. And, she cautioned, it's not just strangers who can be offenders — it can be friends or relatives, too.
"If someone touches them and it's uncomfortable, they should know they have someone that they can ... tell," Reynolds said. "It can be another family member, a police officer or a teacher."
She said it's important that a child, with adult supervision, see what is on the Web site.
"Not all of them look like monsters from a fairy tale," Reynolds said. "They look like ordinary people."


Felicia Cousart Matlosz / The Fresno Bee (31-12-2004)








 
 

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