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Registered sex offenders in the US
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In addition to Megan's Law, which requires law enforcement officials to notify communities when sex offenders are residents, many states, such as South Carolina, continue to pass laws to further protect citizens against sex offenders. In South Carolina, these new laws were passed in June, However, previous laws such as the state's registry laws are still the foundational laws of the state. South Carolina sex offenders are now prohibited from living within 1, feet of schools, day care facilities and playgrounds. Should sex offenders fail to register, the penalty is a day jail sentence. Failure to register a second time can carry up to a one-year jail sentence, while failure to register a third time can carry a maximum jail sentence of five years. In order to protect children from sex offenders and to minimize the potential jeopardy of children, parents should visit South Carolina's online sex offender registry.
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Sex offenders are persons who have been convicted of sex crimes including rape, statutory rape, sexual abuse, and sexual crimes against children such as child sexual abuse or possessing child pornography. Sex offenders are generally classified by category with the higher the category number, for example category 3, the more likely the person is deemed to reoffend. Many states offer online sex offender databases whereby one may search for sex offenders by name and view detailed information about the offender, including photos.