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E-Mail Alerts Among New Features of N.C. Sex Offender Registry

Posted April 23, 2007
Updated April 25, 2007

— North Carolina is making some changes to its sex offender registry.

One of the registry's new features allows parents to get e-mail alerts when a sex offender moves into the neighborhood or near their child's school.

“Families and neighborhoods will be able to use these new tools to plan for their safety,” Cooper said. “Knowing more about where offenders live will help communities stay vigilant about safety.”

The new Web site also includes maps to pinpoint where sex offenders live.

“Sheriffs play a critical role in registering sex offenders so that the public can get this information that’s so important to their safety,” said Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley, President of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association. “We’re glad that these new safety tools are now available to every community in our state.”

Sex offenders are required by law to register with authorities and to update the information that is made available to the public through the registry.

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  • TAO Apr 24, 8:22 p.m.

    Visit angryoffender.com and read what I have to say. WRAL's comment box is too short.

  • JUNKMAN Apr 24, 9:59 a.m.

    I JUST LOVE TO READ SOME OF THESE THINKS BUT I HAVE NEVE SEEN A 12,13,14,15 YEAR OLD THAT WAS READY FOR SEX WILLING YES READY NO WHERE ARE ALL THE MORALS NOW DAYS I GUESS MR ILLEGAL_GO_HOME HAS THEM

  • diwanicki Apr 24, 9:34 a.m.

    I agree with illegals_go_home and love to teach. You sir are correct, I agree with a few of your statements as well. I alos think its wrong to put their address on there so people can go harrass them or and/or kill them. All they need to put is the town state and zip ex: Raleigh,NC. 00000 .

  • illegals--GO HOME Apr 24, 2:42 a.m.

    You are correct sir......you said it right....I don't know how some of the posters on here got from SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY automatically to child molester ! ! ! If anyone visits the site and checks out the crimes or goes to the courthouse and checks the records, a large percentage of offenders are people over 16 and more than 4 yrs older than the other sexual partner...it does not mean they raped them, just that they had sex, and if you look around I see many 12, 13, 14, and 15 year olds that look older and are ready and willing ! ! Some also are people who expose themselves and such as that. A very low percentage are actual pedophiles. I agree with the registry, as all of them bear watching....that doesn't give anyone else the right to harm them as long as they obey the laws. The registry was a way to keep people informed and help them be more aware and watchful.

  • love to teach Apr 23, 10:36 p.m.

    I feel it can become a problem for the people who are innocent, but the courts say they are not. Several people would believe a child over an adult. The children in our day and time are much more advanced than we were a few years ago. 10, 11, and 12 year olds have sex games at school. Anybody watch Dr. Keith Ablow on the story about this. They don't think oral sex is really sex. Children have been known to tell lies about adults and get them into trouble. I feel this map is a threat to the people on the registery, just like someone said about people freaking out and harming someone would might have done nothing wrong, or like the young man who had a future, listened to the girl and she was not of age, but he didn't know it. Makes you wonder what the goverment will take control of next?.

  • Sexychickwattitude Apr 23, 8:56 p.m.

    slaudnc is the person your talking about stephen m and her name is april.?

  • Sexychickwattitude Apr 23, 8:55 p.m.

    is your persons name stephen m?

  • JUNKMAN Apr 23, 5:12 p.m.

    KeDecker if you rape a 70 year old woman your still a pervert and need to be watched

  • Joshua Apr 23, 3:51 p.m.

    Frankly, someone NOT on the list is a much larger threat than someone already registered. Think about it, if you're on the list, chances are, most of your neighbors know. THose not registered? They are totally under the radar.

  • meep Apr 23, 3:22 p.m.

    claudnc, your story is a lie... or should I say fact wise incorrect. The proof is in the NC law.

    As for the sex offenders, they are listed under the database for their offense (if some of you would take the time to look at it) and as a parent I can determine if someone is a threat based on if they were busted in college for a drunken public bathroom act or a cild molester. Put these people on the website, they lose thier privacy when they commit the act.

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