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Sex Offenders Will Have To Register Under New Law

Posted December 14, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— State prison officials say North Carolina's sex offender registration is off to a good start.

But there's still room for improvement.

Officials say when the General Assembly meets in January, lawmakers will fine-tune a law requiring anyone convicted of a sex crime to register with his local sheriff.

Only about 12 percent of the sex offenders released from state custody this year havenotregistered.