Hundreds of convicted Bronx sex offenders will soon be taken off registry

Hundreds of convicted Bronx sex offenders will be taken off the registry beginning next year. The current law requires only the most dangerous offenders to register for life, other sexual predators have to keep their whereabouts known for 10 years. Governor Pataki (R-NY) plans to propose additional legislation that would require that all sex offenders remain on the registry for life. Under Megan?s Law, Bronx sex offenders who are considered the most dangerous can petition to have their names removed from the registry after 13 years. But not everyone is in favor of keeping long-term tabs on sexual predators. The director of the New York Civil Liberties Union says the governor's proposal is unfair to offenders.

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