Bronx task force says 'Megan's Law' is not doing enough to protect children

(02/22/04) WASHINGTON SQUARE - New York State law requires sex offenders to alert officials if they move into a community. Called "Megan's Law," it is meant to let people know if a sex offender lives nearby. But a Bronx child advocacy group says this law does not go far enough.

Members of the Bronx Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention say police are not doing a good job of alerting communities because notification is not mandated. Police have the option of notifying schools and other groups if the sex offender poses a threat. As a result, task force officials say many people are not getting the information they deserve to know.

Click here for a list of sex offenders in the Bronx. Also, visit the Web site of the Bronx Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention for tips on child safety.

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