State Sex Offender Registry to Include Multiple Offender Photos
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The New York State Sex Offender Registry will now include multiple photographs of convicted sex offenders as part of an effort to make them more recognizable to the community.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the expansion of the registry on Monday, he says providing the most accurate and up-to-date information on sex offenders will make the registry an even better resource for law enforcement agencies to monitor their communities to help keep neighborhoods and children safe.
Currently the registry only includes one photo of each sex offender. Level 1 and Level 2 offenders must update their photographs every three years, while Level 3 offenders are required to update their photographs every year. Level 3 offenders and those offenders who have been designated as sexual predators and pose the greatest risk for re-offense. Level 3 offenders must personally verify their addresses every 90 days with law enforcement; if an offender's appearance has changed at that time, police may photograph the offender and submit the updated photo to the registry.
There are currently 36,336 registered sex offenders in New York State.
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