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Sex Offenders

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A bill is being introduced to coordinate sex offender laws around the country.

Congressman Mark Foley of Florida says it would tighten registration laws for convicted sex offenders, and establish national notification standards. He says it would "make prey out of predators."

Foley says the bill has been in the works over seven months, and is not a knee-jerk reaction to recent killings by sex offenders.

Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah says the bill would make it possible to check a single Web site for the whereabouts of sex offenders in all states.

John Walsh, the host of the T.V. series "America's Most Wanted," says, "If we can't put these low-lifes in jail for as long as they deserve, at least we have the right to know where they are."


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