Attorney General Wants Tougher Sex Offender Laws


Alabama Attorney General Troy King wants stricter sex offender registry laws.

On June 20th, King met with 23 Wiregrass law officers to discuss the proposed changes: having convicted sex offenders register with local law enforcement within seven days of relocating, instead of the current 30 days; upgrading the misdeanor of not registering to a Class C feloney and having convicted offenders to wear an ankle bracelet.

The current law, which is designed to make children safer, is called the Community Notification Act. Wiregass officials say they will support the attorney general's proposed legislation, as well as strengthen their own duties and responsibilities in that regard.

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