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May-20-96

Clinton Signs Sex Offender Notification Bill

On Friday (5-17), President Clinton signed Megan's Law, legislation that will require police to inform communities when convicted sex offenders move into the neighborhood. The law is named for a 7-year-old girl from New Jersey who was raped and murdered by a male neighbor who had a history of convictions for child molestation of which the girl's parents were unaware. The 1994 crime bill had permitted but did not required the notification.

Media Resources: The Washington Post - May 18, 1996


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