Non-Emergency - Click Here. In , a convicted child molester was arrested for the murder and rape of 7 year-old Megan Kanka in a New Jersey suburb. The offender lived right across the street from the Kanka residence, however the Police Department was prohibited from disclosing the presence of this child molester because at the time the law did not allow the release of sex offender information to the public. The law was changed to permit the release of this information to the public and on May 8, , President Clinton signed the law, dubbed "Megan's Law" in remembrance of little Megan Kanka. This law was implemented to allow potential victims to protect themselves and allow parents to protect their children. Their full time duties include monitoring the activities of sex registrants in San Jose, enforcing sex registration laws and communicating Megan's Law information to the public through education and notifications. The Megan's Law Unit can be reached at or via email form.
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Informational Only. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. This penalty does not include viewing information on the Main page or within the links on that page. Legal Limits on Disclosures. Only information on registered sex offenders allowed to be disclosed under California law appears on this website. Under state law, some registered sex offenders are not subject to public disclosure, so they are not included on this site. State law does not allow offenses other than the crimes for which the convicted sex offender is required to register to be disclosed here.
By Shana Ting Lipton. For more than 50 years, offenders have been required to register with their local law enforcement agencies. The law, which was implemented in , makes this information more easily accessible as easy as an online search on your computer.
Informational Only. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. Legal Limits on Disclosures.