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THE abduction and murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne saw the introduction of law allowing parents to find out if a child sex-offender was living in their area. But what is the sex offenders register — and exactly how do you find out if someone has a record? The sex offenders register contains the details of anyone convicted, cautioned or released from prison for a sexual offence since Septemberwhen it was set up.
Details of any registered sex offenders are kept on a register for the Police only, it is not for public access. If you have any concerns over the activities of a local resident then you should speak to your local neighbourhood policing team. The Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme Sarah's law allows members of the public to make a request that the police investigate a person.
Thanks to a scheme rolled out inyou have the right to know if a rapist or paedophile is living on your street. The law was developed in consultation with Sara Payne whose eight-year-old daughter Sarah was murdered by a convicted paedophile. Sarah, who lived in Hersham, Surrey, disappeared on the evening of July 1, from a cornfield near the home of her paternal grandparents in Kingston Gorse, West Sussex. A body was found on July 17, in a field near Pulborough, some 15 miles from Kingston Gorse where she disappeared.
When a person is convicted or cautioned in relation to a sexual offence or has committed a sexual offence but been found not guilty due to insanity or a disability, they are added to the Sex Offenders Register. If a person is added to the Sex Offender Register, they are required by law to notify police officers of the following details within three days of the caution, conviction or finding, or their release from custody or detention. If you are a registered sex offender, you must visit one of our police stations.
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Nonetheless, because many paedophiles are known to move interstate and often change their name once they suspect police interest in their activities, it is clearly important to maintain an effective national database which is readily accessible to investigators in all jurisdictions. Consideration be given to the introduction of a system for the compulsory registration with the Police Service of all convicted child sexual offenders, to be accompanied by requirements for:. Whilst it may deter some recidivist offending, it will not prevent everybody who has been convicted of a child sex offence from ever abusing another child.
There are many misconceptions about sexual offences and many people assume that having a notification requirement means that they will need to continue disclosing their conviction all the time they remain on the register, even if their conviction is spent. This system which applied retrospectively, was amended under Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act meaning that relevant offenders were required to notify certain personal details to the police in their area. These details must be provided in person at a nominated police station within 3 days of the conviction and must be updated on an annual basis.
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