Corbett signs law to close sex offender loophole

    In case you missed it, Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett yesterday signed a law to close the state’s Megan’s Law loophole.

    With Corbett’s signature, the state’s sex offender laws are now in line with federal regulations and strengthen the national sex offender registry program. Now that the loophole has been closed, prosecutors can better track offenders who live out of state or don’t have a fixed address.
    Update, 3:30 p.m. The move pleased Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams, who chairs the legislative committee of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.

    “It is critical that our laws are tough on sex offenders and do not permit them to evade registration requirements,” he said in a statement this afternoon. “”If you are a sex offender, you must register, and failing to do so is a felony.  And know this; we will prosecute you if you break the law again.”

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