N.J. state lawmaker pushes to take Megan’s Law online

    State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset) says he has submitted a bill that would apply similar requirements of Megan’s Law to convicted sex offenders who use social networking websites.

    The Statehouse Bureau reports the bill would require convicted sex offenders to identify the crimes they’ve been convicted of on their profiles on social networking websites.

    Convicted sex offenders would also have to list their addresses, where the crimes took place, a description of their physical appearances and a link to their entries on the official sex offender registry, according to The Statehouse Bureau report.

    Sen. Bateman says the bill is similar to Megan’s Law, which requires authorities to notify communities when a sex offender moves nearby.

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