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Sex Offenders' Registry ready to become operational

Published:Wednesday | May 14, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

National Security Minister Peter Bunting says the Sex Offenders' Registry is ready to be put into operation.




The Sex Offenders' Registry was established as part of the Sexual Offences Act which was passed into law in October 2009.



The regulations for the Registry were tabled in November 2012 but were not put to use because of the absence of a database.



Yesterday, Bunting told the Parliament that the Department of Correctional Services has now completed the establishment of a data system to facilitate the operations of the Sex Offender’s Registry.



He says work is to begin soon to get stakeholders up-to-date.



The sex offenders’ registry takes into account the sex offender’s name, address, alias, photograph, date of birth and places frequented.



It also includes the offence for which the offender was convicted and the age of the victim.



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