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Sex offenders registry closer to implementation

Published:Friday | May 16, 2014 | 9:34 AM

(JIS):

The National Security Minister says the Department of Correctional Services has completed the data system for the introduction of a Sex Offenders Registry.




He says by July, a meeting is to be held to sensitise stakeholders including the courts and the police, about their roles and responsibilities.



The Sexual Offences Act makes provision for the establishment of the sex offenders register and a registry.



Under the Act, persons convicted of certain specified offences including rape, abduction and the sale or trafficking of persons, are to be registered in the Sex Offenders Registry.



They will also be monitored through the regional offices of the Department of Correctional Services.



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