Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local communities may better protect themselves and their children. Megan's Law is named after 7-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kanka family sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan's Law.
The law is not intended to punish the offender and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against an offender.
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