Strict North Carolina Sex Offender Laws Take Effect
By Corey Rayburnyung
North Carolina's new sex offender restrictions took effect today, requiring some offenders to remain on the state's registry for 30 years and requiring offenders to stay at least 300 feet from places where children might congregate. From the Winston-Salem Journal:Stricter new rules governing sex offenders took effect Monday in
North Carolina, tripling the number of years that some offenders must
remain on the state's registry and requiring them to stay away from
places where children normally gather.
The rules require that offenders convicted of certain sex crimes
against children or of sexual violence must remain on a state registry
for 30 years, up from the previous requirement of 10 years, the Raleigh News & Observer reported.
The state's more than 11,000 offenders are required to register in
person with the local sheriff within three days of changing addresses,
instead of the previous 14-day window...continue to full post
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