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Maryland Joins National Sex Offender Registry Network

August 28th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Maryland, last week, became the 17th state to join a national sex offender registry network called OffenderWatch. Every sheriff's office and registering police department, as well as state corrections and public safety officials, will use the technology to share records on sex offenders and communicate with agencies in Maryland and other states. There are nearly 10,000 registered sex offenders in Maryland alone. OffenderWatch President Mike Cormaci told WBAL Radio that one purpose of their program is to let citizens know with alerts and updates when an offender registers or moves within a specified radius of their address, be it the citizen's home, school, work or anywhere else they or their children spend time. He was asked why fewer than half the states in the country take advantage of the program…

 

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