The effort to notify other countries about traveling sex offenders got more teeth recently when federal authorities started issuing passports to convicted pedophiles that identify their offender status.
It’s a component of the International Megan’s Law, a federal law sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-4th Dist., and signed by President Obama in February of 2016.
The bill was named for Megan Kanka, the 7-year-old Hamilton girl killed in 1994 by a convicted sex offender who lived on her street. Her name also is memorialized on the New Jersey community notification law passed shortly after her death, which …read more
Source: NJ.com Mercer