A Bill Protecting Internet from Sex Offenders Moves to the House

A bill that would require registered sex offenders to give police their Internet identities is moving through the general assembly.
The senate voted on the bill today, Feb. 13, 2007, that requires offenders to register their user names, passwords and other information on how they communicate on the Internet. If sex offenders don't register the information they could be arrested.

Police said it's another tool to help them keep track of thousands of sex offenders.

"There's 6,143 registered sex offenders in Kentucky. You don't know that those may be communicating with your children or relatives on the Internet," said Sen. Ray Jones of Pikeville, Ky.

Jones said very few states have this kind of legislation. It passed the chamber with no opposition and now moves to the house.

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