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Meagan’s Law Database to be Audited

A legislative committee has ordered an audit of the Megan´s Law sex offender registry.

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved a request today from state Senator Dean Florez of Shafter and Assemblywoman Nicole Parra of Hanford for the report by the state auditor. A spokeswoman for Florez says the audit would provide information to back up legislation designed to improve tracking and oversight of convicted sex offenders.

The Associated Press reported in January that California has lost track of more than 33,000 convicted sex offenders despite a law requiring rapists and child molesters to register each year for inclusion in the Megan´s Law database.