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$15 Million Needed Annually For Megan’s Law

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California´s top law enforcement officer says it would cost at least $15 million dollars annually to provide enough local police to track the more than 33,000 convicted sex offenders who are missing from California´s Megan´s Law database.

Attorney General Bill Lockyer says many police departments are spread thin when it comes to tracking rapists and child molesters who fail to register annually as required.

An Associated Press investigation finds the state does not know the location of more than 33,000 sex offenders– or 44 percent of those who registered at least once.

That´s prompting several state lawmakers to propose investigations, reforms — and more money for local police even in this tight budget year.