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Audit Shows Errors Fill Sex Offender Database

A state audit released this morning says California´s database of sex offenders is full of errors and inconsistencies. The Bureau of State Audits says those problems mean the public has no idea where thousands of convicted child molesters, rapists and other sex offenders live.

The audit found that the records of 23,000 sex offenders in the Megan´s Law database haven´t been updated in at least a year. The audit says that´s because the offenders haven´t registered with police as required by law. And of those 23,000 records, fully 14,000 haven´t been updated in five years.