Pol Wants Sex Offender Online Identies

The Boston Herald is reporting that there is pending legislation that would force sex offenders to reveal their online identities such as Facebook, Twitter handles etc. According to the herald:

 Under the bill, Level 3 sex offenders would have to report all their electronic monikers — including Facebook names, blogs and message-board screen names — just as they do their home addresses. The legislation has 12 co-sponsors and could get a hearing after lawmakers return from their August break.

This is a long overdue logical next step in the refinement of the state sex offender registry under G.L. ch. 6 sect 178. It wasn’t long ago that Myspace was found to have 90,000 sex offenders lurking around. Anyone wishing to contact the Legislature to show support can contact State Representative Tackey Chan who is supporting the legislation, or their own State rep.

Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to RSellon@PoliceLegalPromotions.com
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