GPS Considered for Unregistered Sex Offenders

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would make unregistered sex offenders wear GPS tracking bracelets and require local governments to notify the public when offenders move to their neighborhood.

Lenora's Law is named for 59-year-old Lenora Edhegard who was killed in her Brandon home last year.

Her neighbor, a convicted felon who used a fake address to register as a sex offender but was living in a different town, has been charged with her murder.

The bill would require using tracking technology if an accused person is convicted of failing to register his residence.

The law would require localities to use the Web, including social networks, to spread word of sex offenders moving into town.

Sex offenders who do not comply with the monitoring face a $5,000 fine and five years in prison. The bill now goes to the House.


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