Megan’s Law is named after Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old child who was raped and murdered by a convicted child molester who lived in her neighborhood. At the time, law enforcement officials were prohibited from disclosing the presence of this child molester in the neighborhood. After this incident, the federal and state governments enacted versions of Megan’s Law to allow the release of this type of information to the public.
By accessing the Megan’s Law database in your state, you can see whether a convicted child molester lives in your neighborhood.
- Alaska Department of Public Safety – Sex Offender Registration
- Arizona Sex Offender InfoCenter
- California Registered Sex Offenders
- Delaware Sex Offender Central Registry
- New York Sex Offender Registry
- Nevada Sexual Offender Registry
- New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry
- Washington Sex Offender Information Center