Attorney General Unveils Sex Offender Web Map

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock says the state’s sex offender registry now has an Internet mapping feature.

The program lets people type in an address and get a map showing nearby registered sexual and violent offenders. The technology uses Google maps to generate the results.

The mapping capability was mandated by federal law with the passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

Bullock, in his first year in office, says the map is another tool parents can use to keep their families safe.

The state’s registry was created in 1989 by the Montana Legislature. It provides a listing of sexual and violent offenders who are required to register with officials.

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