Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identificaton Act of 1996

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What is the Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identificaton Act of 1996?

Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identificaton Act of 1996

The Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identificaton Act of 1996, otherwise known as the Lychner Act, was created as a part of the national sexoffender registry. It requires the Attorney General to create a database at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track the whereabouts and movements of sex offenders. There are two main obligations concerning the Lychner Act.
* A database with a national sexoffender list is maintained at the FBI to keep track of the movements of any person who has been convicted of an offense against a minor or has been convicted of any sexual offense.
* A national sexoffender registry that requires offenders to register their current address and update those addresses when changes occur.

   

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