Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act

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What is the Jacob Wetterling Act?

Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act

The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Agaist Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act was created as a part of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which requires states to create a national sex offender registry. Criminal offenses that fall under this act include the following:
* False imprisonment of a minor, except by a parent.
* Kidnaping of a minor, except by a parent
* Solicitation of sexual conduct of a minor
* Criminal sexual conduct towards a minor, which includes sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, and incest).
* Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution
* Use of a minor in a sexual performance
* Any conduct that is a sexual offense against a minor

   

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