Twelve dollars? But he knew nothing about the theft, which, it later emerged, had been perpetrated by a rogue employee of the police department. In many states, compliance with the registry can prove to be a Sisyphean task.
Her fingerprints and her record still popped up in certain criminal-background checks. At first, the requirements were easily met.
Since the public can access this information, sex offenders can have a difficult time finding employment and places to live. Childhood sexual abuse is troublingly widespread. In Oregon, the age of consent is eighteen. Some states require offenders to register their names and addresses while others also restrict where they can live.