Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sex offenders and child predators will be FORCED to list their status as criminals on Facebook

A new state law will force sex offenders and child predators to list their criminal status on Facebook and other social-networking sites.

The Louisiana law designed by Jeff Thompson, a Republican state representative, will expand requirements for sex offenders to include revealing their convictions on social media.

Under the new rule, sex offenders must include on their profiles that they are an offender or child predator, list the crime and the location of the conviction, their physical traits and an address of where they live.

The law is supposed to ensure that the state is doing its part to protect other from convicted sex offenders instead of leaving the responsibility solely to websites like Myspace and Twitter.

Mr Thompson told CNN on Tuesday: 'I don't want to leave in the hands of social network or Facebook administrators, "Gee, I hope someone is telling the truth,"'

The law will take effect on 1 August.

Those sex offenders who break the law could face two to 10 years in prison without parole and with hard labor. Read More