Megan's law

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A law passed in New Jersey, US, in 1994 which permits police to notify families if a convicted sex offender moves into their area; also, designating similar (proposed) laws in other states or countries, especially national legislation passed in the US in 1996, which makes notification of residents obligatory.

It was named after Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old girl who was murdered in 1994 in New Jersey, US, by a convicted child sex offender living near her home.

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