Minn. Bill Would Put More Sex Offenders Online

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A House public safety panel considers a bill Thursday that would let the public look up more sex offenders and other predators online.

The bill from GOP Rep. Tony Cornish would expand a state website that currently lists predatory offenders deemed at high risk of committing new crimes. It would add those considered at moderate risk of reoffending.

The Department of Corrections website posts names, mug shots, criminal history and locations for high-risk predatory offenders released from prison or other institutions.

The site allows the public to look up offenders in the community by name, zip code, city or county.

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