Alaska could be free state for sex offenders

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Supreme Court ruled some out of state sex offenders don't have to register if they move to Alaska.

    The ruling said the 1994 Alaska Sex Offender Registration Act does not provide any leeway for the Department of Public Safety when they decide if out of state sex crimes match offenses in Alaska.

    This would include not being able to place the names of those convicted out of state on sex offender databases a key source of information that protects the public when a sex offender moves into the neighborhood.

    The legislature could address the 24 year old law to provide more abilities to require sex offenders to register.  Two sex offenders from out of state were involved in the case against the Department of Public Safety.  Neither of them were identified in the court ruling.

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