Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 3
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Facey – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Bouquet Gardens – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
IHOP – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
AV Party Rental – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Today
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 30, 2015
Clear
90°/62°
Home » Santa Clarita News » Senator Runner Takes Aim At Sex Offenders On The Internet

Senator Runner Takes Aim At Sex Offenders On The Internet

georgerunnerSen. George Runner has introduced legislation that will stop convicted sexual predators on parole from opening accounts with social websites like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and any other site that qualifies as social networking.

“I am a big fan of social network sites just like the next person, but unfortunately they create a virtual shopping mall for sex offenders on the prowl,” said Runner, who also authored California’s Jessica’s Law and Amber Alert. “With this bill, we’re going to shut the door on these malicious, dangerous people who prey on innocent and unsuspecting children.”

Senate Bill 1204 also requires sex offenders who have completed parole to register their email addresses with the California Department of Justice.

“Sex offenders are already required to register their street addresses with local police per Megan’s Law,” Runner said. “In the past decade it’s become obvious that Internet technology is a convenient means for sexual predators to stalk potential victims. It only makes sense to require sex offenders to share their email addresses with law enforcement.”

If the bill passes, California would be the second state to enact such a law; New York became the first when it passed a similar bill last year, known as “e-Stop, which was sponsored by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

In a December press release, Cuomo said more than 3,500 registered New York sex offenders have been purged from Facebook and Myspace since e-Stop was enacted, including a man convicted of assaulting a 14-year-old boy and another man who raped a 2-year-old girl.

John Walsh, co-founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and host of “America’s Most Wanted, supports New York’s e-Stop saying last year in a press release that “New York sets the gold standard for other states to follow.”

Runner’s SB 1204 will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee and Senate Appropriations before it receives a full vote on the Senate floor.

Senator Runner Takes Aim At Sex Offenders On The Internet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

College Of The Canyons – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
IHOP – Tile
Brent’s Carpet One – Tile
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Tile
Adage IT – Tile
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile