State audit reveals that Missouri lost track of nearly 1,300 registered sex offenders

Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 13:27:10-04

The state of Missouri does not know the whereabouts of nearly 1,300 registered sex offenders, according to a recent state audit. State Auditor Nicole Galloway said that hundreds of the sex offenders that are missing are considered dangerous. 

"Enforcement of sex offender registration is failing and putting Missourians, especially children at risk," Galloway said in a Facebook post.

Missouri law requires convicted sex offenders to register their name, address and other information with county law enforcement where they live. The Missouri Highway Patrol keeps a public database of the sex offenders.

The audit said that 1,259 sex offenders are missing from the registry. 

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