Audio: Missouri sheriff voices concern about changes to sex offender registry

Sex Offender Registry

(Missourinet) – A law taking effect this week is expected to reduce the number of people on Missouri’s sex offender registry. The changes will place offenders in one of three categories, depending on the severity of the crime committed.

Sheriff Randee Kaiser of southwest Missouri’s Jasper County says the results may not be favorable.

 

 

Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a law taking effect this week will make the community less informed about the people who live in their neighborhood. It will change Missouri’s sex offender registry to include three tiers of individuals, instead of one, based on the severity of the crime.

 

 

Kaiser’s concern involves level one sex offenders asking to get off the list after ten years and second tier offenders asking to be removed after 25 years.