Web site allows Bronx residents, parents to track sex offenders

? A Web site allows Bronx residents to find out if convicted sexual predators live in their neighborhood. The Family Watchdog Web site prompts users to enter their address and zip code. The site then

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2006, 11:39 PM

Updated 6,615 days ago

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Web site allows Bronx residents, parents to track sex offenders
? A Web site allows Bronx residents to find out if convicted sexual predators live in their neighborhood.
The Family Watchdog Web site prompts users to enter their address and zip code. The site then pulls up maps with colored dots, each one represents convicted sex offenders and whether they victimized adults or children. When users click on the dots, the Web site gives the offender?s description and even a picture.
Many Bronx parents say they are relieved such a tool exists. They feel it will help them better protect their children. However, some cite privacy concerns, saying convicted sex offenders have rights too.
Related link: National Sex Offender Registry


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