Update on Adam Walsh Act

POSTED: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:55pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am

Waco-- There is an update in regards to a report from yesterday regarding the Adam Walsh Act.

Rather than all juvenile sex offenders being placed on the sex offender registry for life, Dr. Aaron Pierce, on the board for Sex Offender Treatment, says the act states that "A juvenile age 14 or older, convicted or adjudicated delinquent for a serious sex crime could be classified subject to lifetime registration."

Dr. Pierce also says that if Texas does substantially implement the Adam Walsh Act, approximately two million dollars will be taken away from state funding. However, for Texas to adopt the act would cost 38 million dollars.

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