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Monday, May 23, 2005

Ohio's eSORN to be Included Within National Database

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced last Friday that Ohio’s electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) Web site, maintained by Attorney General Jim Petro and the state’s 88 county sheriffs, is one of the first four registries linked to a national public sex-offender search engine.

The Department of Justice selected eSORN as one of the first links to the National Sexual Offender Registry Access Program along with the state registries maintained by Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Department of Justice’s goal is to have all state sex-offender registries linked via the national search engine.

This online tool will provide a comprehensive national sex-offender search with a single query free of charge to users. The search engine will be available to the public as soon as 20 states are linked, which should be accomplished within the next 60 days.

Source: Ohio Attorney General



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