Megan's Law

Megan's Law

[mey-guhnz]
any of various laws aimed at people convicted of sex-related crimes, requiring community notification of the release of offenders, establishment of a registry of offenders, etc.

Origin:
1990–95; after Megan Kanka, young New Jersey girl killed by a previously convicted child molester

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