Disclosure of pedophiles

Britain to toughen laws for child sex offenders
Posted on : 2007-02-06 | Author : Renin Paul
News Category : Internet

LONDON: Convicted child sex offenders will have to register all their online nicknames and email addresses with the authorities as part of new laws that are being planned to curb the offense.

Failure to comply with this requirement can lead to jail terms of maximum of five years.

Home secretary John Reid said he proposed to bring in the new laws that will force perverts to disclose the details as part of the Sex Offenders Register. He has also initiated work to assess whether an online alarm system can be developed which can warn police every time a convicted pedophile logs onto an internet chatroom using any of the registered details.

Reid said the U.K. has probably the toughest regime in Europe for identifying sex offenders, keeping them on a register and protecting the children on the internet.

Three men have been convicted and jailed Monday for conspiring to kidnap and rape two girls they met in internet chatrooms. The three, David Beavan, Alan Hedgcock and Robert Mayers, used the internet to execute a plan to kidnap the two girls, aged 13 and 14, and then rape them.

They have been sentenced to undergo a total of 27 years in prison. The police said this was the first case in the country in which internet chat records were used as evidence.