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Wisconsin’s online sex offender registry gets lots of traffic

Here in Wisconsin, being required to register as a sex offender has many implications. Among these is that a person’s status as a registered sex offender and other information on them is put up on publicly-accessible online resources provided by the state.

Recent data underscores how often such resources are accessed by the public. The data is on page views and traffic regarding state web pages with information on sex offenders last year. Reportedly, the state’s online sex offender registry and similar resources, in total, averaged nearly 500,000 visits a month that year. And, that year, state online resources regarding information on sex offenders saw 19 million page views.

So, it appears quite a few people here in Wisconsin are looking at things like the online sex offender registry. Given this, being on the sex offender registry can impact the life of a person convicted of a sex crime in the state in a truly wide range of ways. It could affect all manner of different everyday interactions such a person has and impact their reputation on a very wide scale.

As this underscores, the things that happen in their case could have deep implications for the life of a person accused of sex crimes here in Wisconsin. So, all sorts of details can matter considerably in such cases. Thus, having a thorough understanding of their legal situation can be critical when one is facing sex crime allegations. Such individuals can go to skilled defense attorneys for information and guidance on their situation.

Source: WEAU, “Wisconsin sex offender registry gets millions of page views,” Feb. 11, 2017

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