Los Angeles Times
SEPT. 28, 2016
Sex offenders will soon have to report their email addresses, user names and other Internet identifiers to police under a bill Governor Jerry Brown signed Wednesday.
It will apply to people convicted on or after Jan. 1, 2017 of Internet-related sex crimes.
Law enforcement can use the information only to investigate a sex crime, kidnapping or human trafficking.
The bill amends parts of California law enacted in 2012 when voters passed Proposition 35, an anti sex-trafficking law.
Proposition 35 passed by statewide ballot with more than 80% of the vote. It increased punishments for human traffickers and expanded the definition of human trafficking to include the creation and distribution of child pornography.
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