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Md. State Senator Pushes To Expand Sex-Offender Registry

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A bill in the Maryland state senate in Annapolis would increase information required in the state registry for sex offenders. State Sen. James DeGrange cites the death of 11-year-old Sarah Foxwell on the Eastern Shore last month as an example of why Maryland should expand information available to the public about sex offenders. Thomas Leggs Jr. who is charged with kidnapping her, is a registered sex offender in Maryland and Delaware. But DeGrange says no one searching Maryland's registry would have known about his history in Delaware. The bill the Anne Arundel county Democrat has introduced would require the state to include links to data on sex offenders in other states.

Bill Redlin reports.

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