(PRWEB) July 27, 2005
Mapsexoffenders.com maps sex offenders in your neighborhood allowing users to easily zoom in and see detailed information about sex offenders living near their homes.
"People have the right to know of sex predators living near their families" said Mark Olsen, spokesman for Orbizon, Inc, developers of mapsexoffenders.com.
In accordance with Megan's Law, each state publishes a list of convicted sex offenders. Mapsexoffenders.com gathers this public information from individual State Sex Offender Registries and pinpoints the offender's last known location on the map.
Orbizon currently provides the free service for nearly a dozen states with the goal of providing information about sex offenders for all 50 states.
"We are mapping the sex offenders of the entire nation. We hope that this will help prevent future abuse by convicted offenders," said Olsen.
Launched on a limited basis in July 2005, the website has received tremendous response. Orbizon, Inc. now provides the service for New York, Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Tennessee, Colorado, Wyoming, Mississippi, Montana, Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, Virginia, Rhode Island, Kentucky, North Dakota and Delaware. New states are being added daily.
"Many victims monitor our site to keep an eye on the person who assaulted them. That's one of the sad realities of sexual crimes. Our services makes it easier for them to deal with the fear, trauma and pain," said Olsen.
Orbizon hopes that this free tool will make it easier for the general population to be aware of sex offenders living near them. Placing offenders on the map creates a real sense of awareness for the user.
Accuracy of the information is the responsibility of the individual State. Disclaimers are available on http://www.mapsexoffenders.com and on each state website.
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