Absconded Sex Offender Arrested After Being Identified with New Technology at a Florida School

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An absconded Registered Sex Offender was arrested after he was identified at a Florida school with special software designed to screen for sex offenders.

Yesterday an absconded Registered Sex Offender was arrested in Pasco County, Florida, when he was identified with new technology being used in schools across the country. The software is called V-soft (Visitor, Student or Faculty Tracking). The software was developed by Houston based Raptor Technologies Inc.

More than 1,000 schools in 100 school districts across the country have embraced the technology that helps schools monitor who is coming and going at their campus. The system includes an optical scanner that scans a state issued ID. Each visitor is screened again 42 states' sex offender databases instantly, and a visitor badge with the visitor's picture is printed for use while they are on the campus.

“Our system has the ability to send an instant text message to a cell phone or pager, and an e-mail to designated personnel when a sex offender is logged on a school campus,” says Allan Measom, President of Raptor Technologies. “We receive messages daily that sex offenders are being logged at school campuses. V-soft is the only system that can instantly identify offenders in 42 states—as well as provide an instant text message to law enforcement and administrators.”

The Jessica Lunsford act recently passed in Florida makes it a third degree felony if an offender to fails to register after they move.

The man that was identified at a school yesterday was originally registered in Illinois. He gave Denver as the location of his move, but never registered in Denver. He checked in at a school in Pasco County, Florida that was using the V-Soft system. An alert appeared on the screen letting the school know this man was a registered sex offender. Once he discovered they identified him as such, he left the school. Pasco County Police later paid him a visit, and arrested him for failure to comply with registration laws.

Mr. Measom says V-soft can also be used to alert the schools of parents with restraining orders and custody issues, as well as track student tardies, faculty hours, and Volunteers and their hours.

In the wake of the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho murders, the Coeur d'Alene School District, as well as two other area districts, purchased the system to protect their schools against offenders.

“Our system works—period,” says Mr. Measom. “This arrest in Pasco just proves what we have been saying all along. If a registered offender comes on one of our campuses, we will identify him.”

For more information about V-soft or Raptor Technologies Inc., contact their marketing department at:

Raptor Technologies Inc.

629 West 22 nd St., Suite 1

Houston, TX 77008

1-877-7-RAPTOR, ext 104

713-880-8902 (in the Houston area)

http://www.raptorware.com

About Allan Measom: Allan Measom has been featured on numerous news segments around the country including nationally on Fox News Channel's Fox News Live. Mr. Measom regularly speaks at conferences to educate administrators and law enforcement on technology available for school safety.

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