A recent study finds that many convicted sex offenders are resorting to identity theft
and other methods in order to avoid the tracking and monitoring required by law.
The results of a national study conducted by Utica College found that more than 16 percent of sex offenders have either tried to manipulate their identity or stay at unapproved locations to avoid being detected, the New York Daily News
The many identity-related techniques researchers found that many sex offenders try to use include using multiple aliases, stealing personal information from family members, altering their physical appearance dramatically or changing their own names. Others chose to move to states with looser sex offender registry laws or falsely use the address of family members.
Researchers said the study should help authorities crack down on those evading the law and fix the issue in order to reduce the potential risks for families and children in those areas.
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