State Committee to Discuss Sex Offender Registry
Senator Bill Diamond,
Stephen Marshall of
The committee will start discussions regarding the various categories and groupings of sex offenders as they appear on the registry. It will review current practices and identify anything that needs to be address immediately. If need be, it is prepared to meet over the summer to continue the review and discussion regarding the registry, according to Diamond, who called vigilantism ‘a very serious problem’ but cautioned against overreacting to the situation, which, he said, could only make matters worse.
The Portland Police Department’s sex offender registry was removed from the department’s website several months ago at the behest of state officials.