Tracking Sex Offenders In Your Neighborhood

They're convicted of rape, sex offenses with kids, and other sex crimes, and they're likely living in your neighborhood.

North Carolina's Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry allows you to see if convicted sexual offenders are living near you. There are some 12,000 across the state.

We headed out to several communities across eastern Carolina to see if people know about the sexual offenders in their neighborhoods. Several people we talked with in Greenville were unaware a convicted rapist was living near them. That individual is also just one block from a daycare center. The owner of the daycare didn't know and was quite shaken up when we told her.

Registered sex offenders can't live within 1,000 feet of a daycare unless they were there before the law took effect this year. That happens to be the situation in the above case in Greenville.

Do you know if convicted sex offenders are living near you? The registry was created to protect you and keep you informed. Just click on the link below to track sex offenders near you.

Be sure to watch WITN News at Six Thursday as Dave Jordan talks with a registered sex offender who is headed back to court.

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