In 1995, a convicted child molester was arrested for the murder and rape of seven year-old Megan Kanka in a New Jersey suburb. The offender lived across the street from Megan’s home; however, the police department was prohibited from disclosing the presence of this child molester. At this time, the law did not allow the release of sex offender information to the public. The law was changed in 1996, when President Clinton signed "Megan's Law" to allow for the release of information about sex offenders.
Megan’s Law in Pleasanton
The Pleasanton Police Department regularly updates offender information and conducts annual registrations with every sex offender residing in the Pleasanton community.
- Among other mandates, sex offenders are required to update their registration, name and vehicle information within five working days of their birthday each year.
- They are also required to notify local law enforcement within five days if they move. If a registered sex offender fails to comply with this law, a warrant is sought through the Alameda County District Attorney's office and an arrest can be made.
Megan’s Law Website
- In 2005 the California Department of Justice implemented a free website, accessible to the public, where information about registered sex offenders in California can be obtained.
- The Megan’s Law site will provide you with access to persons required to register in California as sex offenders.
- Specific home addresses are displayed on many offenders.
- The site displays the last registered address reported by the offender.
- Additional offenders are listed by ZIP Code, city, and/or county.
- Information on some offenders is not included on the site, as deemed by a judge.
Information on sex offenders outside California can be found at www.familywatchdog.us.
If you should have any questions or comments regarding Megan's Law or this website please contact Sgt. Roy Gamez by phone at 925-931-5100.