Sex offender registry seeks to eliminate Web lag

BLOOMINGTON, IN  (AP) - Keeping current on the whereabouts of registered sex offenders could get easier with new software the group running the site plans to get.

The Indiana Sheriff's Association hopes to replace its existing software in the next few months to eliminate a time lag between when data is entered and when it appears on the registry.

Executive director Steve Luce says the updated software will help law enforcement agencies and the Department of Correction communicate and remind offenders to check in with local law enforcement or about scheduled appointments.

Registered sex offenders, including those who are homeless, have 72 hours to report to local law enforcement when they arrive in a new county. Failure to register is a Class D felony.

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