PAM LYNCHNER SEXUAL OFFENDER TRACKING
AND IDENTIFICATION ACT
In 1990, in Houston, Texas, Pam Lynchner,
a real estate agent, was attacked and sexually assaulted while showing
a house to a prospective buyer. The attacker was sent to prison for twenty
years, but came up for parole after two years. He then filed a lawsuit
against Pam. This enraged Pam, who then became a victim's advocate and
fought for tougher laws and to keep criminals in jail. Pam tragically died
in July 1006, crash of TWA Flight 800. However Pam's fight for tougher
laws did not go unnoticed or unrecognized. In 1997, Federal law titled,
"The Lynchner Act", mandated the Federal Bureau of Investigation to establish
and maintain a national Sex Offender Registry by 1999 that is to be interactive
with all state registries. This database is also to be used to track the
whereabouts and movements of sex offenders across the United States.
This 1996 law requires the U.S. Attorney
General to establish a national database for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) to track the whereabouts of certain sex offenders and people who
have committed crimes against children (42 U.S.C. § 14072 and 14073).
The law speaks of states with a “minimally sufficient sexual offender registration
program” (Subsection (a).
The law requires sex offenders covered
by its provision and in a state that does not have a minimally sufficient
program to register with the FBI (Subsection (c). The FBI must periodically
verify their address (Subsection (e), and it may release information necessary
to protect the public (Subsection (f).
The law also contains provisions
concerning notification to the FBI and state agencies when a person subject
to registration moves to another state (Subsection (g). These provisions
appear to apply to all states, including those without a minimally sufficient
The immunity provision for this law
reads as follows:
State and federal law enforcement
agencies, employees of State and Federal law enforcement agencies, and
state and federal officials shall be immune from liability for good faith
conduct under section 14072 of this title (42 U.S.C. § 14073).
The U.S. Congress passed three laws that require States to keep track of sex offenders; the Wetterling Registration Act, the Lynchner Tracking and Identification Act and Megan’s Law. On March 5, 2003, The Supreme Court ruled that information about potential predators may be posted on the Internet.
The information is available and you have the right to see it. But the problem is that access is very difficult. You have to know the name of the individual you are looking for and in many States you must go to your police station and complete a request form. In some States there is a fee and limit to view only two names
The Solution - Predator Report
Now in the privacy of your home you can view the same information displayed on a map of your neighborhood. The free service provides the number of predators in your neighborhood. You can then choose to purchase the full service, which includes details about those sexual offenders, including specific addresses. The full service search is based on your exact address.