New restrictions for child sex offenders

PAEDOPHILES in New South Wales could soon face increased police scrutiny including spot checks on their computer activity, under changes to child sex offence laws.

The changes were part of a state government effort to crackdown on convicted child sex offenders' activity.

Reported by News Ltd papers on Sunday, the changes will force offenders to hand over computer passwords and other online details including their internet history and email addresses.

The crackdown will also include banning the most serious offenders from working, running a business, and taking on volunteer work if they are subjected to a child protection prohibition order.

It may also increase penalties for abuse criminals for breaching the orders, increasing jail terms from two to five years.


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