Sex Offenders in California Will Soon Have to Report Email Addresses, Usernames

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Sex offenders will soon have to report their email addresses, usernames and other Internet identifiers to police under a bill the governor signed Wednesday.

It will apply to people convicted on or after Jan. 1, 2017, of Internet-related sex crimes.

Law enforcement can use the information only to investigate a sex crime, kidnapping or human trafficking.

The bill amends parts of California law enacted in 2012 when voters passed Proposition 35, an anti sex-trafficking law.

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