6 Feb 2017

American Samoa now has sex offender registry

10:37 am on 6 February 2017

American Samoa now has an online sex offender registration website page, where names of sex offenders can be searched.

American Samoa police headquarters

American Samoa police headquarters Photo: Supplied

The US Justice Department's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) created the National Sex Offender Public Website.

It also provides a link to website pages of each US State and Territory.

The American Samoa sex offender registry tracks and registers sex offenders who live, attend school or employed in American Samoa, is in the Samoan language and available to the public.

Our correspondent said the registry made it clear that "registering information should never be used to threaten, intimidate or harass another".

The registry comes under the Attorney General's Office.

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