The government will update and verify the addresses and other personal information about convicted sex offenders every six months as it tightens its monitoring of them in a bid to crack down on recidivists amid a recent spate of highly-publicized sex crimes.
The current law mandates those convicted of sex crimes to update their details once a year by reporting to the police any changes, but the authorities are not required to verify the information.
However, the Ministry of Justice will now make this obligatory. The police will have to confirm and disclose their home address, job and vehicle ownership. The ministry said it will introduce the changes by the end of this month.