Jackson County remains at the center of a scandalous problem with unregistered sex offenders in Missouri.
According to an audit released Monday, 439 sex criminals in Jackson County have failed to register as required by law — more than 20 percent of all the known sex offenders in the county. Statewide, roughly 1,300 sex offenders have failed to register, and “their locations are unknown,” according to the report.
The problem threatens neighborhoods and public safety. Jackson County officials and the sheriff’s office should commit whatever resources are needed to find local unregistered sex criminals within the next six months. Full Editorial