Action Alert: International Megan’s Law (IML) failed victims of sexual abuse overseas as federal agent sexually abuses children in the Philippines

Source: floridaactioncommittee.org 12/21/22

International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders (IML) was supposed to be a tool for the federal government to notify other countries regarding the international travel of sex offenders. In theory, it was supposed to authorize federal agents to provide warnings in the form of a “green notice” to the receiving country. By providing this notice, the receiving country could protect their children from sexual abuse.

The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Smith said, “With its international law enforcement relations, technological and communications capability, and established sex offender registry system, the United States must lead the global community in the effort to save thousands of potential child victims by notifying other countries of travel by sex offenders who pose a high risk of exploiting children overseas. In turn, we must impress upon other countries that they are expected to do the same. Children everywhere deserve no less.”

That was the theory… In practice, IML has been a miserable failure. Perhaps the most glaring example; yesterday, a formal Federal Agent was sentenced to 124 months in prison for traveling to the Philippines to sexually assault a 14 year old.

Please write to your representative in congress and ask them to abolish IML: https://www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member

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Pesky registry did not help here either this time…

Again, in the 95% we have folks such as this one…

Last edited 1 month ago by TS

 ‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? ‘ (‘Who watches the watchmen? ‘) 

“In practice, IML has been a miserable failure”…yeah, we need green notices sent for all LE personnel when they travel. Don’t forget the 21 days’ notice and wait. This one would be more effective at protecting people than tracking registrants.

Proof, once again, That the officials who create and enforce this piece of shite law, are the very ones who should actually be under it. Instead, they use it as their shield to get away with the very crimes they are charged with being protectors from.

Didn’t Obama’s S.S. Detail get into trouble in S. America for paying prostitutes and going to illegal sex clubs?
Seems the people that are enforcing the laws are breaking them.

I would write my Rep, but since I know them both personally and know for a fact from conversations with them that they have no interest at all in addressing the IML issue, I won’t bother wasting my time. BTW, they are both Democrats and progressives, so that gives you an idea of how toxic a campaign issue this would be for them.

Please write to your representative in congress and ask them to abolish IML_
I would like to ask the representatives in congress to abolish themselves and go back to what this government was originally formed to do protect our borders call up the military when necessary and go back to there farms and businesses until its there turn to serve the citizens of this country! not turn the citizens in this country into there servants! and rob the people blind!

I thought that story heading should be plural unless that was a different story involving many more agents?