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Sex Offender Email Alert System Launching In San Diego County

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is unveiling today an e-mail alert system to inform residents when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is unveiling today an e-mail alert system to inform residents when a registered sex offender moves into their neighborhood.

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Approximately 4,000 known sex offenders live in San Diego County, according to the District Attorney's office.

People can currently identify where sex offenders live by using the Megan's Law website. But the Sheriff's department says more steps need to be taken to protect families because if people don't check the site and map on a regular basis, they don't know whether an offender has moved into their neighborhood.

The new alert system will send out an e-mail if the Megan's Law website reports changes to a specific neighborhood.

The Sheriff's Department is set to unveil the new program at 10 a.m. news conference.

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