Jordan Cunningham bill to strengthen sex offender registry is signed into law

Jordan Cunningham.
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A bill by Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham to close loopholes in California’s sex offender registry was signed into law on Friday, the assemblyman’s office said Monday.

The bill requires people who “use deceit or immigration status as a means to prey on innocent victims” to register as sex offenders in the Megan’s Law database, his office said.

“We have to be proactive when it comes to public safety,” Cunningham said in a statement. “That means acknowledging the changes in our society, and ensuring that predators convicted of serious sexual assault offenses be required to register as sex offenders.”

This is the fifth bill Cunningham has authored that has been passed into law in his first year as Assemblyman, the office said.

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Deandre JeanPierre, a former TimeOut mascot at Fresno State, will have to register as a sex offender for life after being convicted of groping. However, two teachers who had unlawful sex with a student will not have to register for life.

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