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Georgia Trying To Clear Sex Offender Registry Backlog

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File photo of prison cell. (Photo credit  TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of prison cell. (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – State officials say they’re trying to catch up with a sex offender registry system that is seriously backlogged.

Sexual predators who are considered likely to commit more sex crimes are required under a state law passed in 2006 to update their sex offender registration twice yearly and wear a GPS monitor.

Officials say five analysts at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are currently working through 4,300 pending cases — while also getting anywhere from 120 to 150 new cases a month.

Tracy Alvord, executive director of the Sex Offender Registration Review Board, estimates that about 258 of the 4,300 backlogged offender cases are probably sexually dangerous predators.

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