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Melissa Duran, Reporter

Track Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

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The online tool provides a user-friendly, easy to use offender registry form that enables valley residents to search for Tier 2 and 3 registered sex offenders. The online tool provides a user-friendly, easy to use offender registry form that enables valley residents to search for Tier 2 and 3 registered sex offenders.

Tracking down some 1,400 sex offenders, deemed most likely to re-offend, is now going to be a lot easier. A new database unveiled by Metro will allow you to find out just how close they are in your neighborhoods.

By typing in any address of interest, you can see a map listing sexual offenders living within a mile of your home, schools, place of work, and daycare centers.

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According to Metro, 50-percent of sex offenders will re-offend and in nearly half of the cases, the victims are under the age of 12.

The online tool provides a user-friendly, easy to use offender registry form that enables valley residents to search for Tier 2 and 3 registered sex offenders.

You can also confidentially register your address and be sent e-mail notification when a sex offender moves to your neighborhood.

Three-year-old Cameron doesn't have a care in the world; her mother does all the worrying for her. But for Diane Lomason, there is plenty of room to worry when a sex offender lives just a few houses down.

"I drove by. I wanted to see exactly which house he lived at so that I would be more aware," Lomason said.

The 75-year-old sex offender down the street was convicted of lewd acts with a child. It's news this mother of four young girls was sickened to hear.

She said, "I think I have the right to watch him, if he does anything suspicious. If I think it would endanger my children, who cares about his freedom. I don't feel for him at all."

Metro and North Las Vegas police feel everyone in the valley has a right to watch out for these sex offenders. They have unveiled a new database that allows people a chance to find out where these criminals are living in proximity to their home.

And though it doesn't give peace of mind knowing a sex offender lives down the street, for Lomason, knowing who to protect her child from is a good start.

Again, you can also register your address to get e-mail alerts when a sex offender moves to your area.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says the new website was put together with the help of a company called OffenderWatch.

The OffenderWatch registry is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

E-mail your comments to Reporter Melissa Duran.

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