Megan’s Law refers to a federal law, as well as various state laws, in the United States that require law enforcement to provide public information about sex offenders. On July 29, 1994, a 7-year-old girl named Megan Kanka was last seen riding her bicycle in front of her home in Hamilton, New Jersey. A day later, Megan’s body was discovered not far from her residence. Megan had accepted an invitation into the home of an unfamiliar neighbor across the street (Jesse Timmendequas) under the pretense of being shown his new puppy. Timmendequas had two prior convictions for sexual assault, had been released from prison after serving a maximum sentence in a New Jersey correctional facility, and was living in a home with two other ...

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