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Rutherford Co. Sheriff Unveils Sex Offender Tracking Site

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by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is trying to help keep children safe with a new online tool for parents: it's a website called OffenderWatch.

Like other sex offender registries, it maps where sex offenders live near you, but OffenderWatch goes one step further: it can email an alert to parents and others who sign up the instant a sex offender moves in nearby.

It's the first of its kind for any Tennessee law enforcement agency.

The Rutherford county sheriff said those email alerts are especially helpful because sex offenders tend to move a lot.

"You may not have anybody in your neighborhood this week, but next week your house sells, and next thing you know you've got a sex offender," said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

If you want to sign up for the email alerts in Rutherford county, click HERE to go to the Sheriff's Office website.

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