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THE SEXUAL OFFENCES (AMENDMENT) (No.3) BILL, 2021

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The Sexual Offences (Amendment) (No.3) Bill, 2021

The Sexual Offences Act, 2019 (the Act) was amended to provide for a robust system of registration of sex offenders. However, upon further examination of the Act, additional clarity was required in relation to the sex offender registry, meant for the sole use of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s (TTPS). This would contain detailed information for law enforcement’s knowledge and information only and the sex offender website for public access. This website would contain limited information on sex offenders for the public’s use in safeguarding themselves. As such, the Act was further amended by the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act, 2021 to further distinguish between the National Sex Offender Register and the Public Sex Offender Website.The Sexual Offences (Amendment) (No.3) Bill, 2021