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1994 Case Concludes Which Spawns Megan's Law

New Jersey, USA: Megan Kanka, 7, was murdered by Jesse Timmendequas. He was convicted on this day.

The case inspires Megan's Law, which requires that information about convicted sex felons are made available to the public.

Timmendequas lived across the street from Megan. He had two previous convictions for sexual assault. Megan's parents said that had they known about him they could have protected their child.

The database is available to the public on a 900 number and on CD-ROM's in police stations.

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