After a government audit reveals one in four convicted sex offenders in Montana is not properly listed in the state Sexual or Violent Offender Registry run by Attorney General Steve Bullock [previously reported in the MT Statesman], little progress has been seen in correcting the problem.
Under Bullock, more than one in four convicted sex offenders have eluded the sex offender registry.1,289 convicted sexual or violent offenders are currently living in Montana communities, with parents and law enforcement unaware of their current location.
Bullock admitted his failure to the Audit Committee. “The buck stops here for running the registry,” Bullock confessed.
Bullock is legally responsible for notifying local law enforcement when an offender fails to update their address.
A follow up audit is scheduled to be released at the end of October.