Top The last change to the Wetterling Act came in 2000 with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.This Act provided for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus.
Statistics also show that 67% of sexual assaults have victims under the age of 18. Currently, all 50 states have a registration and tracking system in place.
Department of Justice statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience some kind of sexual assault in their lifetime. 2007) Missouri implemented its own statewide Sex Offender Registration program in January 1995 in accordance to standards set by the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act.
Almost two-thirds of all sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. Missouri requirements allow for the collection of DNA samples from registered offenders and then stores this information in a DNA database.
This collection is performed through the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Crime Lab.
Top In 1989, Jacob Wetterling, age 11, was riding his bike with friends when a masked man grabbed him and told his two friends to run toward the woods nearby.
By the time the two friends turned around, Jacob and the man were gone.
Following Jacob's abduction, his mother, Patty, was appointed to a Governor's Task Force and became a strong voice for missing children.
As a result of her efforts, Congress passed the first federal law in 1994 dealing with sex offender registration, known as the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act.
This law required states to put into operation a Crimes Against Children and Sex Offender Registry. Top In 1996, Megan's Law amended the Jacob Wetterling Act.