Sex offenders registered in American Samoa from today

The registration of sex offenders in American Samoa will begin this week.

Under a law passed in 2014, any person convicted of a sexual crime against a minor is required to register their name, address and other identifying information.

The US Justice Department's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) created the National Sex Offender Public Website.

It also provides a link to website pages of each US State and Territory.

The American Samoa sex offender registry tracks and registers sex offenders who live, attend school or employed in American Samoa, is in the Samoan language and available to the public.

Applications will be handled by a new division that has been created as part of the Attorney General's office.



Photo: screenshot of the registry website