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By MATTHEW LEE
AP Diplomatic Writer 

Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

 

November 3, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — America's registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas.

The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking passports of registered child sex offenders and will require them to apply for a new one that carries a "unique identifier" of their status. Those applying for a passport for the first time will not be issued one without the identifier, which will be a notice printed inside the back cover of the passport book that reads: "The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor...



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