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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

December 31, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The new year is bringing in a new law for Georgia sex offenders.

Starting at midnight... sex offenders have to hand over online passwords... screen names... and email addresses when they register yearly with their local law enforcement.

Incoming Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul says anything that will keep the internet safe for children is a good thing.

"What we see in our line of work is there are still parents and grandparents and guardians who have no understanding of the internet. They're scared to death of it. And it's a new technological age we live in. And by these individuals registering this information with us it's another way for us to track them and follow them," said Sheriff Kevin Sproul, Dougherty County Sheriff.

Sex offenders must provide log-in information for any web sharing page such as myspace or facebook.

The Sheriff's Office collects the information sex offenders provide and forwards it to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation so they can monitor offenders. Feedback