Nonprofit improves Suffolk's sex-offender tracking

Enforcement of Suffolk County's sex-offender registry's reporting requirements has been problematic, with dozens of offenders providing inaccurate addresses in the year since county lawmakers passed a law to intensify monitoring of the ex-convicts. Laura Ahearn, executive director of Parents for Megan's Law, contracted by the county to monitor more than 900 registered sex offenders, told lawmakers that the increased scrutiny has led to an increase in arrests for violating state reporting requirements. She spoke before a committee of the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)