Gps Tracking Leads To Megan’s Law Arrest
Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking technology has enabled New Jersey police to arrest a sex offender under Megan’s law, which requires sex offenders to register with police when changing residences.
Thomas Ziniewicz allegedly moved in with his girlfriend without notifying local police. The case is the first in which the technology led to an arrest of a sex offender under Megan’s Law. GPS technology showed that Ziniewicz spent 21 days at his new residence.
Ziniewicz was previously convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls, one younger than 13.
New Jersey’s 200-plus sex offenders considered to have the highest risk for recidivism are required to wear GPS bracelets.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Associated Press (05/31/06) .