Unofficial registry of sex offenders in Singapore draws mixed views

The team behind the registry compiles a list of names, mugshots and specific crimes of sex offenders reported in the media and puts the data on a webpage. The team said the registry helps make it easier for the public to search for reports on sex cri
The team behind the registry compiles a list of names, mugshots and specific crimes of sex offenders reported in the media and puts the data on a webpage. The team said the registry helps make it easier for the public to search for reports on sex crime cases.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Concerned about the rise in sex crime here, a group describing themselves as "ordinary people" have created an unofficial registry of convicted sex offenders, which has quickly caused concern.

The webpage, first put together last month, compiles a list of names, mugshots and specific crimes of sex offenders reported in the media and checks if they are still serving their sentences.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'Unofficial registry of sex offenders draws mixed views'. Print Edition | Subscribe