"Sierah's Law" Measure Being Drafted

A violent offender registry bill will be introduced in Ohio by the end of the month.

A pair of state senators from Northwest Ohio are pushing what's known as Sierah's Law, a response to the kidnapping and murder of an Evergreen High School graduate last summer. 

The bill would create a violent offender registry to help police and residents know who's living in their community. The registry would likely work similar to Ohio's sex offender registry and would be administered by the Ohio attorney general, who backs the bill. 

Sierah's Law will be introduced before the end of February and would require that registry to be up and running by the end of 2017. Only five states currently have violent offender registries, including Indiana and Illinois.

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