The federal government is introducing legislation this fall which will include new notification requirements for people on the National Sex Offender Registry who are travelling abroad, and better information-sharing measure between police and border security to keep track of travelling sex offenders.
This announcement was made in Richmond where former Maple Ridge resident Christopher Neil was arrested after returning from Thailand where he was convicted for sexually assaulting two boys.
He served four years in jail in Thailand and then was arrested when he arrived at Vancouver International Airport and put under a 18-month probation.
Neil was subject of a manhunt in 2007 after Interpol unscrambled a photo of his face that was posted on the Internet.
- with files from the Vancouver Sun
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