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Wasden wants names of MySpace offenders

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and seven other state attorneys general wrote to MySpace today, asking the company to provide the names of sex offenders who are registered users of the popular social networking Web site. “I tell parents every day that MySpace is a dangerous place for teenagers,” Wasden said. “MySpace is very popular with teens and no place for registered sex offenders to be trolling for their next victim.”

The attorneys general were reacting to reports that MySpace, through a joint effort with a private firm that maintains a national database of registered sex offenders, had identified thousands of sex offenders on its site. Brett DeLange, a deputy Idaho attorney general and chief of the consumer protection division, said, “Now that we understand it’s identified all these sex offenders, we’re really concerned. We need to know.” Read my full story here at

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