By Robert Maday
Omaha - A Nebraska law that went into effect last year requires every person convicted of a sex crime to be added to the state's online sex offender registry. At least one group is not happy with that change.
For about a year, members of "A Hand to Hold" have knocking on doors of people who live near a level three sex offender. They claim the new law makes it difficult for residents to figure out who's level three.
Rebecca Patlan is one head of the group. The mission of the group is to notify every neighbor near a level three sex offender. They're concerned the neighbors may not know, because the website no longer lists what level a sex offender is.
"It's like this sex offender registry put all the sharks in there and nobody knows who the great white is," Patlan said.
[name withheld], guilty of kidnapping and murdering 12-year-old Amber Harris, was the reason behind the group. He was a sex offender living in her neighborhood.
"A Hand to Hold" has written letters to law enforcement and lawmakers, pleading for changes to the sex offender registry, a list of thousands of names.
Members hope lawmakers can add more details to the registry, but for now, they'll keep knocking on doors.