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Tracking sex offenders could cost Iowa more money


DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A new report says Iowa faces an extra cost of $30 million over the next 10 years to track sex offenders. 

A report from the Iowa Division of Juvenile and Justice Planning says parole caseloads will go up more than 50% over the next decade in order to handle special, post-prison sentences.  Iowa was among the states that devised special sentences so sex offenders could be tracked after they leave prison. 

The state acted after the slaying of 10-year-old Jetseta Gage, of Cedar Rapids, by a sex offender. 

Leaders of the Legislature's Public Safety and Judiciary committees say big changes to the sex offender laws aren't likely this year.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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