[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/09/01/california.garrido.monitoring/art.garrido.krca.jpg caption="Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender, was arraigned in California on Friday."]
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Phillip Garrido was registered as a sex offender, regularly visited by parole officers and fitted with an ankle bracelet to track his movements.
Garrido is charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991, when she was 11, and raping her over the course of years.
The case has raised many questions, including how people are registered on the sex offender public registry.
There are numerous watchdog groups that track registered sex offenders, but the U.S. Department of Justice maintains a public website.
Sex offenders are subject to the registration laws of the jurisdictions where they work, live, attend school, or were convicted. Each jurisdiction’s registration requirements might be different. Some jurisdictions require a sex offender’s registration information to remain on their public registry Website even after they have relocated to another jurisdiction.
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