Muscogee Nation ready to register offenders within jurisdiction
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma plans to have its sex offender registration system up and running within the next month or so.

The tribe will register offenders who live on Indian land within its 11-county area. The effort will be voluntary at first.

"We're going to give everybody an opportunity to obviously volunteer to come in before we have to go out and take police action," Tim Lawson of the tribe's Lighthorsemen police force told News on 6.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act requires tribes to set up sex offender registration systems. If they don't take action, the law automatically gives authority to the state.

As of March, two tribes are in complete compliance with the law. Only one state was compliant.

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