Kansas, Illinois and Arkansas are the top destinations for sex offenders. The state has about 16, registered sex offenders, with many also coming from Texas and Oklahoma. Kansas is now home to former Missouri registrants who moved there in the past 2 years. State agencies do not question offenders when they move and register in another state. Charles, sponsored a bill that included a minimum registration requirement of 15 years, followed by 25 years, with lifetime registration only for high-risk offenders — the same registration tiers as Kansas. In addition, the U. According to the unit supervisor Tracie Newton, last year Illinois removed about 1, people from the registry. Greene County Circuit Judge Tom Mountjoy followed prosecutors' recommendation and sentenced Herrington to four years in prison for each conviction and denied probation. In sentencing him to prison, Mountjoy noted Herrington was in a position of trust, that he had a responsibility to both teach and safeguard the children entrusted to him, that he had taken advantage of that trust, and no amount of good deeds could reverse the damage that had been done. Almost three dozen sex offenders moved to Mexico, which has no national sex offender registry. The bill died but a similar bill passed the House this session and is headed to the Senate. Finally, if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at Kansas is one of at least 20 states with no sex offender residency restrictions The Columbia Missourian analyzed Missouri State Highway Patrol records of more than 2, offenders who moved out of the state in the past 2 years. But in , a new law meant incoming sex offenders can no longer avoid lifetime registration by crossing the state border. Investigators said Herrington began a sexual relationship with a year-old girl in the fall of Nathan Herrington, 37, of Springfield, pleaded guilty last March 9 for second-degree statutory sodomy and sexual contact by a teacher with a student. If you would like to talk to your kids about abuse, there are many resources to help you have that difficult conversation.