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Officials unsure who will pay for sex offender tracking

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Officials say they're unsure who will pay for the lifetime tracking of indigent sex offenders that will be required under a new state law.

The law requires offenders who wear the Global Positioning System bracelets to pay for the monitoring. At $11 a day, tracking will cost more than $4,000 a year.

Senate author Charles Wyrick of Fairland says he's more concerned about protecting children than the the rights of convicted criminals.

The Enid Republican says hopes recidivism will drop if aggravated and habitual sex offenders know they constantly are being watched.

But Holly Chandler -- a therapist who treats sex offenders -- says it does no good to make sure offenders are home because most of them commit their crimes at home.
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