This law bears the name of Megan Kanka, a seven year old girl who was sexually molested and murdered by a convicted sex offender after being invited into his home to play with his new puppy. Offenders convicted on or after July 1, , are subject to registration as a sex offender in the state of Iowa. Who is living in your neighborhood? To find out if there are registered sex offenders living in or near your neighborhood, type your address and pick a mile range. The "M'" or "A," stand for minor or adult, to differentiate whether the offender's charge involved a minor or an adult. Guy said sex offenders have five business days to change their address if they move out of the county. The second option is a user-friendly map. The Act set forth guidelines for states to establish sex offender registry programs. The first conviction for failing to register is an aggravated misdemeanor, the second conviction for failing to comply is a class D felony. The list option will be ordered with the nearest offender at the top, and the information available will list their name, address, date of birth, a physical description and a photo. Jetseta's case prompted awareness and changes in sentencing and sex offender registration laws for those who commit child sex crimes in Iowa. Contact Kayla Langmaid at ext. Maps how-to The two main search options the Iowa Sex Offender website provides is a general search and a map search. This interactive map can be found on the Iowa Sex Registry website. Jetseta Marrie Gage was a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, child who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a registered sex offender in Since it was first established in , DPS has been the chief law enforcement agency in the State of Iowa. In the Wetterling Act was amended by Megan's Law, which requires states to release relevant information about registered sex offenders to protect the public.