Dozens of sex offenders in Tayside and Fife previously subject to “indefinite notification” have been wiped from the register.
The sex offenders include those convicted of rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, indecent exposure and possession of indecent images of children.
The Courier can reveal that 25 sex offenders in Tayside and Fife no longer have to register their movements — and that victims are not necessarily notified that their attacker is no longer seen as a threat.
Offenders previously subject to “indefinite notification” could move in with a young family or live close to a school.
They will also be able to travel abroad freely without informing the authorities.
* For more on this story see Monday’s Courier, also available as a digital edition.