90,000 sex offenders identified by MySpace

MySpace has identified, removed and is about to report 90,000 registered sex offenders who have used the site in the past two years, the company was quoted saying in The Daily Telegraph.

The company is sending details of the offenders who were blocked from using the site to authorities in the US in response to the Connecticut attorney general's office serving a subpoena demanding that it hand over the identities of registered sex offenders.

According to the article, MySpace pointed out that the offenders had already been removed and were blocked permanently. It said it was the leading site using Sentinel software which identifies, blocks and deletes registered sex offenders. It said that while its users numbers were growing by 10% a year, it had seen a 36% drop in the number of registered sex offenders trying to get into MySpace.