More than a dozen registered child sex offenders in Sussex have been identified by parents concerned about the safety of their children, The Argus can reveal.

The information has been provided to them by Sussex Police under the Child Sex Offenders Disclosure Scheme, better known as Sarah’s Law, which was piloted in 2008 and introduced in Sussex in September 2010, following the murder of eight-year-old school girl Sarah Payne.

The youngster was found in a field near Pulborough, West Sussex, after she was killed by convicted paedophile Roy Whiting in July 2000.

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