RECORD numbers of sex offenders are changing their names to keep their crimes hidden, the Sunday Mail can reveal.

Paedophiles and rapists are creating new identities to stop neighbours and workmates uncovering their secret past.

More than 100 registered offenders have now officially switched to an assumed moniker – with the majority of those doing it in the last three years.

Reported by the Daily Record. You can read the full story here. 

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