Megan's Law

Rosa Amastal

Magan Kanka

  • Megan Nicole Kanka
  • Born on December 7, 1986
  • Manhattan,New York
  • Died on July 27,1994
  • Megan's law was passed after the 7 year old was raped and murdered by her neighbor Jesse Temmedquas who had just served time for child molestation

Why Are They Famous?

Megan's law was crated in response to the murder of the 7 year old. Megan's law requires convicted sex offenders to notify the local police department when they move into a neighborhood.


  • Megan's law is the federal version of The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offenders Registration Act

  • Megan's law was passed in 1996

  • Jesse Temmedquas lured Megan by inviting her to see his puppy who had two prior convictions for sexual offenses

  • Jesse and his 2 room mates were all convicted sex offenders

  • The house where Magan was killed has been knocked down and in its place a park