There are far more known sex offenders on MySpace than previously thought. It was revealed yesterday that the social networking site is harbouring as many as 29 000 registered offenders.

  

Earlier this year a number of US attorneys-general, led by North Carolina's Roy Cooper, demanded that the site provide data on how many registered sex offenders are using the site, as well as information on where they live.
MySpace began sharing that information in May, having said it had already used a database to remove about 7 000 sex offenders frem the site, out of a total of about 180-million users.
Yesterday's figures argue that there are about four-times more sex offenders using MySpace than previously thought.
The attorneys-general are trying to pass legislation governing how children use sites like MySpace.