The Collaborative Offender Management Enforced Treatment program in Maryland is tasked with tracking more than 2,000 of the state's sex offenders; however, identifying details of these offenders, such as addresses, are not public information. This mass of sex offenders includes those who have been convicted of violent sexual crimes.
One sex offender monitored by COMET told a news investigative team that he has undergone polygraph testing to determine whether he has been truthful and how likely it is that he would commit another sex crime in the future. Agents with COMET visit the offenders once a month, asking questions about their personal relationships, finances and employment. The agents record their findings, as well as their observations, on a score sheet that indicates if the offender is likely to re-offend. In addition to agent visits, a state official reported that offenders who have been convicted of child pornography are also under computer monitoring.