Electronic monitoring of some of the State's worst sex offenders has been delayed because of technical problems with software.
Up to 16 rapists, paedophiles and other sex offenders were to be fitted with the GPS tracking devices on Wednesday. But the Department of Corrective Services has confirmed the project has been delayed.
"As this is the first time this technology has been employed in WA, the department is committed to ensuring the system is secure and reliable," a spokesman said.
He said after the technical issues were fixed, there would be further "user acceptance tests".
Under the system, people who have been declared dangerous sex offenders and released on orders can be fitted with the devices to monitor their movements and ensure compliance with supervision conditions.No date was given as to when the devices would start to be fitted.
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