Offender Look-up

SEXUAL OFFENDERS

Offenders who are convicted prior to January 1, 2008 are subject to classification under Megan's law. These classifications require the following from offenders:

  • Sexually Oriented Offenders report to the sheriff once annually for 10 years and there is no provision for community notification.
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  • Habitual Sex Offenders report to the sheriff once annually for 20 years and the sheriff may provide community notification only at the direction of the court.
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  • Sexual Predators are subject to registration and notification requirements for the offender's lifetime, unless a judge terminates the sexual predator designation, and they must verify residence address with the county sheriff every 90 days.  After a sexual predator registers with the county sheriff, the sheriff is required to notify certain community members within a prescribed geographic area.  Among the persons, the sheriff must notify are: school superintendents, police chiefs, neighbors (within 1000 feet of residence) and day care operators.  See Chapter 2950 of the Ohio Revised Code for additional information.
 
Offenders who are convicted after January 1, 2008 fall under the Adam Walsh act. These classifications require the following from offenders:
 
  • Tier I Sex Offender: An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier I sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of a sexually oriented offense; but has not been classified as either a Tier II or Tier III sex offender. Tier I sex offenders must register, once a year for 15 years, with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives, works and attends school.  Whenever the registered sex offender changes residence (Tier I—juvenile offenders must register for 10 years).
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  • Tier II Sex Offender: An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier II sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of one or more sexually oriented offense(s). Tier II sex offenders must register, every six months for twenty-five years with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives, works and attends school.  Whenever the registered sex offender changes residence (Tier II- juvenile offenders must register for 20 years).
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  • Tier III Sex Offender: An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier III sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of a very serious or violent sexually oriented offense and determined likely in the future to commit sexually oriented offense(s). Tier III sex offender must register, every 90 days for life, with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives; works and attends school.  Whenever a Tier III registered sex offender notifies the Sheriff of a change of residence, neighbors and other community entities, such as schools, day care centers, etc. are notified by the Sheriff. Juveniles, unless ordered by the court are not subject to public notification (Tier III juvenile offenders—must register for life).

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