Sexual predator location website
The Lychner Act imposed two major obligations on the FBI that became effective October 3, 1997: Under the Act, the FBI may release relevant information to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies for law enforcement purposes only.
The National Sex Offender Public Website—coordinated by the Department of Justice—enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and numerous Indian tribes for the identity and location of known sex offenders.Other information on this website is compiled from reports by local law enforcement.Much of that information is gathered from persons who are required to register as sex offenders and to provide, at least once a year, their addresses and other information to local law enforcement.Citizens with information of a registered sex offender having an address that is different from what is listed in this site may contact the Sex Offender Registry Hotline at 888-837-4170.Read and acknowledge the disclaimer at the bottom of page. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed.Under state law, some registered sex offenders are not subject to public disclosure, so they are not included on this site.
State law does not allow offenses other than the crimes for which the convicted sex offender is required to register to be disclosed here. Information pertaining to schools, parks and street map data is obtained with permission of and through a license agreement with Google Inc.
Disclaimer: This mapping program does not include offenders whose addresses are not currently relevant due to offender death (awaiting documentation for removal), incarceration, absconder status, or relocation to another state.
The program does include all offenders whose status is listed as “active” by the registering agency.
Notification to the FBI and state authorities must be made within 10 days upon moving to a new state and/or establishing residence following release from prison or placed on parole, supervised release, or probation.
Upon release, each sex offender is notified of their lawful duty to register with the FBI and appropriate local authorities.
Most jurisdictions compile their laws into sections, such as traffic, assault, and sexual.