The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this web site will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. Only information on registered sex offenders allowed to be disclosed under California law appears on this web site.
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 Tom Tom.
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.
Because information can change quickly, and there may be gaps in data received, the California Department of Justice makes no representation, either express or implied, that the information on this site is complete or accurate.
Neither the Department of Justice nor the State of California shall be held responsible for any errors or omissions on this web site or produced by secondary dissemination of this information. Extreme care must be taken in the use of information because mistaken identification may occur when relying solely upon name, age and address to identify individuals. If you believe that any information on this site is in error, please contact a police or sheriff's department, or contact the Department of Justice by e-mail at Megans [email protected] The information on this web site is made available solely to protect the public.
Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability.
It may still just be idle gossip but your worry that a sex offender is living in your area is understandable.
In 2000, the government was considering whether to allow the public access to the sex offenders’ register.
It is called “Sarah’s Law” (after Sarah Payne, who was killed by paedophile Roy Whiting in 2000.) In 2010, the government piloted schemes across the country that were intended to allow mothers to find out whether their partners, or someone with whom their children had close contact, were sex offenders.
This scheme was rolled out nationwide in 2011 and since then it has protected hundreds of children from potential harm.
Any person who is required to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290 who enters this web site is punishable by a fine not exceeding ,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment.