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Sex Offender FAQ
Can a sex offender live with a minor or have contact with a minor?
The law only covers residency and employment restrictions upon a convicted sex offender.
As a general rule, sex offenders may not live with a minor. There are certain exceptions.
An offender can live with a minor child as long as the offender is a parent, step-parent,
or grandparent and as long as the offender’s victim was not a child under his/her
care or supervision at the time of the offense. If the offender’s victim was a child
under the age of 12, he/she cannot live with a minor, nor loiter in areas where
How often do we update our web site?
We make changes based upon information provided to us from local law enforcement.
If old addresses appear on the web, it may be that the person is non-compliant.
It is the sole responsibility of the offender to provide current information to
local law enforcement.
How do I report someone who is living too close to a school, daycare, or who is
not at the address displayed on the web?
Contact your local law enforcement. The local agencies are responsible for verifying
the address and providing ABI with any changes.
When is a sex offender placed on our web site?
An offender is placed on the web site only upon conviction and release, through
probation or end of sentence.
Why is a particular offender not on the website who was convicted for a sex crime?
If the offense was for Indecent Exposure or Sexual Misconduct, the offender will
not appear on our site. Only those offenses listed in the Community Notification
Act § 15-20A-5 are posted to the website. Also, if the offender was given a juvenile
or youth offender status, he/she is not posted. If the person was convicted out
of state, in a federal court, or on an Indian Reservation, the individual will not
be posted to the web site until completion of a due process hearing in some cases.
If a convicted sex offender is residing in my neighborhood, why was I not notified?
There may be several reasons for this. If the person was convicted prior to May
1996, the offender is not subject to notification unless there is a change of residence.
Also, if convicted out-of-state, they are not subject until after a due process
hearing is completed in some cases. Or, the offender may have been residing in the
neighborhood before you moved into the community and there are no on-going notifications.
May an offender pick up or drop off their children at a school or daycare or frequent
ballgames or student activities?
Yes, as long as the offender does not exceed the time necessary to complete the
intended task. If the offender was convicted of an offense upon a child under the
age of 12, he/she cannot loiter on or within 500 feet of a school, child care facility,
playground, park, athletic field, or any other business having a principal purpose
of caring for, educating, or entertaining minors.