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Sex Offender Registry
There are over 14,000 sex offenders in our ALEA registry. Not all of these are available for public dissemination due to juvenile, YOA, or out-of-state status. ALEA SOR personnel are responsible for updating the site and responding to any e-mails generated from the public. Local law enforcement staff register the offenders and forward the information to our unit for entry into the ALEA state repository. The offenders are responsible for notifying local law enforcement of any changes in residency or employment. Each year, during the offender's birth month and every three months thereafter, the offender must report in person to local law enforcement for registration. The local agency in turn submits the completed registration information to ALEA for verification along with a current photograph and fingerprints.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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, sibling, or stepsibling and as long as: the victim was not the offender's minor child, grandchild, stepchild, sibling, or stepsibling; the minor victim was not residing with the offender at the time of the offense; the offense did not involve forcible compulsion against a minor. 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 children congregate.
How often do we update our website?
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 ALEA with any changes.
When is a sex offender placed on our website?
An offender is placed on the website 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?
Only those offenses listed in the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act § 15-20A-5 are posted to the website. If the offense was a first conviction for Indecent Exposure or Sexual Misconduct, the offender will not appear on our site. An offender adjudicated as a juvenile (unless the juvenile was assessed as High Risk) or youthful offender (unless the youthful offender was over 18 at the time of the offense) is not posted on the website. If an adult sex offender was convicted out of state, in a federal or military court, or on an Indian Reservation, the individual will not be posted to the website 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 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.
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