Are there Sexual Predators in your Neighborhood?
Keep Tabs on Registered Sexual Offenders
Some parental control software applications offer a sexual offender search and locator feature as part of their service. This is public information, as convictions are posted in an offender registry. Knowing if child predators live in your neighborhood can be an important feature of parental controls.
Protection of the public from sex offenders is a paramount governmental interest. Registration, while on supervision, and following the expiration from a sentence, serves as a means for monitoring and tracking the whereabouts of sex offenders in your community.
This information is to be used to provide public notice and information about a registrant so a community can develop constructive plans to prepare themselves and their family.
Generally, the release address of sex offenders is scrutinized to assess potential risk to the community and for the offender. Sex offenders often cannot own or control personal computers.
A first offense is a class C felony. The government will assign risk levels on a case by case basis:
- Risk Level 1 represents a low-risk, meaning the offender is least likely to repeat any offense.
- Level 2 is medium risk
- Level 3 is most likely to repeat offenses.
The most common offenses include indecency with a child, including sexual contact, sexual assault on a child, and aggravated sexual assault on a child.
Other sex crimes differ by culture and by legal jurisdiction, but offenses usually include child sexual abuse, downloading child pornography, rape, and statutory rape. The term sexual predator is often used to describe severe, or repeat, sex offender. The definition has also been changed to include a person who is convicted of, or attempts, criminal sexual assault regardless of the age of the victim.
Search results contain detailed information about an offender in your area. This valuable information will include names, aliases, photos, home addresses, and offense details.
Parental controls that offer this service provide detailed, high-resolution maps of all registered offenders in the area of your search. This listing only refers to sexual offenses, and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual.
Searching for Sexual Offenders and Predator Locations
A search in your neighborhood is often the most common type of search, but you should consider searches including everywhere your children go. Examples of proper searches include relatives, churches, schools, day care centers, and playgrounds. Search results often will show where the offenders lives and where they work. Databases are normally updated every 24 hours.
This service is provided to help you be more informed. Harassing a registered sexual offender is a misdemeanor. Most parents will purchase parental control software to protect their children online. This very value feature helps protect and make you aware of potential danger offline.