Sex Offenders List
Sex Offender Registration Disclaimer and General Requirements
Notice: To enter and view the sex offender registrant portion of this website, readers must review the following Disclaimer and General Requirements for sex offender registration; and acknowledge having done so by clicking on one of the choices that appear at the end of this Disclaimer.
For more information call (419) 213-4269 or (419) 213-4965.
Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, directs his employees to make a good faith attempt to ensure that sex offender registration information complies with Ohio law as it evolves; and that the information is as current and accurate as it can be. Registration information, which is provided by the offenders themselves, is verified when offenders fulfill their statutory obligations to register and to verify their current addresses. Sex offenders sometimes do not fulfill their registration obligation; or do not fully disclose truthful and accurate information. Other impediments to the complete, accurate, and timely transfer of sex offender registration sometimes occur, as well. The sex offender registration that appears on this website, and elsewhere in the public record that is in the control of the Lucas County Sheriff's Office, cannot therefore be certified as completely accurate or current. Because offenders tend to move often, the information that appears on this website or elsewhere in the public record cannot be considered as final; and changes to the information can be effected without notice.
Readers are cautioned that errors, omissions, or inaccuracies might occur in spite of good faith efforts to avoid them. The Lucas County Sheriff's Office does not assume liability for any untoward or criminal acts, assumptions, damages, and the like, which might result from reliance on information provided here and elsewhere in the public record in the control of the Sheriff.
The descriptions of general requirements for sex offender registration, and the definitions of sex offender classifications are offered as guidelines only; and are stated in laypersons’ terms, which are not the precise words of Ohio statute.
Since July 1997, Ohio statute has required that an adult convicted of [or one having plead guilty to] certain sexually oriented offenses [rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and other related statutes enumerated in Ohio statute] register with the Sheriff of the County in which the adult intends to live after being released from jail or prison. Depending on the seriousness of the offense for which the adult was convicted, the offender is classified as sexual predator; habitual sex offender – subject to community notification; habitual sex offender – not subject to community notification; or sexually oriented offender. These classifications are generally imposed at sentencing, after a classification hearing, by the sentencing judge.
The offender’s classification determines the frequency with which he/she must register with the Sheriff, and the duration of the registration requirement.
A classified sex offender is also required to notify with the Sheriff of the applicable county in person whenever the offender changes his/her residence within the county; whenever the offender moves to another county; and whenever the offender moves to another state.
Since January 2002, similar kinds of registration/notification requirements imposed on adult sex offenders apply to juvenile sex offenders [that is, juveniles found delinquent in connection with sexually oriented offenses]. These delinquent children are called juvenile sex offender registrants. In addition, the parents/guardians of juvenile offenders must accompany the juvenile offender when he/she registers or notifies the Sheriff of address changes; and must sign an acknowledgment of the parent/guardian’s legal obligation not to interfere with the juvenile offender’s registration/notification obligation.
If a sex offender is required under the law of another state to register, that same obligation is imposed on the offender when he/she moves into Ohio. Ohio law requires that the offender’s classification and registration requirements in the other state mirror those in Ohio.
Sex Offender Classifications
Tier I Sex Offender
An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier I sex offender has been convicted of [adult] or found delinquent by reason of [juvenile] a sexually oriented offense; but has not been classified as either a Tier II or Tier III sex offender. Tier I sex offenders must register, once a year for 15 years, with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives, works and attends school. Also, whenever the registered sex offender changes residence.
Tier II Sex Offender
An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier II sex offender has been convicted of [adult] or found delinquent by reason of [juvenile] one or more sexually oriented offense[s]. Tier II sex offenders must register, every six months for twenty-five years with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives, works and attends school. Also, whenever the registered sex offender changes residence.
Tier III Sex Offender
An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier III sex offender has been convicted of [adult] or found delinquent by reason of [juvenile] a very serious or violent sexually oriented offense and determined likely in the future to commit sexually oriented offense[s]. Tier III sex offender must register, every 90 days for life, with the Sheriff of the County in which the offender lives; works and attends school. Also, whenever the registered sex offender changes residence. Neighbors and other community entities, such as schools, day care centers, and the like, are notified by the Sheriff whenever a registered Tier III sex offender notifies the Sheriff of the offender’s intention to reside within certain distances of such entities.
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