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 website 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 website 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.
Section 2250 of Title 18, United States Code, makes it a federal offense for sex offenders required to register pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), to knowing fail to register or update a registration as required.
A sex offender shall, within seven days after the date of the change, notify a person who collects information at the registration centre referred to in section 7.1 of any change in the information that they have provided under paragraph 5(1)(d).
State convicted sex offenders may also be prosecuted under this statute if the sex offender knowingly fails to register or update a registration as required, and engages in interstate travel, foreign travel, or enters, leaves, or resides on an Indian reservation.
A sex offender who fails to properly register may face fines and up to 10 years in prison.
Other information on this website is compiled from reports by local law enforcement.
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.
The Sex Offender Registry Board promotes public safety by educating and informing the public to prevent further victimization.