Sex Offender Information
For information on registered sex offenders visit the links below.
Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass, or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.
Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA)
The Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) was passed in 1996. This piece of legislation was added into the Corrections Law of New York State and covers those offenders who have been convicted of certain crimes (sex offenses). SORA requires Registered Sex Offenders to keep local law enforcement agencies and the Division of Criminal Justice Services informed of their current address and provides penalties for the failure to do so. SORA also allows local Police Departments to notify the community about some of these offenders.
**NOTICE TO PARENTS**
It is important to remember that many sex crimes (especially crimes against children) go unreported. Of the cases that are reported, many cannot be prosecuted for a variety of reasons. Although SORA is a powerful tool for making communities safer, it only provides information on a small population of all potential sex offenders living in the community.
Do not infer a false sense of security from the limited information contained in any notifications about sex offenders living in your community.
If you are a parent, you should always know, and feel comfortable with, any person who has unsupervised access to your child. Never assume that because someone you know is not on a list of known sex offenders that there is nothing to worry about.
Trust – your – Instincts!