Sex offender alert website
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.
Local law enforcement agencies – as defined under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act – in the communities where offenders live or go to school can release information to 'entities with vulnerable populations,' which could include a school, nursing home or day care center, for example.
Those law enforcement agencies can release the same information about offenders that is available via the toll-free number.
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.
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. We make changes based upon information provided to us from local law enforcement.
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.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.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. 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.
The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) produced “Child Sexual Predators: The Familiar Stranger” to educate parents on the topic of sexual abuse.