The Federal Adam Walsh Act, Sex Offender notification act is now in effect. This new Federal law was implemented to standardize Sex Offender classifications nationwide and are based on the actual crime the Offender was convicted of and the age of the victims.
The new Tier Levels are generally categorized as follows:
Tier I is the lowest classification level and is comparable to the old Sexually Oriented Offender classification. These offenders have to register yearly for 15 years.
Tier II is the middle level classification and is comparable to the old Habitual Sex Offender classification. Tier II may or may not have public notification post cards sent out to neighbors depending on Court designation. These offenders have to register every 180 days for 25 years.
Tier III is the highest classification level and is comparable to the old Sexual Predator classification and includes public notification post cards sent out to neighbors. These offenders have to register every 90 days for life.
There are several slight name variations within each level in regards to a type and or age of the victim.
Persons wanting more information on Sex Offenders can check out the
Hancock County Sheriff's WebSite or by detailed public records checks through the Clerk of Courts in the county where the offender was convicted.
Once a sex offender is released from jail or the prison system, they
are required, by law, to register with the Sheriff of the county in which they plan to live. Under Ohio’s SORN laws BCI&I, (The
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification) collects data from the 88 County Sheriff’s on the sex offenders registered
in their counties, or incarcerated sex offenders in the state prison system, and on sex offenders moving in from other states. Registration
data is housed and managed on databases at BCI&I which is headquartered in London, Ohio.
The State of Ohio Sexual Offenders Database
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has placed the entire State of Ohio Sex Offender Registration database online at their website www.esorn.ag.state.oh.us
This allows citizens to have one website to search for sex offenders registered anywhere in the state by either the last name of the
sex offender or by the zip code of the area the offender may be living.
To access the database simply go to www.esorn.ag.state.oh.us and
at the website click on the sex offender search link. The search page opens and allows several types of searches
as directed by the page.
Hancock County Sex Offenders Data
Ohio Sex Offender Registration Database
The Hancock County,
Ohio Sheriff's Office assumes no liability for damages,
directly or indirectly, as a result of errors, omissions or possible discrepancies.