Sex Offenders

IMPORTANT- PLEASE READ:

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has determined that registered juvenile sex offenders will NOT be included in Ohio’s Internet sex offender database (ESORN) which is maintained and operated by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.  Therefore, for citizens and others to have information concerning juvenile sex offenders residing within Clermont County it is necessary for them to call Cpl. Schehr or Lisa Allen of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office (513) 732-7500.

The Clermont County eSORN Website (Electronic Sex Offender Registration Network) is a state of Ohio maintained website containing information about all registered sex offenders in the county.

Searches are conducted by name or geographic location; and can display a map of registered sex offenders within one mile of an address.

You may also sign up to receive an email alert when a registered sex offender moves within one mile of your home.  Information provided by you regarding email and physical addresses is private, and used only for the purpose of providing timely and accurate sex offender notifications.

In 1997, Ohio enacted a sexual offender registration law. This law requires certain designated categories of convicted sex offenders to register with the Sheriff’s Office in the county where they live. In 2003 the registration law was expanded requiring certain sex offenders who are employed within a county but residing elsewhere to register in the county where they are working.

New Information

On January 1, 2008 Senate Bill 10 modified the existing sex offender registration classifications, and also added childcare centers and pre-schools to the 1000 foot restriction imposed on registered offenders. All offenders are now classified under a new “Tier” level, based upon the crime committed.

Some convicted sex offenders are NOT legally required to register, and others may fail to register as required by law. Furthermore, some convicted sex offenders may move into Clermont County from other states or from other counties and fail to register with our Office. Therefore, the eSORN (Electronic Sex Offender Registration Network) database does NOT contain a list of ALL individuals residing or working in Clermont County who have been convicted of sex offenses. The information contained in the sex offender database is updated as soon as possible, and every effort is made to assure the accuracy of the information. Anyone having information concerning the whereabouts of a sex offender that conflicts with the information in the sex offender database is requested to call our Office at (513) 732-7500 and report the discrepancy. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office makes no guarantee concerning the accuracy or timeliness of the sex offender information contained in the sex offender database, and assumes no liability for damages, directly or indirectly, as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Parent Resource Guide has tips on keeping your children safe.

These Sex Offenders failed to register or failed to report a new address.

If you know their location, submit a wanted person tip or call Cpl. Schehr at (513) 732-7549

 

Classification of Offenders

On January 1, 2008 Senate Bill 10 modified the current sex offender registration requirements. All offenders are now classified under a new “Tier” level, based upon the crime committed.

Sex Offender Classifications

Tier I Sex Offender: An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier I sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of 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.  Whenever the registered sex offender changes residence (Tier I—juvenile offenders must register for 10 years).

Tier II Sex Offender: An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier II sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of 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.  Whenever the registered sex offender changes residence (Tier II- juvenile offenders must register for 20 years).

Tier III Sex Offender: An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier III sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of 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.  Whenever a Tier III registered sex offender notifies the Sheriff of a change of residence, neighbors and other community entities, such as schools, day care centers, etc. are notified by the Sheriff. Juveniles, unless ordered by the court are not subject to public notification (Tier III juvenile offenders—must register for life).