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United States National Sex Offenders Public Registry
Texas Public Sex Offender Registry
In , the Sex Offender Information Registration Act established the National Sex Offender Registry, a national database containing information on convicted sex offenders. This database is administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP and provides police with rapid access to current vital information on convicted sex offenders to assist in the prevention or investigation of sexual offences. For example, police can access the sex offender database and query for a list of all known sex offenders within a geographic area. Any convicted sex offender on the Registry who lives, works, volunteers, goes to school or is even visiting temporarily in that geographical area will be instantly identified.
Additional Sex Offender Website Resources. This information is reported, collected, and disseminated pursuant to Chapter 62, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Offenders report to local criminal justice agencies which collect and submit registration information to the registry. The TxDPS does not separately confirm the accuracy of the reported information. Please report any errors on the registry to the local criminal justice agency that submitted the information to investigate and update the record if appropriate.
Constitutionality of sex offender registries in the United States. The registry is coordinated by the United States Department of Justice and operates a web site search tool allowing a user to submit a single query to obtain information about sex offenders throughout the United States. State sex-offender registration and notification programs are designed, in general, to include information about offenders who have been convicted of a "criminal offense against a victim who is a minor" or a "sexually violent offense," as specified in the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act "the Wetterling Act"  — more specifically, information about persons convicted of offenses involving sexual molestation or sexual exploitation of children, and persons convicted of rape and rape-like offenses regardless of the age of the victim , respectively. Not all state web sites provide for public disclosure of information about all sex-offenders who reside, work, or attend school in the state.