Personal Relationships & the Law

SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEX OFFENDERS, AND YOUR RIGHTS: Lesson 1

Sex Offender Registry

  • In addition to the fines and prison time, people convicted of certain instances of statutory rape must register as sex offenders. THIS IS BAD.
  • Sex offender registry means the offender must …
    • Register their address and employment with law enforcement where they live
    • Update their registration every year at birthday time, or when they move
    • Go back to prison if they fail to register or update the registration
    • Pay $150 a year to register in Tennessee
    • Not live with minor children if the victim was under 13
    • Live with strict restrictions to access to parks, schools, daycares, work opportunities
    • Live with people knowing an offender is on the registry – and neighbors often don’t want an offender in the neighborhood
    • Stay registered for a minimum of 10 years after parole or probation ends

 

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