Missouri has about 19, people listed on its sex offender registry. That figure is expected to decline soon because of a law taking effect this month. Charles Republican State Rep. Kurt Bahr, who sponsored the provisions included in a Senate bill, tells Missourinet the changes will show three levels of sex offenders, instead of one, depending on the severity of the crime committed. With everything, there has to be balance.
Missouri Laws 589.400 – Registration of certain offenders with chief law officers of county of ..
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Registration of certain offenders with chief law officers of county of residence — time limitation — registration requirements — fees — automatic removal from registry — petitions for exemption — procedure, notice, denial of petition — nonresident workers, higher education students and workers. Sections Section , which shall include any attempt or conspiracy to commit such offense;. Any person to whom sections For any juvenile under subdivision 6 of subsection 1 of this section, within three business days of adjudication or release from commitment to the division of youth services, the department of mental health, or other placement, such juvenile shall register with the chief law enforcement official of the county or city not within a county in which he or she resides unless he or she has already registered in such county or city not within a county for the same offense.
New law expected to reduce Missouri’s sex offender registry count
Additional information and verification may be obtained from the Chief Law Enforcement Official Sheriff of the county where the sex offender resides. The web site is intended to supplement and complement the sex offender registries maintained by the various counties. The information on the web site refers only to persons who have been convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual.
Department of Justice statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience some kind of sexual assault in their lifetime. Almost two-thirds of all sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. Department of Justice, Bureau of statistics.