Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification- Maryland

The offenders required to register are Child Sex Offenders who have been convicted in Maryland of the following offenses that occurred on or after October 1, 1995 (or before October 1, 1995, if in the custody or under the supervision of a “supervising authority” on October 1, 2001):

Child Sexual Abuse; Rape First Degree of a child under age 15; Rape Second Degree of a child under age 15; Sex Offense First Degree of a child under age 15; Sex Offense Second Degree of a child under age 15;Sex Offense Third Degree of a child under age 15; Sex Offense Fourth Degree of a child under age 15 and ordered by the court to register. Offenders who have been

(1) convicted in Maryland of the following offenses that occurred on or after October 1, 1997; and

(2) ordered by the court to register:

Abduction or Kidnapping of a child under age 16; Kidnapping of a child under age 18; False Imprisonment (common law) of a child under age 18 by an individual who is not the child’s parent; Sex Offense Fourth Degree of a child under 18; Solicitation of a child under the age of 18 to engage in sexual conduct; Child pornography; Operating a bawdyhouse, pandering, and other offenses involving prostitution if the intended prostitute is under age 18; Any crime that involves conduct which, by its nature, is a sexual offense against a child under the age of 18; Any attempt to commit a crime listed above.

Sexually Violent Offenders who have been convicted in Maryland of the following offenses that occurred on or after October 1, 1997 (or before July 1, 1997, if in the custody or under the supervision of a “supervising authority” on October 1, 2001):

Rape First Degree; Rape Second Degree; Sex Offense First Degree; Sex Offense Second Degree; Sex Offense Third Degree; Attempted Rape or Sexual Offense; (Assault with Intent to Commit Rape First Degree, Rape Second Degree, Sex Offense First Degree, or Sex Offense Second Degree; Any attempt to commit an offense listed above as prohibited on or before September 30, 1996). Sexually Violent Predators who have been convicted of a second or subsequent sexually violent offense (listed under Sexually Violent Offenders, above) that occurred on or after October 1, 1997. They have also been determined to be at risk of committing a subsequent sexually violent offense.

Information collected includes name, aliases, address, and social security number. Photograph and fingerprints. Place of employment or school. Category of registrant (Child Sexual Offender, Offender, Sexually Violent Offender, or Sexually Violent Predator), term (ten years or life), and if resident or non-resident (student or worker) registrant. Description of crime (that triggers the requirement to register). Dates of conviction, offense, and release. Victim’s date of birth and jurisdiction (location of the state, federal, military, or tribal court where convicted and sentenced).

Contact Person:

Allison Gilford (410) 585-3649.

Administrating Agency:

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, local law enforcement.

Timeframe for Registration:

Registrants must register on or before the date that the registrant is released or within seven days of moving into Maryland, or within 14 days of beginning employment or registering as a student in Maryland. In addition, Child Sexual Offenders who are Maryland residents must register with the designated local law enforcement agency in the county in which they will reside within seven days of “release” or within seven days of registering with the supervising authority if moving into Maryland. Non-resident Child Sexual Offenders must also register within seven days with the designated local law enforcement agency in the county where they will work or attend school.

Penalties for Non-Compliance:

A registrant who fails to register or who provides false information may be found guilty of a misdemeanor and may be subject to imprisonment in the penitentiary for up to three years or a fine of up to $5,000 or both.

http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/sor/


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