Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification- Virginia

Every person convicted on or after July 1, 1994, of an offense set forth in § 9.1-902 shall register and reregister as required by this chapter. Every person serving a sentence of confinement on or after July 1, 1994, for a conviction of an offense set forth in § 9.1-902 shall register and reregister as required by this chapter. Every person under community supervision as defined by § 53.1-1 or any similar form of supervision under the laws of the United States, any foreign country, or any political subdivision thereof, and any person convicted of any offense for which registration in a sex offender and crimes against minors registry is required under the laws of the jurisdiction where the offender was convicted on or after July 1, 1994, resulting from a conviction of an offense set forth in § 9.1-902 shall register and reregister as required by this chapter.

Information collected includes fingerprints and a photograph of a type and kind specified by the State Police, DOB, SSN, complete physical address, place of employment and a description of the offense or offenses for which he was convicted, electronic mail address information, any instant message, chat or other Internet communication name or identity information that the person uses or intends to.  If the person is attending or employed at an institution of higher learning both inside and outside of Virginia they shall provide the name of the institution. They shall also provide updated information when they change their address, change place of employment or change to a different institution of higher learning. A person if applicable, shall provide the same information on convictions for any of the specified offenses or under a substantially similar law of the United States or any other state.

Contact:

Email:  lt.cjifs@vsp.virginia.gov

Administrating Agency:

Virginia State Police.

Penalties for Non-Compliance:

Any sex offender who knowingly fails to register or reregister, or who knowingly provides materially false information to the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry for failure to comply with the registration required is punishable as provided in § 18.2-472.1.

Confidentiality Provision:

Use of Registry information for purposes not authorized is prohibited, the unlawful use of the information contained in or derived from the Registry for purposes of intimidating or harassing another is prohibited, and a willful violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

http://www.sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor


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