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Sexual Offender Information

The “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000 that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus. The Act amends the “Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act” to require sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. The Act also requires that state procedures ensure that this registration information is promptly made available to law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction where the institutions of higher education are located and that it is entered into appropriate State records or data systems. These changes took effect October 28, 2002. In Missouri, the sex offender list is maintained at the county level. Members of the Campus Community who wish to be informed of the identities of registered sex offenders who reside in St. Francois County or a surrounding county are encouraged to contact the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department for this information.