Megan's law is named after 7 year old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. Megan's law authorizes law enforcement to release to the public information about registered sex offenders. The law is not intended to punish the offender.
The information provided through this web site is public record. It is made available for the purpose of protecting the public. The accuracy of the records cannot be guaranteed. Weld County Deputies verify the addresses of registered sex offenders. Offenders may have moved and not yet notified or failed to notify law enforcement.
This registry includes only those persons convicted of certain acts of unlawful sexual behavior since July 1, 1991, and who are in compliance with sex offender registration laws. Persons should not rely solely on the sex offender registry as a safeguard against perpetrators in their communities.
FACTS ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS:
Most sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim; by some research estimates between 80% and 95% of sexual offenders have a relative, friend, and/or authority figure relationship with the victim. In a typical sexual assault, it is not a stranger that poses the highest risk to the victim.
In a 2000 Department of Justice survey, 17.6 percent of all women surveyed said they had been the victim of a completed or attempted rape at some time in their life, 21.6 percent were younger than age 12 when they were first raped, and 32.4 percent were ages 12 to 17. Men will report being a victim of sexual assaults and violence at approximately half the rate of women, and their true levels of victimization are therefore unknown."
Most convicted sex offenders are supervised and managed by community supervision teams consisting of criminal justice officers (probation, parole, community corrections staff), polygraph examiners, and treatment providers. While sex offenders cannot be cured, it is believed that some can be managed.
C.R.S. § 16-22-112(1) prohibits sex offender registry information to be used to inflict retribution or additional punishment upon the registrant.
BY VIEWING LISTINGS YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
I hereby agree, swear, I will not use the sex offender registry information to inflict retribution or additional punishment upon any registrant named therein, and I will not sell or distribute such information.
COLORADO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
The Colorado sex offender registry includes only those persons who have been required by law to register and who are in compliance with the sex offender registration laws. Persons should not rely solely on the sex offender registry as a safeguard against perpetrators of sexual assault in their communities. The crime for which a person is convicted may not accurately reflect the level of risk.