Wyoming Sex Offender Registry/Database
Despite the low number of crimes being committed in Wyoming, sex-crimes hold a reoccurring chance. Sexual assault is a grave act which stamps a permanent blemish on the victim’s life. It carries on with them throughout their life because the fear of being thought as an outcast keeps holding the victims back from letting someone know. On the record, there have been a total of around 2300 officially registered sexual offense cases in Wyoming alone. To comprehend these statistics, different frequently asked questions are answered below
What is a sex offender?
A sex offender is an individual who commits acts of sexual violence, physically or non-physically. These offenses can include rape, sexual abuse of a minor, indecent public display, possession of media containing child pornography or forced penetration. All these offenses are punishable according to the specific U.S. law.
What is Megan’s Law?
Megan Kanka was a 7 years old girl in New Jersey who was raped and murdered by a neighbor named Jesse Timmendequas in 1994. The tragic incident uplifted a rage and demand of justice in the residents of the state .Later the same year, the law was passed and also implied to the state of Wyoming with instant act. It states that the information about any sex offender should publicly be available so that everyone is aware of sexual predators around them, and also the already registered sexual predators to be exposed to the world be looked down on with shame.
Is it legal to harass a sex offender?
Even though a sex offender is a criminal of the society, but the still have human rights. The Wyoming Public Safety Department provides public information of every registered sex offender including their name, photograph, employment, age, physical attributes and address.
This information is strictly to be used to identify if a person is a sexual offender or not. If any person uses the given information against the offender in order to harass them in any way, the offender has every right to take legal action against the harasser just like a normal citizen would have.
how to tell if sex offenders live near me?
Local Police Department has all the information regarding to sex offenders in your area. They are responsible for notify locals for any offender’s updates. Law enforcement department alerts their locals via community service notification if there is a wanted or reported sex offender in your area.
In order to be sure for yourself you can visit sex offender’s registry map which gives you geographical representation of sex offenders location. You can simply search your area by entering name of your town or street number, any search criteria that best describes your residential location, and the map will show you all the registered sex offender nearby.
Offender’s registry only contains details of those individuals who have recently assured their existence in the state and therefore the accuracy or the results depends on it. No state gives guarantee of sex offender’s location as they might have moved out of the state or changed their residence.
list of cities and counties in Wyoming
Urie and La Barge
Big Horn County
Hot Springs County
North Rock Springs
Star Valley Ranch
Rafter J Ranch
Moose Wilson Road
Mountain View town
Alta and Wamsutter
Superior and Carpenter
Fort Laramie and Pavillion