|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Police Connecticut State
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
December 11, 2007
The Connecticut Sex Offender Registry website has averaged just under 850,000 hits per month for the first ten months of 2007. There are currently just over 4,815 registered sex offenders living, working, or attending schools in the state. Information can be searched on the Sex Offender Registry website by last name, town, zip code, or by viewing an entire list of registrants. The information is provided at no charge and anyone making an inquiry to the website does not have to identify themselves.
The Department of Public Safety urges parents to engage their children in ongoing discussions about personal safety. The U.S. Department of Justice in a has reported that in nearly 93% of child sexual assault cases the offender was known to the victim as an acquaintance or family member.
Information on sexual offenders found on the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry website, should be used as one tool that parents can utilize to protect their children. Know who lives in your community.
Registered sex offenders on the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry are registered as a result of an offense involving adults or children. Those individuals listed on the Sex Offender Registry have committed and have been convicted of sexual offenses.
Parents can learn more about sexual safety for their children at:
1. Parents for Megan’s Law at www.parentsformeganslaw.com
2. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.ncmec.org
If anyone has questions regarding the registration of sex offenders in Connecticut or have information on a registered sex offender that appears to be in violation please contact the Connecticut Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police, Sex Offender Registry Unit at 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT 06457-9294, by phone at 860-685-8060 or by email at email@example.com. Registry records are also available at local police departments for registrants living within that department's jurisdiction.
To access the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry Website:
"Any person who uses information in this registry to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any person included in the registry or any other person is subject to criminal prosecution."
Lt. J. Paul Vance