Criminal misuse of this information subjects the person who misuses it to a sentence enhancement, in addition to the punishment for the crime committed.
Civil misuse of this information may subject the person to civil damages and penalties pursuant to California Penal Code Section 290.4 (e) (3) A).
Related Information Reporting Crime Reporting Child Abuse Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Other Links SEARCH For Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood California's Megan's Law CA DOJ Megan's Law FAQs CA Attorney General's Office Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara County The Sexual Assaults Investigation Unit (SAIU) is responsible for managing investigations of all sex offenses reported in the city.
Parents who are concerned regarding a potential sex offender should consider viewing the "How to Protect Yourself and Your Family" and the "Facts About Sex Offenders" sections of California's Megan's Law web site.
The California State Attorney General's Office maintains a Megan's Law Website where you can look up and report information about registered sex offenders.
In 2016 the Juvenile Detail and the Missing Persons Detail were reorganized from the Robbery Unit and now fall under the command of SAIU.
SAIU is organized as follows: General Sex Crimes Detail Work consists of investigations of cases one typically thinks of as sex crimes.
We urge you to review the following: Sex Offender locations and information can also be displayed on a map at Crime CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 290 Section 290 of the California Penal Code requires people convicted of certain sexual offenses to register with the local law enforcement agency responsible for the jurisdiction in which they reside within 5 working days of their birthday, and within 5 working days of changing their address. Law enforcement cannot dictate where an offender lives, as long as the offender registers his / her residence with the appropriate jurisdiction.
(Complete requirements are listed in Section 290 of the California Penal Code.) CONDITIONS It is illegal to use information obtained through the Megan's Law web site to commit a crime against a registered sex offender or to engage in discrimination or harassment against a registered sex offender.
These include child molests, rapes, unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent exposure cases, among the broader range of sexually-oriented offenses.
The unit’s work does not include commercial sexually-oriented criminal endeavors, such as prostitution.
Civil misuse of this information may subject the person to civil damages.
Anyone who uses this information contained in this database to commit a criminal act against another is subject to criminal prosecution.
California's Megan's Law requires that certain information about sex offenders be made available upon request to members of the public, so that the public is better prepared to protect themselves and their children.