“Sexual assault can happen at any time. It occurs in our homes, neighborhoods, churches, schools, workplaces and communities. Knowing who sex offenders are and their whereabouts allows you to be proactive in keeping you and your family safe. By educating yourself, you will avoid situations where you or your children could possibly be victimized by sex offenders.” -SORB
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC SEX OFFENDERS?
Information about sex offenders can be obtained online at the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board website. You may also visit the Falmouth Police Department Central Records.
WHAT IS A SEX OFFENDER?
A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the department of youth services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.
WHERE CAN A SEX OFFENDER LIVE?
Generally, law Enforcement agencies have no authority to direct where a sex offender lives or works. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, offenders are free to live wherever he/she chooses, except public housing. Sex offenders have always lived in our community; however, it was not until the passage of this law (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement agencies could share this information with the public.