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Sex Offender - Frequently Asked Questions:


  Frequently Asked Questions
    Who has to register?

    Definitions

    What do sex offenders have to provide when they register?

    Where do sex offenders have to register?

    When do sex offenders have to register?

    What if a sex offender moves?

    What is a sexual violent predator?

    How do I obtain a list of sex offenders in my area?



Q: Who has to register?


A: Pursuant to the statutory authority, Title 16, Article 22, Colorado Revised Statutes, the following persons are required to register as sex offenders in the State of Colorado:

  • Convicted on or after July 1, 1991 in Colorado of an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as in 18-3-411(1), or Enticement of a Child, as in 18-3-305;

  • Convicted on or after July 1, 1991 in another state or jurisdiction of an offense that, if committed in Colorado , would constitute an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as in 18-3-411(1), or Enticement of a Child, as in 18-3-305;

  • Released on or after 07-01-1991 from Department of Corrections having served a sentence for an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as defined in section 18-3-411(1), or Enticement of a Child, as described in section 18-3-305;

  • Convicted on or after July 1, 1994 in Colorado of an offense involving Unlawful Sexual Behavior, or for which the factual basis involved such an offense, as defined below, or released from Department of Corrections having served sentence for such an offense (including criminal attempts, solicitations, or conspiracies:
    • Sexual Assault, in violation of section 18-3-402; or
    • Sexual Assault in the First Degree, in violation of section 18-3-402 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000; or
    • Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, in violation of section 18-3-403 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000; or
    • Unlawful sexual contact, in violation of section 18-3-404; or
    • Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, in violation of section 18-3-404 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000; or
    • Sexual Assault on a Child in violation of section 18-3-405; or
    • Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a Position of Trust, in violation of section 18-3-405.3; or
    • Sexual Assault on a client by a psychotherapist, in violation of section 18-3-405.5; or
    • Enticement of a child, in violation of section 18-3-305; or
    • Incest, in violation of section 18-6-301; or
    • Aggravated Incest, in violation of section 18-6-302; or
    • Trafficking in children, in violation of section 18-6-402; or
    • Sexual exploitation of children, in violation of section 18-6-403; or
    • Procurement of a child for sexual exploitation, in violation of section 18-6-404; or
    • Indecent exposure, in violation of section 18-7-302; or
    • Soliciting for child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-402; or
    • Pandering of a child, in violation of section 18-7-40318-7-403; or
    • Procurement of a child, in violation of section 18-7-403.5; or
    • Keeping a place of child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-404; or
    • Pimping of a child, in violation of section 18-7-405; or
    • Inducement of child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-405.5; or
    • Patronizing a prostituted child, in violation of section 18-7-406; or
    • Engaging in sexual conduct in violation of section 18-7-701; or

  • For convictions on or after July 1, 2002 , a person shall be deemed to be convicted of an offense, the underlying factual basis of which involves unlawful sexual behavior, if:
    • convicted of offense that requires proof of unlawful sexual behavior as an element of offense; or
    • convicted of offense, is eligible, and receives enhanced sentences based on circumstances that requires proof of unlawful sexual behavior; or
    • originally charged with unlawful sexual behavior or with offense described in either of the two above, the person pleads guilty to offense that does not constitute unlawful sexual behavior, and, as part of plea agreement, person admits, after advisement, that underlying factual basis of offense involves unlawful sexual behavior; or
    • charged with and convicted of offense that does not constitute unlawful sexual behavior and person admits on record, after advisement, that underlying factual basis of offense involved unlawful sexual behavior.

  • Convicted of an offense in another state or jurisdiction for which registration is required there or in Colorado , so long as such person is a temporary or permanent resident of Colorado.


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Q: Definitions pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes Section 16-22-102:


A: As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Birthday" means a person's birthday as reflected on the notice provided to the person pursuant to section 16-22-106 or 16-22-107 or the person's actual date of birth if the notice does not reflect the person's birthday.


(2) "CBI" means the Colorado Bureau of Investigation established pursuant to part 4 of article 33.5 of title 24, C.R.S.


(3) "Convicted" or "conviction" means having received a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury, having pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, having received a disposition as a juvenile, having been adjudicated a juvenile delinquent, or having received a deferred judgment and sentence or a deferred adjudication.


(4) "Immediate family" means a person's spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, or child.


(5) "Register" and “registration” include initial registration pursuant to section 16-22-104, and registration, confirmation of registration, and re-registration, as required in section 16-22-108.


(6) "Sex offender registry" means the Colorado sex offender registry created and maintained by the CBI pursuant to section 16-22-110.


(7) "Sexually violent predator" means a person who is found to be a sexually violent predator pursuant to section 18-3-414.5, C.R.S.


(8) "Temporary resident" means any person who is:


(a) Employed in this state on a full-time or part-time basis, with or without compensation, for more than fourteen consecutive business days or for an aggregate period of more than thirty days in any calendar year; or


(b) Enrolled in any type of educational institution in this state on a full-time or part-time basis.


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Q: What do sex offenders have to provide when they register?


A: All registrants must provide their date of birth, a current photograph, and a complete set of fingerprints at the time of registration.


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Q: Where do sex offenders have to register?


A:

  • If they are living within the limits of a city or town, they must register at the local police department.
  • If they are living outside the limits of a city or town, they must register at the county sheriff's department.
  • If they have multiple residences, they must register with the law enforcement agency of each jurisdiction in which they reside.


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Q: When do sex offenders have to register?


A: Sex offenders must register during business hours within five (5) business days of being released into the community or receiving notice that they are required to register. If they are released from the Department of Corrections with no supervision, they must register the next business day. They must re-register annually on their birth date or the first business day after their birth date. They must register quarterly (every 90 days) for the remainder of their natural life if they have been found by the court to be a Sexually Violent Predator or if they were convicted as an adult of any of the following listed offenses:

  • Sexual Assault, in violation of section 18-3-402; or

  • Sexual Assault in the First Degree, in violation of section 18-3-402 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000; or

  • Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, in violation of section 18-3-403 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000; or

  • Sexual Assault on a Child in violation of section 18-3-405; or

  • Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a Position of Trust, in violation of section 18-3-405.3; or

  • Sexual Assault on a client by a psychotherapist, in violation of section 18-3-405.5; or

  • Incest, in violation of section 18-6-301; or

  • Aggravated Incest, in violation of section 18-6-302


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Q: What if a sex offender moves?


A: If they change residence to another state or other jurisdiction, they must report their new address in the manner provided by state law and comply with any registration requirement in the new state of residence. If they enter another state to work, to carry on a vocation, or to attend school, they are required to comply with that state's registration requirements for notification by nonresidents who enter the state for such purposes. If they expect to work, to carry on a vocation, or to enroll for classes at an institution of higher education in the state of residence, they must notify the state, in the manner provided by state law, and report any change in such status (commencement or termination).

If a sex offender moves, they must complete a written cancellation of registration form to notify the local law enforcement agency from which they are moving. They must then register with the local law enforcement agency in any state or other jurisdiction to which they may move within five (5) business days after moving. They must notify the local law enforcement agency where they live if they change residences within that agency's jurisdiction or establish additional residences in that jurisdiction.


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Q: What is a sexual violent predator?


A: Pursuant to 18-3-414.5, C.R.S., a "sexually violent predator" means an offender:

(I) Who is eighteen years of age or older as of the date the offense is committed or who is less than eighteen years of age as of the date the offense is committed but is tried as an adult pursuant to section 19-2-517 or 19-2-518, C.R.S.;


(II) Who has been convicted on or after July 1, 1999 , of one of the following offenses committed on or after July 1, 1997:


(A) Sexual assault, in violation of section 18-3-402 or sexual assault in the first degree, in violation of section 18-3-402, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000;


(B) Sexual assault in the second degree, in violation of section 18-3-403, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000;


(C) Unlawful sexual contact, in violation of section 18-3-404 (1.5) or (2) or sexual assault in the third degree, in violation of section 18-3-404 (1.5) or (2), as it existed prior to July 1, 2000;


(D) Sexual assault on a child, in violation of section 18-3-405; or


(E) Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, in violation of section 18-3-405.3;


(III) Whose victim was a stranger to the offender or a person with whom the offender established or promoted a relationship primarily for the purpose of sexual victimization; and


(IV) Who, based upon the results of a risk assessment screening instrument developed by the division of criminal justice in consultation with and approved by the sex offender management board established pursuant to section 16-11.7-103 (1), C.R.S., is likely to subsequently commit one or more of the offenses specified in subparagraph (II) of this paragraph (a) under the circumstances described in subparagraph (III) of this paragraph (a).


(b) "Convicted" includes having pleaded guilty or nolo contendere.


(2) At the time a presentence investigation report is conducted for a defendant who is convicted of one of the offenses specified in subparagraph (II) of paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section, the probation department shall, in coordination with the evaluator completing the mental health sex offense specific evaluation, complete the sexually violent predator risk assessment. Based on the results of such assessment, the court shall make specific findings of fact and enter an order concerning whether the defendant is a sexually violent predator. If the defendant is found to be a sexually violent predator, the defendant shall be required to register pursuant to the provisions of section 16-22-108, C.R.S.


(3) When considering release on parole for an offender who was convicted of one of the offenses specified in subparagraph (II) of paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section, the parole board shall make specific findings concerning whether the offender is a sexually violent predator, based on the results of a sexually violent predator assessment conducted by the department of corrections. If the parole board finds that the offender is a sexually violent predator, the offender shall be required to register pursuant to the provisions of section 16-22-108, C.R.S.


Individuals who are considered sexually violent predators may be subject to community notification if the court determines such. The law enforcement agency in whose jurisdiction the sexually violent predator resides will be responsible for such community notification as stated in 18-3-414.5 C.R.S.


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Q: How do I obtain a list of sex offenders in my area?


A: Pursuant to 16-22-112, Colorado Revised Statutes, law enforcement agencies are authorized to release information about registered sex offenders living within the agency's jurisdiction to residents of the jurisdiction. The confidential information is provided to you so that you can adequately protect yourself and your children from these individuals. This information is provided to those who demonstrate a need to know, i.e., you reside in the area, or your children or grandchildren reside in a specific area of El Paso County.

Citizens requesting the registry list must provide identification or proof of residence. The request must be made in person at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Bureau located at 101 West Costilla Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903, from Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. There is no fee for the list.

To find out if your area is serviced by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, please see our Patrol Districts Map located here.

or contact the Sex Offender Registration Coordinator at (719) 520-7333.

The El Paso County Sheriff' Office only registers the sex offenders that reside in un-incorporated El Paso County . If an offender resides within the jurisdiction of the city, you may need to contact one of the following agencies to obtain their list of sex offenders:

Colorado Springs Police Department (719) 444-7000

Fountain Police Department (719) 382-8555

Manitou Springs Police Department (719) 685-5407

Monument Police Department (719) 481-3253

Please be advised that there are sex offenders who reside in our community who do not register. It is possible that the offender committed the crime before Colorado 's law went into effect, or the offender was not convicted of the crime, or perhaps the crime was not reported.

Vigilantism, or use of the sex offender registry information to harass, threaten, or intimidate any registered sex offender, his or her significant others, or any member of their community supervision team will not be tolerated and will result in criminal prosecution, C.R.S. 18-3-412.5 (6.5).

Please keep in mind that sexual offenses vary from an indecent exposure to a forcible sexual assault.


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