Sex offender tiers

Megan’s Law, passed in 1994, which prompted the passage of ‘The Jacob Wetterling Act’, in addition to the Federal Crime Act. This legal addition to existing law required all states to pass a sex offender registration and notification law. To date, all 50 states have a sex offender registration law. Ohio’s law requires that all sex offenders, including those already sex offender tiers, be classified by their sentencing judges into one of the below classifications, each of which dictates the registration and notification requirements to which the offender is subject.

This law was revised on July 31, 2003, with the passage of Senate Bill 5, which developed new classifications of offenders and strengthened the current SORN Laws in Ohio. Any person convicted of certain sex offense violations of the Ohio Revised Code or similar laws of another state may be determined by the court to be required to register as a sex offender. The latest revision, Senate Bill 10, went into effect January 1, 2008. The major change in the law required the Ohio Attorney General reclassifying every current offender under the Tier system and also changed the reporting requirements for each offender. Classifications under the Tier system are based solely on the specific crime the offender was convicted of. All registered sex offenders must report at the scheduled intervals based on their classifications. In addition, they must report any change in address within three days to the Sheriff of the county in which they reside.

All registered sex offenders must report to the county Sheriff immediately upon entering the county to attend school. All registered sex offenders must register with the county Sheriff where the offender has been employed in the county for more than 14 days or for a total of 30 days or more in a calendar year, regardless of where the offender lives. All registered sex offenders must report to the county Sheriff all vehicles registered to them. All registered sex offenders must report to the county Sheriff any internet or email addresses to which they have access. All registered sex offenders must report to the county Sheriff any location where they serve as a volunteer. 15 years following their initial registration. 25 years following their initial registration.

1,000 feet radius of where the offender is residing. Due to the recent law changes, several legal challenges have been filed questioning the requirements and constitutionality of the new law. Office and the Ohio Attorney General have received several Temporary Restraining Orders prohibiting the new Tiers being assigned and requires the offenders to maintain their original classification until the matter is resolved in the courts. Requires community notification and must register every 90 days for life. Only allows community notification if specifically ordered by the sentencing court and must register once a year for 20 years. Does not permit community notification and must register once a year for 10 years. For specific information on sex offender registration, refer to the Ohio Revised Code, section 2950.

Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, non-consensual and offender less than 4 years older than victim, not previously convicted of 2907. Includes an attempt, complicity or conspiracy to commit any of these offenses. Child-victim offenders not in Tier II or Tier III. 4 years older and has prior conviction for 2907. Any sexual offense that occurs after the offender has been classified as a Tier I offender. Pre-AWA Habitual offenders, unless re-classified after hearing under ORC 2950.

Pre-AWA predators unless re-classified after hearing under ORC 2950. Any sexual offense that occurs after the offender is classified as a Tier II or Tier III offender. Automatic classification after SVP specification 2971. Any law from another jurisdiction that is comparable to these offenses shall fall within that same tier.

This offense should be removed in the future. Wayne County Sheriff’s Office,  201 W. Monthly income must be at least 3 times the monthly rent. Guarantor complete a Guaranty of Lease Agreement form. The form must either be notarized or completed in the presence of a member of our office staff. This process offers an objective and consistent way of reviewing relevant applicant information and offers 2 tiers of approval based on the financial risk determined from the Auto Select factors we have chosen.