Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Ohio adds reverse lookup to sex offender registry

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association last week unveiled a new reverse lookup feature accessible through the Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification Database (eSORN) -- one of only eight states that will now be offering the new sex offender reverse lookup feature.
Sex offenders in Ohio are required by law to register their home address, work address, and vehicle information with their local sheriff's office to be publicly accessible through the eSORN database. Each of Ohio's 88 county sheriff offices input the information into the system, but supplemental information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, screen names, and handles, required by the registry, have not to now been available to the public. 
While the reverse lookup feature will not publicly identify the registered offender, it will direct the individual to contact the local sheriff's office or the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation for additional information @

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