Incarceration may remove a sex offender from the streets but it does nothing to prevent the offender from committing another crime when released.
On July1, 1997 a law went into effect concerning “Sex Offender Registration and Notification”. Under that law, convicted sex offenders must register for a period of time with their local County Sheriff’s Office. Sex offenders are classified as Tier 1 Sex Offender, Tier II Sex Offender, or Tier III Sex Offender.
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act went into effect on October 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders, already required to register in a State, to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, volunteer’s services, or is a student.
The Ohio Attorney General has a statewide eSORN (Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification) section on its website. The site has available sex offender information for the entire State, listed by county. Posting of this information is the responsibility of the Sheriff or designee of the particular county. However, information for all counties is not currently available. The information for the two local counties, Muskingum and Guernsey, is posted on the website at www.ag.state.oh.us/. To obtain information regarding registered sex offenders maintained by each County Sheriff's Office, click the link below.
The following is a link to the Ohio Attorney General's Electronic Sex Offender Registration & Notification (eSORN) searchable website. This database contains information and photographs regarding all registered sex offenders in the State of Ohio.
eSORN Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification Ohio Database
Incarcerated Ohio Sex Offenders
National Sex Offender Public Registry
Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office
Guernsey County Sheriff’s Offi ce