How do I find sexual predators in my neighborhood?
This is a question I ask all the time as I am sure most parents do especially with so many sick and disturbing stories in the news. Sexual offenses towards children happen on a daily basis and it is our job to keep our children safe by being extra cautious and by providing a safe environment for our children to live. This starts by knowing what is going on right outside your door and it also starts by knowing where to get this information and sharing it with others.
This is such a disturbing subject for parents but sadly it needs to be talked about because child predators and sex offenders are located everywhere, even in our very own neighborhoods. If you are living in the United States, knowing where sex offenders live and work is public information. I suggest everyone who lives in the United States of American to visit this website FamilyWatchdog.com to find out this information and how to keep your family safe today. The more knowledge the better.
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For those that live in Canada, unfortunately, this sex offender/child predator information is currently not yet public and is only available to the RCMP & selected government officials. This is completely ridiculous in my eyes, the act has been around since December 2004, so I highly suggest everyone read this article and go to the petition link at the end of this form to make these records PUBLIC. Below is some background information on the National Sex Offenders Registry from the RCMP documents.
National Sex Offender Registry in Canada
In partnership with the provinces and territories, the Government of Canada created a National Sex Offender Registry to provide rapid access by police to current vital information about convicted sex offenders.
The Sex Offender Information Registration Act [SOIRA]) was proclaimed as law and came into force on December 15, 2004.
Ensuring Public Safety
Accredited police agencies in every province and territory can access the database. This new tool enhances public safety by assisting in the investigation of crimes of a sexual nature and identifying possible suspects known to reside near to the offence site. An officer is able to search for registered sex offenders living in the area.
The RCMP is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the database. Police in the various jurisdictions across Canada are responsible for inputting the data and enforcing the registration provisions.
The backbone of the National Sex Offender Registry is a national sex offender database, which is maintained by the RCMP.
Persons convicted of a designated sex offense as defined by the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA) may be ordered by the court to register within 15 days of conviction and/or release from prison.
A person convicted of a designated sex offense who is under court order is required to report to the appropriate registration centre to re-register annually and every time they change address or legal name.
Persons under order after having been convicted of a sex offense are required to remain registered for 10 years, 20 years or life – depending on the maximum length of the sentence for the crime.
The public does not have access to the National Sex Offender Registry. It is a database that provides Canadian police services with important information that will improve their ability to investigate crimes of a sexual nature.
The following Criminal Code offenses have been included as designated offences under the SOIRA :
- sexual interference;
- invitation to sexual touching;
- sexual exploitation;
- child pornography (making, possession, distribution);
- parent or guardian procuring sexual activity;
- sexual assault;
- sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm; and
- aggravated sexual assault;
- as well as select offenses where it can be proven that the offense was committed with the intent to commit an offense of a sexual nature; and
- an attempt or conspiracy to commit the above offences.
Information such as addresses and telephone numbers, offense, alias(es), identifying marks and tattoos of convicted sex offenders are included in the national database.
Persons convicted of a sex offense are required to re-register annually and every time they change address or legal name.
There are penalties for failing to comply with a registration order or for not giving truthful information.
- First Offence: a fine of not more than $10,000, imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.
- Subsequent Offence(s): a fine of not more than $10,000, imprisonment for a term of not more than six months (summary conviction) or two years less a day (indictable), or both.
Produced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police located at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/fs-fd/nsor-rnds-eng.htm
Canadian Sex Offender Petition to open to the public
Cyber-Safety.com in partnership with Family Watchdog needs the help of Canadians to have the Canadian Sex Offender Registry open to the public. As it stands only police in Canada have access to this vital information to help keep our children and communities protected from Sex Offenders.
• Do you know that the RCMP actively maintains a registry of all convicted sex offenders living in Canada?
• Did you know that only the police and certain government officials have access to it?
• With a reconviction rate of nearly 40% for certain types of sex offenders (especially those that molest children), don’t you think you should know who is around your children and what their intentions might be?
• Would you rather find out that a convicted sex offender is near you before they hurt someone you love or after?
Cyber-Safety.com and FamilyWatchdog.us have joined forces to petition the Canadian Government to open the Canadian Sex Offender Registry to the public. As it stands only police in Canada have access to this vital safety information about registered sex offenders, and they use it to investigate crimes that have been committed against our children. They wait until a crime has been committed, a child lost, before they use this information. That in and of itself is a crime.
MANY OF THE RAPES AND MOLESTATIONS THAT WILL OCCUR IN CANADA IN THE FUTURE ARE PREVENTABLE! By informing the public about the presence of these dangerous individuals, families can remove their loved ones from situations where they are likely to come in contact with these known and convicted sexual predators.
Click here to read more now and to sign the petition today!