Megan’s Law for Colorado

updated 10/30/2017

Contact Person: Kristie Mahler (303) 239-4222
Offenders Required to Register: Adult and juvenile sex offenders convicted in the state of Colorado on or after July 1, 1991 for sex offenses against children.Any person who was convicted on or after July 1, 1991, in another state or jurisdiction, including but not limited to a military or federal jurisdiction, of an offense that, if committed in Colorado, would constitute and unlawful sexual offense, enticement of a child, or intent luring of a child.Any person who was released on or after July 1, 1991, from the custody of the department of corrections of this state or any other state, having served a sentence for an unlawful sexual offense, enticement of a child, or internet luring of a child.On and after July 1, 1994, any person who is convicted in the state of Colorado of unlawful sexual behavior or of another offense, the underlying factual basis of which involves unlawful sexual behavior, or any person who is released from the custody of the department of corrections having completed serving a sentence for unlawful sexual behavior or for another offense, the underlying factual basis of which involved unlawful sexual behavior, shall be required to register.In addition to the persons specified in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, any person convicted of an offense in any other state or jurisdiction, including but not limited to a military or federal jurisdiction, for which the person, as a result of the conviction, is, was, has been, or would be required to register if he or she resided in the state or jurisdiction of conviction, or for which such person would be required to register if convicted in Colorado, shall be required to register.
Information Collected: Fingerprints, (fingerprint cards are produced in the state of Colorado), photo, other identifying information including place of employment, registered vehicles, and employment or attendance at institutions of post-secondary education.  Any person who is required to register and who has been convicted of a child sex crime is required to register all e-mail addresses, instant-messaging identities, or chat room identities prior to use.
Administrating Agency: Colorado Bureau of Investigation, local law enforcement.
Timeframe for Registration: Within 5 business days of becoming a temporary or permanent resident; 5 business days of changing address.
Applies to Out of State Offenders: Yes
Duration of Requirement: Sexually violent predators must re-register quarterly for lifeIf you were convicted as an adult in Colorado of any of the following listed offenses, or if you were convicted in another state or jurisdiction of an offense that requires quarterly registration in that state or jurisdiction, or would require quarterly registration in Colorado you must register for life.Felony 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.Class 1, 2, or 3 felony 20 years from the date of final release from court jurisdiction.Class 4, 5, or 6 felony or class 1 misdemeanor 10 years from the date of final release from court jurisdiction.  Misdemeanors other than a class 1 misdemeanor 5 years from the date of final release from court jurisdiction.
Verification of Address: Yes, by local law enforcement.
Penalties for Non-Compliance: If the offender is convicted of a felony sex offense, felony failure to register charges are filed, if sex offense for which offender is required to register was a misdemeanor, misdemeanor charges are filed for failure to register.
Access to Information: The public has access to information on registered sexual offenders in their local jurisdiction through their local law enforcement agency or the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Lists of offenders in other jurisdictions are (may be – remove) available through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.  Public website contains four categories of offenders which are posted per Colorado statute (excludes those convicted of misdemeanors and those convicted as juveniles).  (Or by the public Colorado Sex Offender web site – I would completely remove this sentence) . In Colorado, the SOR information is considered a public record.
Confidentiality Provision: No (except nonfeasance, etc.)
Number Registered: 18,797 as of 10/30/17
Percent Compliance: Not known
Internet Access: http://sor.state.co.us/ (Violent sexual predators, multiple offenders, and Individuals who have failed to register and adult felony convictions requiring registration.)We do not post misdemeanor or juvenile convictions.
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