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Registering as a Sex Offender in Denver, Castle Rock, and Aurora means that law enforcement and the community have the ability to look up where you live and other identifying information. Residents of Wheat Ridge were recently up in arms, as they were not notified that a registered sex offender had moved into their neighborhood. The thing is, law enforcement does not notify residents every time a person convicted of a sex offense moves. The only time notifications are made is when someone deemed a sexually violent predator is moving. That designation is the only one that requires community notification.
Who is Required to Register as a Sex Offender in Adams and Jefferson County?
Anyone convicted of one of the following sex offenses in Adams or Jefferson County may be required to register as a sex offender for a period of time:
- Sexual Assault – C.R.S. 18-3-402
- Unlawful Sexual Contact – C.R.S. 18-3-404
- Sexual Assault on a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-405
- Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust – C.R.S. 18-3-405.3
- Sexual Assault on a Client by a Psychotherapist – C.R.S. 18-3-405.5
- Enticement of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-305
- Incest – C.R.S. 18-6-301
- Aggravated Incest – C.R.S. 18-6-302
- Human Trafficking of a Minor – C.R.S. 18-3-504(2)
- Human Trafficking for Sexual Servitude – C.R.S. 18-3-504(1)
- Sexual Exploitation of a Child – C.R.S. 18-6-403
- Procurement of a Child for Sexual Exploitation – C.R.S. 18-7-403.5
- Indecent Exposure – C.R.S. 18-7-302
- Keeping a Place of Child Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-404
- Pimping a Child – C.R.S. 18-7-405
- Inducement of Child Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-405.5
- Patronizing a Prostituted Child – C.R.S. 18-7-406
- Engaging in Sexual Conduct in a Correctional Facility – C.R.S. 18-7-701
- Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor – C.R.S. 18-7-102 (1.5) and (2.5)
- Internet Luring of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-306(3)
- Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-405.4
- Public Indecency (for a second or subsequent offense) – C.R.S. 18-7-301 (2)(b)
- Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6
- Second Degree Kidnapping (only if convicted under C.R.S. 18-3-302 (3)(a)
Depending on the sex offense conviction, a person may be required to register for a period of time like 5 or 10 years, or for the remainder of their life. The person may also have to register as a sex offender annually (on their birthday) or quarterly (every three months).
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