Individuals convicted of offenses of sexual nature in West Virginia are needed by law to enroll their names and pictures along with all other personal information in the state registry list. Members of the public in the state who show concern about whether any sex offender resides near them could check the online registries. Almost all of those who get convicted of sex offenses comply with all legal requirements. They register, and when they change addresses, update the same with the relevant authorities. The objective of sex offender laws in West Virginia is to help agencies connected with law enforcement to protect the general public from any predatory behavior of sex offenders. The latter is required to register themselves with the detachment of State Police in that county where they reside.
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West Virginia Sex Offender Registration Search Directory
If you understand and agree to the terms, please click accept to access the website. While all attempts are made to provide complete and accurate information, the West Virginia State Police does not guarantee the accuracy of the information made available to the public via the West Virginia Sex Offender Registry Website. The information released through this site is as complete as has been currently verified and processed by registry personnel. The West Virginia State Police do not assess the specific risk for reoffense with regard to any offender released via this website. This information is provided in the interest of public safety and should be used only in order to take appropriate precautions. The information accessed through the use of this website may not be used to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders and violations of law will be investigated by the West Virginia State Police.
West Virginia Sex Offenders
The law protects residents of the state by giving them access to information on registered sex offenders in West Virginia. Convicted sex offenders in West Virginia must register with the local police in their county upon release from jail, parole or probation. The state police notify residents whenever a sex offender moves into their neighborhood.
The registry, including the Public Notification Database, is based on the Virginia General Assembly's decision to facilitate access to publicly-available information about persons convicted of specified violent and sexual offenses. The Virginia State Police has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion within this registry, and has made no determination that any individual included in the registry is currently dangerous. The main purpose of providing this data on the internet is to make the information more easily available and accessible, not to warn citizens about any specific individual. Adult individuals found within the registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and applicable state law. Offenses which require registration can be found at Statutes.