A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the department of youth services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.
Classifications of Sex Offenders
Sex offenders will be classified by the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) according to the degree of dangerousness they pose to the public and their likelihood for re-offense. An offender's classification will be:
- a Level 1 or "low risk" offender. Police are notified if an offender lives in the community, but the information is not made public.
- a Level 2 or "moderate risk" offender. Information on Level-2 offenders is available to the public through the police department and through the SORB.
- a Level 3 or "high risk" offender. Information on Level-3 offenders is available to the public through the police department and through the SORB.
Obtaining Information on Sex Offenders
Any member of the
public who is at
least 18 years of
age or older may
request sex offender
information will be
provided to any
person who is
protection or for
the protection of a
child under the age
of 18 or for the
another person whom
care, or custody.
You may request sex offender information at Local Police Departments or through the Sex Offender Registry Board directly.