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According to North Carolina State Law, a person convicted of a sex offense meeting the criteria below must register with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office:
- First degree Rape
- Second degree Rape
- First degree Sexual Offense
- Second degree Sexual Offense
- Attempted first degree Rape (Class F Felony)
- Attempted first degree Sexual Offense (Class F Felony)
- Attempted second degree Rape (Class H Felony)
- Attempted second degree Sexual Offense (Class H Felony)
- Intercourse and Sexual Offenses with certain victims; consent no defense. (Defendant has assumed the position of parent in the home of minor victim having custody of a victim of any age who is an agent or employee of any person or institution having custody of the victim)
- Incest between near relatives
- Employing or permitting a minor to assist in offense under article.
- First degree sexual exploitation of a minor
- Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor
- Third degree sexual exploitation of a minor
- Promoting prostitution of a minor
- Participating in prostitution of a minor
- Taking indecent liberties with a minor
- Kidnapping of a minor
- Abduction of Children
- Felonious Restraint of a minor
Verification process is once a year for sexual offender and 90 days for sexual predator. Sexual Offender registration is maintained for 10 years. A sexual predator is a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense and who suffers from a mental abnormality or personal disorder. Being convicted of a violent sexual offense alone does not define someone as a sexual predator. The convicting District Attorney decides who is declared a sexual predator based on the offense and mental state of the offender which may indicate a pattern for reoccurring offenses. If you are a Sexual Predator the records can be maintained longer than 10 years. A fingerprint card is done, current photo, and an update on correct address.
Sex offenders must register within 10 days of being convicted or released from the Department of Corrections providing the release or conviction is on or after January 1, 1996.
If convicted but not given any active time, the sexual offender must register Immediately!!! The bailiff or probation officer must bring the sexual offender immediately from the court room to be registered.
Any sexual offender moving to N.C. must register within 10 days.
Link N.C. Sex Offender & Public Protection Registry