Sex Offender Registry
Megan's law is named after 7 year old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. Megan's law authorizes law enforcement to release to the public information about registered sex offenders. The law is not intended to punish the offender.
The Colorado sex offender registry includes only those persons who have been required by law to register and who are in compliance with the sex offender registration laws. Persons should not rely solely on the sex offender registry as a safeguard against perpetrators of sexual assault in their communities. The crime for which a person is convicted may not accurately reflect the level of risk.
The information provided through this web site is public record. It is made available for the purpose of protecting the public. The accuracy of the records cannot be guaranteed. A Woodland Park Police Officer verifies the addresses of registered sex offenders. Offenders may have moved and not yet notified or failed to notify law enforcement. Thus the reported address may have new residents not associated with the sex offender once the sex offender has moved. The registered sex offenders listed are only shown for the City of Woodland Park. Areas within Teller County and other municipalities are not included at this time, and may be found on the internet.
Furthermore, by state law, not all registered sex offenders may be listed on this internet site. Per C.R.S. 16-22-112, a sex offenders information may listed on the internet only if the person is:
- An adult convicted of a felony requiring them to register pursuant to C.R.S.16-22-103;
- An adult convicted of a second or subsequent offense of any of
the following misdemeanors:
- Sex Assault under C.R.S. 18-3-402(1)(e)
- Unlawful Sexual Contact under C.R.S.18-3-404
- Sexual Assault on a Client under C.R.S.18-3-405.5(2)
- Sexual Exploitation of a Child by Possession of Sexually Exploitive Material under C.R.S. 18-6-403(3)(b.5)
- Indecent Exposure under C.R.S. 18-7-302
- Sexual Conduct in a Penal Institution under C.R.S.18-7-701
- A juvenile adjudicated for two or more offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior or a for a crime of violence as defined under C.R.S. 18-1.3-406
- A juvenile who is required to register pursuant to section 16-22-103 because he or she was adjudicated for an offense that would have been a felony if committed by an adult and has failed to register as required by section 16-22-103.
Colorado Revised Statute 16-22-101 et.seq. provides all the rules for registration under Colorado Law. The list held at Woodland Park Police Department is as complete as possible, and should be more inclusive than the list on the internet. Generally, the registry includes persons convicted of certain unlawful sexual acts either on or after July 1, 1991, or release from the Department of Corrections after July 1, 1994 for which the sentence was for unlawful sexual behavior or for another offense, the underlying factual basis of which involved unlawful sexual behavior.
Facts about sex offenders
Most sex offenses are committed by someone the victim already knows. A stranger does not pose the highest risk to you. 80-95% of sex offenders are known to their victims and include relatives, friends, and authority figures.
C.R.S. § 16-22-112(1) prohibits sex offender registry information to be used to inflict retribution or additional punishment upon the registrant.