CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
18-8323. Public access to sexual offender registry information. Information within the sexual offender registry collected pursuant to this chapter is subject to release only as provided by this section.
(1) The department or sheriff shall provide public access to information contained in the central sexual offender registry by means of the internet.
(2) Information that shall be made available to the public is limited to:
(a) The offender's name including any aliases or prior names;
(b) The offender's date of birth;
(c) The address of each residence at which the offender resides or will reside and, if the offender does not have any present or expected residence address, other information about where the offender has his or her home or habitually lives;
(d) The address of any place where the offender is a student or will be a student;
(e) A physical description of the offender;
(f) The offense for which the offender is registered and any other sex offense for which the offender has been convicted and the place of the convictions;
(g) A current photograph of the offender; and
(h) Temporary lodging information including the place and the period of time the offender is staying at such lodging. "Temporary lodging" means any place in which the offender is staying when away from his or her residence for seven (7) or more days. If current information regarding the offender's residence is not available because the offender is in violation of the requirement to register or cannot be located, then the website shall so note.
(3) The following information shall not be disclosed to the public:
(a) The identity of the victim;
(b) The offender’s social security number;
(c) Any reference to arrests of the offender that did not result in conviction;
(d) Any internet identifier associated with and/or provided by the offender;
(e) Any information pertaining to the offender's passports and immigration documents; and
(f) Any information identifying any person related to, living with, working for, employing or otherwise associated with a registered sexual offender.
(4) Where a crime category such as "incest" may serve to identify a victim, that crime will be reported as a violation of section 18-1506, Idaho Code.
(5) The department shall include a cautionary statement relating to completeness, accuracy and use of registry information when releasing information to the public or noncriminal justice agencies as well as a statement concerning the penalties provided in section 18-8326, Idaho Code, for misuse of registry information.
(6) Information released pursuant to this section may be used only for the protection of the public.
(7) Further dissemination of registry information by any person or entity shall include the cautionary statements required in subsection (5) of this section.
[18-8323, added 1998, ch. 411, sec. 2, p. 1288; am. 1999, ch. 302, sec. 7, p. 758; am. 2001, ch. 195, sec. 1, p. 662; am. 2011, ch. 311, sec. 22, p. 898.]
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