Colorado Sex Offenders

Colorado Sex Offenders Law states that anyone in Colorado jailed for a sexual offense must register with the local sheriff. The law took effect on July 1, 1991. The bill also makes provision for sex offenders released from conviction. Sex offenders released from jail on or after July 1, 1994, must register with the local sheriff in the state.

The law also stipulates that sexually violent predators must register in the state for life. The bill ensures all sex offenders in the state submit their address and photograph for easy identification. This information is available to protect the citizens of Colorado.

The law makes sure districts in the state understand the risks posed by this individual. The law makes provision for a community help team. The primary aim of the community help state is to assist the local sheriff in monitoring sex offenders in Colorado.

This team educates the public on sex offenders in the state. The team also supervises sex offenders living in Colorado to make sure their records are accurate.

The Colorado Sex Offenders Law protects the citizens from sexual and violent predators living in the state.

Colorado Sex Offender Registry

Colorado Sex Offender Registry provides the public, information on sex offenders in the state. Information on sex offenders in Colorado is available on the public website of the registry.

The website provides information on 4 categories of sex offenders in Colorado:

  • Sex Offenders not registered as adults

  • Sex Offenders with multiple sexual conviction as adults

  • Sex offenders convicted as adults of a felony offense that requires registration

  • Sexual Violent Predators

The registry verifies the information on offenders from the local law enforcement authorities.

Colorado Sex Offender Facts

Facts

  • There are 10,264 registered sex offenders in Colorado

Top Offenses

  • Sexual assault on a child
  • Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust
  • Sexual Assault (includes 1st degree sexual assault as it existed prior to July 1, 2000)
  • SEX ASSAULT/CHILD-ATT
  • Sexual exploitation of a child

Counties in Colorado with the highest number of offenders:

  • El Paso County
  • Denver County
  • Arapahoe County
  • Jefferson County
  • Adams County
Zip Codes in Colorado with the highest number of offenders:
  • 80010
  • 80909
  • 80205
  • 80631
  • 80214
  • 80216
  • 80219
  • 81501
  • 81004
  • 80907
Nearby States:
Alabama Sex Crimes Requiring Offender Registration

Colorado Sex Offenders Law states that anyone in Colorado jailed for a sexual offense must register with the local sheriff. The law took effect on July 1, 1991. The bill also makes provision for sex offenders released from conviction. Sex offenders released from jail on or after July 1, 1994, must register with the local sheriff in the state.

The law also stipulates that sexually violent predators must register in the state for life. The bill ensures all sex offenders in the state submit their address and photograph for easy identification. This information is available to protect the citizens of Colorado.

The law makes sure districts in the state understand the risks posed by this individual. The law makes provision for a community help team. The primary aim of the community help state is to assist the local sheriff in monitoring sex offenders in Colorado.

This team educates the public on sex offenders in the state. The team also supervises sex offenders living in Colorado to make sure their records are accurate.

The Colorado Sex Offenders Law protects the citizens from sexual and violent predators living in the state.

Colorado Sex Offender Registry

Colorado Sex Offender Registry provides the public, information on sex offenders in the state. Information on sex offenders in Colorado is available on the public website of the registry.

The website provides information on 4 categories of sex offenders in Colorado:



  • Sex Offenders not registered as adults

  • Sex Offenders with multiple sexual conviction as adults

  • Sex offenders convicted as adults of a felony offense that requires registration

  • Sexual Violent Predators

The registry verifies the information on offenders from the local law enforcement authorities.

  • Colorado Sex Crimes Requiring Offender Registration

  • Enticement of a child - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-3-305 (West 2008).

  • Internet luring of a child - COLO. REV. STAT. § 18-3-306(3) (West 2008).

  • Internet sexual exploitation of a child - COLO. REV. STAT. § 18-3-405.4 (West 2008).

  • Sexual assault when the victim is a child less than 15 years old - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-3-402 (West 2008).

  • Sexual assault (2nd degree) when the victim is less than 15 years old - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-3-

  • 403(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(c), (1)(d), (1)(g), (1)(h) or (1)(e) (West 2008) if the victim is less than 15, and the

  • offender is at least 4 years older than the victim (as the law existed prior to its repeal on July 1, 2000)

  • Unlawful sexual contact - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-3-404(1)(a), (1)(b), (1)(c), (1)(d), (1)(f), or (1)(g)

  • (West 2008), when the victim is a child less than fifteen years of age

  • Sexual assault on a child - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-3-405 (West 2008).

  • Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-3-405.3 (West 2008).

  • Sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-3-405.5 (West 2008).

  • Incest - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-6-301 (West 2008).

  • Aggravated incest - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-6-302 (West 2008).

  • Trafficking in children - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-6-402 (West 2008).

  • Sexual exploitation of a child - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-6-403 (West 2008).

  • Indecent exposure - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-302 (West 2008).

  • Procurement of a child for sexual exploitation - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-6-404 (West 2008).

  • Soliciting a child prostitute - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-402 (West 2008).

  • Pandering of a child - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-403 (West 2008).

  • Procurement of a child - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-403.5 (West 2008).

  • Keeping a place of child prostitution - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-404 (West 2008).

  • Pimping of a child - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-405 (West 2008).

  • Inducement of child prostitution - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-405.5 (West 2008).

  • Patronizing a prostituted child - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-406 (West 2008).

  • Engaging in sexual conduct in a penal institution - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-701 (West 2008).

  • Wholesale promotion of obscenity to a minor - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-102(1.5) (West 2008).

  • Promotion of obscenity to a minor - COLO REV. STAT. § 18-7-102(2.5) (West 2008).

  • The criminal attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the acts listed above.

  • Any person who was convicted on or after July 1, 1991, in another state or jurisdiction, including but not limited to military or federal jurisdiction, of an offense that, if committed in Colorado, would constitute one of the offenses above.

  • Any person who was released on or after July 1, 1991, from the custody of the department of corrections of this state or any other state, having served a sentence for one of the offenses above.

Information maintained in Alabama Sex Offender Registry

COLO. REV. STAT. § 16-22-110 (West 2008)

(2) The sex offender registry shall provide, at a minimum, the following information to all criminal justice agencies about registered persons:

(a) Identification of a person's registration status;

(b) A person's date of birth;

(c) Descriptions of the offenses of the unlawful sexual behavior of which a person has been convicted;

(d) Identification of persons who are identified as sexually violent predators;

(3)(a) In addition to the sex offender registry, the CBI shall maintain one or more interactive database systems to provide, at a minimum, cross-validation of a registrant's known names and known addresses with information maintained by the department of revenue concerning driver's licenses and identification cards issued under article 2 of title 42, C.R.S. Discrepancies between the known names or known addresses listed in the sex offender registry and information maintained by the department of revenue shall be reported through the Colorado crime information center to each local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the location of the person's last-known residences.

Community Notification and Websites

C.R.S.A. § 16-22-111 (West 2008)

(1): The CBI shall post a link on the state of Colorado homepage on the internet to a list containing the:

  • Names,

  • Addresses, and

  • Physical descriptions of certain persons and descriptions of the offenses committed by said persons.

C.R.S.A. § 16-22-112 (West 2008)

(2)(a):

  • A local law enforcement agency shall release information regarding any person registered with the local law enforcement agency to any person residing within the local law enforcement agency's jurisdiction.

  • Also, the local law enforcement agency may post the information specified on the law enforcement agency's website.

Limitations on Residency or Employment

None

Duration of Registration

C.R.S.A. § 16-22-113 (West 2008)

(3): Life for:

• Sexually violent predators

• Adults convicted of:

  • Sexual assault on a child

  • Sexual assault in the first or second degree

  • Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust

  • Sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist

  • Incest or aggravated incest

• Any adult who has more than one conviction or adjudication for unlawful sexual behavior.

(1)(a): 20 years if the offense requiring registration was a class 1, 2, or 3 felonies.

(1)(b): 10 years if the offense requiring registration was a class 4, 5, or 6 felonies or class 1 misdemeanor.

(1)(c): 5 years for misdemeanors other than a class 1 misdemeanor of unlawful sexual contact or sexual assault in the 3rd degree if the offender has no subsequent convictions for unlawful sexual behavior.

Timeframe for Registration

Within 7 days of becoming a temporary or permanent resident; 7 days of changing the address

Applies to Offenders Convicted in another State?

Yes

Verification of Address

No

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Class 2 misdemeanor; second failure to comply with Class 6 felony, mandatory jail time

What does a Sex Offender Look Like?

Most people think sexual predators are scary-looking and creepy. But three out of four adolescents who were sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well.

Most of the time, sexual predators look like regular people. Children and parents need to know and to understand that anyone can be a sexual predator, no matter how "normal" they appear.

Encouraging Children to Share

It isn't always easy to build a trusting relationship with your child. Trying to get your children to share what is going on in their lives can be difficult.

Building an open and welcoming environment from the beginning stages of a child's life is essential. Children are less intimidated and more likely to discuss issues and topics in their lives with an open and supportive environment.

Getting your kids to share serves as a building block for times when your child needs to discuss pressing issues like sex and sexual abuse.

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