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Megan's Law

Turlock Police Services is committed to keeping children safe and parents informed about sexual offenders living near them and where youths congregate.

As a result of a new law, the following site will provide you with access to information on persons required to register in California as sex offenders. Specific home addresses are displayed on offenders in the California communities; as to these persons, the site displays the last registered address reported by the offender. Additional offenders are included on the site with listing by ZIP Code, city, and county. Information on other offenders is not included on this site, but is known to law enforcement personnel.

California Megan's Law web site

California Penal Code Section 290

Section 290 of the California Penal Code requires people convicted of certain sexual offenses to register with the local law enforcement agency responsible for the jurisdiction in which they reside within 5 working days of their birthday, and within 5 working days of changing their address. This is a requirement for the rest of their lives. If they fail to register on time, they are in violation of the law and go to jail. If they fail to notify Police Services when they move in or out of the city, they go to jail. If they provide Police Services with false or deceptive information about where they are living, they go to jail. Turlock Police Services has a no tolerance policy with regard to sex registration and routinely sends cases to the District Attorney's Office for charging of violations of 290 P.C.

A Brief History of Megan's Law

In 1995 in a New Jersey suburb, 7 year old Megan Kanka was raped and murdered. This horrible crime was committed by a convicted child molester who lived right across the street from Megan and her family. At that time the Police Department was prohibited, by law, from notifying the area residents that a dangerous sexual predator was living in their area.

As a result of this case, and other similar cases, the Federal government enacted "Megan's Law" on May 8, 1996. On September 25, 1996, the California State Legislature enacted a similar law which provides for increased public notification by law enforcement about serious sex offenders. "Megan's Law" allows parents and potential victims to protect themselves form these serious sexual offenders.



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