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Sex Offender Registry w Computer IconTo search for Sexual Offenders or Predators in your neighborhood, click on the following link:  Local Sexual Offender and Predator Search  

Bartow Police Department Detective Bureau is responsible for updating the registry.

 

 

Who is a sexual offender?

Any person convicted of committing, attempting, conspiring or soliciting to commit any of the following violations (or any offense committed in this state which has been re-designated from a former statute number, or analogous offenses in another jurisdiction):

  • F.S. 787.025 (Luring or enticing a child under the age of 12 into a structure, dwelling or conveyance for other than a lawful purpose);
  • Any Chapter 794 offense;
  • F.S. 796.03 (Procuring a person under age of 18 for prostitution); Sex Offender Screen Logo
  • F.S. 800.04 (Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in presence of child under the age of 16 years);
  • F.S. 827.071 (Sexual performance by a child of less than 18 years of age);
  • F.S. 847.0133 (Distribution of obscene materials to minor under the age of 18);
  • F.S. 847.0135 (Computer pornography involving minor);
  • F.S. 847.0145 (Selling or buying of minors for sexually explicit conduct).

And who is released on or after October 1, 1997, from the sanction imposed by reason of conviction of his or her sexual offender offense.

NOTE: Sexual predator designations apply to offenses committed from October 1, 1993, forward. In contrast, the sexual offender definition applies to any listed offense, committed on any date, for which an offender is being "released on or after October 1, 1997, from the sanction imposed" for the offense. "A sanction imposed" includes, but is not limited to, fine, probation, community control, parole, conditional release, control release, or incarceration. "Conviction" means the person has been determined guilty as a result of a plea or a trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld. (See F.S. 943.0435).

A sexual predator will also meet the "sexual offender" definition. When dealing with a sexual predator, the sexual predator registration and notification obligations supersede the sexual offender procedures. (See F.S. 943.0435(5).) 

Who is a sexual predator?

Power to Stop Child Abuse PosterThere are two ways of becoming a sexual predator:

One way is to commit (on or after 10/1/93) one of the several "one is enough" sexual predator offenses. The other way is to commit a "second offense" sexual predator offense (committing a listed sexual offense after having previously been found to have committed certain other listed sexual offenses.)

 

 

The "one is enough" sexual predator offense:

Any person who has been convicted or is found to have committed, regardless of
adjudication, or who pleads nolo contendere or guilty to any of the following offenses which
occurred AFTER 10/1/93:

(Any capital, life, or first degree felony violation of Chapter 794, (or of a similar law of another jurisdiction);

These "Chapter 794" violations include:Kid Holding Stop Sign

  • Sexual battery (or attempted sexual battery that causes injury of sexual organs) by a person 18 years or older upon a victim less than 12 years of age (capital offense); or
  • Sexual battery (or attempted sexual battery that causes injury of sexual organs) by a person less than 18 years of age upon a victim less than 12 years of age (life felony);
  • Sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older without the victim's consent, and use of a deadly weapon or physical force likely to cause serious personal injury (life felony);
  • Sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older without victim's consent, when the victim is physically helpless to resist, when the victim is coerced by threat of force or violence and the victim reasonably believes the offender has the ability to execute the threat (first degree felony);
  • Sexual battery by reason of non-consent administration of narcotic, anesthetic, or intoxicating substance which mentally or physically incapacitates the victim (first degree felony);
  • Sexual battery upon a victim known by the offender to be mentally defective (first degree felony);
  • Sexual battery upon a victim who is physically incapacitated (first degree felony);
  • Sexual battery by a law enforcement or correctional officer with control over the victim (first degree felony);
  • Sexual battery by a person of familial or custodial authority to a person who is 12 years of age or older, but less than 18 years of age (first degree felony);
  • Sexual battery by a person of familial or custodial authority to a person who is under 12 years of age, or attempted sexual battery which causes injury to the sexual organs of the victim (life felony).

(Or...)

Any violation of s.847.0145, (or of a similar law of another jurisdiction);

These violations include:

  • The selling or transfer of custody (or offering to sell/transfer) of a minor by a parent, guardian, or other person having custody or control of a minor, knowing the minor will be portrayed in a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct or with intent of promoting the conduct, or assisting in the production of such conduct (first degree felony);
  • Purchasing or otherwise obtaining custody or control of a minor (or offering to buy/obtain custody) with knowledge that as a consequence, the minor will be portrayed in a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct, or with intent of promoting the conduct or assisting in the production of such conduct (first degree felony).

The "second offense" sexual predator offense:

Blue Child Abuse RibbonAny person who has been convicted or is found to have committed (on or after 10/1/93),
regardless of adjudication, or who pleads nolo contendere or guilty to any second degree or
greater felony violation of these Florida offenses (or similar law of another jurisdiction):

Chapter 794, This category of offenses includes all the previously listed Chapter 794 offenses PLUS:

  • Sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older without consent of the victim and not using physical force or violence likely to cause serious personal injury; or
  • Attempts of, solicitations of, or conspiracy to commit first degree or higher Chapter 794 offenses;
  • F.S. 800.04 (Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in presence of a child under the age of 16 years);
  • F.S. 827.071 (Use or promotion of a child less than 18 years of age in a sexual performance, or possession with intent to promote any depiction, including sexual conduct by a child.) (Note: Mere possession of such depictions is a third degree felony and is NOT included in the sexual predator definition);
  • F.S. 847.0145 (Attempt, solicitation, or conspiring to sell or buy a minor).
  • After having been previously convicted of or found to have committed, regardless of
    adjudication, or having pled nolo or guilty to any of these violations (or similar violation
    in another jurisdiction):
  • F.S. 794.011(2), (3), (4), (5), or (8) (Sexual battery upon a victim less than 12 years of age, forcible sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older, the "special conditions" sexual battery offenses upon a person 12 years of age or older, non-forcible sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older, solicitation to engage in, or actual sexual battery, by a person in familial or custodial control of a victim 12 years or older but less than 18 years of age, or attempted or actual sexual battery by a person in familial or custodial control of a victim under the age of 12);
  • F.S. 800.04 (Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in the presence of a child under the age of 16 years);
  • F.S. 827.071 (Sexual performance by a child less than 18 years of age);
  • F.S. 847.0133 (Selling, renting, lending, giving away, distributing, transmitting, or displaying obscene material to a minor under the age of 18 years);
  • F.S. 847.0145 (Selling or buying of minors).

AND the "prior felony" resulted in a conviction or sentence or adjudication of delinquency
entered separately, prior to the current offense.

HOWEVER, a previous offense will NOT be considered a "prior felony" for purposes of designating a sexual predator, if the "prior offense:"

  • Was committed more than 10 years before the primary offense,

AND

  • The offender has not been convicted of any other crime for a period of 10 consecutive years from the most recent date of release from confinement, supervision or sanction, whichever is later

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Definitions:

A Florida law, effective 7/1/96, requires the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to maintain an updated list of Registered Sexual Predators in this state after a court has made a written finding designating them as a Sexual Predator as that term is defined by Florida statute.

Florida Statute 943.0435, created by Ch. 97-299, Laws of Florida, requires certain sexual offenders to register with the state, with the information to be provided to FDLE and made available to the public. This site provides you with public information regarding registered Sexual Offenders as law defines that term for the purposes of registration requirements.

Under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, the Public Records Law, any of the public records of the
Department of Law Enforcement are available for review upon request, subject to
statutorily authorized editing of exempt or confidential information.

FDLE has also established a toll-free number (1-888-FL-PREDATOR) or (1-888-357-7332) that
allows the public to request information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, about Sexual Predators living in cities and around the state
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Last updated: 10/31/2011 2:13:10 PM