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Could a sex offender be living in your neighborhood?
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Since 2001, April has been recognized as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) theme is “I Ask.” The campaign highlights how to practice safe consent online and in everyday life.
Sexual assault affects both adults and children across the United States.
In Carroll County, Sheriff Dale Williams’ detective bureau investigated 22 cases involving sexual assault and abuse.
“The majority of those involved children,” Sheriff Williams noted, adding a county man was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for pandering obscenity involving a minor and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Once released from prison, he will be listed as a sex offender in the system.
The state of Ohio’s e-SORN (Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification) system lists 51 registered sex offenders living in Carroll County. The state uses a three-tier system to identify offenders.
When a person is convicted of a sex crime in Ohio and is required to register as a sex offender, they will be placed into one of three Tiers. Classification is based on the crime the person was convicted of or pleaded guilty to. Once a sex offender is placed into a Tier, he or she must follow the registration requirements of that specific Tier.
The e-SORN system was developed in response to the 1994 passage of Megan’s Law. Following the passage of Megan’s Law, The Jacob Wetterling Act and the Federal Crime Act were passed. These legal additions to existing law require all states to pass a sex offender registration and notification law. To date, all 50 states have a sex offender registration law.
The passage of Senate Bill 5 on July 31, 2003, brought new guidelines for classifying sexual offenders and strengthened the current e-SORN Laws. Namely, any person convicted of certain sex offense violations of the Ohio Revised Code or similar laws of another state may be determined by the court to be required to register as a sex offender. From January 1997, all convicted sex offenders have been, and continue to be, subject to the registration requirements of the law.
Tier I: A Tier I sex offender must register once a year for a term of 15 years. Tier I offenses can include importuning, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, non-consensual and offender less than four years older than victim; voyeurism; sexual imposition; pandering obscenity and other offenses.
Tier II: A Tier II sex offender must register every 180 days for a term of 25 years. Tier II offenses can include compelling prostitution; pandering obscenity involving a minor; pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor; gross sexual imposition victim under 13; abduction with sexual motivation. Any sexual offense that occurs after the offender has been classified as a Tier I offender. This includes an attempt, complicity or conspiracy to commit any of these offenses. Pre-AWA Habitual offenders unless re-classified after hearing.
Tier III: A Tier III sex offender must register every 90 days for life. Tier III offenses can include rape, sexual battery, aggravated murder or murder with sexual motivation, unlawful death or termination of pregnancy as a result of committing or attempting to commit a felony with sexual motivation; felonious assault with sexual motivation. Pre-AWA predators unless re-classified after hearing. Any sexual offense that occurs after the offender is classified as a Tier II or Tier III offender. This includes an attempt, complicity or conspiracy to commit any of these offenses.
Tier III sex offenders are subject to community notification. When a Tier III sex offender (a) initially registers with the e-SORN system or (b) relocates to a new address, any neighbors within a 1,250-foot radius will be notified. Neighbors to be notified include residential neighbors, schools, registered daycare providers and law enforcement agencies.
Sex offenders of any Tier or classification who are convicted of crimes committed after July 31, 2003, are prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of a school. Sex offenders of any Tier or classification who are convicted for crimes after July 1, 2007, are prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of a daycare center or preschool.
In addition to mandatory registration with the county at predetermined intervals, sex offenders registered in any Tier must also immediately alert the county Sheriff to any changes in: Residential address, place of employment, enrollment in a school or place of higher education, phone number, volunteer work, car or vehicle, email address and social media and other website access information.
While community notification is only required for Tier III sex offenders, all registered sex offenders in Ohio are included in a searchable sex offender registry database. The database includes the sex offender’s name, photograph, sex crime of which they were guilty or pleaded guilty and residential address.
For information, visit www.carrollcountysheriff.org to make inquires on offenders. Type an address into the system. A map will show offenders within a five-mile radius of the address, along with a picture and home address.
Do you know who lives in your neighborhood? Carroll County Registered Sex Offenders listed by tiers
Christopher Allison 1054 Kensington Rd., Carrollton
James Anderson 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Wayne Harper 2167 Canton Rd. NW, Carrollton
Jason Haught 4343 Peace Rd. SE, Carrollton
Nathan Kahler 1033 Hartwood Rd. NW, Magnolia
Adam Trace 8225 Walnut St. SW, Sherrodsville
Craig Yeager 3168 Apollo Rd. SE, Carrollton
Michael Bailey, Jr. 7085 Lark Rd., Malvern
Michael Cline 314 E. Carrollton St., Magnolia
Ryan Dragomire 200 Plain St., Magnolia
Sara Eddy 8088 Kensington Rd. NE,Mechanicstown
Carl Fetterman II 3220 Pageant Rd. SE, Carrollton
Andrew Hazelip 90 Cinder Rd., Carrollton
Chad Hosey 770 Jones Ave. NW, Lot U, Carrollton
Dylan Rhodes 1012 Canton Rd. NW Apt. 11, Carrollton
Johnathan Shorb 321 Steubenville Rd. SE Carrollton
Zachary Strine 8363 Walnut St. SW,Sherrodsville
Russell Welch 117 S. Reed Ave. back, Malvern
Robert Barker 2216 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern
Joshua Davis 2311 Lilly Rd. NW, Minerva
Orian Miller, Jr., 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Monte Richardson 1146 Brenner Rd. NE, Carrollton
Pre-AWA Habitual Sexual Offender
Frank Moore 4175 Arrow Rd. NW, Carrollton
Pre-AWA Sexual Oriented Offender
Terry Rogers 6240 Roswell Rd. SW, Sherrodsville
Ralph Wooten Jr. 5217 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern
Pre-AWA Sexual Predator
John Anderson 6982 Alliance Rd., Malvern
Randy Bake 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Gary Barrick, Jr. 202 W. Plain St., Minerva
Wayne Blanchard 27 S. Sherrod Ave., Sherrodsville
Richard Burnett 1164 Canyon Rd. SE, Carrollton
Stanley Cross, Jr. 3070 Scio Rd. SW, Carrollton
Nathan Evans 7154 Sandy Lane NW, Malvern
Gregory Fisher 9396 Branch Rd., Jewett
Donald Gates 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Gary Geier 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Michael Huff 2104 Amsterdam Rd. SW, Bowerston
Todd Iden 194 Arbor Rd. NE, Minerva
Larry Keister 9342 Linden Rd. NW, Minerva
Marc Lichota 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Walter Medley 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Davin Millhouse 1216 Andora Rd. NE, Carrollton
Millard Mullins 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Richard Nevitt 1175 Granada Rd. NW, Dellroy
Michael Obrien 5020 Elk Rd. SW, Carrollton
Dolphius Parker 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
William Phillips 117 S. Canton St., Malvern
Robert Poole 4180 Milo Rd. NW, Carrollton
Luther Smith 9076 Cumberland Rd. SW, Bowerston
Jerry Turner 44 Waynesburg Rd. NE, Carrollton
Robert West 221 First St., Malvern
Dale Yeager 4235 Avalon Rd. NW, Carrollton
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