SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

A person that has been convicted of committing certain criminal offenses under O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 must register with the Sheriff in the county they live in, or move to, 72 hours prior to moving to that county. Any person released from prison, placed on probation, parole, or supervised release or entry into the state of Georgia has 72 hours to report to the appropriate Sheriff'S Office of the county where they reside to register as a sex offender.

 

The offender must be convicted of a crime that is, by its nature, a sexual offense, such as:

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-1 rape

  • O.C.G.A. 16-5-21 aggravated assault with the intent to rape

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-2 sodomy(against a minor); aggravated sodomy (against a minor or an adult)

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-3 statutory rape (unless the age of the perpetrator is 18 years of age or younger)

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-4 Child Molestation; Aggravated Molestation

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-5 enticing a child for indecent purposes

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-22.2 aggravated sexual battery

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-5.1 sexual assault against persons in custody

  • O.C.G.A. 16-6-22 incest

  • O.C.G.A. 16-12-100 sexual exploitation of a child

  • O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.1 electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors

  • O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.2 Computer pornography and child exploitation

  • O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.3 obscene telephone contact

 LOCATION & OFFICE HOURS

 

Forsyth County Sheriffs Office Headquarters

100 East Courthouse Sq. Cumming, GA 30040

 

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Phone: 678.5135971

Email: ForsythSOR@forsythco.com 

Appointments Preferred & Recommended

In relation to crimes where the victim is a minor, O.C.G.A. 16-12-100 45-1-12 includes the following offenses under (a)(4)(A):

 

   i. Kidnapping a minor, except by a parent

  ii. False imprisonment a minor except by a parent

 iii. Criminal sexual contact toward a minor

 iv. Solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual contact

  v. Use of a minor in sexual performance

 vi. Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution

vii. Any conduct that by its nature is a sexual offense against a minor

In order for an offender to qualify for registration in the state of Georgia, the offender must either be released from prison or placed on probation, parole or supervised release after July 1, 1996. An offender who is required to register in another state and moved to Georgia, the offender is required to register in the state of Georgia.

 

O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 (i)(3) States “the Georgia Bureau of investigation or any sheriff maintaining records required under the code section shall release relevant information collected under this code section that is necessary to protect the public.” However, due to the fact this information is continually changing the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office makes no expressed implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this information.

 

Sex Offender Registration

Registering as a sex offender in Forsyth County is done at our Permits and Ordinance Office, located at 100 East Courthouse Square Cumminga GA 30040, during normal business hours. Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to register?

 

For an offender to qualify for registration in the state of Georgia, the offender must either be released from prison or placed on probation, parole or supervised release after July 1, 1996. If an offender who is required to register in another state moves to Georgia, the offender is required to register in the state of Georgia.

 

What crimes require a person to register?

 

For purposes of this paragraph, conviction for misdemeanors shall not be considered a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor, and conduct which is adjudicated in juvenile court shall not be considered a criminal offense against and victim who is a minor. Criminal offense against a victim who is a minor with respect to convictions means any criminal offense under Title 16 or any offense under federal law or the laws of another state or territory of the United States which consist of:

  • Any conviction resulting from an underline sexual offense against a victim who is a minor.

  • Aggravated assault with the intent to rain in violation of the Code Section 16-5-21.

  • Aggravating child molest station in violation of Code Section 16-6-4.

  • Aggravated sexual battery in violation of the Code Section 16-6-22.2.

  • Aggravated sodomy in violation of the Code Section 16-6-2.

  • Criminal sexual contact toward a minor.

  • False imprisonment of a minor, except by a parent.

  • Kidnapping a minor, except by a parent.

  • Rape in violation of the Code Section 16-6-1.

  • Solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual contact.

  • Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution.

  • Use of a minor in a sexual performance.

 

The following only if occurred after June 30, 2015

  • Aggravated assault with intent to rape in violation of the Code Section 16-5-21.

  • Kidnapping and violation of the Code Section 16-5-40, which involves a victim who is less than 14 years of age, except by a parent.

  • Trafficking a person for sexual servitude in violation of Code Section 16-5-46.

  • Rape in violation of Code Section 16-6-1.

  • Sodomy in violation of Code Section 16-6-2.

  • Aggravated sodomy in violation of Code Section 16-6-2.

  • Statutory rape in violation of Code Section 16-6-3, if the individual convicted of the offense is 21 years of age or older.

  • Child molestation in violation of Code Section 16-6-4.

  • Aggravated child molestation in violation of Code Section 16-6-4, unless the person was convicted of a misdemeanor offense.

  • Enticing a child for indecent purposes in violation of Code Section 16-6-5.

  • Sexual assault against a person is in custody in violation of Code Section 16-6-5.1.

  • Incest in violation of Code Section 16-6-22.

  • A second conviction of sexual battery in violation of Code Section 16-6-22.1.

  • Aggravated sexual battery in violation of Code Section 16-6-22.2.

  • Sexual exploitation of children in violation of Code Section 16-12-100.

  • Electronically furnishing obscene material to minors in violation of Code Section 16-12-100.1.

  • Computer pornography and child exploitation and violation of Code Section 16-12-100.2.

  • Obscene telephone contact and violation Code Section 16-12-100.3.

  • Any kind out which, by its nature, as a sexual offense against a victim who is a minor or an intent to commit a sexual offense against a victim minor.

 

Can an offender be around children?

 

The offender may be restricted if it is a provision of the offender's probation or parole.

 

Can I sex offender attend church?

 

Yes.

 

Can a sex offender be employed at a church? Can he/she volunteer at a church? 

 

It depends upon when the sex offender committed the offense. If the sex offender committed the registerable offense between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2008, he/she cannot be employed by church, but he/she can volunteer. If he/she committed the offense on or after July 1, 2008, he/she cannot be employed or volunteer at a church. You must read the definition of volunteer 42-1-15(a)(4) and applied to section (c)(1).

 

Can I sex offender attend their child’s parent/teacher conferences or functions at school? 

He/she may attend if the offender (1) has a child enrolled in school or (2) has a purpose for being there, and (3) does not loiter before or after business has been completed. It is in the offender’s best interest to advise the school of his status and intentions in advance but is not required.

 

Can a sex offender take his/her child to school and pick him/her up? 

 

As long as the offender has a child enrolled in the school and he/she is there in a timely manner- not arriving too far in advance or lingering afterward (loitering).

 

What about the school bus stops? 

 

An injunction it was issued preventing enforcement of this provision. The law states that only state-certified bus stops will be enforced, but the State of Georgia only has two certified bus stops. If you have a problem, where the bus stop is near an offender’s house, please contact the school and they will move the bus stop.

 

As a sex offender allowed to dine at and eating establishment were children congregate, or add an establishment that has a playground (i.e. Chucky Cheese, Burger King)? 

 

Yes, he/she may eat at an establishment where children congregate or have a playground, as long as he/she does not loiter.

 

Is it a matter of time before the offender commits another crime? 

 

While there is no way to accurately predict the future behavior of another person, past behavior is an indication of whether an individual or group possesses a higher risk to the public. Not all offenders will commit another crime; however, knowledge of a potential risk should assist you and your family in avoiding situations that allow for easy access to victims

 

What do I tell my children about known offenders in our area? 

 

Don’t except a ride from this person. Don’t go into their home or yard. Tell your parents if this person offers you a toy, money, candy, or gifts.

 

What is risk assessment classification? And what are the different levels? 

 

The notification level into which is sexual offender is placed based on the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board’s assessment.

 

 

  • Level 0 means that the offender has not been yet, or was convicted prior to July 1, 2006. Except for offenders moving from another state, who will all be leveled

  • Level I Risk Assessment Classification means the sexual offender is a little sex offense risk and low recidivism risk for future sexual offenses.

  

  • Level II Risk Assessment Classification means the sexual offender is an intermediate sex offense risk and intermediate recidivism risk for future sexual offenses and includes all sexual offenders who do not meet the criteria for classification either add a sexually dangerous predator or for level I risk assessment.

 

  • Level III Risk Assessment Classification it is a sexually dangerous predator which means the sexual offender was designated as a sexually violent predator between July 1, 1996 and June 30, 2006; or who is determined by the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board to be a risk for perpetrating any future dangerous sexual offense. A sexually dangerous predator shower report to the sheriff of the county where such predator resides six months following his or her birth month and update or verify his or her required registration information.

 

What is an area where minors congregate? 

Public and private parts, recreation facilities, playgrounds, skating rinks, neighborhood centers, gymnasium, School bus stops, public libraries, and public and community swimming pools.

 

How does a person register as a sex offender? 

Registering as a Sex Offender in at Forsyth County is done at our Permits and Ordinance office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

FORSYTH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Sheriff Ron H. Freeman

100 EAST COURTHOUSE SQUARE CUMMING, GA 30040

 SHERIFF'S OFFICE 770.781.2222  |  24 HOUR DISPATCH 770.781.3087

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