So on your first day at work, the minute they give you your e-mail address you must leave work to register it. Good luck keeping that job! But the VSP-IT Department does give all RSO e-mail addresses to these sites and the sites have policies that Registered Sex Offenders can not be members and when the site learns an e-mail address is registered to an Offender the account will be shut down. Place of employment Residence twice a year Note: If you do not respond fast enough the VSP will assume the residence information you have registered is false and you could have serious problems.
April 28, Post http: Registered Sex Offenders who are classified as Non-Violent must re-register with the authorities once per year. The Virginia General Assembly increased the minimum time from 10 to 15 years, retroactive to everyone in an attempt to become Federally Adam Walsh Act compliant, as of Virginia is NOT compliant.
When this change occurred back in some Offenders that had successfully petitioned for removal in , or were put BACK on the VSP Virginia Registry for an additional 5 years before they are allowed to petition for removal, again. Removal of Name and Information from Registry: Most Registered Sex Offenders who are classified as Violent must re-register with the authorities every 90 days not 3 months. This would reduce your re-registrations from every 90 days to just once a year.
But you must have a perfect re-registration record with no new convictions including failure to register. For more information on Removal from the Virginia Registry and Relief from Registration see July 19, post Registered Sex Offenders who have been convicted of a Failure-to-Register must re-register with the authorities every 30 days regardless of the original conviction or classification.
As of July 1, , HB retroactively added ANY person convicted of a similar offense under the laws of any foreign country or any political subdivision thereof, or the United States or any political subdivision thereof is obligated to abide by this Virginia law. The Virginia State Police refused to give any advance or after-the-fact notice to those who are affected by this change in law.
Every adult who is convicted of an offense occurring on or after July 1, , where the offender is more than three years older than the victim, of one of the following qualifying offenses: An adult who is convicted of an offense as specified in subsection A of this section and has established a lawful residence shall not be in violation of this section if a child day center or a primary, secondary, or high school is established within feet of his residence subsequent to his conviction.
A violation of this section is a Class 6 felony. An adult who is convicted of an offense as specified in subsection C and has established a lawful residence shall not be in violation of this section if a public park that i is owned and operated by a county, city or town, ii shares a boundary line with a primary, secondary, or high school, and iii is regularly used for school activities, is established within feet of his residence subsequent to his conviction.
Every adult who is convicted of an offense prohibiting proximity to children when the offense occurred on or after July 1, , shall as part of his sentence be forever prohibited from loitering within feet of the premises of any place he knows or has reason to know is a primary, secondary or high school. Every adult who is convicted of an offense prohibiting proximity to children, when the offense occurred on or after July 1, , shall as part of his sentence be forever prohibited from going, for the purpose of having any contact whatsoever with children that are not in his custody, within feet of the premises of any place owned or operated by a locality that he knows or should know is a playground, athletic field or facility, or gymnasium.
Sex offenses prohibiting entry onto school or other property A. The provisions of clauses i and iii of subsection A shall not apply to such adult if i he is a lawfully registered and qualified voter, and is coming upon such property solely for purposes of casting his vote; ii he is a student enrolled at the school; or iii he has obtained a court order pursuant to subsection C allowing him to enter and be present upon such property, has obtained the permission of the school board or of the owner of the private school or child day center or their designee for entry within all or part of the scope of the lifted ban, and is in compliance with such school board's, school's or center's terms and conditions and those of the court order.
Every adult who is prohibited from entering upon school or child day center property pursuant to subsection A may after notice to the attorney for the Commonwealth and either i the proprietor of the child day center, ii the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the chairman of the school board of the school division in which the school is located, or iii the chief administrator of the school if such school is not a public school, petition the circuit court in the county or city where the school or child day center is located for permission to enter such property.
The newspaper notice shall contain a provision stating that written comments regarding the petition may be submitted to the clerk of court at least five days prior to the hearing.
For good cause shown, the court may issue an order permitting the petitioner to enter and be present on such property, subject to whatever restrictions of area, reasons for being present, or time limits the court deems appropriate. This means if the church pre-school is open and a registered person is planning to attend choir practice or an AA meeting at the other end of the building or if cheerleading practice and an evening adult class are at the same time, they have broken the law.
The wording of this law is a trap for registered offenders, be aware.