A teenager or young adult gets caught fooling around with their boyfriend or girlfriend, the cops get called, and someone ends up getting arrested. Because one person is younger than 18, the other person gets charged with a sex crime. In Florida, if a person is convicted, adjudicated delinquent, or receives a withhold of adjudication for certain sex offenses, they will be required to register as a sex offender. Fortunately the law in Florida allows certain people a way to have their names removed from the sex offender registry. Only certain people qualify for removal, so please contact us or read below to find out more about the removal process. The law is specifically written to apply to a narrow group of people — those whose crime resulted from an incident with a victim between the ages of 13 and 18, and who was no more than 4 years older than the victim.
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Sexual Offenders And Predators | City of Tampa
Tampa currently has registered sex offender "predators" listed on the Florida Sex Offender Registry. The list below includes all of the Tampa area's registered sex offenders, who the state considers "predators. Law enforcement officials and researchers caution that the registries can play only a limited role in preventing child sexual abuse and stress that most perpetrators are known to the child. The U. Department of Justice, which oversees the National Sex Offender Public Website , estimates that only about 10 percent of perpetrators of child sexual abuse are strangers to the child. The Justice Department estimates 60 percent of perpetrators are known to the child but are not family members but rather family friends, babysitters, child care providers and others, and 30 percent of child victims are abused by family members. Nearly a quarter of the abusers are under the age of 18, the department estimates.
The public may request information from local law enforcement agencies or FDLE regarding sex offenders and predators. Law enforcement may release public information about registered offenders "in any manner deemed appropriate. You may request information statewide based on your zip code, city, or county. Additionally, you may contact FDLE by telephone at with specific offender or predator questions. You may also sign up for the Florida Offender Alert System.
Florida has over 26, sex offenders and sex predators who were convicted of sex crimes and are now living among us after serving time. Sex offenders are required to register their permanent address with law enforcement. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a database with this information. With over 2,, Orange County is home to more registered sex offenders than any other county, followed by Duval and Hillsborough counties. The map below shows the permanent addresses sex offenders and predators have registered with the state.