The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) has established this web site as the official Internet source for Sex Offender Registration information. The public Sex Offender Registration information is compiled from the state registry of sex offenders and child-victim offenders.
This information is being made available on the Internet to facilitate public access to information about persons who have committed either sexually oriented offenses, or child-victim oriented offenses, to enable you to take appropriate precautions to protect yourself and those in your care from possible harm. Please note that while individual sex predators or habitual sex offenders pose a high risk of engaging in further offenses, BCI&I has not assessed any specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion within this registry, and has made no determination that any individual included in the registry is currently dangerous. The reason for providing this data on the Internet is to make the information more easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual. Individuals included within the registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and state law. Persons who have been arrested or charged with a registrable sex offense or a child- victim oriented offense are not required to register unless the arrest or charge results in a conviction. Public access to registry information is intended solely for the edification of the public. ANYONE WHO USES THIS INFORMATION TO COMMIT A CRIMINAL ACT AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
The registry is not a complete and comprehensive listing of every person who has ever committed any sex offense or child-victim oriented offense in Ohio, nor does it make all information about every offender living in Ohio available on the Internet. Furthermore, the database is compiled based, in part, upon information provided by the convicted offender and such information is not independently verified by BCI&I. As such, the registry may contain erroneous information. It is your responsibility to make sure the records you access through this site pertain to the person about whom you are seeking information. A positive identification of an individual cannot be conclusively established by comparing name, date of birth, social security number or other information with that provided in this registry. Comparisons based on appearance may also be misleading, and cannot establish a positive identification without some possibility of error. The only way to positively link someone to a sex offender record is through fingerprint verification. Therefore, extreme care should be exercised in using any information obtained from this web site. Neither BCI&I nor the State of Ohio shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this information.
If you believe that any of the information found in these records is in error, or you would like additional information, please contact the sheriff of the county where the sex offender resides.
The office of Attorney General of Ohio disclaims liability for any errors or omissions. Use of this site means you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Ohio Revised Code Section 2950.02 expresses the determination of the Ohio General Assembly to provide the public with adequate notice and information about sex offenders, as a means of enhancing public safety. The Attorney General’s electronic Sex Offender Registry and Notification (eSORN) public and law enforcement websites are intended to supplement and compliment individual county sheriff’s website information. O.R.C. 2950.13 requires that the public eSORN database contain information on every person convicted as an adult and registered in the state registry of sex offenders and child-victim offenders. A separate confidential law-enforcement database is required to contain additional information on these adult offenders, as well as information on persons adjudicated as delinquent children who are registered in the state registry. The individual county sheriff’s representatives are best situated to provide local sex offender and registration information. The technical exchange of information between county and state websites may account for a minor lag in posting of information from the local to the state website.