Sex Offenses/Registration Information
Sexual Assault is the unwanted or offensive touching of an individual in a sexual way. Crimes can range from groping to attempted rape.
Rape refers to non-consensual sexual intercourse that is committed by physical force or threat of injury. Rape can also be committed when there is a lack of consent such as if the victim is affected by drugs or alcohol. Another variation of rape, statutory rape, is unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
By law, each state is required to keep a register of sex offenders. The FBI provides a national database of sex offenders names and addresses as they are released from prison. This database makes it easier for the authorities to keep an eye on the movements of sex offenders.