May 15, 2012
Two adult men were arrested recently for outstanding felony warrants after they were subjected to sex offender compliance checks administered by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department on May 3, according to The Moorpark Patch. The arrests occurred during a sweep that checked in on 75 registered sex offenders throughout Ventura County.
Police have not revealed what the felony warrants concerned, but did disclose that out of all 75 subjects of the check ins, 54 were found to be in compliance with their registration requirements and 21 were not home at the time of the check in.
Compliance checks are a provision created by the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement grant, which subjects those who have registered as a sex offender, outlined in California Penal Code Section 290, and informed the government of where they live. Through Megan's Law in California, sex offenders must register in a database providing any visitor with information regarding the locations of registered sex offenders anywhere in the state.
Under Penal Code Section 290(c), anyone convicted of committing or attempting to commit sex offenses, including rape, statutory rape, sodomy, a lewd or lascivious act, and many other sexual crimes, must register for the rest of his or her life in California as a sex offender. The Sex Offender Registration Act requires offenders to also register with the chief of police of the city they are living in and the college they are attending. If a sex offender moves, he or she must update their registration within five working days of changing locations.
Being convicted of a sex crime, no matter how serious, can have lasting effects on a person's personal and professional life due to the stigma that comes with a conviction, no matter how long ago it was or the nature of the crime. At the Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann, our Moorpark sex crime defense attorneys understand the serious nature of these charges and have years of experience successfully defending clients from a variety of sex offense charges. For more information on how we can aid you in your case, call us today at (805) 290-4932.