The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect October 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information, which is provided by a State, concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteers services or is a student.
In the State of Ohio convicted sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff of the county of residence address within seven days. The registry was established pursuant to 2950.01 to 2950.14 of the Ohio Revised Code. Every person convicted on or after July 1, 1997, including juveniles tried and convicted in the courts pursuant to ORC 2950.03, whether sentenced as adults or juveniles, of an offense for which registration is required shall be required as a part of the sentence imposed upon conviction to register and re-register with the County Sheriff of the residency county as provided in ORC 2950.04.
In addition, all persons convicted of violations under the laws of the United States or any other State substantially similar to an offense for which registration is required shall provide to the local agency all necessary information for inclusion with an Ohio County Sheriff within seven days of establishing a residence with the Ohio County. Any person required to register shall also be required to re-register within seven days following any change of residence, whether within the County or any other County.
Information regarding individuals on the registered sex offenders list in the State of Ohio can be obtained from each county’s local Sheriff’s Department.
- Ohio Northern University is located in Hardin County in Ada, Ohio.
- The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department website can be viewed at http://co.hardin.oh.us/sheriff/index.php and this site provides search access for local sex offender/child predator information.
- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections website can be viewed at http://www.drc.state.oh.us and this site provides access to the online Offender Information Database.