The term "sex offender" refers to any person, juvenile or an adult, who is convicted of specific offenses that include, but are not limited to: Rape, Rape of a Child, Child Molestation, Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Indecent Liberties without or without forcible compulsion , Sexual Violation of Human Remains, Incest, Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes both felony and gross misdemeanor. A person can also be listed as a sex offender if they are convicted of a Felony with a finding of sexual motivation, or a Federal out-of-state conviction that, under Washington State Law, would be classified as a felony sex offense. For more information, please read RCW 9A. Any adult or juvenile who has been convicted of any sex offense listed above after February 28, the date listed in the Community Protection Act of , or who is on active supervision for a sex offense Probation or Parole, now called Community Custody , or who has been committed as a sexually violent predator, as defined in RCW The duration of a sex offender's duty to register is based up on the original offense, not the Level they are classified as:. One of three risk levels is assigned to a sex offender based on the potential risk to re-offend.
Skip to Main Content. The law was later amended to include kidnapping offenders in the registration program In accordance with the law, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department is required to maintain the registration information for the convicted offenders living in the entire Pierce County area. Local law enforcement agencies in the incorporated areas of Pierce County are responsible for making sure the offenders living in those jurisdictions are residing at the addresses they reported on their registration forms.
The law ensures that persons convicted of a sexual offense register with the local enforcement authority. The law took effect from February 28, The Community Protection Act has the requirements for the registration of sex offenders in Washington.