2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 16 - Criminal Proceedings
Offenders - Registration
Article 22 - Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act
§ 16-22-112. Release of information - law enforcement agencies16-22-112. Release of information - law enforcement agencies

CO Rev Stat § 16-22-112 (2016) What's This?

(1) The general assembly finds that persons convicted of offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior have a reduced expectation of privacy because of the public's interest in public safety. The general assembly further finds that the public must have access to information concerning persons convicted of offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior that is collected pursuant to this article to allow them to adequately protect themselves and their children from these persons. The general assembly declares, however, that, in making this information available to the public, as provided in this section and section 16-22-110 (6), it is not the general assembly's intent that the information be used to inflict retribution or additional punishment on any person convicted of unlawful sexual behavior or of another offense, the underlying factual basis of which involves unlawful sexual behavior.

(2) (a) A local law enforcement agency shall release information regarding any person registered with the local law enforcement agency pursuant to this article to any person residing within the local law enforcement agency's jurisdiction. In addition, the local law enforcement agency may post the information specified in paragraph (b) of this subsection (2) on the law enforcement agency's website.

(b) A local law enforcement agency may post on its website sex offender registration information of a person from its registration list only if the person is:

(I) An adult convicted of a felony requiring the adult to register pursuant to section 16-22-103;

(II) An adult convicted of a second or subsequent offense of any of the following misdemeanors:

(A) Sexual assault as described in section 18-3-402 (1) (e), C.R.S.;

(B) Unlawful sexual contact as described in section 18-3-404, C.R.S.;

(C) Sexual assault on a client as described in section 18-3-405.5 (2), C.R.S.;

(D) Sexual exploitation of a child by possession of sexually exploitive material as described in section 18-6-403, C.R.S.;

(E) Indecent exposure as described in section 18-7-302, C.R.S.; or

(F) Sexual conduct in a correctional institution as described in section 18-7-701, C.R.S.;

(III) A juvenile with a second or subsequent adjudication involving unlawful sexual behavior or for a crime of violence as defined in section 18-1.3-406, C.R.S.; or

(IV) A juvenile who is required to register pursuant to section 16-22-103 because he or she was adjudicated for an offense that would have been a felony if committed by an adult and has failed to register as required by section 16-22-103.

(3) (a) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2005, p. 612, § 2, effective May 27, 2005.)

(b) At its discretion, a local law enforcement agency may release information regarding any person registered with the local law enforcement agency pursuant to this article to any person who does not reside within the local law enforcement agency's jurisdiction or may post the information specified in paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of this section on the law enforcement agency's website. If a local law enforcement agency does not elect to release information regarding any person registered with the local law enforcement agency to a person not residing within the local law enforcement agency's jurisdiction, the local law enforcement agency may submit a request from the person to the CBI.

(c) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2005, p. 612, § 2, effective May 27, 2005.)

(d) Upon receipt of a request for information from a law enforcement agency pursuant to this subsection (3), the CBI shall mail the requested information to the person making the request.

(e) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2007, p. 648, § 1, effective April 26, 2007.)

(3.5) To assist members of the public in protecting themselves from persons who commit offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior, a local law enforcement agency that chooses to post sex offender registration information on its website shall either post educational information concerning protection from sex offenders on its website or provide a link to the educational information included on the CBI website maintained pursuant to section 16-22-111. A local law enforcement agency that posts the educational information shall work with the sex offender management board created pursuant to section 16-11.7-103 and sexual assault victims' advocacy groups in preparing the educational information.

(4) Information released pursuant to this section, at a minimum, shall include the name, address or addresses, and aliases of the registrant; the registrant's date of birth; a photograph of the registrant, if requested and readily available; and a history of the convictions of unlawful sexual behavior resulting in the registrant being required to register pursuant to this article. Information concerning victims shall not be released pursuant to this section.

(5) Any information released pursuant to this section shall include in writing the following statement:

The Colorado sex offender registry includes only those persons who have been required by law to register and who are in compliance with the sex offender registration laws. Persons should not rely solely on the sex offender registry as a safeguard against perpetrators of sexual assault in their communities. The crime for which a person is convicted may not accurately reflect the level of risk.

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