Registered Sex Offenders - Montezuma County Jurisdiction
*note - not all registered sex offenders can be posted publicly, if you know someone that is a registered sex offender and they are not posted here, they are either registered with the Cortez PD or we are not allowed to post it.
Megan's law is named after 7 year old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. Megan's law authorizes law enforcement to release to the public information about registered sex offenders. The law is not intended to punish the offender. The information provide through this web site is public record. It is made available for the purpose of protecting the public. The accuracy of the records cannot be guaranteed. Montezuma County Deputies verify the addresses of registered sex offenders. Offenders may have moved and not yet notified or failed to notify law enforcement. This registry includes only those persons convicted of certain acts of unlawful sexual behavior since July 1, 1991, and who are in compliance with sex offender registration laws. Persons should not rely solely on the sex offender registry as a safeguard against perpetrators in their communities.
Facts about sex offenders:
Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. A stranger does not pose the highest risk to you. 80-95% of sex offenders are known to their victims and include relatives, friends, and authority figures.
Less that 16% of sex crimes are reported to the police Most convicted sex offenders are supervised and managed by community supervision teams consisting of criminal justice officers (probation, parole, community corrections staff), polygraph examiners, and treatment providers. While sex offenders cannot be cured, it is believed that some can be managed.
C.R.S. § 16-22-112(1) prohibits sex offender registry information to be used to inflict retribution or additional punishment upon the registrant.
I hereby agree, swear, I will not use the sex offender registry information to inflict retribution or additional punishment upon any registrant named therein, and I will not sell or distribute such information.
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.
Registered sex offenders are only shown for areas under the Montezuma County Sheriff's jurisdiction. Municipalities located within Montezuma County that have their own police departments are not included at this time.