Idaho Sex Offenders Law started on July 1, 1993. The Law protects the citizens of the state from sex offenders. The law stipulates that offenders convicted for sex crimes must register with their local sheriff. The state lawmakers reformed the law in 1998. In July 1, 1998, the law changed to "Sexual Offenders Registration Notification and Community Right-to-Know Act.
The law is Idaho’s version of the “Megan’s Law.” The primary aim of the Law is to notify the locals on sex offenders living in their community. It prevents convicted offenders from re-offending.
The Idaho Sex Offender Registry is in charge of information on sex offenders in the state from the local sheriff department. This information is available to the public on the internet.
The law states that sex offenders must register their information with the local sheriff. Registration must be within 2 working days of conviction or judgment by the court.
Information registered includes current address, email, current photograph and employment history.
Offenders verify the information 4 months after the initial registration. According to the laws of the state, failure to register as a sex offender is a felony.
Sex offenders relocating to Idaho must register within 10 days of the transfer. Sex offenders leaving Idaho should notify the local sheriff within 5 business days with the new out-of-state address.
Sex offenders in Idaho must inform their local sheriff on change of name/address. The request gets verified by the Idaho Sex Offenders Registry. This is to make sure the public get accurate details on sex offenders.
Assault with intent to commit a serious felony (including rape, infamous crime against nature, or lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, but excluding mayhem, murder or robbery) - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-909 (West 2008).
Battery with the intent to commit a serious felony (including rape, infamous crime against nature, or lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, but excluding mayhem, murder or robbery) - IDAHO CODE ANN. §18-911 (West 2008).
Sexual abuse of a child under 16 years of age - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-1506 (West 2008).
Ritualized abuse of a child - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-1506A (West 2008).
Sexual exploitation of a child - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-1507 (West 2008).
Possession of sexually exploitative material for other than a commercial purpose - IDAHO CODE ANN. §18-1507A (West 2008).
Lewd conduct with a minor child under 16 - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-1508 (West 2008).
Sexual battery of a minor child 16 or 17 years of age - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-1508A (West 2008).
Enticing a child over the Internet - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-1509A (West 2008).
Murder committed in perpetration of rape - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-4003(d) (West 2008).
Indecent exposure (felony conviction) - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-4116 (West 2008).
Kidnapping (1st degree) (committed for the purpose of rape, committing the infamous crime against nature or for committing any lewd an lascivious act upon any child under age 16, or for purposes of sexual gratification) - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-4502 (West 2008).
Kidnapping (2nd degree), where the victim is an unrelated minor child - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-4503 (West 2008).
Rape - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6101 (West 2008). (but excluding IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6101(1) (West 2008) where the defendant is 18 years of age or younger)
Male rape - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6108 (West 2008).
Sexual contact with a prisoner - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6110 (West 2008).
Incest - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6602 (West 2008).
Crime against nature - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6605 (West 2008).
Forcible sexual penetration by use of a foreign object - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6608 (West 2008).
2nd or subsequent convictions for video voyeurism - IDAHO CODE ANN. § 18-6609 (West 2008).
Conviction for any crime, attempt solicitation or conspiracy to commit a crime in another state, territory, commonwealth, or other jurisdiction of the United States, including tribal and military courts, that is substantially equivalent to the offenses above and enters the state to establish permanent of temporary residence.
Conviction for any crime, attempt solicitation or conspiracy to commit a crime in another state, territory, commonwealth, or other jurisdiction of the United States, including tribal and military courts, that is substantially equivalent to the offenses above and was required to register as a sex offender in any other state or jurisdiction when he established permanent residency in Idaho.
A non-resident, who is regularly employed or working in Idaho or is a student in the state of Idaho and was convicted, found guilty or pleaded guilty to one of the crimes above and was required to register in his state of residence.
I.C. § 18-8307 (West 2008)
(1) Registration shall consist of a form provided by the department and approved by the attorney general, which shall be signed by the offender and shall require the following information about the offender:
Name and all aliases which the person has used or under which the person has been known;
A complete description of the person including the date of birth and social security number;
Name of each offense enumerated in section 18-8304, Idaho Code, of which the person was convicted, where each offense was committed, where the person was convicted of each offense, and the name under which the person was convicted of each offense;
The name and location of each hospital, jail or penal institution to which the person was committed for each offense covered under this chapter;
School or college enrollment; and
Address or physical description of current residence and place of employment.
Community Notification and Websites
I.C. § 18-8323 (West 2008)
The department or sheriff shall provide public access to information contained in the central sexual offender registry.
The department shall promulgate rules defining the processes for providing information to the public and the requirements for retention of inquiry records by the department and sheriff.
The department may provide public access to the sex offender registry by means of the internet.
(2): The department and sheriff will respond to requests for sexual offender registry information within ten (10) working days of receipt of the written request.
Any person may inquire about a named individual by submitting an information request form obtained from the department or sheriff.
The department shall promulgate rules outlining the methods and means of submitting requests.
Information required for inquiry shall include the individual's full name and address, or full name and date of birth.
The requester shall provide his full name, street address and driver's license or social security number.
Any person may request a list of registered sexual offenders by geographic area, such as by county or by zip code area, as determined by rule, by submitting an information request form obtained from the department or sheriff.
The requester shall provide his full name, street address and driver's license, social security number, or state identification number.
(c) Schools, organizations working with youth, women or other vulnerable populations may request a statewide list or lists by geographic area within the state.
Limitations on Residency or Employment
I.C. § 18-8327 (West 2008)
(1) Adult and juvenile sex offenders may not apply for or accept employment at a day care center, group day care facility or family day care home. Likewise, adult criminal sex offenders may not remain on the premises of these facilities other than to pick up their minor children.
I.C. § 18-8328 (West 2008)
An offender may petition for relief from this requirement if 10 years have passed since the person’s last conviction.
I.C. § 18-8414 (West 2008)
(1): Except as provided in section 18-8328, it is a felony for any person to: apply for or to accept employment at a day care center, group day care facility or family day care home; or to be upon the premises of a day care center, group day care facility or family day care home while children are present, other than to drop off or pick up the person's child or children if the person is currently registered or is required to register under the juvenile sex offender registration act
(2): The owner or operator of any day care center, group day care facility or family day care home who knowingly employs a person or who knowingly accepts volunteer services from a person, which person is currently registered or is required to register under the juvenile sex offender registration act, to work in the day care center, group day care facility or family day care home is guilty of a misdemeanor unless judicial relief has been granted pursuant to section 18-8328.
I.C. § 18-8302 (West 2008)
Adult sex offenders must register for life.
I.C. § 18-810 (West 2008)
(1) An adult sex offender who is not a repeat sex offender, aggravated sex offender or sexually violent predator may petition for exemption from registration after 10 years.
Within 5 days of entering any county; 5 days of changing Address
Felony incarceration up to 5 years, fine up to $5,000
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