Maine Sex Offenders

>Maine Sex Offender Law states that a person found guilty in the state for a sex offense must register with the state Bureau of the investigation. The Law took effect on January 1, 1982, and protects the residents of Maine from re-offending sex offenders.

Sex offenders in the state must register within 5 days after getting out of jail or receiving court notification. Duration of registration ranges from 10 years to a lifetime for the 1982 legislation. The 1982 legislation got modified on January 1, 2013, with new changes to the previous legislation. The new law classifies sex offenders into 3 tiers:

  • Tier I offenders

  • Tier II offenders

  • Tier III offenders

The legislation stipulates that Tier I offenders must register for 10, Tier II for 25 years and Tier III for a lifetime.

The law requires that sex offenders registering for 10 years verify their registration information once a year. Offenders registered for a lifetime must verify their information once every 3 months. The January 1, 2013 legislation requires Tier I offenders to verify their information yearly. Tier II offenders verifies every 6 months, and Tier III offenders every 3 months.

Sex offenders in Maine must report any changes in their registration information to the sex offender registry within 3 days.

Maine Sex Offender Registry

The Maine Sex Offender Registry manages the information on sex offenders in the state. The Maine State police are in charge of the registry and ensure all information gets to the registry’s database. The information on the registry is available to the residents of Maine through the Internet.

Maine Sex Offender Facts

Facts

  • There are 255 registered sex offenders in Maine

Top Offenses

  • SEX OFFENSE OTHER STATE (UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONTACT)
  • Sex Offnder Fail Comply Registration; F.S. 943.0435(9)
  • LEWDLASCIVIOUS CHILD U/16; F.S. 800.04 (PRINCIPAL)
  • REGISTERED AS A RESULT OF OUT-OF-STATE CONVICTION
  • SEX OFFENSE OTHER STATE (Gross Sexual Assault)

Counties in Maine with the highest number of offenders:

  • Cumberland County
  • Kennebec County
  • Androscoggin County
  • Penobscot County
  • Somerset County
Zip Codes in Maine with the highest number of offenders:
  • 04401
  • 04240
  • 04101
  • 04330
  • 04901
  • 04005
  • 04011
  • 04062
  • 04103
  • 04259
Nearby States:
Maine Sex Crimes Requiring Offender Registration

A conviction for one of the following offences or an attempt or solicitation of one of the following offences if the victim was less than 18 years of age at the time of the criminal conduct:

  • Unlawful sexual contact - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17, § 255-A(1)(A), (B), (C), (G), (I), (J), (K), (L),

  • (M), (N), (Q), (R), (S) or (T) (West 2008).

  • Visual sexual aggression against a child - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 256 (West 2008).

  • Sexual misconduct with a child under 14 years of age - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 258 (West 2008).

  • Violation of privacy - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 511(1)(D) (West 2008).

  • Incest - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 556 (West 2008).

  • Aggravated promotion of prostitution - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 852(1)(B) (West 2008).

  • Patronizing prostitution of a minor - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 855 (West 2008)

  • Sexual exploitation of a minor - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 282 (West 2008).

  • Dissemination of sexually explicit material - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 283 (West 2008).

  • Possession of sexually explicit material - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 284 (West 2008).

  • Kidnapping (unless the actor is a parent of the victim) - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 301 (West 2008).

  • Criminal restraint (unless the actor is a parent of the victim) - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 302 (West 2008).

  • Violation of privacy - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 511(1)(D) (West 2008).

  • Incest - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 556 (West 2008).

  • Aggravated promotion of prostitution - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 852(1)(B) (West 2008).

  • Patronizing prostitution of a minor - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 855 (West 2008).

  • Sexual abuse of minors - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 254 (West 2008).

  • Gross sexual assault - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, § 253(2)(E), (F), (G), (H), (I) or (J) (West 2008).

  • Gross sexual assault - ME. REV. STAT. ANN. Tit. 17-A, §§ 253(1), 253(2)(A), (B), (C), or (D) (West

  • 2008).

Information maintained in Maine Sex Offender Registry

34-A M.R.S.A. § 11221 (Wet 2008)

1. Maintenance of registry. The bureau shall establish and maintain a registry of persons required to register under this subchapter. The registry must include the following information on each registrant:

  1. The registrant's name, aliases, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color, mailing address and physical location of expected domicile and residence;

  2. Place of employment and college or school being attended, if applicable, and the corresponding address and location;

  3. Offense history;

  4. Notation of any treatment received for a mental abnormality or personality disorder;

  5. A photograph and set of fingerprints;

  6. A description of the offense for which the registrant was convicted, the date of conviction and the sentence imposed; and

  7. Any other information the bureau determines important.

Community Notification and Websites

34-A M.R.S.A. § 11221 (West 2008)

9. PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION. A. The bureau shall post on the Internet for public inspection information concerning a registrant.

12. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WEBSITE. A law enforcement agency may maintain its sex offender website and may make that information available for use by the public.

34-A M.R.S.A. § 11255 (West 2008)

  1. DEPARTMENT. Upon the conditional release or discharge of a registrant from a state correctional institution, the department shall give notice to members of the public the department determines appropriate to ensure public safety.

  2. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. Upon receipt of the information concerning the conditional release or discharge of a registrant, a law enforcement agency shall notify members of a municipality that the law enforcement agency determines appropriate to ensure public safety.

Limitations on Residency or Employment

None

Duration of Registration

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34-A M.R.S.A. §§ 11225-A (West 2008)

10 years for sex offenders not subject to lifetime registration.

34-A M.R.S.A. § 11203 (West 2008)

Life for persons convicted of sexually violent offenses or for registrants with prior sex offense convictions.

Timeframe for Registration

Within 15 days of release from incarceration or sentencing if not incarcerated; 5 days of changing the address

Applies to Offenders Convicted in another State?

No

Verification of Address

No

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Class E crime (misdemeanor)

What does a Sex Offender Look Like?

Most people think sexual predators are scary-looking and creepy. But three out of four adolescents who were sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well.

Most of the time, sexual predators look like regular people. Children and parents need to know and to understand that anyone can be a sexual predator, no matter how "normal" they appear.

Encouraging Children to Share

It isn't always easy to build a trusting relationship with your child. Trying to get your children to share what is going on in their lives can be difficult.

Building an open and welcoming environment from the beginning stages of a child's life is essential. Children are less intimidated and more likely to discuss issues and topics in their lives with an open and supportive environment.

Getting your kids to share serves as a building block for times when your child needs to discuss pressing issues like sex and sexual abuse.

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