The Oregon Sex Offender law directs all convicted sex offenders living in the state to register with the state’s police. The law makes provision for the evaluation of sex offenders in Oregon upon their conviction. This evaluation determines the risk level assigned to each registered offender.
Sex offenders in Oregon have different risk levels depending on their ability to re-offend. They are generally classified into 3 risk levels:
Level 3 (High-risk offenders)
Level 2 (Moderate-risk offenders)
Level 1 (Low-risk offenders)
Level 1 offenders pose the lowest risk to the residents of Oregon. Level 2 offenders pose a moderate risk to the residents of the state. All high-risk offenders are under the Level 3 risk classifications. Profiles on high-risk offenders are available to the public on the internet.
The duration of registration also depends on the risk-level classifications of the offenders.
The state of Oregon, unlike most other states in the country, does not place restrictions on where a sex offender lives, attends school, or visits.
Oregon’s Sex Offender registry manages all information on sex offenders living in the state. The registry is in charge of updating this information in real time. You can search for sex offenders near you by visiting the registry’s official website.
Rape (1st degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.375 (West 2008).
Rape (2nd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.365 (West 2008).
Rape (3rd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.355 (West 2008).
Sodomy (1st degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.405 (West 2008).
Sodomy (2nd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.395 (West 2008).
Sodomy (3rd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.385 (West 2008).
Unlawful sexual penetration (1st degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.411 (West 2008).
Unlawful sexual penetration (2nd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.408 (West 2008).
Sexual abuse (1st degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.427 (West 2008).
Sexual abuse (2nd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.425 (West 2008).
Sexual abuse (3rd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.415 (West 2008).
Incest with a child victim - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.525 (West 2008).
Using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.670 (West 2008).
Encouraging child sexual abuse (1st degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.684 (West 2008).
Encouraging child sexual abuse (2nd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.686 (West 2008).
Encouraging child sexual abuse (3rd degree) - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.687 (West 2008).
Compelling prostitution - OR. REV. STAT. § 167.017 (West 2008).
Promoting prostitution - OR. REV. STAT. § 167.012 (West 2008).
Kidnapping in the first degree, if the victim was under 18 years of age - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.235 (West 2008).
Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a child - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.435 (West 2008).
Sexual misconduct, if the offender is at least 18 years of age - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.445 (West 2008).
Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the first degree - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.688 (West 2008).
Kidnapping in the second degree if the victim was under 18 years of age, except by a parent or by a person found to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.225 (West 2008).
Any attempt to commit any of the crimes listed above.
Burglary (1st degree), when committed with intent to commit any other registrable offense - OR. REV.STAT. § 164.225 (West 2008).
Burglary (2nd degree), when committed with intent to commit any other registrable offense - OR. REV.STAT. § 164.215 (West 2008).
Public indecency, if the person has a prior conviction for any other registrable offense - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.465 (West 2008).
Private indecency, if the person has a prior conviction for any other registrable offense - OR. REV. STAT. § 163.467 (West 2008).
2009 Oregon House Bill No. 3423, Oregon Seventy-fifth Legislative Assembly March 12, 2009
SECTION 7. ORS 181.592 is amended to read:
(d) (5) the information required to be made available under paragraph (c) of this subsection posted on the Internet website is:
The person's name and address, as described in ORS 181.598 (1)(a) and (b) ;
A physical description of the person including, but not limited to, the person's age, height, weight and eye and hair color;
The type of vehicle that the person is known to drive;
Any conditions or restrictions upon the person's probation, parole, post-prison supervision or conditional release;
A description of the person's primary and secondary targets A list of the sex offenses for which the person has been convicted and a description of the person's method of the offense;
A current photograph of the person;
If the person is under supervision, the name or telephone number of the person's parole and probation officer; and
If the person is not under supervision, contact information for the Department of State Police.
Community Notification and Websites
O.R.S. § 181.592 (West 2008)
The department shall make information about a person who is under supervision for the first time as a result of a conviction for an offense that requires reporting as a sex offender accessible only by the use of the sex offender's name.
For all other sex offenders, the department may make the information accessible in any manner the department chooses.
(c) The department shall use the Internet to make the information available to the public if the information is about a person:
Determined to be a predatory sex offender; or
Found to be a sexually violent dangerous offender.
Limitations on Residency or Employment
O.R.S. § 144.642 (West 2008)
(1)(a) Sex offenders may not reside near locations where children are the primary occupants or users.
(1)(c) Unless authorized, sex offenders may not live with other sex offenders.
O.R.S. § 181.600 (West 2008)
(1)(a) A registrant may petition for termination of the registration obligation after 10 years.
Within 1 year of release from supervision; 30 days of changing the address
Yes if convicted or required to register in another state
No, currently developing a system of verification
Class C felony if felony offense; otherwise a Class A misdemeanor
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