Wyoming’s sex offender law ensures that all offenders in the state register at their local sheriff’s office.
The law protects residents of Wyoming by keeping an eye on convicted sex offenders living in their community. Local sheriffs in the state regularly conduct random compliance checks on sex offenders in their community.
An offender in Wyoming must notify the local authorities when there is any change to his/her registered information.
The law also makes provision for community notification. Residents of the state are informed whenever a sex offender living in their community gets out of jail.
Information on sex offenders in Wyoming is released on the internet through the state’s registry.
There is no law restricting where an offender may live or work in Wyoming. However, sex offenders are not allowed to live 1000 feet within a school or childcare facility.
Sex Offenders are not allowed to be in a school during, or within 30 minutes of, a planned school program. They are also not allowed to loiter within 1000 feet of a school.
Wyoming Sex Offender’s registry manages all information on convicted sex offenders living in the state. The registry conducts regular verification to ensure that all registered information is accurate. Residents of Wyoming can access this information through the registry’s official website on the internet.
Sexual assault (1st degree) - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-302 (West 2008).
Sexual assault (2nd degree) - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-303 (West 2008).
Sexual assault (3rd degree) - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-304(a)(i) or (a)(ii) (West 2008).
Sexual assault (3rd degree), if the victim is under 16 - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-304(a)(iii) (West 2008).
Incest - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-4-402 (West 2008).
Immoral or indecent acts, when the victim is under the age of 16 and the offender was at least four (4) years older than the victim - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 14-3-105 (West 2008).
Conspiracy to commit sexual assault as defined in WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-301(a)(v) (West 2008).
Indecent liberties, provided the victim was at least 16 years old and less than 18 years old, and the offender is at least 4 years older than the victim - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 14-3-105 (West 2008).
Criminal Offenses Against Minors - all offenses committed against victim under the age of 18:
Kidnapping - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-201 (West 2008).
Felonious restraint - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-202 (West 2008).
False imprisonment - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-2-203 (West 2008).
Prostitution - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-4-101 (West 2008).
Soliciting a prostitute - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-4-102 (West 2008).
Promoting prostitution - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-4-103 (West 2008).
Promoting obscenity involving the use of minor in a sexual performance - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-4-302
Soliciting sexual relations with a minor - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 14-3-104 (West 2008).
Sexual exploitation of children - WYO. STAT. ANN. § 6-4-303 (West 2008).
The attempt to commit any of the above listed offenses.
Any offense committed in another jurisdiction, including a federal court or courts martial, which, if committed in this state, would constitute a registrable offense.
W.S. 1977 § 7-19-302 (West 2008)
(a) Any offender residing in this state or entering this state for the purpose of residing in this state shall register with the division of criminal investigation or other entity in accordance with the provisions of this act. The offender shall be photographed, fingerprinted and palmprinted by the registering entity or another law enforcement agency and shall provide the following additional information when registering:
Name, including any aliases ever used;
Date and place of birth;
Social security number;
Place of employment;
Date and place of conviction;
Crime for which convicted;
The name and location of each educational institution in this state at which the person is employed or attending school; (ix) The license plate number and a description of any vehicle owned or operated by the offender; and
A DNA sample. As used in this paragraph, “DNA” means as defined in W.S. 7-19-401(a)(vi).
Community Notification and Websites
W.S. 1977 § 7-19-303 (West 2008)
(c)The district court shall make a finding by a preponderance of the evidence of the risk of re-offense by the offender, and based on that finding authorize the county sheriff, police chief or their designee to release information regarding an offender who has been convicted of an offense that requires registration under this act, as follows:
(i) If the risk of re-offense is low, notification shall be in accordance with the requirements of W.S. 7-19-106 to persons authorized to receive criminal history record information under W.S. 7-19-106;
(ii) If the risk of reoffense is moderate, notification shall be provided to residential neighbors within at least seven hundred fifty (750) feet of the offender's residence, organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations, as well as to the persons authorized under paragraph (i) of this subsection, through means specified in the court's order. In addition, notification regarding an offender employed by or attending school at any educational institution shall be provided upon request to a member of the institution's campus community;
(iii) If the risk of reoffense is high, notification shall be provided to the public through a public registry and through any additional means specified in the court's order, as well as to the persons and entities required by paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this subsection.
• The division shall make the public registry available to the public through electronic internet technology.
Limitations on Residency or Employment
W.S. 1977 § 7-19-304 (West 2008)
10 years for persons not subject to lifetime registration.
Life for aggravated sex offenders and recidivists.
Within 5 days of release; 30 days of entering state; 10 days of changing address
High misdemeanor for 1st failure up to $750 fine and/or up to 1 year imprisonment; felony for subsequent failures up to $1000 fine and/or up to 2 years
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