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WHAT IS A SEX
A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the department of youth services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.
Obtaining Information About Sex Offenders Living/Working In Your Community
Any member of the public who is at least 18 years of
age or older may request sex offender information. The information will
be provided to any person who is seeking the information for his/her own
protection or for the protection of a child under the age of 18 or for
the protection of another person whom the requesting person has
responsibility, care, or custody.
You may request sex offender information at the Hopkinton Police Department or through the Sex Offender Registry Board directly. The Board also intends to post Level 3 sex offender information on the Board’s Internet Web site but is awaiting the approval of the Superior Court.
|Penalties For Improper Use Of Sex Offender Registry Information|
|Information contained in the Sex Offender Registry shall not be used to commit a crime against an offender or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender. Any person who improperly uses Sex Offender Registry information shall be punished by not more than two and one-half years in the house of correction or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment.|