Please Note: Not all sex offender registrants are child molesters. The information provided is intended for community safety purposes only and should not be used to threaten, harass, or intimidate an offender. However, the information was not always available to the public. In , Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old child, was kidnapped, raped and murdered in New Jersey by a convicted sex offender. Her family was not aware that this dangerous predator had moved across the street from them because it was not legal for law enforcement to display the information at that time. The purpose of the California Megan's Law website is to provide information to the public concerning the location of sex offenders in California.
By Shana Ting Lipton. For more than 50 years, offenders have been required to register with their local law enforcement agencies. The law, which was implemented in , makes this information more easily accessible as easy as an online search on your computer. The California database contains more than 77, offenders.
The information in the CSAR is provided to local law enforcement agencies by the sex offender during the registration process. The Office of the Attorney General is unable to guarantee the accuracy of this translation and is therefore not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the translation application tool. Please consult with a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business.
Informational Only. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. Legal Limits on Disclosures. Only information on registered sex offenders allowed to be disclosed under California law appears on this website. Under state law, some registered sex offenders are not subject to public disclosure, so they are not included on this site.