Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Registered Sex Offender

An individual who has been convicted of a sex offense and has been required to register as part of the sex offender registration system. This system allows government authorities to keep track of the locations and activities of registrants. In most jurisdictions, the information in a sex offender registry is available to the public.
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