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Please read the following important reminders before continuing on to the Sex Offender Registry.

The Sex Offender Registration Act of 1999 authorizes the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) to establish and maintain the sex offender registry for the District of Columbia. The Law authorizes the Metropolitan Police Department to release sex offender information to the public.

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency updates this information regularly in an effort to assure that the registry is complete and accurate. However, the Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Data contained in the registry may be primarily based upon information furnished by the offender (registrant). This information can change quickly. Offenders may have moved and failed to notify CSOSA as required by law.

Persons who have been arrested or charged with a sex offense are not required to register unless the arrest or charge results in a conviction or a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity. Juveniles adjudicated (not charged or convicted as adults) of sexual abuse offenses are not required to register and will not appear on the registry.

Please see the Sex Offender Registration [PDF] for a list of those offenses requiring registration. For specific language pertaining to DC sexual abuse statutes, see Definition of Offenses.

The information that is provided through this web site is an open record. It is your responsibility to make sure the records you access through this web site pertain to the person about whom you are seeking information. Extreme care should be exercised in using information obtained from this web site. Neither the Metropolitan Police Department nor the District of Columbia shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this data.

This information is not intended to create alarm or panic. Our intent is to inform our citizens and to enhance community safety and awareness. The Metropolitan Police Department has not considered or assessed the specific risk of reoffense for any individual registrant included in the registry. In addition, it has made no determination that any offender included in the registry is currently dangerous. Offenders are included in the registry solely by virtue of their conviction record.

Unlawful use of this information to threaten, intimidate, harass, or injure a registered sex offender will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The online Sex Offender Registry database provides information on Class A and Class B sex offenders only. If you would like to see a complete list of all Class A, B, and C Offenders, you must go, in person, to one of the MPDC Registry Book locations. For a complete listing of locations, click here.

If you have read the above information on the purpose, limitations, and use of the registry, you may enter the Sex Offender Registry

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