REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
The Oklahoma State Legislature finds that sex offenders who commit predatory acts against children and person who prey on others as a result of mental illness pose a high risk of re-offending after release from custody. The legislature further finds that the privacy interest of persons adjudicated guilty of these crimes is less important than the state’s interest in public safety. The legislature additionally finds that a system of registration will permit law enforcement official to identify and alert the public when necessary for protecting public safety.
All sex offenders, as defined in 57 O.S. Supp. 1997, Section 582, have a duty to register with the local law enforcement authority having jurisdiction in the area where the person intends to reside or to stay for more than seven days in accordance with Oklahoma State Statute 57 O.S. Supp 1997, Section 583. If a sex offender changes address, the offender shall notify the appropriate agencies in writing no later than three days before the offender establishes residence or is temporarily domiciled at the new address.
If the sex offender changes address to another state, the offender shall register the new address with the appropriate agencies in the new state not later than 10 days before the offender establishes residency or is temporarily domiciled in the new state, if the new state has a registration requirement.