I received an email recently from someone signing her message as "Concerned citizen and mother of two from Scottsdale, Arizona."
How can one go about getting information on a person who was convicted of a child sex crime nearly 15 years ago, and is a level 1 sex offender? No public registries display level 1 offenders. So how can I get that information on a person? Is it public info? This person was convicted in Massachusetts and now lives in Glendale, Arizona. [Personal information about the person about which the concerned mother is trying to find information is deleted here]. I just want to see if she was convicted, she claims it is untrue, but she has been caught in so many lies before by many people! Thank you for any help, I will appreciate it!
I did reply to the concerned mother that Arizona does not release information to the public relative to Level 1 sex offenders. It is not public information.
I have to say, there are some unusual aspects to this request; there was something else going on here. Fifteen years ago? I've got to assume that either the child involved was the concerned mother's, or the Level 1 sex offender was a relative or someone she knows rather well. Believe me, there are plenty of Level 1 (and worse) sex offenders living closer to Scottsdale to be concerned about. Well, it's not my place to ask, and, honestly, I really don't want to know.
Some of you might not be aware that a new law went into effect on September 19, 2007. Now, registered sex offenders are not allowed to set up residence within 1,000 feet of a school or day care center, and they must report their Internet identities, such as e-mail addresses, to be included in Arizona's sex-offender registry database. That's good news. Get more information about locating Arizona's sex offenders, including how many sex offenders we have in the state and in Maricopa County.