The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program Chapter 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is a sex offender registration and public notification law designed to protect the public from sex offenders. This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in. Registration involves the sex offender providing the local law enforcement authority with information that includes, but is not limited to, the sex offender's name and address, a color photograph, and the offense the offender was convicted of or adjudicated for. Registered sex offenders are required to periodically report to the local law enforcement authority to verify the accuracy of the registration information and to promptly report certain changes in the information as those changes occur. A sex offender who fails to comply with any registration requirement is subject to felony prosecution. Public notification of registered sex offenders is accomplished in several different ways.
Additional Sex Offender Website Resources. This information is reported, collected, and disseminated pursuant to Chapter 62, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Offenders report to local criminal justice agencies which collect and submit registration information to the registry. The TxDPS does not separately confirm the accuracy of the reported information.
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