Ohio's Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office makes every effort to update sex offender information on a daily basis. However, offenders may have moved and failed to notify the Wayne County Sheriff's Office as required by law. Therefore, due to the fact that this information is continually changing, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office makes no expressed or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this information. Changes may be made at any time and without notice. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office assumes no liability for damages, directly or indirectly, as a result of errors, omissions or possible discrepancies.
Anyone who uses information contained in this database to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution.
For more information please contact:
Wayne County Sheriff's Office
201 W. North Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691
(June 2010), the Ohio Supreme Court issued their ruling in the State v. Bodyke
case regarding sex offender registration requirements.
This case dealt with the requirement passed as part of the AWA (Adam
Walsh Act) law passed in Ohio requiring the Ohio Attorney General to reclassify
any offenders with a prior judicial classification under Meganís law (Sexual
Predator, Habitual Sex Offender and Sexually Oriented Offenders) to the new AWA
classifications (Tier 1, 2 or 3).
Ohio Supreme Court removed sections 2950.031 and 2950.032 of the Ohio Revised
Code. The remaining sections of law
are still in effect.
Any offender classified by a court order under Meganís law will go back to their previous sexual offender classification. As a result of this ruling some offenders will have completed their registration requirements and will be removed from the registered offenders listing. All other offenders will have their classifications returned to their original classification under Meganís law. Any offender sentenced after the AWA went into effect will continue to be classified using the Tier classifications.