The Revised Statutes of Missouri, Chapter 589 Sections 400 to 425 and 43.650, RSMo., mandate that the Missouri State Highway Patrol shall maintain a sex offender database and a web site on the Internet that is accessible to the public. Additional information and verification may be obtained from the Chief Law Enforcement Official (Sheriff) of the county where the sex offender resides. The web site is intended to supplement and complement the sex offender registries maintained by the various counties.
The information on the web site refers only to persons who have been convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual. Offenders required to register for crimes of kidnapping, felonious restraint or child abuse may not be listed on this web site.
The Sex Offender Registry was created in response to the Missouri Legislature’s resolution to facilitate public access to available information about persons registered as sexual offenders. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Criminal Records and Identification Division, has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this web site and has made no determination that any individual included on the web site is currently dangerous. Individuals included on the web site are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and Missouri state law. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual.
It should be noted that maps of offenders may not show all offenders in a given area. This is because home, work, school, and temporary address information may not be adequate to map.
These records are updated daily in an effort to assure that the information on the web site is complete and accurate; however, the Patrol makes no representation, express or implied, that the information contained on the web site is accurate.
The information available via the toll-free telephone number shall include only information that offenders are required to provide under section 589.407, RSMo. When the highway patrol provides such information regarding a sexual offender, the patrol personnel shall advise the person making the inquiry that positive identification of a person believed to be a sexual offender cannot be established unless a fingerprint comparison is made, and that it is illegal to use such information regarding a registered sexual offender to facilitate the commission of a crime. The toll-free telephone number shall be published on the highway patrol’s sexual offender registry web site maintained under section 43.650.
The information contained on the web site can change at any time, so the current residence, status or other information regarding an offender may not be accurate. Though much of the information is of record, some information is gathered from the offenders themselves who may fail to provide accurate or required information. Additional information and verification can be obtained from the Chief Law Enforcement Official (Sheriff) of the county where the sex offender resides.
An EXEMPT offender is one who had previously been required to register, but no longer has a “duty” as a result of the 2006/2007 Missouri Supreme court rulings dealing with retroactive application of the law. (See fact sheet page). If you have seen an offender in the past who is no longer listed, it may be due to their conviction, plea, or adjudication date being prior to the date the offense was added to the Missouri sex offender statutes.
Due to a Ruling of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District (WD68066), the exempt list will no longer be posted on our web sit