How do I know if there is a sex offender living in my neighborhood?
There is an online registry at www.iowasexoffenders.com that allows users to search for sex offenders by entering in their zip code or other identifying information. On or after July 1, 1995, an individual is required to register whom :
1) has been convicted or adjudicated of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, or a sexually violent crime,
2) was on probation, parole, or work release status, or
3) was incarcerated on or after July 1, 1995. Registration does include individuals that have received a deferred sentence or deferred judgments and can include convictions from other jurisdictions such as other states and/or federal convictions. Only convictions after 1985 are on the registry, if they met the criteria when the law was passed.