Lifetime registrants have their addresses verified every 90 days, while the addresses of ten-year and twenty-year registrants are verified annually.
This restriction does not apply to a youthful offender probated or paroled during his or her minority or while enrolled in an elementary or a secondary education program. W.3d 437 (Ky.,2009), the Supreme Court of Kentucky stated in part that: "The question of law to be answered is whether KRS 17.545, which restricts where registered sex offenders may live, may be applied to those who committed their offenses prior to July 12, 2006, the effective date of the statute.
No, a majority of the offenders listed on the site are not currently being supervised by any state authority.
These offenders "served out" their sentences, or completed their probationary periods, and are now free to move around and carry on with their lives, as long as they continue to follow the requirements of the sex offender registration law. KRS 17.510(4) provides that registrants are required to return to the appropriate local probation and parole office not less than once every two years in order for a new photograph to be obtained.
Provides a person who visits the Web site the opportunity to communicate with another person. No registrant, as defined in KRS 17.500, shall knowingly or intentionally use a social networking Web site or an instant messaging or chat room program if that Web site or program allows a person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age to access or use the Web site or program. Any person who violates subsection (2) of this section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor."The information obtained from the website is considered to be public record and can be freely disseminated to anyone, without fear of civil penalties (see KRS 17.580).
There is, however, a specific statutory restriction against using this information to "Harass" a registered sexual offender and the website contains a warning to prevent harassment.