Do you live next door to a sex offender?

Have you checked out the Megans Law website? If you have children or take care of a child or grandchild, it would be a good idea. The website displays the last registered address reported by more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders. It also displays a picture of the offender and what offenses occurred. There is an informative page on How to Protect Yourself and Your Family.

California state law prohibits sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any school or park in California. Los Angeles County has a law that prohibits registered sex offenders from loitering within 300 feet of “child safety zones,” which include schools, libraries and parks.

LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Eve Wight has an update for us regarding a registered sex offender living in South Shores:

Hello Everyone,

I received an answer from our R.E.A.C.T. [Registration Enforcement and Compliance Team] team here at Harbor Station.  I am sad to inform you that there is a registered Sex Offender who is providing his home address in the Mobile Home Park on Catalina Vista off of 25th St.  He is required to check in with our Officers here at the station on a regular basis.  If he were to fall out of compliance with that requirement a warrant would be put out for his arrest and his probation would be violated.  If you are interested in learning more information regarding this individual and others in the area you can go to the state’s Megan’s Law website at www.meganslaw.ca.gov and conduct a search by zipcode.

These individuals are monitored closely by our R.E.A.C.T. team.  I want to let you all know that the officers we have working on that team are excellent.  They have working in that position for over three years and [are] very hard workers and committed to maintaining a close eye on these individuals.

If you have any questions or if I can clarify anything please feel free to contact me.

-Eve Wight

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