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St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne announced a new tool in his crime-fighting arsenal. Residents can now use a free internet-based informational system to access a list of convicted sex offenders residing in St. Charles Parish.
"Of all the resources in our parish, nothing is as valuable as our children," said Sheriff Champagne. "My department offers a variety of programs designed around protecting and educating children about the risks associated with drugs, alcohol, and a variety of other social influences. I am pleased to announce our newest program that benefits schools, libraries, daycare centers, and the parents of the children who are under your care," he said.
In compliance with the state's toughened Megan's Law, individuals convicted of committing or attempting certain sex crimes are required to register annually with law enforcement agencies. Offenders' names, addresses, photographs, and convicted offenses are compiled in a database, which residents can now access free of charge.
Via the website, St. Charles Parish residents can view maps highlighting exactly where offenders reside in the community. Additionally, citizens can sign up to receive alerts when sex offenders move within a one-mile radius of your home, school, or business.
Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka of Hamilton Township, New Jersey, who was killed in 1997. A previously convicted sex offender, whom the Kankas were unaware lived across the street, was charged with Megan's death. To prevent a similar tragedy, the Louisiana State Assembly adopted versions of the federal Megan's Law.
"The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is firmly committed to protecting our young people from sexual predators," Sheriff Champagne said. "We encourage residents to take advantage of this free service. If a sex offender moves into your neighborhood, you have a right to know, and they have an obligation to provide this information."
For more information on the sex offender database or the registry process, contact the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office at (985) 783-6237.